Once, I had to attend a function at St Regis Hotel. The taxi driver didn’t know where that was, so I turned on Google Maps. It led us to a small field, with some private houses a short walk away. No hotel.
But Google Maps insisted that I was where I wanted to be, so I paid up and alighted, rather than circle around blindly in the cab.
I called the event organiser and realised that I was about 10-15 minutes’ walk away from St Regis.
Annoying! Because I was all dressed up and in high heels!
I wish I had a Garmin-Asus M20 then.
Garmin is the world’s leader in GPS devices. Asus is a trusted and reliable computer hardware brand.
Put them together and you get a kickass smartphone with smart navigation!
You can also turn the phone around to view the map in landscape.
I like how the phone looks so sleek and compact!
The Garmin-Asus M20 is made for people like me — always on the go, sometimes get lost… okay, fine, always get lost, and sometimes stuck outside for hours between meetings.
So, this smartphone makes itself useful by telling me where I am and how to get where I want to go. If I start grasping at straws, it will even suggest nearby venues for, like, food, ATM, carpark, places of interest, taxi stand, whatever I want.
What a handy lifestyle tool!
The great thing is that there’s this feature called LocationLink, which automatically hyperlinks addresses found in my MSN, web browser, calendar, task list, SMS, e-mail, etc.
Like, when I click on an address, I will get to choose whether I want to do a search for an address or point of interest, from a list. Then a map will open up and a voice will tell me how to walk or drive!
Er… I mean, like, “Turn left, turn right” and not, like, “Lift your left foot and place it a little forward.”
Hey, if you have the M20, too, we can locate each other easily using the Ciao! service and geo-tag features! Like, I could call you and transmit my geo-tag to you, and you could GPS your way to me instantly! Well, assuming we’re in the same country and hopefully not at opposite ends of the island.
And while you’re on the way, GPS yourself to a gift shop to buy me a present first! Cool, huh?
There’s more that the M20 can do, but I’ll come back again with a field report once I’ve had the chance to give it a proper test run.
11 thoughts on “Go places with Garmin-Asus M20”
whats the price like?
The recommended retail price is $699. But StarHub is selling at $0 with contract. lol.
@Sheylara: Nice work! It really does sound like a nifty piece of tech:) But do such navigational services come with monthly maintenance charges? I mean, its not like I need GPS all the time…
Thanks, RN! The best thing is that the GPS is free. You don’t even need to have a SIM card installed to work the GPS! It’s exactly like buying an actual GPS device.
Of course you’ll still need to have a SIM card to use the phone and Internet fuctions.
Will you be driving now that you won’t get lost easily with this?
Personally, I prefer to get an actual GPS device instead since it has a larger screen.
tiger4: Actually I got a GPS a couple months back, so I was able to drive when TGF went overseas. But I don’t drive when he’s around cos he’s using the car. :P
I heard of this phone quite sometime ago and the one thing I really want to know is, if a call comes in while I am driving with the GPS on, is the navigation interrupted or is the call minimise after I answer, bringing me back to the map.
The call is minimised after answering, so you can talk to your friend while the map is still showing. You can also choose speaker phone if you’re talking handsfree.
o.o u can change your iphone for this phone XD
On mobile phones, Garmin Asus has the best ever navigation system you can find right now.
Thanks for the mini review=)