For expert users of Navigon

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by LincolnsiPod, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. LincolnsiPod macrumors 6502

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    What kind of routing profile did you find to be the best for navigation? There's so many custom settings that I could drive around forever trying to figure out what works best. I was curious to how others had theirs set up.

    Can't wait for 1.5 BTW. I always did like to tweet from the road. :D
     
  2. sjdigital macrumors regular

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    I'd hesitate to call myself an 'expert' user, but I have been using Navigon for some months now and am very pleased with it. I simply use the 'Optimum' route but to be honest, it doesn't greatly fuss me whether it can work out every last option for every journey and always get the 'optimum' route, whatever that is. For me it's simply a device to provide directions to somewhere that I'm unfamiliar with, say a down town hotel in an unfamiliar city late in the evening, and if it misses the odd short cut, so what? It never fails to get me where I want to go and that's why I bought it.
     
  3. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    I use Optimum as well, but I'm very excited for the new update that brings MyRoutes
     
  4. sjdigital macrumors regular

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    Methinks you need to get out more:)
     
  5. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Why do you say that? I use navigon daily in areas I don't know. Anything that improves routing or the app I get excited about.

    If anything I need to get out less! That way i wouldn't need navigon at all!
     
  6. LincolnsiPod thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess it's to each their own here. I personally can't wait for MyRoutes either. The one advantage TomTom has had it seems was with their IQ routing. If MyRoutes can compare favorably, I may never use a standalone GPS again. :D
     
  7. SooneratND macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to edit the routes is suggests? Tried to enter a trip from Cincinnati, OH to Bloomington, IN the other day, and no matter what route profile I tried, it gave a completely wrong route.

    The route they suggested estimated that it would take over 4 hours takes a state highway almost the entire way. The route I have taken in the past (and the one the Maps app gives you) puts you there in about 2 and 1/2 taking the interstate for half the route before taking the state routes.
     
  8. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    No.

    Which is part of the reason that MyRoutes looks so nice.
     
  9. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    He evidently does get out more, hence the need for Navigon.
     
  10. LincolnsiPod thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Instead of editing the routes, have you tried changing the profile? Like if you're currently using fastest, try changing to optimal and see if that makes a difference, and vice versa.
     

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