Video: Sat Nav Comparisons – Driving with the Nokia N8, Ovi Maps, City Guide, Navitel and Garmin.

| October 2, 2010 | 14 Replies

Here’s a test of some Satellite Navigation solutions for the Nokia N8 as demonstrated in a little car trip (hopefully the N8 not be plagued by inconsistent quality of GPS connectivity – it does now support A-GPS, Satellite and WiFi positioning for improved location awareness and stability)

Audio seems a little harsh on the Ovi Maps video recording.


n8 and City Guide


N8 and Navitel


N8 and Garmin


Another in car feature – (well not just for cars) The built in FM transmitter. No need for bluetooth set ups, just tune your car to the N8 or vice versa and stream your music from the N8 over to your car’s stereo system.


Video by jenjaman/theultimate-111

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  1. mja says:

    I still prefer BT over FM transmitters to be honest – for steering wheel controls and better quality(?) audio (no interference from radio stations).

  2. David says:

    I would have thought moving on from the Nokia N97 -

    The N8 should stream the track name and artist ?
    But they left it with just NOKIA

    • A-S-D says:

      They said they do where RDS is supported. Clearly, RDS mustn’t be supported.

      • Cocco Bill says:

        The RDS is functioning on that video. Otherwise it wouldn’t read NOKIA on the radio. That’s send via PS (Programme Service) field.

        The artist and song titles are sen via
        RT (Radio Text) field.

        As far as implementation is concerned, most car stereos will support at least AF, EON, REG, PS and TA/TP. More expensive car stereos will offer TMC, RT and / or PTY, perhaps with “NEWS” override.

        I would guess that the car radio in the video doesn’t support RT.

  3. alex68 says:

    The color of the road actually shows the flow condition of the road, red means it is very busy.

  4. Ben says:

    FM-transmitter is great! I’ve been using that with N97 and N900. FM-transmitter works with any radio, bluetooth doesn’t.

  5. Nocare says:

    Is it the garmin for symbian 1 that runs on n8?

  6. Nocare says:

    Wonder if we can have ovi earth in the near future, i have lost my hope that google make google earth for symbian 3 4 and meego

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