Not life... right now, they're saying "Thanks for your additional questions! FreshMaps provides quarterly map updates for at least two years for a onetime fee." -- From Navigon's Facebook Page, last Friday
I have them all, Magellan Roadmate, Garmin Streetpilot, TomTom, Navigon,, Telenav, Copilot Live, Mapquest, etc. My choice is Magellan Roadmate.It has a nice balance of features, onboard maps, free traffic, red light cameras and I like the ding that it makes at the point of turn.
TomTom is nice, in fact I have the XL340TM Live, but they have a problem with their maps. It simply does not understand the highway/freeway system so if in New York city I ask it to avoid highway/freeway for rush hour travel it simply doesn't work. All others do.
I'm using MotionX GPS Drive. It's inexpensive, accurate, and easy to use.The maps are "live," but can be downloaded in advance to prevent interruptions in poor service areas.
Voice guidance is included for 30 days, and requires a monthly or annual subscription after the initial period. Not a deal-breaker, in my opinion, because the total cost is still far less than other alternatives.
If Waze is the only PND solution you've ever used, I'm sure it's the bees knees for you... but if you've ever used a Garmin Nuvi 350 or better, you'll likely find Waze, and all the other freeware apps to be lacking by comparison.
As far as I know the EVO still doesn't run IOS. I loved google maps on android. The turn by turn navigation made me toss my tom tom in the back of the closet. Now I got an iphone and I'm digging the tom tom back out.
Tried Waze which is OK but doesn't get the best directions when making a long drive.
Mapquest seems pretty good. Directions are good, I can put in multiple stops which is great. However, it gets confused with my gps when there are too many turns...I'll be following the directions to a T and suddenly it will see me off the path and giving me directions back to the road I'm already on.
Have you tried MapQuest? appfavour.com/navigation/mapquest_316126557
MapQuest is the #1 provider of FREE voice-guided, turn-by-turn, GPS navigation for iPhone. This is the most well-known for online maps, and it has been around longer than most.
Waze is hit or miss for me, have been using Navigon for a few months now and really love it. If you'd like you can buy just the region you live in, and if needed buy the fresh maps later and it will give you access to all of the USA. That at least gives you a slightly lower up-front cost.
On-board maps are key for me, I hate waiting for live maps to refresh maps and routes just as I hit an area without even 3G coverage.