1. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    Hey everyone just wondering what the best GPS app for the iphone is? I dont know cause i dont use them but my friend just got his and now hes asking me so help me out!

    thanks,
    jairo
    10-03-2010 11:18 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Ive had Motion X for a while and it's been great when i needed it...
    10-03-2010 11:56 PM
  3. Slyfi's Avatar
    well the built in maps app powered by google does pretty much everything except turn by turn directions.

    for turn by turn i recommend the Navigon.

    also the TOMtom app works nicely if not slightly higher,

    do some research before buying though the GPS apps are usually very pricey
    10-03-2010 11:56 PM
  4. jerrydavid's Avatar
    10-04-2010 03:04 AM
  5. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    Cool, thank you all!
    and yeah i only use the map from google because its accurate and i dont need the turn by turn directions but some people like it.
    10-04-2010 10:00 AM
  6. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Motion X is good, and I've been thinking about this as well. I was considering the tom tom app since it's on sale now for $4o. However, if you buy the app at $40, and then the car dock at $100, you might as well get the stand alone TomTom with lifetime live traffic and map updates for $150.

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    I think I would just get the stand-alone TomTom. That way if your iPhone looses signal you can still reach your destination.
    10-04-2010 05:55 PM
  7. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    Hmm thats very true, i've never purchased a gps app for the Iphone because its like, what if you're in the final steps of your destination where its really precise, and then you get a call? and you have to leave the screen and etc
    thats why i think apps/gps/games all of them, should have an option to put your phone in some kind of "airplane" mode that allows wifi to still come in, but block text and/or calls if you want them too
    10-04-2010 06:12 PM
  8. deadp1xel's Avatar
    After using motion x, I can tell you that it is great, until you get to an area where you don't have service, or you have service but no data, then your screwed.
    10-04-2010 07:58 PM
  9. canamera's Avatar
    Definitely Navigon!!!

    Sure it's not cheap, but then again, you get what you pay for, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed with it.
    10-04-2010 08:19 PM
  10. Brickman's Avatar
    I think I would just get the stand-alone TomTom. That way if your iPhone looses signal you can still reach your destination.
    I could be wrong about this but I don't think I am. GPS Apps like TomTom, I use CoPilot Live, will still give you turn by turn directions even when you are in a "little" to "no" signal area.

    I say this because I was traveling in the Hills of North East Alabama once and was still able to use CoPilot when I know for a fact that I had no service and was in fact going in and out of Edge. Even VZ has a hard time in those Hills! There was also an article on how this works on TiPB once. It has to do with triangulation with nearby cell towers. Over my head!
    10-04-2010 08:27 PM
  11. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Oh, well the only GPS app I've used is Motion GPS and it gave in and out as my signal varied. It's been awhile since I've used it though they could have improved it.
    10-04-2010 09:22 PM
  12. davesawyer's Avatar
    Google Maps gets the job done 99% of the time.
    10-05-2010 03:53 PM
  13. davesawyer's Avatar
    What about Mapquest's app?
    10-05-2010 03:54 PM
  14. jjjwicks's Avatar
    I wonder if Garmin is going to create an iPhone app? Their own phone has gone the way of the dinosaurs.
    10-05-2010 07:47 PM
  15. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    I could be wrong about this but I don't think I am. GPS Apps like TomTom, I use CoPilot Live, will still give you turn by turn directions even when you are in a "little" to "no" signal area.

    I say this because I was traveling in the Hills of North East Alabama once and was still able to use CoPilot when I know for a fact that I had no service and was in fact going in and out of Edge. Even VZ has a hard time in those Hills! There was also an article on how this works on TiPB once. It has to do with triangulation with nearby cell towers. Over my head!
    lmao over both our heads!
    My friend decided to go with Motionx! He bought it today but i havent asked what he thinks yet! i'll let you all know! as for me, i think the TomTom app or Navigon is my preference
    10-05-2010 11:13 PM
  16. MrSnipeSnipe's Avatar
    Tom Tom is my choice!!
    10-06-2010 03:14 PM
  17. scottdoc718's Avatar
    I like Navigon a lot. I beleive it holds all the maps on your phone so it doesnt need or use your data connection that much.
    10-08-2010 01:03 PM
  18. deadp1xel's Avatar
    After having purchased the TomTom for iPhone app, and gotten lost with it, I cannot recommend. I doubt it was Tom Tom's fault, but rather the weak GPS chip in the iPhone. Suffice to say, as soon as I found out where I was, I drove to best buy, and I bought the Tom Tom XL 350TM. It has lifetime maps, and traffic, and it's awesome. Works very well, and is dead simple to use. Love this thing. Best part? It was only $150 and as previously stated, I have lifetime traffic and maps.
    10-08-2010 11:27 PM
  19. tpreece01's Avatar
    I have TomTom on my iPhone 4 and it works brilliantly. I've used a standalone TomTom but the app OS much better (due to newer sw with better features). No GPS issues either.
    10-10-2010 04:52 AM
  20. pilotcap#AC's Avatar
    Take OffMaps. It is based upon the OpenStreetMap project, and it works offline. Pretty abroad, You can load Your maps beforehand, with no roaming cost. Google Maps can get VERY expensive in foreign countries...

    OffMaps costs about 4 Dollars, and You can download as much maps as your memory can carry. Works flawless, shows Your position, and even gives You the direction when using an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with compass.
    10-10-2010 03:09 PM
  21. katra's Avatar
    Navigon is hands down The best ..!!
    10-11-2010 11:22 PM
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