My Sygic - North America review

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bbplayer5, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Firstly, the app does a pretty good job of knowing where I am. I have the iPhone 3Gs mounted on my dash in clear view of the sky. Though the software knows where I currently am, its directions appear to be really shaky.

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    As you can see I am trying to get to Shoenersville Road, but instead of going right to it, it wants me to go a very round about way to it.

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    And this is what happens when I ignore its directions... Again taking me away from the road I wish to get to, and going a round about way which would end in a LONG U-Turn.

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    Skip it again? Same deal...

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    Finally after it had no choice...100 feet from Shoenersville Road... it gets it correct... NO WAIT.. It wants me to make a U-Turn and go all the way around to the street 100 feet in front of me!!! When I got to my destination .5 miles up the road, it was still telling me to pull a U-Turn... This is with U-Turns marked for OFF in the settings. The trip to where I was going was set for Fastest Time. You cant even make a legal U-turn on any of those streets. They are busy as hell!

    The trip home set to "shortest distance" was OK, but it was telling me to turn right when the screen was telling me to go straight...

    It needs work. The software isnt picking up streets all that well, and I think it confuses itself. Also, no matter where you are (outside, or in a car) you always get 2 bars of service.

    5/10 - waiting for TomTom.


    Had the exact same problem with G-Map East also. Constantly telling me to pull U-Turns instead of just taking me straight to the street. Either its a GPS issue on the iPhone (both of my phones do this) or its the software being really retarded.
     
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the review bbplayer, just by reading the app's description as of now (7/7/09) they submitted actually an update to fix some of the issues and also enhancements, unfortunately that issue of yours is quite troubling for a TBT app. Heck I think the default Maps works better?
     
  3. milerich macrumors regular

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    u-turn problem

    I just played with this app, and I think that the option needs to be on to avoid the u-turn.

    The menu says avoidances, and then lists things to avoid. By turning it to on, it avoids taking u-turns.

    Try that out and see if it works...
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Tried out this program and I do not like the interface at all and since it does not integrate with address book you have to manually enter the destinations. Other then that on my test trip it was accurate.

    Had both my tomtom and this app set to my destination. gave pretty much same info.
     
  5. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Did you read my post? :p I had it on. What I meant for marked off was that it was checked (as in dont make me do U-Turns)
     
  6. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I too have the avoid u-turns options ticked, but every 25 meters it tells me to pull a u-turn.
     
  7. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Its basically not good if you deviate from your path. It doesnt know how to recalculate but keep you moving straight ahead and pick up your road farther down. It wants you to basically go back to your original path no matter what lol...
     

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