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Looket G8 3.5" Sat Nav with UK Mapping
A rapid reacting GPS system in a slim and compact housing, the Looket G8 is the powerful navigation system backed by a 400MHz CPU. The Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system is on board to ensure you get voice and visual guidance, so you reach your destination with ease thanks to turn-by-turn voice directions.

Get the Looket G8 installed in under two minutes, and you're set up for fast and efficient navigation from the beautiful 3.5 inch TFT screen. Truly portable thanks to a sleek compact design, and delivering a touch of style thanks to a vibrant colour casing, the Looket G8 is a welcome companion in your vehicle.



Features
3.5" GPS Portable Car Navigation Device
Samsung 400 MHz Samsung Processor
SiRF star III GPS Chipset
16.5 Million Colour High Resolution LCD Display
Fully built-in GPS antenna
MP3 Music Player
Multiple Language Support
Rechargeable Battery
Compact & Slim Design
UK & Ireland Maps



Specifications
Product Description Looket G8 3.5" Sat Nav with UK Mapping
Processor Samsung S3C2440A RISC Microprocessor 400MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows CE.NET 5.0
Memory 64MB SDRAM
32MB Flash ROM
GPS Antenna High Performance Built-in GPS Antenna
Display Wide View 3.5" TFT LCD 320 x 240 Pixels
Expansion Slot 1 SD(Secure Digital)/MMC(Multi media Card) Slot
Audio Output Built-in Speaker
3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
Input Method Stylus Pen, Touch Screen, Software Keyboard
External Ports RS232 Serial Port
Maps Included UK & Ireland
User Controls 4 Function Buttons, Touch Screen, Hold Button, Power ON/OFF
Dimensions 115 x 73 x 20 mm
Battery Rechargeable and Removable Li-ion Battery
Power 5V, 1.5A, AC Home Charger and Cigarette Car Charger
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#1
Been looking for a cheap Sat-nav and his is by far the cheapest one I've found! If you take the 4% quidco off the price it comes to £61.41p.
#2
Heat added
#3
Is this hackable?
#4
Looks like a Navman.....?
#5
do you know if this can be updated for speed cameras?
#6
It looks to be the same operating system & similar spec to the recent Navigo from Ebuyer , it also has the SD card input slot . I'd say this could possibly be upgraded to TomTom6 , MioMap3.3 or iGO8 .
#7
kobirulali
Is this hackable?


If it's windows CE based it is hackable, i think.
#8
Total is £71.72 when I put it into Shopping Basket!? Quidco would be about 2.50 so its still about £69 not £64. The problem appears to be the Northren Ireland delivery "Tax" If they are using Parcel Force the delivery should be the same no matter where in the UK you are. It penalises us over here all the time:)
#9
Could you run other Windows CE-based programs on here too, such as emulators and calendars etc?
#10
is this any good?
#11
khitomer
Total is £71.72 when I put it into Shopping Basket!? Quidco would be about 2.50 so its still about £69 not £64. The problem appears to be the Northren Ireland delivery "Tax" If they are using Parcel Force the delivery should be the same no matter where in the UK you are. It penalises us over here all the time:)


Yes we are penalised but my experience is that Parcel force do surcharge for us. I do not use them to send items for that very reason. Royal mail (distinct from parcel force) do not charge extra.
#12
Sounds very similar to the ebuyer one, that's gone up to £80 now seems they wanted to cash in on it being made popular by it being hackable.
If somebody gets this and it's hackable I'll get one.(maybe I'll get one anyway).
Heat added.
#13
if it dont do speed cameras its not much use, problem is if its any good and hackable it will be gone sharpish..
#14
If you look at the spec on the manufacturers website it also says it can play .wmv files. Seems very similar indeed to the Navigo from ebuyer. The only thing we don't know is if it can be loaded up with Tom Tom v6. If it can then this is a bargain.
#15
Quidco link is broken at the moment and I've emailed them.
#16
don't think there is any USB port so this will make it hardere to hack?
#17
If it works the same as the Navigo you don't need to have a USB port for it to run Tom Tom. From what I have read all you needed to do was put the "required files" onto the SD card. You only needed the USB if you wanted to hack Windows CE.
#18
So can anyone confim this can run TomTom? And if so, maybe some instructions?
#19
Bootlegger
So can anyone confim this can run TomTom? And if so, maybe some instructions?


