1. chmcke01's Avatar
    GPS isn't SUPER important to me, but I get lost pretty easy and like that the iPhone 4 has GPS but I have a stand alone GPS (an older Garmin Nuvi) and it works perfectly.

    I have seen some videos on youtube of people using their Android phones for GPS navigation and they seem to work just as good as my older Garmin. How is the GPS on the SGS2?
    11-10-2011 11:16 AM
  2. Kiel's Avatar
    The navigation system works quite well and the appearance is on par with a decent Tomtom/Garmin model - I've actually given my old Tomtom to my wife to keep in her car, and just use my phone when I get lost now. Eats battery with the screen on but if you've got it plugged in that's not an issue.
    11-10-2011 12:40 PM
  3. liquiddawn's Avatar
    The GPS works extremely well and as kielwb stated it really looks on par with a garmin model. That's the first thing that came to my mind when I first started it up. GPS is extremely important to me and I'm really happy with the functionality and appearance of it on the S2.
    11-10-2011 12:55 PM
  4. KeiranSolaris's Avatar
    It works fine just don't change the default text to speech engine or else it gets confused.

    Google Nav is pretty decent, it's not as customizable as my old TomTom but it's quick and responsive.
    11-10-2011 02:43 PM
  5. barbo's Avatar
    I have found google navigation sends me a very round about way and I can't get it to go an alternate way. (Yes, I know where the alternate choice is but the way I want to go is not one of the alternate ways). That being said, if I know I want to go a different way, as soon as I turn on that other road, it picks up from that point and does ok after that.
    11-10-2011 03:10 PM
  6. Simba501's Avatar
    GPS is the best I've ever had on a device. And I've had pretty much every device that has come out since last October. Excellent.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777
    11-10-2011 05:20 PM
  7. tunie's Avatar
    I have found google navigation sends me a very round about way and I can't get it to go an alternate way. (Yes, I know where the alternate choice is but the way I want to go is not one of the alternate ways). That being said, if I know I want to go a different way, as soon as I turn on that other road, it picks up from that point and does ok after that.
    Yes, that kind of bothers me. With my Garmin, I can select fastest route or shortest route. With Google Nav, there is only one way and it's Google's way, which is usually the long way around, for some reason. I'm still using my Garmin and with the SD card, I have easy access to my music.

    My Garmin also saves me from having to pre-cache map areas, which is a bit of a pain since you can only do 10 sq mi areas.
    11-10-2011 06:26 PM
  8. sailador's Avatar
    the gps is even better than the atrix
    11-10-2011 07:46 PM
  9. Simba501's Avatar
    the gps is even better than the atrix
    +1, and the Atrix GPS was amazing. So that says a lot.
    11-11-2011 12:22 PM
  10. camf3xu's Avatar
    my gps locks within 1 second, even when im in my basement
    11-12-2011 12:46 AM
  11. Najo's Avatar
    My first real use was last night and I was pretty impressed with the accuracy and speed of the GPS. much better than my BlackBerry was.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    11-12-2011 07:57 AM
  12. chmcke01's Avatar
    Yes, that kind of bothers me. With my Garmin, I can select fastest route or shortest route. With Google Nav, there is only one way and it's Google's way, which is usually the long way around, for some reason. I'm still using my Garmin and with the SD card, I have easy access to my music.

    My Garmin also saves me from having to pre-cache map areas, which is a bit of a pain since you can only do 10 sq mi areas.
    Is there an app where I can keep a map of the whole US loaded on my SD card, that way I can use the GPS without needing to use too much data?
    11-12-2011 08:10 AM
  13. Average Joe 6Pack's Avatar
    My first real use was last night and I was pretty impressed with the accuracy and speed of the GPS. much better than my BlackBerry was.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    Ive found myself saying that alot lately..."This phone does XXXXXXXX so much better than my Blackberry".

    The GPS is great, the longest its taken to get a solid fix on me was about 3 seconds. Its usually pretty instant though.
    11-12-2011 11:34 AM
  14. Najo's Avatar
    Ive found myself saying that alot lately..."This phone does XXXXXXXX so much better than my Blackberry".
    So true! the navigation is unmatched, and many other features blow BB away. I do miss BBC email, and the 9900 keyboard is excellent so there remains pros and cons, but not many!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    11-13-2011 05:57 AM
  15. BugDad25's Avatar
    So true! the navigation is unmatched, and many other features blow BB away. I do miss BBC email, and the 9900 keyboard is excellent so there remains pros and cons, but not many!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    If you have not already, give the Swype keyboard a try, I have come to love it. At first I tried to do it very fast and it was OK. I learned to slow down if not sure where the next letter was and that helped a lot. Now very quick and amazingly accurate at guessing my intent.
    11-13-2011 05:27 PM
  16. Najo's Avatar
    If you have not already, give the Swype keyboard a try, I have come to love it. At first I tried to do it very fast and it was OK. I learned to slow down if not sure where the next letter was and that helped a lot. Now very quick and amazingly accurate at guessing my intent.
    Yes I have been using swype, it takes some getting used to but it is not bad, I am still faster with the 9000/9900 keyboard but it's not a showstopper.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    11-14-2011 05:45 PM
  17. robstunner's Avatar
    Drove from Chicago to Atlanta and back with not even one single problem. Well, Pandora would cut out every so often when I drove through small town USA, but GPS still trucked along!
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    11-14-2011 11:06 PM
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