1. t_williams9476's Avatar
    Ok y'all. I'm planning to buy either the TomTom, Garmin, or Magellan app. I can't decide if I should get the brand specific car kit too. Does the built in GPS receiver in the kits really enhance the performance of the apps enough to be noticeable? Thanks!
    08-29-2011 07:04 PM
  2. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    The GPS in the iPhone 4 is pretty accurate, if it were me I'd hold off.


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    08-29-2011 07:12 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    I have the Garmin StreetPilot app - TomTom too... neither of them are as good as Navigon in my opinion.
    08-29-2011 07:17 PM
  4. cevmkv's Avatar
    I have the Garmin StreetPilot app - TomTom too... neither of them are as good as Navigon in my opinion.
    I disagree. I have all of them as well and I prefer the garmin app...
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    08-29-2011 10:18 PM
  5. rdrum's Avatar
    I have the Garmin StreetPilot app - TomTom too... neither of them are as good as Navigon in my opinion.
    I also prefer Navigon. I've tried a few others, but the feature set as well as the overal UI of Navigon keep brining me back to it.
    08-30-2011 08:25 AM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm still partial to my Nuvi 765T for GPS/PND needs - Navigon is the closest app to that I've found for a phone app... but put Navigon on an iPad (even a wifi...just add a gps receiver...That's another post...) and you've got something to be GPS enthused about.
    08-30-2011 08:43 AM
  7. swfreeman's Avatar
    I prefer the Navigon app. All of them are real power hogs so the GPS mount I use is the Motorola. I notice significantly less lag time in announced directions with the GPS boost. Also the mount is a BT handsfree unit for my phone.
    08-30-2011 06:29 PM
  8. larsonage's Avatar
    Gogo Navigation is pretty good
    08-31-2011 12:05 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    New from Garmin today: Garmin StreetPilot onDemand for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store

    99 cent app, in app purchase to "go premium" for $1.99/month $29.99/year (hurry - on sale $19..99 limited time...)
    08-31-2011 09:39 AM
  10. crairdin's Avatar
    Navigon is a great GPS app. The Verizon iPhone 4, however, has documented GPS problems that Verizon and Apple are ignoring. It favors WiFi and cell tower triangulation over GPS and as a result the raw location data sent to apps will show you driving through houses and off across fields to hit cell towers. Driving apps like Navigon pin your location to roads, so this is less noticeable, but you'll really notice it in apps designed for runners and hikers like RunMeter and RunKeeper. They are useless on the Verizon iPhone 4 unless you turn off cell data (which disables texting) and wifi.
    09-03-2011 08:38 AM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    Navigon is a great GPS app. The Verizon iPhone 4, however, has documented GPS problems that Verizon and Apple are ignoring. It favors WiFi and cell tower triangulation over GPS and as a result the raw location data sent to apps will show you driving through houses and off across fields to hit cell towers. Driving apps like Navigon pin your location to roads, so this is less noticeable, but you'll really notice it in apps designed for runners and hikers like RunMeter and RunKeeper. They are useless on the Verizon iPhone 4 unless you turn off cell data (which disables texting) and wifi.
    "Documented issues"??? Care to provide links for those documents???

    I've not experienced the described issues with my Verizon iPhone. I do not believe it's the hardware. What you're describing is more likely a poorly written application. Whenever I use any one of several apps that can display GPS coordinates, and I take those, put them into Google maps, the location is displayed accurately to within the accuracy parameters that one of my GPS apps provides.
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    09-03-2011 09:50 AM
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