I would like to know this too.
#20
kayemill
If it works the same as the Navigo you don't need to have a USB port for it to run Tom Tom. From what I have read all you needed to do was put the "required files" onto the SD card. You only needed the USB if you wanted to hack Windows CE.


Exactly , all I have done to get my Navigo to work with the 3 formats is place each one on its own SD card , plug & play , simple . Just download maps , POI etc from the usual sources ( ! ) , load up the file & away you go with updated maps .
banned#21
Looks very nice. In places almost identical to the Navigo (eBuyer GPS sold at £49 recently) except the buttons on the face for volume & 'home' are far superior - on the Navigo the volume control is extremely cheap and has been reported to fail by a few users.

The supplied GPS software looks a lot better than the Navigo's horrendous TurboDog. It looks like Navigon to me??

Can't see the Serial port - I presume it's located underneath?
#22
It has tele atlas maps installed.
#23
heres the satnavs brochure ,with more info about it on it

http://www.sysonchip.co.kr/eng/down/Looket%20G8%20Brochure.pdf
#24
mp4 payback ????
#25
offer not expired yet,its still in stock?
#26
great!
#27
dunwich
It has tele atlas maps installed.


is that any good?? im clueless
#28
Has anybody got theres yet and had any joy putting tomtom on it.
#29
Yep, anyone had any joy updating the maps/software on this?
#30
I bought this for my sister and she didn't like the existing post-code search, so I installed TomTom6 last night.

It took less than 10 minutes to get it working, and another 10 minutes of trying different GPS settings until I got one that worked.

Very impressed with the Looket running TT- recommended
#31
Any instructions on where to find TT6 or how to?
#32
I'm at work and in the middle of writting a report at the moment, so I'll try and post a how-to this evening
#33
Would love to hear how this can be acheived. Good luck with your report.
#34
Thanks Zola, all done now!

Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy day!

Please note, I already own/have owned a number of TomTom devices and software so I had everything at hand.

Here's a complete step-by-step of what I did:

To start with you should have the TomTom software which consists of a TomTom folder, and a folder containing the TomTom maps.

You need a blank/formatted SD card.

The TomTom folder was renamed 'DRIVE' and the TomTom .exe file (file with the red hands icon) within the new 'DRIVE' folder was renamed 'DRIVE' too.

A new folder was created and given the name 'MAPS', and the original TomTom maps folder was placed within the new 'MAPS' folder.

The DRIVE folder and MAPS folder are copied to the SD card.

Insert the SD card into the Looket GPS device and power on.

Select 'Navigation'

TomTom will start.

At this point you'll be asked to enter the activation key/code (supplied with TomTom). If you have a modified version of TomTom you won't be asked for the key

Press anywhere on the screen, scroll to 'Change preferences' and select this, then select 'Show GPS status'

Select 'Configure'

Scroll to 'Other NMEA GPS receiver' then select.
Set the GPS baud rate to 9600, and press 'Done'
Choose 'Raw IR'
Press 'Done'

Ensure the device is placed in the line-of-sight of the sky (although it may work without direct line of site
of the sky, it's advisable in the set-up procedure).

The grey screen should turn to colour and present you with your currect location.

Job done.

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll help if I can.

Good luck!
#35
Hi aleem,

Could you please let us know exactly which version of TomTom you used for this?
and is any set of TomTom maps compatible?

Cheers

Mike
#36
Hiya Mike,

I used TomTom 6, specifically for a PNA, rather than PDA or smartphone.

If you need the exact version/revision number then let me know and I'll take a look tonight when I get home.

As long as the TomTom maps are for a PNA I would think they will work.
#37
Hi Aleem,

Yes could you please let me know which version/revision of TomTom you used?

Also what size SD card did you need for this?

Cheers
Mike
#38
aleem
Hiya Mike,

I used TomTom 6, specifically for a PNA, rather than PDA or smartphone.

If you need the exact version/revision number then let me know and I'll take a look tonight when I get home.

As long as the TomTom maps are for a PNA I would think they will work.


Hi Aleem

I also would like to know which version/revision number if possible as i have just got one and would love to put tomtom on it.

cheers
#39
Guys, apologies for the delay. I've been doing some searching for you, and found some info that you will find useful: http://www.thepctailor.com/index.htm

EVERYTHING you need (to know) is there :thumbsup:

Let me know if you have any further questions.

p.s. Mike, a 1GB SD card will be more than enough.
#40
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