gps vs iphone tomtom app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tim100, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have the tomtom or magellan iphone apps? How do they compare to a stand alone gps life the garmin 1690 or tomtom go?
     
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I have a stand a lone TomTom and the TomTom app. The app drains your battery so be sure to bring a charger. Basically they work pretty much the same.

    Edit: Oops...sorry just read the post a little better. Hope that helps, my eyes are still waking up.
     
  3. koollectablz macrumors 6502

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    My wife has the standalone TomTom go and I've got the TomTom 1.3 UK & Ireland app on my 3g.

    I prefer the app as it gets a lock a LOT quicker that the standalone unit - I presume because it has A-GPS and uses tower triangulation to get a basic idea of where it is first.

    Most other functions are identical in everyday use.

    Its my favourite app even though it cost a lot.

    But then it was also a lot less than buying a TomTom!
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I thought about getting the TomTom app or something like it. The more I thought about it, the more I didn't want it because if I get a text message and answer it I have to restart the TomTom app. Same with getting a phone call on the phone. It's a great idea, but I just got a Garmin 265WT for $100.00 and I love it.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Ever since I got navigon for the iPhone I never used my standalone garmin since.
    I sold it a few months later.
     
  6. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Navigon is pretty sweet. I'm glad they added the feature where you can see the directions they were giving. Kind of annoying that wasn't implemented from the second update.

    I use both, but honestly, I kinda like google maps a little better. :eek:
     

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