- 07-05-2010, 08:58 PM #2
The one I've been using is CoPilot. It does turn by turn and for a $2.99 upgrade you can get TTL which will actually speak street names. It is iOS4 tested and updated, so it continues to track your status even in the background. It can also give verbal commands while in the background. $4.99 and free map up dates through 2010.
- 07-05-2010, 09:02 PM #3
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- 07-06-2010, 07:37 AM #7
Telenav has been available for iPhone for quite some time. They've even been running a special, although I forget just what the terms are....$6/month instead of $9 for the first 3 months? Something like that.
Personally, I'd save up the money and go with Tomtom. I own 4 gps apps, and nothing compares to Tomtom.
- 07-06-2010, 07:46 AM #8
it very slow in updating your position. I rather
use my Nexus One w/ free navigation.
I don't want to "try out" Tom-Tom for that much
money though. With Navigator and CoPilot being
the reason I'm scared. For the BB and Nexus,
they work well, but on my iPhone, it is always
re-routing even when I'm going the right way.
Which four you got?
- 07-06-2010, 09:55 AM #9
I have Co-Pilot and Sygic North America. Neither of them were aware of an interstate exit that has been around for more than a year! I uninstalled NDrive almost as soon as I had it loaded, it had different routing ideas than I did!
I was lucky enough to participate in a Tomtom beta, & rarely were the maps wrong (& they have a great reporting system in place for when that happens).
I never did figure out the point of Waze, or how to really use it, so that renders it useless.
Going back to Tomtom for good.
- 07-06-2010, 01:05 PM #10
- 07-06-2010, 03:37 PM #11
I bought Tomtom for my Palm years ago. I had some issues with it, and their [awful] customer service people kept telling me it was because I had other things besides Tomtom on my sd card. Um...hello? That's why I had an 8GB card. So I switched to Telenav. But I've always thought Tomtom was the Cadillac of gps.
- 07-06-2010, 04:52 PM #12
GPS Drive is what i used to get from NJ to London, ON, CA and back TWICE for $2.99 and u only pay when u need to use it...example: so when i need it, i payed $2.99 once and use it to go from NJ to Canada, stayed for a week, used the GPS Drive to get back to NJ and used it when i needed it, until the 30 days ran out... 45 days later, i needed it again to get back to Canada so i paid $2.99 again and it gave me a new 30 days great app and extremely accurate!
- 07-06-2010, 05:33 PM #13
- 07-06-2010, 05:38 PM #14iPhone Intermediate
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I hate adding to this thread because there are tons others covering this topic but I can't help it.
I love Navigon. The choice came down to maps on the device over price. I figured if I really needed a GPS app chances are I might not have service. So that left it to Navigon and TomTom. Navigon's one time fee for traffic and their built in iPod controls sealed the deal for me. Not to mention I snagged the US and Canada version on sale for $50.
- 07-06-2010, 07:49 PM #15iPhone Nanite
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- 07-07-2010, 01:10 AM #16
Motion-X's GPS Drive is a damn awesome navigation app as two people have already stated. It's currently $0.99 in the App Store and it gives you 30 days free Voice-Initiated Turn-By-Turn Directions. After that it's $2.99 per month if you choose to pay-as-you-need-it or $24.99 a year. After my 30 days are up, I have no problems signing up for a year! I had issues on the first day with the voice not working and I emailed customer support on July 4th. Within a few hours someone responded to my email - ON A HOLIDAY!!! Now that is some damn fine customer service if I've ever heard of it!
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- 07-07-2010, 08:37 AM #17
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- 07-08-2010, 07:16 AM #23
TomTom is, IMHO, the most complete iPhone satnav app money can buy, however it is pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Before TomTom I was using CoPilot, which is now very cheap on the App Store. I would recommend it as the best value for money satnav app.
CoPilot doesn't have any extra costs does it? In the app store on the left there are a few other prices for things, like text to speech, which i thought it had voice turn by turn. Also, an extra 20 bucks for traffic...am i reading that right?
- 07-08-2010, 09:17 AM #25
And yes that price for the traffic is correct. I'm not sure there are any satnav apps on the store that bundle traffic for free. TomTom requires a subscription also.
C'mon dude, you can't expect everything for free!? CoPilot UK&IRL is only £20 which would easily satisfy your basic satnav needs AND more, minus the traffic update.