1. ajl06808's Avatar
    I know there has been a thread about GPS apps, but is there one out on the App Store that is like Google Navigation? That worked PERFECT with my Droid Incredible.
    01-28-2011 10:15 AM
  2. Devinfowlkes15's Avatar
    I Hear Alot Of Iphone User Have Tomtom And NAVIGON
    01-28-2011 10:17 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Garmin also has in iPhone App.

    I prefer my Nuvi though.
    01-28-2011 10:19 AM
  4. 56K's Avatar
    Garmin also has in iPhone App.

    I prefer my Nuvi though.
    I agree. My Nuvi > any nav app i have tried.
    01-28-2011 11:01 AM
  5. VZiPhoneFinally's Avatar
    I too am wondering if there are any good turn by turn navigation apps that are comparable to Google Maps on android. The ones I have heard of are all extremely expensive, are there any that are free or low cost?
    01-28-2011 11:57 AM
  6. p08757's Avatar
    This is probably going to be the one feature I will miss the most after moving away from my DroidX. I'm debating on either paying for an app on the iPhone, or buying a dedicated GPS unit. I'm leaning toward the latter....
    01-28-2011 12:01 PM
  7. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    The achilles-heal of Google's Nav is that if you lose your data reception... you are SOL. Thats where a standalone unit with preloaded maps i.e. Nuvi or an app like Navigon with preloaded maps has an advantage.

    You get what you pay for.
    01-28-2011 12:10 PM
  8. spiderman001728's Avatar
    Navigon ( which I won from a TiPb giveaway! THANKS ) is extremely accurate and works great. I didnt have to pay for the app, but I did buy the traffic updates and 3D maps via in-app purchase. The traffic seems to work well I guess, atleast it tells me it is [ "your route is being rerouted due to traffic information" ]. The 3D maps are not really needed but it does make the maps look a whole lot prettier.

    So if you are looking to spend this kind of money on a navi app I have to say that Navigon is an extremely good one.
    01-28-2011 12:10 PM
  9. p08757's Avatar
    The achilles-heal of Google's Nav is that if you lose your data reception... you are SOL. Thats where a standalone unit with preloaded maps i.e. Nuvi or an app like Navigon with preloaded maps has an advantage.

    You get what you pay for.
    The thing about having navigation on my phone, is I always have it with me. I may not always have a standalone device with me. Having it with me at all times has made my life a bit easier.
    01-28-2011 12:28 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    The thing about having navigation on my phone, is I always have it with me. I may not always have a standalone device with me. Having it with me at all times has made my life a bit easier.
    But - having the stand-alone device, and a decent nav app gives you the best of both worlds - the stand-alone device can 'stay in the car' for use while on the road... and the app on the phone for times when you're not in the car
    01-28-2011 12:31 PM
  11. VZiPhoneFinally's Avatar
    The achilles-heal of Google's Nav is that if you lose your data reception... you are SOL. Thats where a standalone unit with preloaded maps i.e. Nuvi or an app like Navigon with preloaded maps has an advantage.

    You get what you pay for.
    Personally with my Droid X I have not experience any situation where I have no data reception, Google Maps navigation has been amazing. It does not sound like there are any cheap or free turn by turn apps though.
    01-28-2011 01:11 PM
  12. S.meezy#CB's Avatar
    The achilles-heal of Google's Nav is that if you lose your data reception... you are SOL. Thats where a standalone unit with preloaded maps i.e. Nuvi or an app like Navigon with preloaded maps has an advantage.

    You get what you pay for.
    The newest release of Google Maps/Navigation caches the route... So if you lose internets, ur fine (assuming u don't stray off course :-p)
    01-28-2011 01:36 PM
  13. cardfan's Avatar
    But - having the stand-alone device, and a decent nav app gives you the best of both worlds - the stand-alone device can 'stay in the car' for use while on the road... and the app on the phone for times when you're not in the car
    And this is good how?

    Use a tomtom mount and you've got a GPS (navigon), music player, a place to put the iphone, and its being charged. It's simple grab and go..snaps right in...or out. When not in car, no worries about a gps unit being stolen..its in your pocket.
    01-28-2011 01:48 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    And this is good how?

