? about the iPhone's GPS
I will be pre-ordering on the 2-3 if the iPhone's GPS chip is any good. I have a Droid Incredible and it's GPS works very well. My question is: does the iPhone's GPS work well? I use it mainly in new cities to walk and drive with (saves me from carrying another device). I would be using navigon as the GPS app as that seems to be the best option.
Does this seem plausible or should I stay with the Incredible or get a Garmin.
- 01-15-2011, 02:14 PM #2
Well on the iPhone, there is no app that is dedicated to GPS like you find on the droids (like google nav. Where the whole UI acts like a GPS unit from Garman or Tom Tom)
I think the real question is, are you happy with your phone. If your phone is fine, then by all means keep it and just use Google navigation. If ypou want to move to the iPhone, then I suggest looking for a true GPS app, that when the phone is mounted in your car you can touch the screen easy with large buttons, so you can focus on the road.
- 01-15-2011, 02:47 PM #3
- 01-15-2011, 03:49 PM #4
For best results, from some GPS enthusiasts I know who have Garmins... the app to go with on the iPhone is Navigon's -- because the bulk of the maps are stored natively on the device, rather than interactively downloaded as you go - you'll have an experience much closer to that which you're used to with a Garmin.
- 01-17-2011, 03:35 PM #5
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- 01-17-2011, 05:24 PM #10
Question: Does Navigon use cellular data while in use? (since all maps are on the iPhone, I'm thinking it doesn't . . correct?) . . . and obviously StreetPilot uses cellular data to load maps as you're navigating??
Last edited by curtisinoc; 01-17-2011 at 05:37 PM.
- 01-17-2011, 07:05 PM #11
But that is what the App Store is for; there are dozens of GPS apps to choose from. Some big name and some small name.
- 01-17-2011, 07:31 PM #12