1. organix's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that the Google Navigation sometimes gives terrible routes? I am in Chicago and it seems that google will completely ignore some expressways...which is very odd to me. Last night it gave me a route that would take about 40 minutes when sprint navigation projected just under 20 minutes. The difference was taking streets vs. the expressway. I do not have the "avoid tollways" option checked off. I did check the alternate routes and none will take credit for that expressway. I'm stumped.

    Anyone else experience this? Or know a reason why this may be happening?
    08-11-2010 02:30 PM
  2. Jerzyiroc's Avatar
    It's weird because sometimes it gives me great directions and other times I just stare at it scratching my head and saying seriously? Then there's the issue that twice now it's sent me to the wrong area. Once it was off by almost a mile. I love Google Nav but it seems to be a little unreliable. I wouldn't use it to go cross country like I did last year using Sprint Nav. I don't like Sprint Nav much at all but I think I'm gonna have to go back to it
    08-11-2010 02:39 PM
  3. organix's Avatar
    Yea, I am kind of torn on which to use. My biggest problem with the Sprint Nav is that it has too much loading for my liking. It doesn't load that much on other phones (Pre and Blackberries) so I'm not sure why it loads so much on the Evo.
    08-11-2010 02:58 PM
  4. Jerzyiroc's Avatar
    We're on the same page about that. I absolutely HATE the loading in Sprint Nav. It takes way too long to input your destination and start going. What I love about the Google Nav is it takes only a few seconds to get you going. Also with Sprint Nav it takes forever to recalculate the route if you miss a turn or something. With Google Nav everything is so damn fast. But again it's just a little too unreliable. You would think Google of all companies would have an accurate Navigation system considering the money and resources it's spent on Google Earth and the Street view stuff.
    08-11-2010 03:04 PM
  5. pseudo_nomen's Avatar
    Something along these same lines that always stumped me about Google Nav is it will quite often plot different routes/directions for going vs returning from someplace. I can Google nav from my house to, say a restaurant. But then when I have Google nav take me back to my house it will take a *distinctly* different route. And not by just a little bit. And not something attributable to one-way streets or access ramps or anything.
    08-11-2010 05:45 PM
  6. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I think that this is why it is still in beta. I like the Google navigation a lot more than Sprint navigation.
    08-11-2010 08:08 PM
  7. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    I like Google Nav as well, but it's so frequently inaccurate that I just use Sprint Nav.
    08-11-2010 08:12 PM
  8. qitupx's Avatar
    I know exactly what is causing this problem: it's a BETA program.
    08-11-2010 08:23 PM
  9. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Is Google Nav accounting for traffic? If you add the traffic layer, are the expressways yellow or red?
    08-11-2010 08:41 PM
  10. EeZeEpEe's Avatar
    Is Google Nav accounting for traffic? If you add the traffic layer, are the expressways yellow or red?
    Yeah it does account for traffic. On the bottom left where it puts the estimated length time of dive there's a colored dot that's either green, yellow, or red. Pressing it will allow you to choose between three routes with estimated times for each. I love this feature.
    08-11-2010 10:15 PM