    Use a tomtom mount and you've got a GPS (navigon), music player, a place to put the iphone, and its being charged. It's simple grab and go..snaps right in...or out. When not in car, no worries about a gps unit being stolen..its in your pocket.
    Just my preference - and how I'm used to rolling... no worries about Nuvi theft - it gets secured when I get out of the car.
    01-28-2011 01:58 PM
  15. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Use the TomTom app here, no mount, works great!
    01-28-2011 06:37 PM
  16. j7469's Avatar
    I love the Navigon app (Which is on sale right NOW). If you also own an iPad, it is a free universal app (pay once and get it on both). The app works great, the guidance is perfect, the POI is database is great for finding anything that you can possibly looking for. I upgraded and got the real time traffic which is also fantastic.

    In other words, Get this app and you won't be disappointed.
    01-29-2011 12:22 AM
  17. Asunners's Avatar
    Re Navigon, I've got it on my iPad and looking forward to using it on my VZiP, but do the in app purchases (I bought the 3D maps and am considering traffic) work on the iPhone as well? Are they the same pay once use both places concept?
    01-29-2011 10:49 AM
  18. kch50428's Avatar
    I think Apps will be good to go on up to 5 devices... don't know about in-app enhancement purchases though.
    01-29-2011 10:55 AM
  19. cardfan's Avatar
    I think Apps will be good to go on up to 5 devices... don't know about in-app enhancement purchases though.
    Devices are kinda unlimited. The "5" comes into play on how many computers you can authorize to use your apps or account. In-app purchases are tied to your account so they only need to be done once if you're app sharing.
    01-29-2011 11:07 AM
  20. cardfan's Avatar
    Just my preference - and how I'm used to rolling... no worries about Nuvi theft - it gets secured when I get out of the car.
    No problems It used to be my preference too. Now it would just take up my iphone spot. No room or need for a Garmin standalone that's less functional anyways.
    01-29-2011 11:11 AM
  21. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Don't forget about MotionX GPS Drive for $.99, unbeatable for the price.

    MotionX GPS Drive - $0.99
    Magellan RoadMate- $59.99
    TomTom U.S.A - $49.99
    Navigon North America - $49.99
    Garmin StreetPilot - $39.99
    Verizon VZNavigator - Probably Free (Monthly Subscription?)
    AT&T Navigator - Free (Monthly Subscription)
    Global Navigator - Free

    ..many many more, life is good.
    01-29-2011 11:20 AM
  22. kch50428's Avatar
    VZ Nav is $9.99/month

    And from what I've read in a forum of GPS users... those $0.99 apps aren't worth that... Navigon seems to be popular as it has full maps loaded to the phone - where Garmin's caches maps as you go - so if you loose a data signal, and run out of cached maps - you're SOL for navigation.

    I may spring for Navigon or Garmin... have not decided which one yet.
    01-29-2011 11:30 AM
  23. shinbone's Avatar
    VZ Nav is $9.99/month

    And from what I've read in a forum of GPS users... those $0.99 apps aren't worth that... Navigon seems to be popular as it has full maps loaded to the phone - where Garmin's caches maps as you go - so if you loose a data signal, and run out of cached maps - you're SOL for navigation.

    I may spring for Navigon or Garmin... have not decided which one yet.
    ^^ agree with you . . I bought Navigon (U.S. for 39.99). It's sitting in my iTunes, ready to loaded onto my ViP4 as soon as I get it
    01-29-2011 02:25 PM
  24. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    I might have missed it, but did anyone mention the FREE app MapQuest 4 Mobile? It's the iPhone "equivalent" of Google Navigation (streams turn by turn data live). Waze also does this, but is not as good as MapQuest.

    I'm hoping that Google Navigation will eventually come to iOS in 2011. All the other major Google apps have already migrated over so...
    02-06-2011 03:31 PM
  25. End_User's Avatar
    @Tunnelrunner thanks for the tip I have also been looking for a navigation app so I am excited to try MapQuest 4 Mobile out.
    kg.
    02-06-2011 10:57 PM
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