Ok y'all. I'm planning to buy either the TomTom, Garmin, or Magellan app. I can't decide if I should get the brand specific car kit too. Does the built in GPS receiver in the kits really enhance the performance of the apps enough to be noticeable? Thanks!
- 08-29-2011, 06:12 PM #2
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I'm still partial to my Nuvi 765T for GPS/PND needs - Navigon is the closest app to that I've found for a phone app... but put Navigon on an iPad (even a wifi...just add a gps receiver...That's another post...) and you've got something to be GPS enthused about.
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- 08-31-2011, 08:39 AM #9
New from Garmin today: Garmin StreetPilot onDemand for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store
99 cent app, in app purchase to "go premium" for $1.99/month $29.99/year (hurry - on sale $19..99 limited time...)
- 09-03-2011, 07:38 AM #10
Navigon is a great GPS app. The Verizon iPhone 4, however, has documented GPS problems that Verizon and Apple are ignoring. It favors WiFi and cell tower triangulation over GPS and as a result the raw location data sent to apps will show you driving through houses and off across fields to hit cell towers. Driving apps like Navigon pin your location to roads, so this is less noticeable, but you'll really notice it in apps designed for runners and hikers like RunMeter and RunKeeper. They are useless on the Verizon iPhone 4 unless you turn off cell data (which disables texting) and wifi.
- 09-03-2011, 08:50 AM #11
I've not experienced the described issues with my Verizon iPhone. I do not believe it's the hardware. What you're describing is more likely a poorly written application. Whenever I use any one of several apps that can display GPS coordinates, and I take those, put them into Google maps, the location is displayed accurately to within the accuracy parameters that one of my GPS apps provides.