Tom Tom or Magellan?
I am considering buying one or the other, but I was wondering if there was anyone on the forums that have used both of the apps and could give me some feedback? One feature I am really consider about is the re-routing. As far as I can tell, the Magellan app doesn't do that good of a job due to the fact that it doesn't list something similar to TomTom's "IQ Routes", meaning that it takes into consideration: time of day, mileage, traffic, and speed when it calculates a route. I could be wrong, I'm just making an assumption based on what I have read on iTunes, and the manufacturer's websites. Thank you in advance for reading, I hope there's someone out there that's tried both that can offer me some good advice! Thanks again, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
- 12-26-2009, 10:18 PM #2iPhone Newbie
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I've never used the TomTom app, but I do own the Magellan app, and can clarify your point regarding the "rerouting". I have been using this app since Thanksgiving, and I have never had a problem with rerouting. If I happen to make an incorrect turn, or I just want to take a different route, the Magellan app modifies my route almost instantaneously and has never caused me any problems.
I don't know if this is the answer you were looking for, but hopefully it helps a little bit.
- 12-26-2009, 10:40 PM #3
I got the Tom Tom app but have not used Magellan. I've also got CoPilot Live....good app at a good price but the routing is whacked!
Much like what ShaneXman had to say about Magellan, if I make a wrong turn or want to take a different route, Tom Tom adjusts and re-routes automatically and in a snap.
The lane assist feature is also nice when you have more than one exit ramp. It's also fairly easy to adjust a route if you want to avoid a certain road. Landscape and portrait mode are a plus too.
Right now I'm using the app without the car kit. I've had Tom Tom since the beginning of November '09 and the app hasn't pointed me in a wrong direction yet.
Just my .02
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- 12-28-2009, 01:35 PM #7
I've also got Navigon, but as far as I know, the iPhone version doesn't have traffic avoidance yet (on their handheld version, it is available as a paid option). It's a nice app that has already been improved in some great ways, and I'm looking forward to greater future improvements! I also heard that it's currently on sale in the App Store for $59.99?
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- 12-30-2009, 11:25 AM #11iPhone Newbie
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Ok have you heard of Navmii or the G-Fi? Navmii for UK and Ireland is one of the best GPS apps around, it works very fast because maps are stored on the device. It is a beautiful UI too The G-Fi is a very small GPS reciever/router that enables GPS on iPod touches and 1st gen iPhone and works with Navmii and other apps. I recommend the G-Fi over the other car kits. If the G-Fi is in your glovebox, your iPod will connect to it when you get in the car automatically, no wires, no harnesses, no junk.