|Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W Software Installation and Instructions||
2nd Gen Hayabusa
Last Updated : 02 July 2012
You'll need need to install some software on your PC and phone to take full advantage of the GPS functions. So for this review I used my Nokia E61i (mobile phone) and my internet PC (Windows XP SP2). The unit I bought did not come with any software so I had to download it off the website. That said the LD-3W doesn't need drivers or specific software for the module its self.
Here's how to get the Nokia LD-3W wireless GPS module working on your Nokia mobile phone. Well at least for the E61i at the least.
The module can seemingly be used
with any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or PC but the software seems to only be
available for the S60 OS based Nokia mobiles.
Nokia makes the Nokia Maps application which is different from these 3 programs. The Nokia Maps program comes in various versions so go to the Nokia website and see it they make one for your mobile phone. I have included the links at the bottom of the page.
Now! open the box of the LD-3W
GPS module checking out its various contents.
Tiny manual, GPS unit, battery and car charger. My unit clearly on the shelf for
at least 6 months did not come with a AC power adapter. There was no space
for it in the package either or inventory listing so meant to be. I
understand new models have come with an AC charger. The module may be
compatible with other phones or even your PC.
Reboot everything and turn on the LD-3W module. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and go through the pairing process. The phone will guide you through the pin number etc...
All up about 1 hour of your time to install the various programs and data to the phone.
Why are the Nokia maps data is free when everyone else charges for them? Because if you want turn by turn navigation to a location you have to pay a small subscription charge. Otherwise Nokia Maps works just a tracking device.
Another useful application I use is Google Maps. You have to download it directly from the website. You may need to have a mobile phone plan that has data downloads since it downloads satellite images from the website. That said apart from your phone data charges its free! If you have access to a Wi-Fi network then the lot is free! Again see the the links below for the links
Google recently updated its
Google Maps program and it can now not only download satellite images but show
it on a GPS navigation style map. I'm doing up a proper review for this
application as soon as I have some spare time.
Claimed Standby time of 7 days.
Ie. Turned ON with green flashing light.
Links to my other site with the pictures:
Links to the Nokia site on where to find everything:
Links to the various Google Maps site:
For the mobile version:
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