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  • 1 Post By Maverick Maven
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    Default Navigation Test

    I have been looking for an app to replace my 3 year old Garmin GPS. The test was to drive to a rural location about 15 miles away which we were familiar with for a Christmas party. The destination has been in existance for 5+ years.

    Results:
    Sygic - couldn't find address. Disqualified.
    CoPilot - couldn't find address. Disqualified.
    Google Navigation - Found address & got us there but tried to take us a "shortcut" which was not a main road route. Also had destination on wrong side of the road.
    Garmin Unit - Found address and got us there by the main roads. Maps in unit have not been updated for 2+ years.

    So the Garmin wins. My trust factor of the Garmin is 9 out of 10 and Google Nav about 7 out of 10.

    I would love to see a Google Nav+ with all the features of a Garmin or TomTom. I'd pay for it. Hard to beat the Google maps, especially with all the POI.

    Anybody have a favorite nav app other than the ones above?
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    Default Re: Navigation Test

    You didn't say in which country you love and whether you require offline maps. Anyway, did you consider Navfree? It is based on OSM and it works full offline (like a car nav). You have to download the map for the whole country you are driving in (if provided). Get it from: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....OSM.ALL&hl=en
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    Default Re: Navigation Test

    I have been using Sygic in the USA for a while and I love it. I love the offline maps and they do release new map versions about twice a year. I have never had a hard time finding an address or POI, but everyone will have different experiences with those kinds of things.
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    Default Re: Navigation Test

    I have used nav free although I always check it can find where I want to go by postcode when connected to WiFi, as sometimes it can't, but if I do q google search within the app for the place, then it will remember where it is when I am offline


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  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Navigation Test

    I am in Virginia USA & yes I do require offline maps since using with N7.

    I'll try the Navfree again. I think I may have tried it.

    Issue is I don't trust any of the apps I have tried. Maybe there will be an app soon that is as good as the Garmin. Sure hope so.

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