View Poll Results: What GPS Turn by Turn app do you use?

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  • Navigon Mobile Navigator

    6 27.27%
  • AT&T Navigator

    0 0%
  • Sygic Mobile Maps

    1 4.55%
  • Gmaps

    2 9.09%
  • iGo My Way

    0 0%
  • TomTom

    4 18.18%
  • CoPilot Live

    2 9.09%
  • Gokivo

    0 0%
  • Built in Google Maps

    4 18.18%
  • Other/None

    7 31.82%
Multiple Choice Poll.
  1. toomanyphones's Avatar
    The Gps nav apps for the Iphone are now poping up, what have you tried and how did it work?
    08-18-2009 11:11 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Sygic Mobile Maps - works fairly well with many features including maps stored on the iPhone itself.

    AT&T Navigation - Good if you want to spend 10 bucks a month. I get it for free so I'm not complaining.

    G-Maps - Again, works fairly well. Maps are also stored on phone.
    08-18-2009 12:08 PM
  3. msbaylor's Avatar
    Sygic Mobile Maps - works fairly well with many features including maps stored on the iPhone itself.

    AT&T Navigation - Good if you want to spend 10 bucks a month. I get it for free so I'm not complaining.

    G-Maps - Again, works fairly well. Maps are also stored on phone.
    AT&T - Is actually fairly cheap. Tom Tom costs $99, that's 10 months with the AT&T... or 3months copared to G-map, a normal GPS would cost you $100+.

    I like the AT&T namely becuase it's easier to search for locations much like you might do in the Maps.app. However, G-map, does not use an internet connection. But I must say the voice prompts on g-map are significantly better and as JFSkiora said, having the maps on your device is a great thing to have. Especially if you signal isn't around...
    Last edited by msbaylor; 08-18-2009 at 01:56 PM.
    08-18-2009 01:02 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    AT&T - Is actually fairly cheap. Tom Tom costs $99, that's 10 months with the AT&T... or 3months copared to G-map, a normal GPS would cost you $100+.

    I like the AT&T namely becuase it's easier to search for locations much like you might do in the Maps.app. However, G-map, does not use an internet connection
    I understand what you are saying but I look at it differently. If you plan on using an iPhone for a year or more, or plan on purchasing the new iPhone you are better off buying something other than one with a monthly fee. That's just my take on it.

    *Plus having the maps built into the app is priceless.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-18-2009 at 01:19 PM.
    08-18-2009 01:12 PM
  5. cjvitek's Avatar
    Just an FYI, I will be reviewing iGo and Sygic shortly. Hopefully TomTom as well.

    So far I prefer Navigon due to the on-board maps, but I feel there are some things that could be improved.

    Chris
    08-18-2009 01:34 PM
  6. msbaylor's Avatar
    I understand what you are saying but I look at it differently. If you plan on using an iPhone for a year or more, or plan on purchasing the new iPhone you are better off buying something other than one with a monthly fee. That's just my take on it.

    *Plus having the maps built into the app is priceless.
    If that app updates their app with new maps and charges in-app to upgrade or create a yearly version, then having to re-purchase the app might not be a fun thing to encounter. Just another thing to keep in mind.
    08-18-2009 01:54 PM
  7. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    Here's a link to various links re: my experiences with the GPS apps. IGO, Co-Pilot, and TomTom are not included...they weren't out at the time that I wrote these reviews:

    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...h-america.html

    For the record: I use AT&T Navigator by Telenav and TomTom as my 2 main GPS apps. I've owned/tried all the rest (excluding IGO and Co-Pilot), and these were the only 2 that I felt were solid enough and well-rounded enough to use on a daily basis. YMMV.

    The last GPS app that I'm waiting for is Garmin...it's gonna happen, sooner or later...
    08-18-2009 09:55 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    If that app updates their app with new maps and charges in-app to upgrade or create a yearly version, then having to re-purchase the app might not be a fun thing to encounter. Just another thing to keep in mind.
    Well they can not charge a yearly fee unless it specified at the time of purchase. And how often to you need to update the maps? Not that often at all. Even if they did update maps the cost wouldn't be close to what you'd pay monthly. I'll take the risk.
    08-18-2009 09:57 PM
  9. cpdh's Avatar
    I agree with JFSikora. The updating of maps is seldom is not ever. If they do, and they can't change the pricing.
    08-18-2009 11:45 PM
  10. croush's Avatar
    I use, and am fine with the functionality of, xGPS (Cydia). Free.

    In fact, I typically just rely on the built-in Maps app to get me where I'm going, as I'm not a total sheep. My philosophy: if you have no idea where you are, or how you got there except "I turned when it said to turn..," you'll be completely hosed when the GPS blinks.

