- 07-08-2010, 11:38 AM #26
well GPS Drive put out an update a little while ago which gives it built-in real-time traffic updates so when your in motion, the GPS will automatically send u on the best/ fastest route to avoid traffic and its included in the $2.99/ 30days or $24.99/yr!! CANT BEAT THAT!
- 07-08-2010, 06:37 PM #27iPhone Intermediate
- 141 Posts
MotionX GPS Drive is very good and with my motionX I.D. I can use my voice guidance package on any iPhone or iPad with the app installed! Also, if you lose your iPhone/iPad or either one is stolen, you don't lose your paid voice guidance package. One less thing to worry about, I guess. Not sure about the other apps, I'm sure they are very good as well. I've heard people mention that some nav. apps do not notify you of your next command, until your real close. I cannot think of any complaints I have with this app, although I've only used it & could not compare it with the others. I'm sure they all have there little negatives, one way or another.
- 07-08-2010, 06:46 PM #28
- 07-08-2010, 09:42 PM #29
I use TomTom at least once a week, of not, more. It's very accurate. The built in Google search great. TomTom also works great without their overpriced car kit too.
Ultimately the decision is up to you. Educate yourself and read everybody's opinion thoroughly before making a purchase. That's unless you got money to burn.
- 07-08-2010, 11:51 PM #30
- 07-09-2010, 04:10 AM #31
I can't use a satnav now, that doesn't have Google Search. Garmin XT on my old Nokia used to have it too, was so pleased when I upgraded to the iPhone 3GS (and now 4G) that TomTom supported Google search.
I use the TomTom app at least twice a day, too and from work and anything else inbetween. I paid for the yearly traffic subscription and I know for a fact that, alongside the fantastic IQ Routes feature of TomTom, has saved me hours of time where I would have been stuck in a traffic jam had I not been using TomTom.
Well worth every penny IMHO.
- 07-12-2010, 01:43 PM #32
- 07-12-2010, 02:44 PM #33
I'm considering getting Navigon, since it's currently on sale (the central US maps for $17.99 would be all I need 90%, but getting the East maps for $12.99 in app wouldn't be too bad if I needed them).
I noticed no one has mentioned that here though. Is that mainly due to it's normal price? At the current sale price is it a contender?
I just got an iPhone, and had not planned on getting a GPS app yet until I saw the Navigon sale, and don't have too much time to do my normal research...all of which sounds like a bad combo to me...or a perfect opportunity. I can't decide which.
- 07-12-2010, 03:02 PM #34
- 07-12-2010, 03:36 PM #35iPhone Newbie
- 32 Posts
The new Navigon update has been rather illogical with routing since I installed it (it tried to take me on a 50 route that only required 30 miles and it takes me in the wrong directions at times - south rather than north, east rather than west). I'm going to try deleting and reinstalling to see if that will help.
Well so far I have just tried the free ones...waze and mapquest 4 mobile. Mapquest is was better than waze IMHO. Waze tried to send me all over the place and the "social" aspect just seemed too gimicky for me. mapquest did take a bit to recalculate a direction, but it always has given me a good fas way to get where i want to go, and as someone so politely pointed out..."C'mon dude, you can't expect everything for free!?"
So for now, until i can justify spending any money on this app...i'm sticking with Mapquest 4 Mobile
P.S. I'll update this if it starts to suck...lol
- 07-13-2010, 09:22 PM #37iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
GPS Drive is a really nice app and is a steal for 99 cents. My only complaint with it is that it uses the network for loading the maps. I'm often in a rural area without coverage or on EDGE. You can workaround this somewhat by simulating your trip which will download the maps ahead of time.
I just bought Navigon tonight after watching some videos of the new update on YouTube. Since I only drive on the east coast I bought the regional version which was $18. Between the two apps I should be in pretty good shape.
- 07-16-2010, 10:22 AM #38
- 07-16-2010, 08:17 PM #39
- 07-18-2010, 06:12 PM #40
I was looking at all the GPS apps since the iphone 4 launch. I originally went with the GPS Drive app and was very happy with it. My only concern was with it using the network. Especially now that ATT has a cap. I purchased the Navigon East Coast app when it went on sale and am very happy with it. The app is much faster seeing that the maps are locally stored. I also like the text to speech.