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I love my Evo but oh my God does Sprint Navigation suck.
Sprint navigation sucks an entire city of asses. Maybe i'm spoiled from my $150 garmin but i really find SN borderline useless.
First - the good. It is great to have GPS on a phone. Very nifty.
that's about it. It does what i call a mediocre job w/ actual addresses, and the map itself doesn't look terrible - but the interface is ridiculously clunky and a pain to use.
the points of interest equivalent is useless. I live in Durham NC and yesterday it told me the closest gas station was in Raleigh - 40 miles away. I also don't like the advertised yellow-highlighted businesses. I am paying for this service - i dont need to see advertisements.
Entering in a street name w/out a number is a pain. EG - today i was trying to find Duke Hospital on it while in the greater triangle area. Sprint Navigation doesn't know Duke University Hospital exists. It was established in 1924. Call me crazy but I can't believe that wouldn't show up on GPS when other rinky-dink doctor's offices do... Anyway- i tried to enter in Trent street w/out a number but it won't let you enter in an address w/out typing numbers first. Annoying.
It doesn't find the most basic of landmarks.
It doesn't seem to want to run in the background even though the other navigation apps do.
It "confirms" the exit which i find annoying (granted that's a bit nit-picky)
It force quits at least 20% of the times i've tried to use it
It talks WAY too much
It takes quite a bit longer to load and find routes than other GPS apps
I have yet to see the "searching for traffic" feature actually warn me of traffic problems.
Anyway - i know i'm whining and there alternatives out there - but are these problems unqique to me or have other people had issues w/ sprint navigation?
thanks for reading (and sorry for) my rant!
- 06-16-2010, 04:19 PM #2
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I pretty much use Google Navigation exclusively now...
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I've used both, and I found them both to be highly accurate and excellent. Sprint Nav has much better voice, while Google Nav has better features/graphics.
I have not seen any of the described issues in the OP's post, and in fact many of the OP's complaints can be disabled in the application's settings.
- 06-16-2010, 04:43 PM #12
I'm confused- I was able to use sprint navigation on the Evo at launch- but since this weekend- I now get a prompt: "click here to get turn by turn GPS directions with Sprint Navigation PREMIUM"
I click on that and they want to charge me $2.99 for a 24hour pass, or $9.99 for the month!! I thought this was FREE on EVO!
Is anyone else getting this now?
That being said- Google Navigation will speak OVER your phone conversation Sprint Nav on Pre did not, and I assume works the same for Evo- I also liked the multiple route option of Google and support for landscape mode- so I don't know that I'll use Sprint Nav anyway- but the new fee suprised me.
- 06-16-2010, 04:45 PM #13Gigantic Member
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Ive used Sprint nav since my PPC6700 days . Had it on my Touch Pro, also, and while it was great, I tried it last night and it kept losing my signal all the way home. I know im not in any "dead zones" as I dont recall losing it THIS much on my other phones. I dunno, just seems like this build of it is lackluster to how I remember it or something. I have a Navi in my car also which works great but hell this is free so ill take it incase I go somewhere and im not driving lol.. But I personally like Google Nav better.
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But, I've tried Google Nav and don't like it at all, maybe because I'm so used to SN. Unfortunately, aside from what I've mentioned above I don't have the other issues that you speak of...in fact, as someone else mentioned your other gripes can be adjusted in settings. I already use the search feature to find 5 star reviewed eateries up and down Jersey, but I just discovered the search for gas by price...sweet! IDK, seems like a lot of folks prefer GN, give it a try...let us know what you think of it compared to SN
- 06-16-2010, 05:08 PM #20
re: I love my Evo but oh my God does Sprint Navigation suck.
So far its been working great for me, I've loved the sprint navigation since my pre.
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