1. Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    What app do we use for directions from point A to B? I know there's one on our phone, but I don't know which it is. Also, is there a better one to download from the Market?
    11-11-2011 06:47 AM
  2. Paterick's Avatar
    Google Maps includes Google Navigation. Probably the best navigation app for any phone.
    11-11-2011 07:08 AM
  3. Nonja's Avatar
    I use Google Navigation but TeleNav also came pre-installed. Too bad the GPS reception on my phone is terrible...
    11-11-2011 01:53 PM
  4. oversteer325's Avatar
    I use Google Navigation but TeleNav also came pre-installed. Too bad the GPS reception on my phone is terrible...
    Try turning off "Use Sensor Aiding" in the location and security menu. That might resolve your issue.
    11-11-2011 02:32 PM
  5. elyeh's Avatar
    What exactly is "sensor aiding" and why does it help to turn it off?
    11-11-2011 03:14 PM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    I use Google Navigation but TeleNav also came pre-installed. Too bad the GPS reception on my phone is terrible...
    Also, try this ...

    Download the App "GPS Test" from the market. https://market.android.com/details?i...Lmdwc3Rlc3QiXQ..

    Hit Menu > Settings, then hit both the "Clear AGPS" and "Update AGPS" buttons at the top. Then test your Nav apps and see if things improve.
    11-11-2011 03:18 PM
  7. jfenton's Avatar
    For me at least telenav is far better overall and especially visually that Google Maps. It isn't even close.
    11-11-2011 03:26 PM
  8. JayWill's Avatar
    What exactly is "sensor aiding" and why does it help to turn it off?
    Sensor aiding uses the phone's internal accelerometer and gyroscope to improve accuracy and supposedly takes some of the burden off the GPS for positioning which is supposed to result in less battery consumption. I don't think it's implemented that well in phones however, and Samsung phone owners have reported ancedotal evidence over the past year or so that it adds more problems than benefits. My guess is it's simply poor software implementation by Samsung, or the internal sensors are crappy ... or both. I believe the military uses this kind of technology in its unmanned air and ground vehicles.
    11-11-2011 03:31 PM
  9. rcdietz1's Avatar
    For me Google Navigation is heads above Telenav, Never been misled with google, have been many times with the stock app. Maybe it depends on where you live, but for me there is no comparison, the difference between google and telenav is night and day.
    11-13-2011 07:52 AM
  10. apinkel's Avatar
    Both google nav and telenav download maps and routing info over the internet. I use google nav most of the time but if I'm traveling somewhere that I won't have a cell signal I use copilot (I think I paid $5 for it).

    I haven't tried telenav simply because I have limited space left on my phone and I try to minimize the number of apps installed.

    Copilot is OK, it's a little clunky and the maps are out of date but when I don't have a cell signal in the middle of nowhere I really like to have a working navigation solution.

    As for google nav, I like the integration with other phone features... I can do a local search and right from the search results I can open google navigate to have it route me to the destination, also if I get a call while I'm driving google navigation will still provide voice prompts in the earpiece while I'm on the phone. The street view pop up when arriving at my destination is also handy.

    I do wish google would add common gps navigation features to google nav... current speed limits, current speed, ability to customize the display to show eta, eta to next turn, current road name, lane assist for driving thru complex freeway intersections, etc.. They seem focused on adding more social integration features of late instead of adding navigation features.
    11-13-2011 09:01 AM
  11. Nonja's Avatar
    I disabled Sensor Aiding and updated my AGPS data but neither one of those tips seem to have helped.

    I'm starting to wonder if I should see if Sprint will replace my phone through the insurance. I ran a side-by-side comparison with my fiancee's Evo 4G when I was in the Houston area a couple weeks ago, and her phone consistently picked up 2X the number of satellites (12 to my 5-7). Her phone was accurate to 9ft. the best mine maintained was 96ft...

    Did I get a lemon...?
    11-14-2011 07:49 AM
  12. turbomeister's Avatar
    Yes, my GPS sucks major appendage as well, almost making me want to ditch this for an iphone. Gotta love a company that puts all its mobile eggs in one basket. That ensures that the phone is going to be top notch with very little issues.

    As to the navigation app, I'm trying out Sygic as both google and telenav are both sub-optimal. Offline maps is the key differentiator. Gotta have it. When the GPS radio works, the Sygic app is great.


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    11-14-2011 01:11 PM
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