1. expidia's Avatar
    I've searched around and even on the web a lot of reviews were really old, like 2007 stuff.

    I was using a Tomtom when I had my Blackberry because the screen was too damn small to see!

    I never tried VZ navigator because I think they charge a monthly subscription fee to use it even though I'm using my unlimited data.

    It looks like VZ has a fee to upgrade to the premium Navigator version.

    I thought I remembered Google maps giving audible directions when on route. I don't remember because I mostly used the Tomtom.

    So what's the best way to go . . . can I just use Google maps, does it talk?

    Is there a free version of VZ Navigator? Can I use either with voice commands or is that the premium version of VZ Nav.?

    NY is pretty touchy now using anything that's not hands free. I don't want to get whacked with a big fine for getting caught punching in a street name on a keyboard while it's hanging below my review mirror.

    Or should I just continue with the Tomtom (which doesn't have voice commands anyway).

    Thx
    06-27-2011 07:29 PM
  2. delco714's Avatar
    Go into apps and look for the navigation app via google. It's the blue arrow.
    06-27-2011 07:34 PM
  3. expidia's Avatar
    Go into apps and look for the navigation app via google. It's the blue arrow.
    Thx, I was playing around with that last night. Didn't know what it hooks up with.

    So if I want to give Google voice commands I open the blue arrow app?

    Update: I think I see how to works it now. You just open the blue arrow and talk into that instead of opening Google maps, right?
    06-27-2011 08:04 PM
  4. dubge's Avatar
    correct, I usually just hit the search/magnifying glass button on the phone and say navigate (and the address/city/state) and the phone usually dose the rest. Though I sometimes have to speak a little clearer because it has trouble with my Boston accent at times (or I think that is what it is)
    06-27-2011 08:19 PM
  5. noobsickle's Avatar
    Verizon wants to gay people over by putting their paid navigation system, when google has one for free.
    06-28-2011 02:51 AM
  6. atlantar6's Avatar
    Google maps is awesome and it has voice directions. Between that and Places I can find anything.
    06-28-2011 05:59 AM
  7. expidia's Avatar
    correct, I usually just hit the search/magnifying glass button on the phone and say navigate (and the address/city/state) and the phone usually dose the rest. Though I sometimes have to speak a little clearer because it has trouble with my Boston accent at times (or I think that is what it is)
    I grew up in Brookline, MA. So if I have to drive to a street called Wire Drive (wiia) . . . I'm screwed hahahaha

    or Park (Paaak) Drive (I can forget about ever reaching that one too).

    Update: tried out the blue arrow Google navigation on the way home from work using voice command. It's great. Works slick. Better than my few year old Tomtom and their maps are outdated as they want you to upgrade your map for $59 each time . . . SeeYa Tomtom!

    Thx for all the replies.
    06-28-2011 07:14 AM
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