If you’re a traveler, especially in India, driving/riding to those far-off serene locations could get a bit troublesome. People speaking various languages, a complete lack of road-signs and to top it all off, the roads themselves – they seem to be imports from the surface of the moon. All these factors are good enough to put you off the road, so the need for a GPS Navigation device was massive. The MapMyIndia Zx150 is here to fill that gap, and we're here to tell you how it works.

Design

Sleek for a car accessory.

Sleek for a car accessory.

The Zx 150 is a 5-inch touchscreen device with a strong plastic finish. The device feels sleek (compared to other car accessories) with dimensions of 134 x 88 x 17 mm and at 223 grams, is not too heavy to carry either. The power switch is at the top-right corner of the device and the top-left has a slot for the stylus. There are four ports on the right of the device – AV in, headphone out, an SD card slot and a mini-USB port. The device is designed pretty well considering the fact that it has to rest on your windshield using the windshield mount.

User Interface and Features

The User Interface is no touch-based Android or iOS system. It is a rather humble Windows CE 6.0 Operating System, which does the basic job of providing you with a functional interface. It will take some time getting used to the Zx 150 and figuring out what button does what, but after that it becomes quite simple. Browsing is quick and easy, but the touchscreen is of the resistive type, which might take an effort to guide through at times.

Zx 150 in action!

Zx 150 in action!

The Zx150 has basic GPS navigation (duh), but it doesn't stop there. The device has voice guidance so you don’t miss those all-important turns. It calculates the distance from your current position to the destination (this is displayed in a small window on the top-left corner) and also calculates your ETA. In case you miss a particular turn, the suggested route feature will reroute you to your destination. Searching for different places by name is quite easy – the search conditions range from state, city and district to road number and even building names. There is also an option for listing different places of interest on the way to your destination. The device allows you to save your trips, so you don’t have to set up co-ordinates every time you go to a location. You can view your recent destinations and even mark certain places as your favorites.

Bluetooth Pairing!

Bluetooth Pairing!

Publish date: December 6, 2010 7:30 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:58 pm

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