Best navigation app for iPhone which one

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  1. msarway macrumors 6502

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    So what is best navi app buy far. I see so many theses but since u can't try them all whichnis the best one for iPhone
     
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    Mine too. I love that App. It's gotten me to anywhere I didn't know the directions.

    Navigon + Yellow Pages = FTW!
     
  5. Missjenna, Feb 12, 2011
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    I think maybe you meant Waze.
     
  7. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    Lol! That would be a damn you auto correct moment. Thanks.
     
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    I liked Navigon but it kept on taking me on some goofy routes. That could be user operator error.

    So I've put my Navigation trust into TomTom. So far its been great.:rolleyes:
     
  10. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Navigon. The other day I could see a traffic jam up ahead and it - automatically - detected it, routed me down a ramp, through a parking lot, around a mall, and dropped me out about 500 ft. past the traffic stoppage. Awesome.
     
  11. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    I like Navigon but the goofiest thing it's done with me was pretty bad (I thought it was funny but mostly cause I wasn't in a hurry).

    It had me turn off a main road (I was heading north) so that eventually I'd get on a highway, to exit off the main road it had me turn off of in the first place but going south just so I could u-turn to go back in the same direction as I was originally going on the main road.

    I eventually figured out that one of the problems was that it didn't believe there was an exit going north from onto the main road from the highway. No idea though why it decided to route me off the main road just to put me back on (it had me skip a few blocks, it was late at night, and as far as i could tell the way was open).
     
  12. benfica88 macrumors regular

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    I love co-pilot.
    It also says something that there one of the few who offer a full demo of the product.
     
  13. MyMac8MyPC macrumors member

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    Yes the Navigon app is truly incredible. They are always on the forefront of newest features. They remind me a lot of Apple in a lot of ways :apple:
     
  14. LiquidZed, Feb 15, 2011
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    Navigon has my vote.

    I own both Navigon and TomTom since I need them both for my App development. The only thing I don't like about Navigon is it can't open up contact addresses that include apartment or business units (TomTom doesn't have this problem). I have tried switching back and forth between TomTom and Navigon the last 3 weeks, and just keep going back to Navigon. I just like the interface, voice directions, and on screen display better. Some may like TomTom better for the same reason though, to each his/her own. Also, TomTom is really annoying in that if you start to enter an address to navigate to, then close the App (so you haven't actually even started your Navigation yet), it will sit there and drain your battery on you in the background running your GPS chip, you have to actively clear the route. Navigon doesn't do that. Also it is more steps to clear a route with TomTom than Navigon, so when you are driving, it takes longer to exit directions. I highly value ease of use.

    -Jason
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    Now for a shameless plug. I have an App out called "NavAssist for Navigon", and one that is awaiting approval called "NavAssist for TomTom". They are identical besides which Navigation App they work with. Basically they make it much easier to open up addresses in Navigon and TomTom. NavAssist opens up addresses from your contacts (including ones with apartment numbers) allows you to cut and paste addresses and perform local business searches. Then just launch Navigon or TomTom right from the google mapslike interface. It is much easier to use than Navigon's and TomTom's interface for opening up addresses. See more at http://LiquidZed.blogspot.com
     
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    MotionX GPS Drive

    I REALLY like Motion X...as it works SUPER without taking up 1.6+ GB of space. But, thats me. I always have my Garmin in the car for serious stuff :cool:
     
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    Navigon...the interface is much better. In terms of accuracy both tom-tom n navigon work well for me.
     
  19. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    I've tried looking online and Navigon's FAQ page but can't find an answer if it uses internet connection while navigating.

    Does anyone know?
     
  20. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    No it doesn't. I just tried it on my trip from Seattle to Canada and it will work even with cellular data off (so no international roaming data charges) however it wont work if the airplane mode is on (I assume it stopped the gps chip to work). It will only use data if you use the Traffic request or Google local search.

    And with regards to the OP, Navigon has my vote.
     
  21. zeromeus macrumors regular

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    It detected trouble ahead so it took you off the road to avoid it... There might have been some rapist hiding in the dark in that area waiting for a lone driver to go down the road to attack! LOL

     
  22. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    TomTom is by far the best I've used. It's literally never failed me - and I need a reliable GPS since I travel all the time for work.
     

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