1. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    This past week, I was in the Los Angeles area. My sister had a Garmin GPS with traffic updates and I had my Google Nav on my GSII.
    My calculated route showed an hour and 15 minutes to arrive, with traffic shown.
    Her's showed 45 minutes, also with traffic shown.
    Not only was her arrival time better (and accurate), her's rerouted us dynamically to avoid congestion and it worked very well. All the while, my Google Nav never deviated from the original course.
    Are there any plugins available for better traffic handling?

    What other GPS app is recommended that would give me better traffic re-routing and even lane-assistance? I have not tried the AT&T app as I don't want to pay monthly, but I will be willing to do a one time purchase if the app gives me a more "stand alone GPS" feel.
    01-23-2012 04:04 PM
  2. Duggald's Avatar
    I recommend CoPilot Live Premium for all that. It's expensive, ($20 for USA pack, thereabouts I think, as I'm guessing you're from the US), but it works, and it works darn well. Atleast, the UK pack does.
    01-23-2012 04:27 PM
  3. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I have since found there are several GPS apps out there, each a little different than the other.
    Among others, there are:
    CoPiliot Live Premium
    Sygic Aura
    Google Maps

    I'm sure there are more, and will be more in the future...
    CoPilot LIve Premium looks pretty good though.
    01-23-2012 05:38 PM
  4. ChuckeeDroid's Avatar
    I have navigon. It's better than the stock google navigation but has issues with multitasking.
    If you task switch out and return, you often lose the destination that you had and have to reenter.
    It's also far less flexible on how you search for destinations.

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    01-23-2012 06:38 PM
  5. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    So far, it seems that both Sygic and Waze get turned around easier than Google Nav. If I veer off of the suggested route, it takes a couple tries to get re-routed correctly. One almost has to pull over to allow it to figure out where you are for re-routing purposes on Waze.

    I do like the 3D buildings and eye candy of Sygic, and I really like the lane guidance picture-in-picture.

    After my Sygic trial is over, I'm going to try out Co-Pilot.
    01-30-2012 12:28 PM
  6. jfs101's Avatar
    I use Waze, it works very well for me.

    Google Nav does not work in my country. So, this is the only free option I can use.

    A local radio talk show started a Waze campaign, and there are hundreds of people using it in my city which means great traffic reports and quick routing around congested streets.

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    02-01-2012 09:33 PM
  7. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    Pretty cool. I do, very much, like that feature about Waze. Having other commuters report is faster than waiting for the radio!
    02-01-2012 11:39 PM