Medion

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Medion AG was founded 1985 and is based in Essen, Germany. It produces a broad spectrum of consumer electronic products and distributes them with the help of retailing partners like Hofer/Aldi.

Here you can find an overview about the navigation devices (in German)


GoPal Navigator 3 ME

GoPal Navigator 3 ME

GPS unit: Medion GoPal Navigator 3 ME

  • car navi (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:40MB (external: sd)
  • GPS: 20 channels, ( , )
  • Display: touch screen 320×240, Connectivity: usb
  • Internal: Batteries: internal
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: Sold at ALDI-Nord as Medion MD 96310 (E3210), navigation system. Software supports tracking, but this function is disabled by default. If a folder named "Tracks" is created, the device logs all tracks there. This folder can be located either on internal flash disk (in folder "\My Flash Disk") or on optional SD-Card (in folder "\Storage Card"). The internal flash disk has very limited free space, the SD-Card can at least be up to 2 GiB in size. Tracks are stored in *.trk format, which can easily be converted to *.gpx with GOPALnachGPX. Data transfer via USB and Active Sync (works fine with Windows 2000 and XP). As this device is a navigation system there aren't any controls for GPS, although some people created alternative skins which give more control. Tracking runs always in background if the navigation is running, in map view mode as well as in navigation mode. The recorded track contains the real positional data, not aligned to any street data.



GoPal Navigator 4 ME

GPS unit: Medion GoPal Navigator 4 ME

  • navi (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: WinCE 5.0 core), Flash:10MB (external: sd)
  • GPS: 20 channels, ( , )
  • Display: touch screen 320×240, Connectivity: usb
  • Internal: Batteries: internal
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: Sold at ALDI-South as Medion MD 96860 (E3212), navigation system. Software supports tracking out of the box. The recorded track contains the real positional data, not aligned to any street data. To turn tracking on, do this:

  • Press M button to leave the map display
  • Press the button for the system setup
  • Select Programm settings
  • Make sure Plot GPS track is activated

The track will be saved in *.gpx format in the folder "/My Flash Disk/UserTracks". Merkaartor and josm can load the tracks out-of-the-box.



GoPal Navigator 5 ME

GPS unit: Medion GoPal Navigator 5 ME

  • car navi (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: WinCE 5.0 core), Flash:50MB (external: sd (2GB))
  • GPS: 20 channels, ( , )
  • Display: touch screen 480×272, Connectivity: usb
  • Internal: Batteries: internals
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: Sold at ALDI-North as Medion MD 96590 (E4240), navigation system. Software supports tracking out of the box. The recorded track contains the real positional data, not aligned to any street data. To turn tracking on, do this:

  • Press the flag icon to leave the map display
  • Press the button for the system setup
  • Select Programm settings
  • Make sure Plot GPS track is activated

When connected to your PC via active sync, the tracks will be found in *.gpx format in the folder "/My Flash Disk/UserTracks", or, if SD-Card is used, in "/Storage Card/Usertracks". When connected as USB mass storage device, two drives will appear in Windows explorer, one for the internal memory, one for the SD-card.



PNA470T

GPS unit: Medion PNA470T

  • navi (Navigation: )
  • CPU:ARM920T-S3C2440A (OS: WinCE 5.0 core), Flash: (external: sd)
  • GPS: 20 channels, ( TMC, )
  • Display: 4.3" 480×272, Connectivity: usb; bluetooth
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


GoPal S3857

GoPal S3857

GPS unit: Medion GoPal S3857

Yes check.svg Addresses Yes check.svg POIs
Yes check.svg Mass Storage mode Yes check.svg Waterproof

Pros:

  • very smart formfactor
  • very easy to use

Cons:

  • firmware still beta


See also