- 10-03-2010, 10:56 PM #2
- 10-03-2010, 10:56 PM #3
well the built in maps app powered by google does pretty much everything except turn by turn directions.
for turn by turn i recommend the Navigon.
also the TOMtom app works nicely if not slightly higher,
do some research before buying though the GPS apps are usually very pricey
- 10-04-2010, 02:04 AM #4
- 10-04-2010, 04:55 PM #6
Motion X is good, and I've been thinking about this as well. I was considering the tom tom app since it's on sale now for $4o. However, if you buy the app at $40, and then the car dock at $100, you might as well get the stand alone TomTom with lifetime live traffic and map updates for $150.
I think I would just get the stand-alone TomTom. That way if your iPhone looses signal you can still reach your destination.
Hmm thats very true, i've never purchased a gps app for the Iphone because its like, what if you're in the final steps of your destination where its really precise, and then you get a call? and you have to leave the screen and etc
thats why i think apps/gps/games all of them, should have an option to put your phone in some kind of "airplane" mode that allows wifi to still come in, but block text and/or calls if you want them too
- 10-04-2010, 06:58 PM #8
- 10-04-2010, 07:19 PM #9
- 10-04-2010, 07:27 PM #10
I say this because I was traveling in the Hills of North East Alabama once and was still able to use CoPilot when I know for a fact that I had no service and was in fact going in and out of Edge. Even VZ has a hard time in those Hills! There was also an article on how this works on TiPB once. It has to do with triangulation with nearby cell towers. Over my head!
- 10-04-2010, 08:22 PM #11
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- 10-08-2010, 12:03 PM #17
- 10-08-2010, 10:27 PM #18
After having purchased the TomTom for iPhone app, and gotten lost with it, I cannot recommend. I doubt it was Tom Tom's fault, but rather the weak GPS chip in the iPhone. Suffice to say, as soon as I found out where I was, I drove to best buy, and I bought the Tom Tom XL 350TM. It has lifetime maps, and traffic, and it's awesome. Works very well, and is dead simple to use. Love this thing. Best part? It was only $150 and as previously stated, I have lifetime traffic and maps.
- 10-10-2010, 03:52 AM #19
- 10-10-2010, 02:09 PM #20
Take OffMaps. It is based upon the OpenStreetMap project, and it works offline. Pretty abroad, You can load Your maps beforehand, with no roaming cost. Google Maps can get VERY expensive in foreign countries...
OffMaps costs about 4 Dollars, and You can download as much maps as your memory can carry. Works flawless, shows Your position, and even gives You the direction when using an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with compass.
- 10-11-2010, 10:22 PM #21