    As a rule, I try to use my iPhone as a complement to my own abilities, not a supplement. Still, thanks all for the informative opinions on the App Store GPS Apps.
    08-19-2009 08:55 AM
  11. JCK1020's Avatar
    What is G-Maps?
    Google Maps in the maps.app? or...
    08-19-2009 10:27 AM
  12. ptb6744#IM's Avatar
    I use AT&T navigator.. I won a contest for Telenav so I don't have to pay for it, its a pretty sweet service, even for $9.99 per month.
    08-19-2009 11:33 AM
  13. jesikae2009's Avatar
    I use G-Maps East - I'm pretty satisfied with it - although I am considering TomTom - AT&T is not an option for me - just because I prefer not to pay monthly for the service if I don't have to
    08-19-2009 11:37 AM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    What is G-Maps?
    Google Maps in the maps.app? or...
    It is an application available in the App Store. G-Maps East and West.
    08-19-2009 11:38 AM
  15. trock4u's Avatar
    I'm Using Navigon the UI is very good and smooth also trying Sygic for US but keep crashing on the demo route when crossing states, I'm planning on trying Sygic today on my way to Kansas from Missouri.
    08-19-2009 11:59 AM
  16. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I use, and am fine with the functionality of, xGPS (Cydia). Free.

    In fact, I typically just rely on the built-in Maps app to get me where I'm going, as I'm not a total sheep. My philosophy: if you have no idea where you are, or how you got there except "I turned when it said to turn..," you'll be completely hosed when the GPS blinks.

    As a rule, I try to use my iPhone as a complement to my own abilities, not a supplement. Still, thanks all for the informative opinions on the App Store GPS Apps.
    To each his own. I on the other hand travel for a living and will wind up in a city I have never been to before. All I have is an address. A good GPS unit is key. My abilities to navigate are meaningless and looking down at a map can get downright dangerous. With a GPS unit (or Iphone) on your dash, you can follow along almost through your peripheral vision. Sounds like you really dont have the need for a standalone unit or software package. Some do. Doesnt make them sheep.
    08-19-2009 12:41 PM
  17. kbduvall's Avatar
    I've been finding addresses all day for a living for almost a decade now.. before GPS was a viable solution for consumers and even before there was an easy way to use digital maps. The good ol days of using an actual map book. I can actually find an address and navigate to it faster using a map than I can with gps. I wouldn't mind having a gps app, but given my proficiency with a map; it would be foolish to pay for one.

    I couldn't find xGPS in the app store. Know where I can get it?

    If anyone else knows of any good free ones let me know :-)
    08-19-2009 04:05 PM
  18. ScottUrman's Avatar
    I couldn't find xGPS in the app store. Know where I can get it?
    xGPS is only for jailbroken phones, and can be downloaded through Cydia. One feature of xGPS which I like is that it offers both downloaded and on the fly maps - if you don't have the map it will download it, but then it is cached for future use. And you can download map tiles in advance for your planned route in case you go out of range.

    The xGPS developers are planning an App Store release in the near future, check out xGPS – GPS for iPhone / iPod touch.
    08-19-2009 06:04 PM
  19. jlc's Avatar
    I agree with JFSikora. The updating of maps is seldom is not ever. If they do, and they can't change the pricing.

    But they can introduce a new application with new maps; and simply pull the old one from the store.
    08-20-2009 09:33 AM
  20. SportsCentral's Avatar
    Tom Tom!! So useful.....
    08-20-2009 09:34 AM
  21. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    i have nav in both my cars so i dont use any of them
    08-25-2009 03:32 PM
  22. xultar's Avatar
    So what happens if you get a call when you're using your nav app? I know stupid question right?

    But I gotta know.
    08-25-2009 04:27 PM
  23. cjvitek's Avatar
    Having just posted my fifth review of a GPS and turn by turn app, I am curious about what apps you all use, and what you think of the various features.

    None of the apps I have reviewed have been an out of the park home run. Likewise, none of the apps have been a dismal failure as well (Sygic may come the closest with the fact that it didn't have the town I was travelling to listed, but it had such a great interface it still was pretty good overall). Each of these apps might try to correct some issues or add a feature with an update, and that could be enough to put it to the top of the pile. But each of the five apps (AT&T Navigaotr, Navigon Mobile Navigator, Sygic Mobile Maps, iGo My Way, and now CoPilot Live) were good enough that I would still consider them in the future.

    So which app do you use? What do you like about it, or dislike about the others? I currently rely on Navigon mostly, but I could easily see switching to Sygic, iGo, or CoPilot live is some of the concerns I pointed out in the reviews are addresses.

    Chris
    09-07-2009 01:31 PM
  24. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    Im old school.

    Google maps ftw
    09-07-2009 02:22 PM
  25. PastorGadget's Avatar
    I went with Navigon for price. Have not really had opportunity to really test it that much except that the GPS reception has been less than stellar.
    09-07-2009 03:06 PM
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