1. Nickerz's Avatar
    I'm in search for the PERFECT navigation app and/or device (i.e., TomTom, Garmin, etc.) but all seem to be missing some or most of my desired features.

    Below are just a few apps that are popular but by all means add one you know of that has most if not all the features I'm looking for below...

    Google Navigation

    CoPilotLive

    AT&T TeleNav

    TomTom (Coming "Soon")


    The features that are probably the most important to me include...

    1. Use the GPS "offline" so I don't have to worry about losing my route if I lose my mobile connection.

    I don't think Google Navigation does this yet, right? I was also wondering why Google Navigation has been in the "beta" stage for so long? Has Google dropped this and moved on to other things? Seems like Google has a focus issue when it comes to any of their products.

    2. Voice-Activated Navigation (speak routes and other commands to navigate)

    I don't think CoPilot Live has this feature yet but I could be wrong.

    3. Multiple Route Options

    I don't know if any of them do this but I simply want 3 different route options to choose from, much like Google Maps shows when you enter a desitation on your PC. This is SO useful as my Garmin will pick what IT thinks is the "fastest" route and time and again I take another route that is faster.

    4. Option To Choose Auto or Walking

    5. Parked Car Tracker (Garmin does this well, when you remove it from the cradle, Garmin automatically saves your location so you can find your car again. VERY useful and a simple feature in my opinion.
    06-23-2011 02:19 PM
  2. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I've only used Google Nav on my phone, but it seems to always being updated, so I don't think it's being abandoned.

    1) There are rumors (confirmation?), that offline nav is coming "this summer" to it:
    http://www.androidcentral.com/google...line-rerouting
    and
    Google Navigation to get true offline mode this summer? – Android and Me
    and
    Offline Navigation on Google Maps | Google Navigation Offline Mode

    That may help you out when that comes out.

    2) Google Nav does this

    3) My understanding is there is no way to choose "fastest" vs "shortest" in Google Nav, but you can choose an alternate route from the one that comes up (not overly familiar with that). There are options to avoid highways and tolls though.

    4) Google Nav lets you set this.


    In short, I think once offline maps come out, Google Nav will probably do most of what you want. Like I said earlier, I don't have experience with the other nav options though, so I don't know what they offer.
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    06-23-2011 02:39 PM
  3. prjctchris's Avatar
    Check out Navigon. It's my GPS of choice when using iOS.

    Navigon
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    06-23-2011 08:22 PM
  4. SnyperX's Avatar
    I am a big fan of Navigon on the iOS platform as well. I have no first hand experience with the Android version, but I second checking it out.
    06-23-2011 11:52 PM
  5. baseballfanz's Avatar
    Google navigation does a great job so long as you have data connections.
    For when I don't have data I use CoPilot,
    06-24-2011 01:59 PM
  6. Nickerz's Avatar
    I've only used Google Nav on my phone, but it seems to always being updated, so I don't think it's being abandoned.

    1) There are rumors (confirmation?), that offline nav is coming "this summer" to it:
    http://www.androidcentral.com/google...line-rerouting
    and
    Google Navigation to get true offline mode this summer? Android and Me
    and
    Offline Navigation on Google Maps | Google Navigation Offline Mode

    That may help you out when that comes out.

    In short, I think once offline maps come out, Google Nav will probably do most of what you want. Like I said earlier, I don't have experience with the other nav options though, so I don't know what they offer.
    I'm glad to hear that Google does seem to keep updating their software. Thanks for those links too!

    Check out Navigon. It's my GPS of choice when using iOS.

    Navigon
    Thanks for this info!

    Navigon looks really good! But for $150 I would want it to do all 5 things I listed above. It looks like it doesn't do #1, #2 and #3 on my list. Can you confirm this? Also, is there a phone number to contact Navigon in the U.S. if you have problems? Their website only listed phone numbers for other countries but I didn't see U.S on that list. Good customer support is important and again, for $150, I would expect this.

    Thanks again for this info!
    06-24-2011 02:27 PM
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