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YF 500MHz GPS 6″ LCD, 4GB Flash, 128MB RAM from DealExtreme

A review of the YF GPS available at dealextreme.com for $115.

The GPS from YF has a lot of features for a fraction of the price of a brand name GPS.  You can run TomTom, Garmin, iGO, NDrive and any WinCE 6.0 compatible GPS app on it.  It’s huge 6″ LCD screen (800×480) is perfect for the car.  The screen is very bright and nice to look at.  But like most LCD’s, when in direct sunlight, it can’t be a bit hard to see.

It already comes pre-installed with iGO 8 and maps of North America.  So it’s all ready to go.  You can add more maps if you want.  Updating the maps is a breeze.  Just plug it in and it shows up as a mass storage device, drag and drop your FBL map files.  Alternatively, you can add the same map files to a microSD card by creating a folder called \iGO8\content\map.  iGO will find the new map files there.

This GPS has a Atlas IV chip, which is basically a ARM processor mated with a SIRF GPS chip all-in-one.  Essentially a system-on-a-chip design. The ARM CPU runs at 500MHz and comes 128MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.  It’s also upgradeable with microSD cards.  It comes with all the accessories you would need.  Literally everything is included, including the mount.

Battery life on this device isn’t too great… I think it lasts just a bit over an hour.  However, I only use this in the car and it’s usually plugged up to the 12V battery so battery life really isn’t a huge issue.  If you plan to use this to watch movies, play games or listen to music, I would advice getting an iPod touch 🙂

See video review and pictures below for more information

6″ LCD Windows CE 6.0 Core 500MHz GPS Navigator w/FM Transmitter + Built-in 4GB Memory NA Map
– Portable GPS navigator
– 6.0″ vibrant color touch TFT LCD screen
– 800 x 480 pixels wide screen resolution and aspect
– Features rich multimedia features
– Powered by Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 Core (English) operating system
– Built-in 4GB internal flash memory with the USA maps
– Features a 1200mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery
– SiRF Atlas-IV GPS chipset
– Other Win CE compatible mapping software can be installed on the GPS directly or installed on to Micro
SD/TF cards and get launched with the GPS device (shell/launcher allows specifying the location and
executable name of your custom GPS program)
– Micro SD/TF slot supports card up to 16GB in size
– Doubles as MP3 player, MP4 player, e-Book reader, games, picture album browser, etc
– Built-in FM transmitter
– Built-in speaker with 3.5mm earphone jack output
– Launcher (shell) languages: English / French / German / Spanish / Portuguese / Hungarian / Italian /
Russian / Greek / Polish / Turkish / Finnish / Roman/ Slovak / Czech / Norwegian / Danish / Swedish / Dutch
– Windows CE supports ActiveSync with desktop/laptop PCs
– Package included:
– 1 * GPS device
– 1 * Stylus
– 1 * 12~24V Car cigar lighter power charger
– 1 * 100V~240V AC adapter (US plug)
– 1 * USB data sync and charging cable
– 1 * Car windshield / dashboard mount kit
– 1 * 3.5mm earphone
– 1 * English user’s manual

DealExtreme: YF 500MHz GPS 6″ LCD, 4GB Flash, 128MB RAM


2 Responses  
  • Igor writes:
    July 20th, 20107:07 amat

    Please, a WORKING Garmin XT?? nothing I’ve found works with this WinCE 6…
    It just keeps crashing whenever I try to set a route, on the WHERE AM I function…
    Also, it does NOT save the settings I change (although I use the garmin.mscr to start the app..)

    Please HELP!!

  • ilker writes:
    July 30th, 20102:24 pmat


    i liked ur review and i ordered after whatched

    but i am not recive yet…

    just i want to say ty for ur review

    ur doing great job for customers

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