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Initial GD-70x

Jan
5
2006

Initial Technology is pushing the Initial GD-70x this week at CES. We have covered the GD-70x before, so we will not cover it in depth here, but this GPS navigation device comes with a 7 inch LCD screen that can play CDs, DVDs, photo CDs and comes with an an anti-shock system to prevent skipping.

10 Responses


  1. On May 24th I ordered Initial GD-70X GPS.
    From the day one I experienced problems with the system updating information on the right part of screen on time.
    System was showing that I am located 300 – 400 feet away from the intersection,
    but in fact I already made a turn (at the same time location of the car on the map itself was accurate).
    Right away left part of the screen got completely blank for the few seconds. Then 5-6 seconds later returns back to the navigation process.
    On June 3rd unit wouldn’t start navigation at all and produce an error:

    “The system can’t find navigate the software in the Flash, please check it, then restart the system”

    Igor - June 6th, 2006
  2. Igor – It sounds very well like you might have a defective unit. I would contact the store you purchased it from and ask for an exchange or contact Initial for a warranty replacement.

    GPS Review - June 6th, 2006
    • i have a initial gm-701 but i dont know how to find a windo mount or something to hold it mabie you can help thank you

      isaac - November 29th, 2009
  3. i bought this system because it can played dvd,but i dont know how to make the gps work.
    how to load the gps?
    how to make it work?
    the system asking for the card,what kind of card do i need?
    where i can find the card?
    and what else do i need to make everything working?

    Eko - December 21st, 2006
  4. PROBLEMS IS ONLY THE FIRST WORD FOR THIS UNIT ,AT FIRST IT COULD NOT FIND A SATELITE,THEN IT WOULD JUST FREEZE UP ,SENT IT BACK TO FACTORY ,FOR ANOTHER 100.00 AND THE NEW ONE IS VERY LATE IN TELLING YOU TO TURN ,IT IS ABOUT 200 FT SHORT OF THE TURN ,THEN IT IS ABOUT 500 FT OF PICKING UP THE SIGNAL AS YOU DRIVE AWAY THE WRONG WAY,A POOR CHOICE IN NAVAGATION ON THE ROAD. CD PLAYER WORKS GREAT ,BUT YOU CAN BYE A CD PLAYER FOR 69.95 WITH A 7 INCH SCREEN,MY BEST COMMENT ON THE GPS SYSTEM IS VERY POOR,FOR THE BUCK

    buddy - July 4th, 2007
  5. have initial 701 bought 1/6/06 keep freezing, was replaced no problem. new 1 does freez on occassion. no problem. on 9/18/08 enroute 2 job FLASH popped up NO SIGNAL unable 2 navigate check literature. broke antenna as fellon floor prior2 FLASH. never used antenna anyway how do i fix FLASH

    bob crowley - September 22nd, 2008
  6. At turn on I get the message “System cannot find navigate the software in Flash, please check it, then restart the system.” How do I check it?

    John - September 22nd, 2008
  7. I ve both a initial gps navigation gm-351, but i can’t install argentinas maps. /Did anyone knows where i can find them?

    jorge - January 4th, 2009
  8. Are there updated CD’s available? Mine is over 4 years old and I am driving on more “Off Road” locations due to new roads being built and not on the CD.

    Jess - April 8th, 2009
  9. WOW! What a piece of junk! The only useful part of this thing is that it looks nice. This pile of trash couldn’t navigate it’s way out of a paper bag. It literally sends you around in circles by telling you to keep making U turns every 1000 yards. Near my house, the river runs on the right side of the road when driving north. This thing indicates that the river is on the left side of the road. It is completely useless. I bought a Garmin GPS at a yard sale for fifty bucks that puts this overpriced paperweight to shame. If you need another one of these, it will be peeking out of my trash can very soon.

    Jason Wellsboro - October 3rd, 2010



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