Originally Posted by Starz26
Well, I just got wayfinder to work with my GPS. It seems that wayfinder only communicates using NMEA. It does not work with Sirf.
My Holux was in Sirf mode and, well, was not easy to get back, had to do surgery.
Anyway, Wayfinder is slightly different that Telenav. It works well though. It does not have the technical problems with the 8700c like telenav either and is a one time fee, not monthly.
We finally have another real option for GPS Turn by Turn navigation for the BB 8700.
I was able to get Wayfinder to work using my GPSlim 236 without making any changes at all on my BB Pearl (T-mobile).
EDITED: Actually, I have found the way to make it work. Make sure the GPSlim 236 or any other SiRF/NMEA compliant GPS is ready via Bluetooth and already reading the satellite signals (blinking both blue and orange lights) before doing anything.
With Bluetooth OFF completely (no Bluetooth icon showing). Start Wayfinder. Once Wayfinder is completely initialized, go back to the home screen without closing Wayfinder (just click the Red Phone key on the Pearl or Hide the application with any other Blackberry) and turn Bluetooth on. If you wait a moment, you can see the pair between the phone and the GPS receiver start and then once you go back into Wayfinder, everything works.
The turn by turn directions are pretty nice and it does recalculate within about 10-15 seconds with a completely new and updated route. The entire route is downloaded and a data connection is only again needed to recalculate. So it seems that if you plan on taking a trip where there is no GPRS, you can see it up in a GPRS area and it should still navigate once you are in an area with no coverage...haven't tried yet though.