Asiatype, the makers of the widely distributed Accu-map Metro Manila Citiatlas, develops its own GPS navigation system called the Vector V100. Finally! A local-branded GPS device from a local company who creates local maps.
The Vector V100 navigation device runs on the accuracy of international software provider Ndrive and uses Accu-map’s very own electronic mapping system that is regularly updated by a local team of seasoned cartographers. There’s not much to say about GPS devices really as long as the maps and turn by turn directions are accurate and updated.
With the Vector V100, there are more tricks up its sleeve than just a regular portable navigation device. You can pair it with your handset via Bluetooth and use it to place and receive calls hands-free. It has a microSD slot where you can put videos that you can view on its screen. It also has an FM transmitter so you can play music off the Vector onto your car stereo.
You can get the Vector V100 for Php13,900 with local maps already installed. Updates are free for the first year and after that, Asiatype is planning on a Php500 renewal per year. There are a limited number of units as of the moment (will be widely available by mid-December) but you can place your order to get one in time for Christmas.
Vector V100 Specs:
- 4.3 inches touchscreen panel (480 x 272)
- Ndrive 10 navigation software
- Bluetooth hands-free calling
- 2GB internal flash with support of up to 8GB microSD
- FM Transmitter
- LED light sensor
- Extras: Calculator, Converter, Games
- 900 mAh, 3-4 hours