Papa, Cydledo you know if there are other updates or new functionality in the works outside the NAV App?
Basically, are we in maintenance mode or are we in active enhancement, more functionality mode.
Papa, the 3D maps look nice. I wonder how practical they are if buildings and "trees" block/hide streets but we will see.I assume it will be too much data for internal storage and probably has to go onto the SD card. My old Lowrance 600c already had satellite images on its 30GB HDD back in 2006/7 the way Google and others do it. It was a nice feature especially with the VGA (640x480) 5 inch screen. The Lowrance was an amazing device, just way too heavy and bulky since there was no "cheap" SD storage for 30GB back then so it used a hard disk.
TTS: on 3 digit road numbers e.g. I-495 or VA-193, the first digit is REALLY hard to understand as well as the VA (should be V,A,1,9,3) instead its pronounced like it is one word instead.
Add a MUSIC button on the NAV screen (maybe underneath the traffic signal) that takes you immediately to the HD Radio or Music player screen (depending which one is running in the background). If neither is running, the button should not be shown. Then, if I hide the HDR or Music player, go back to NAV.
Also, the speed warning is great but there are some streets where EVERYBODY just goes 15-20 mph over. The Cydle already shows the speed on the screen. Would be great if I could click that sign to mute and un-mute the warning messages.
There are also some parts where the Cydle has the wrong speed info (too low) and it gets annoying if you "cross the speed line" several times.
I would really appreciate it if Cydle would make a list of all the enhancement request from this forum and then let us know what they would consider.
Papa, did you get a chance to test the 3 digit highway numbers yet?
Here are more observations from my last trips:The NAV app crashed twice within 30 minutes (I was back in the main menu and had to restart the NAV app, did ask me to AGREE etc). Not sure why but it was stable the rest of the time (maybe bad traffic data, but it should handle that).
Auto ZOOMING.... needs improvement. The auto zooming on NAV points (turns) zooms in too late and zooms out WAY too early. Add about 1/2 mile before and after for the zoomed in part. I think its unusable right now, especially on high speed intersection/turns on highways going 70+ mph. The zoomed in part displayed for less than 5 seconds.AutoZoom on speed works but I like it configurable. It only goes from I think 100 to 300 feet (scale). I would like to be able to set my scale each 15 mph:0-15, 15-30, 30-45, 45-60, 60-75, 75-90.When I go 75-85mph on the turnpike, I would like to see the "big picture" like a 2 or 4 mile scale and not 300 ft.Also again would be nice to see traffic on the "main" map, especially when I am in a 2 mile scale.
Sometimes I wish I could be product manager, I would make a kick a$$ Nav system ;)
You said Cydle is monitoring this thread? I feel a little abandoned here."Hello Cydle! Anybody out there?"They could at least poke in and say "good points guys" once in a while without making any commitments.Who are all those Cydle road testers? I cant believe they use that device and say "yeah all perfect". Instead of adding 3D maps, I rather have the existing functionality work to a point where it is usable.
TED, it seems as though you are very knowledgeable and have great interests about software and devices! The MUSIC/HD RADIO shortcut icon you have suggested is a great idea, but not possible at this time. It will take a substantial amount of time to add the Music/HD Radio icon, but most importantly Cydle cannot proceed independently on this project and will have to be completed together with our co-developers Engistech.
On the contra of what Papa's dislike, the multimedia functions are the selling point for me to choose Cydle rather than other GPS device. There are so many "matured" GPS devices out there, it's hard to compete with just the GPS function.
I think the focus should still be on improving the GPS functions as mentioned by other people. Please get the 3D map out ASAP, it's almost going into 3rd quarter of 2010 and our map looks a little dated.
Does that mean the Traffic display in the main map and the auto zoom fix is also something that has to come from Engistech?
To made switching app easier, it would be nice to have a "Hide" button on the Nav screen so user can quickly get out of the Nav screen.
To add "Music/HD radio" button would be difficult because I guess Engistech may want to keep the app as generic as possible. To made switching app easier, it would be nice to have a "Hide" button on the Nav screen so user can quickly get out of the Nav screen.
Just route anywhere from Rockville MD 20853 to Herndon VA, 20170.It should route you thru I495 and VA267.
For me the ZOOMING and Traffic is a way bigger problem than the TTS.
What CPU and Graphic processor is in this unit and how much RAM?
do not know if cydle will stay in us to much longer. they try hard but do not show advertising. to bad papa
saw post here few weeks ago http://www.gpsreview.net/cydle-t43h/
...thought I check in to see whats new...
Someone wrote that Cydle was leaving the US but never gave a source.
It's been in the US for almost a year so I wonder how it is selling?
Weren't they going to release more units in the 4th quarter 2010?
"Rest assured that Cydle is *NOT* leaving the U.S. I've seen that rumor, also, but it is definitely bunk. Anytime someone posts something like that, just email Cydle (or whoever they refer to) and ask them for confirmation."I hope that is true papa because they have many good/original things packed into their T43H
...though with all the screen data a slightly larger screen (5") would make it easier to read.
I have been waiting to see SOME advertising on their products either in print of on TV.
Unfortunately Navigon was promoting and had us salivating for their new x300T units especially the 7300T, but they disappeared in the middle of the night (no warning) like the football Colts when they went to Indianapolis. I hope Cydle does not follow Navigon's lead. I still don't know why Navigon could not just have reduced the prices on the ones they already had ready to go rather than keep them stockpiled somewhere in a warehouse.
...I sort of remember from either this forum or an article online from Jan 2010 that Cydle was going to be in Best Buy stores soon.
This is the closest to Navigon that I've seen.
One would think Amazon would be offering it on a pre-launch status since this thing is the sounding like the greatest thing since sliced bread, but they are not. I think they know something we don't. :?: :?