Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GioGio : China-made GPS unit

It's school holidays again, and I'm enjoying my time in KK, which, will be my home for years to come. I still do not have any idea which school I will be transferred to, but I do hope it will be at SMK Limbanak at Penampang. The school is situated at KK - Papar old road, and I don't see any signboard that shows there's a school there. But I found my way, thanks to my 5-inch GioGio GPS unit.

Home screen.

GioGio? Quite a funny name but name's aside, it's a must have thing in my car nowadays. The idea of getting it came when I need an MP3 player for my car stereo system. The one that can store hundreds of my favorite songs, nice to look at and have a touch screen. I'm tired of burning CDs, and I'm not too keen of getting the small cigarette lighter MP3 player that accepts thumbdrives. I browsed through, bid a unit and won! All in all it costs a bit more than RM300. I got the unit itself, windscreen mount, car charger, wall charger, USB cable and headphone. I put in a 8 GB micro SD for added storage.

Stylus pen.

Ipod-inspired interface for the MP3 player.

Movie player. Due to the low spec processor and ram, the movie stutters. A nice feature, but because of the shortcomings, I don't use it often.

Photo viewer. The display is not that sharp, but still acceptable.

I like this feature the most! FM transmitter to transmit the sound to my car stereo system. Luckily, it's in stereo.

Navi options. I used Garmin and Papago much. Garmin for the vast POI's, Papago for the 3D view. As the seller claims, the unit lock onto satellite signals less than a minute and it's proven.

So far, I don't have any major comments about the unit. However, the touch screen is not that sensitive at times. I do find myself pressing at the same spot more than twice. I hope the audio output will be a bit louder in future models, as I need to adjust the volume of the car's headunit each time I changed audio sources(radios, Cd and the GPS unit).

p/s I just bid another unit for a friend from another seller, with a different name and design. And a bit cheaper too. The best part is it accepts AV in, which means I can display signals from Playstations or even reverse cameras.


  1. Tubik.. aku makei Nokia Maps lam enpon jak hehehe.. Tapi makan kredit hoh.. Besa aku offline kan henpon kakya connect GPS bok selamat kredit aku hehe..

  2. Ko pakei Nokia apa geng? Mun ada built in GPS leh ko disable nok berbayar ya, just on kan internal gps ajak. Mun ada internal GPS leh install Garmin Mobile XT.

  3. hi,are ur GPS still functioning?I m considering to buy a GPS that made from china too...

  4. sy nk format blik la giogio ni mcm byk kali dh hang,byk sgt install..

  5. hi anonymous. kalu format aku x pasti sgt lagipun dah terjual gps sy dulu. gps dulu pun x install byk, just kasi masuk mp3 n video files saja.

  6. ada cara nk format gps ni...sebab dia pkai windows ce 6..x silap namanya "miopocket3"...try lah googled...aku pun otw nk dpt benda ni jgk,sama je brand mcm ni..cuma hrga murah sikit la..RM234.00 set..x sabar nk hands on...

  7. Salam, aku nak share sesuatu...aku dah jumpa cara nak format benda nih..
    Cuma aku tak berani nak leraikan satu per satu...

  8. saper tau kat mane jual gio-gio GPS nih... aku nak beli satu la... asik sesat jalan jer... kena beli GPS satu la... kalo tau email sye yer

  9. saper tau kat mane jual gio-gio GPS nih... aku nak beli satu la... asik sesat jalan jer... kena beli GPS satu la... kalo tau email sye yer

  10. bro..tahu x cane nak guna AV in..sbb aku try..xder plak visual kuar..ker kena ader software..ermmm..

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