Do navigation apps work well on EDGE?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zackkmac, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Hi, I have a 32gig 3GS, and in my area, we don't have 3G service. :(

    I'm considering getting Navigon, because I really need a GPS and this whole GPS-on-the-iPhone deal sounds great. But will it be too slow using the EDGE network? I know it has a built-in GPS but I don't know if it uses the AT&T network to get the instructions.

  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Well, almost all navigation apps download all maps to your iPhone, so all that will be dependent will be the GPS (which works regardless of Cell Data, albeit a bit slower but it works).

    So, only if your navigation app downloads on demand or as needed its maps are you going to see any effects. Otherwise, no EDGE will be fine.
  3. JKColo22 macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2009
    Navigon comes with its own maps, I'm not sure if it uses a server to obtain routes but you should be just fine with EDGE. Won't affect the GPS speed which is what really matters when your driving around relying on it to get you where you are going.

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