1. Joe..Cool's Avatar
    So has anyone tried the GPS on their new iPhone? Any Navigation?

    What are you using and how do you like it?
    02-07-2011 11:59 AM
  2. ProEvo's Avatar
    Navigon...Love every second. Just make sure you have a cig lighter or means of charging. Now you have a reply...
    07-14-2011 04:31 PM
  3. CG68's Avatar
    I've used MapQuest which is free btw and its voice turn by turn worked well even with Pandora streaming in the background.
    07-14-2011 04:58 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    The hardware of the GPS chip in the Verizon iPhone seems to be as good or better than any stand alone Garmin or TomTom that I have experience with - the key is the app. You need a good one. If you go to the App Store, and sort them by "Most Popular" there's a reason that the top ones are there - they work well. All you have to do is decide if you want an app that loads a full set of maps to your phone, or - if you want to rely on caching maps from "the cloud" as you go... personally, I've used the Garmin app and Telenav - both of which have maps "in the cloud" and TomTom & Navigon - which load maps to the phone. I prefer Navigon - as it has a full map, and gives me a user experience closest to a Garmin Nuvi 7xx or better stand-alone gps - and Navigon, now that Garmin owns them - is only going to get better.

    Also - the Navigon app also kicks butt on an iPad... even a wifi one - with the caveat that you need an external source for a GPS receiver - there are bluetooth ones, or a device called BadElf that plugs into the charging/data port on a wifi iPad.
    Last edited by kch50428; 07-14-2011 at 05:33 PM.
    07-14-2011 05:29 PM
  5. rdrum's Avatar
    The hardware of the GPS chip in the Verizon iPhone seems to be as good or better than any stand alone Garmin or TomTom that I have experience with - the key is the app. You need a good one. If you go to the App Store, and sort them by "Most Popular" there's a reason that the top ones are there - they work well. All you have to do is decide if you want an app that loads a full set of maps to your phone, or - if you want to rely on caching maps from "the cloud" as you go... personally, I've used the Garmin app and Telenav - both of which have maps "in the cloud" and TomTom & Navigon - which load maps to the phone. I prefer Navigon - as it has a full map, and gives me a user experience closest to a Garmin Nuvi 7xx or better stand-alone gps - and Navigon, now that Garmin owns them - is only going to get better.
    I also have Navigon and like it quite a bit. I used MotionX GPS Drive on a recent trip to Florida and it worked well enough, but noticed that it had a tougher time finding GPS signal than Navigon. I'll likely stick with Navigon as my primary tool and only use MotionX as a backup.
    07-15-2011 08:24 AM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    Navigon...Love every second. J
    Yup, same here. I've been using Navigon for over a year and it is one of the best apps on my iPhone. Directions are spot on and it is quick to redirect you, should you make a wrong turn.
    07-15-2011 10:43 AM
  7. L_Boogie820's Avatar
    +100 for Navigon...Im gonna try mapquest...Im not crazy about them though. Google Maps>Mapquest ...too bad I couldn't have that ported over from Android lol. :x
    07-16-2011 11:11 AM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    +100 for Navigon...Im gonna try mapquest...Im not crazy about them though. Google Maps>Mapquest ...too bad I couldn't have that ported over from Android lol. :x
    MapQuest from my experience definitely performed better on my Androids than it did on my iPhones.


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    07-16-2011 11:43 AM
  9. L_Boogie820's Avatar
    MapQuest from my experience definitely performed better on my Androids than it did on my iPhones.


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.

    So I should probably just stick to Navigon?
    07-16-2011 02:51 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    So I should probably just stick to Navigon?
    I am... I've seen no reason to change in this discussion.
    L_Boogie820 likes this.
    07-16-2011 02:57 PM
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