1. giper54's Avatar
    Which GPS software is better Navigon or Tom Tom. If you like either software better let me know. I am trying to decide which one to purchase.
    08-13-2010 01:46 PM
  2. toomanyphones's Avatar
    i have been using Navigon and have not had any problems. i used it on a trip from San Fran to LA and didn't get lost once. I set it for scenic and it kept me on HWY 1 all the way.
    08-13-2010 03:14 PM
  3. noaim's Avatar
    im leaning towards tom tom myself
    08-13-2010 03:37 PM
  4. matthew23's Avatar
    Navigon is great. They are always leading the GPS-feature race and are good about updates. Plus, it is on sale for 1/2 off right now for their year anniversary in the App store. Can't beat it.
    08-13-2010 04:04 PM
  5. lungho's Avatar
    I own Tom Tom and it's very reliable even without the overpriced car kit. Integrated Google search is a plus too. I've never used Navigation but I hear good things about it.

    Search the software section of this forum. You'll find quite a few threads on Navigation.
    08-13-2010 04:11 PM
  6. Libuff's Avatar
    I'm a proud owner of Navigon's GPS Solution.

    a few key points
    1. pay for traffic ONCE, not every 12 months with Tom Tom.
    2. Navigon was the first with the in-software MP3 control, no longer necessary unless your pre-iOS4
    3. Enhanced maps with an in-app purchase are quite nice... it also seems to have increased the depth of directions (turn left, then bear right -- used to say: turn left... now bear right...)

    my vote: Navigon
    08-13-2010 04:48 PM
  7. big9erfan's Avatar
    I haven't used Navigon, though I've been tempted to buy it.

    I'm a TomTom beta user and have found their app to be quite solid and constantly improving.
    08-13-2010 05:01 PM
  8. Ticman's Avatar
    Been using navigon with Tom Tom car kit for a year. Very happy with both. Travel CT to Boston and ny as well as Florida. Never a problem.
    08-13-2010 06:00 PM
  9. tkao2025's Avatar
    I've read several rave reviews about navigon so I decided to get it because of the 50% off. Haven't tried it yet, but the 1/2 price is a really good deal IMO.
    08-13-2010 07:43 PM
  10. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I like Tom Tom. But what about the MotionX which is .99 or MapQuest which is free. I have been trying out Map Quest and it hasn't gotten me lost yet b
    08-13-2010 10:53 PM
  11. toomanyphones's Avatar
    I like Tom Tom. But what about the MotionX which is .99 or MapQuest which is free. I have been trying out Map Quest and it hasn't gotten me lost yet b
    Those are ok when I am in Canada but they need a data conection. Data roaming is way too expensive.
    08-13-2010 11:26 PM
  12. j7469's Avatar
    Around a year ago when I was researching which one to buy, I decided on Navigon. I am completely satisfied and don't regret my purchase. Also right now Navigon is having a 50% off sale including in app purchase.

    The reason I decided Navigon over Tom Tom when I bought was that Navigon has the lane assist. With lane assist, the screen switches view when you come up to highway splits or mergers and shows you an arrow pointing to the exact lane you need to be in. Driving through New York it's a real life saver. For me that was the best feature and what I wanted.
    08-14-2010 09:23 AM
  13. killthelights32's Avatar
    I've tried both and I feel that Navigon has a much cleaner and easier to use interface. TomTom felt very buggy and slow to me.
    08-14-2010 09:31 AM
  14. maxaudet's Avatar
    I haven't tried Navigon but I've been using TomTom for a 2500km trip from Quebec, Canada to New York and Cape May and it was just flawless. It was using my 3GS (got my iP4 yesterday!!) and NO car kit.
    I paid $50 for it (special)
    I highly recommend it.
    08-14-2010 09:57 AM
  15. McIPhone's Avatar
    I have been using Motion X and it has worked very well. But, it seems when I need it the most, I don't have a data connection. I just bought Navigon with the 50% discount. Love having the maps on-board. USA + traffic for $35!
    08-14-2010 01:08 PM
  16. whmurray's Avatar
    Around a year ago when I was researching which one to buy, I decided on Navigon. I am completely satisfied and don't regret my purchase. Also right now Navigon is having a 50% off sale including in app purchase.

    The reason I decided Navigon over Tom Tom when I bought was that Navigon has the lane assist. With lane assist, the screen switches view when you come up to highway splits or mergers and shows you an arrow pointing to the exact lane you need to be in. Driving through New York it's a real life saver. For me that was the best feature and what I wanted.
    "Lane assist" is no longer a discriminator. TomTom provides very good lane guidance.
    08-14-2010 01:52 PM
  17. whmurray's Avatar
    I am afraid that this choice has now dissolved into one of religion. Choose either and you will be one of the faithful after a few hours of use.
    08-14-2010 01:56 PM
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