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Q: Trackinig Auto Mileage ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Trackinig Auto Mileage
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: blue32-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 28 Jun 2006 20:42 PDT
Expires: 28 Jul 2006 20:42 PDT
Question ID: 741925
What is the best GPS/PDA system to use to track auto mileage?
What is the best PDA/GPS system to use with voice recognition (Dragon
Naturally Speaking or otherwise)?
Subject: Re: Trackinig Auto Mileage
Answered By: wonko-ga on 06 Jul 2006 13:08 PDT
I located a list of the "best" PDAs for use with Dragon
NaturallySpeaking.  GPS solutions exist for them, so my approach was
to locate GPS solutions that appeared to meet your mileage tracking
need that would work with the PDAs.  Unfortunately, only a few
received the highest ratings.

Axim X50/X50v Dell  
AXIM X51/X51v Dell  
IPAQ Series 2100/2400/2700 Hewlett Packard  

These are the highest rated PDAs for use with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.  

The IPAQ Series 4100 Hewlett Packard is also an option.

A complete list of rated PDAs (both current and legacy) can be found
at: "Supported Devices" Nuance (2006) using the pull
down list box to select first "Dragon NaturallySpeaking" and then

It is important to note that Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred or
Professional do not actually speech-enable the Pocket PC.  A PC
actually does the transcription of the audio file after synching: 
"You can dictate directly into a PC, or be productive on-the-go with
dictation into a Nuance certified handheld device such as a digital
recorder, Pocket PC or Palm Tungsten. It's easy to have Dragon
NaturallySpeaking automatically transcribe recorded dictations when
you synch with your PC."

"Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Professional" Nuance (2006)

Complete information on using portable recording devices, such as
PDAs, can be found in the "User's Guide" in Chapter 13, which begins
on page 151.  The guide is available from the Nuance website at

Given the limited selection of certified PDAs, and since none of the
combination GPS/PDAs on the market are presently rated by Nuance, you
would need to get a GPS add-on.  One such solution is the GPS
Navigation System for the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, which can be viewed at
 You can download the manual as well from the website.

Many other third parties offer GPS hardware/software add-ons for
Pocket PCs.  One that looked appealing since it explicitly says it
works with some of the models listed on the Nuance website is a
solution offered by Memory-Map:

"The iPaq 4705 is currently the best available Pocket PC for use with
our software. It has a large, bright, clearly visible screen, and the
high resolution display makes the maps look really sharp. Memory-Map
does not try to compete with the high-volume electronics retailers, so
we suggest you buy the iPAQ 4705 from an online discount store (eg
Mobile Planet). Model 4700 is identical - just different packaging.

Everything else you need for the system is available right here...

Nearly as good, and quite a bit less expensive is the Dell Axim X51v.
Everything listed here will work with the Dell or the iPaq."

"iPaq System" Memory-Map

The software specifically states that it records GPS tracklog data,
including distance traveled:

"Performance review. Analyze GPS tracklog data to see where you have
been, with time, distance, speed and elevation profile."

"Memory-Map Navigator"

Here are a couple of links with extensive reviews of these types of
products that may be helpful to you:

"GPS Reviews" MobileTechReview

"Stop getting lost: PDAs with GPS" by Bonnie Cha (April 5, 2006)



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