Navigon "optimum" setting??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by itsjustmeee, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    I finally got a chance to really use Navigon last night and I must say, a couple of times during the long drive, it made a couple of "questionable" choices. It took me off of a highway and on a side street and then back onto the highway for no apparent reason, and then tried to route me on another highway a bit later in the opposite direction of where I needed to go (I knew the area well and that would've taken me way out of the way). Does anyone here know what the difference between the optimum setting as opposed to the fastest? I would just naturally assume that getting to your destination the fastest would be "optimum".
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    From my tinkering, optimum is a mixture of fastest and shortest. Too make the route that is both fast (in time) and short (in distance.)
  3. sjdigital macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Caucasus
    Seek and ye shall find!

    From Navigon's Facebook page (which seems to be a reasonably reliable source of information - much better than emailing them!)

    "Fast is the fastest route in time, short is the shortest route in distance and optimum is the best route between fast and short."
  4. Quasiperfectto macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2009
    Synching Navigon

    I am getting an Oxe8008001 error message when I'm synching the Navigon program to iTunes. Is there a solution for this?
  5. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    A quick google search makes me think that you have a cracked version of Navigon, so I'd suggest buying it.
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
  7. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    digging up old threads

    how many of you set to fast and how many to optimum?

    raise your hands
  8. nysus macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Optimum is neither fast or short

    The fast/optimum/short settings makes no sense. For the same route:

    Under "fastest" I get three choices:
    104 miles, 1:48h
    105 miles, 1:50h
    103 miles, 1:49h

    Under "optimum" I get these three choices:
    104 miles, 1:47
    105 miles, 1:50
    103 miles, 1:49

    Under "shortest" I get:
    97 miles, 2:01
    101 miles, 2:08
    98 miles, 1:36

    Note the last choice. Clearly this is the fastest and very close to the shortest. So why doesn't it show up under "optimum"? And why doesn't it show up under "fastest"?
  9. navguy macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2009
    how realistic is it? have you driven that route? ... i find that shortest is by far least accurate on time
  10. SalllyDJ macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Mar 24, 2017 ---
    I've noticed similar complaints on other forums (usually in the USA). The explanation there appears to be that when you enter the destination address, Navigon knows which side of the road it is on. But if it is memorised as being dual carriageway, it can result on a planned route to a neighbour on the other side of the road as needing a trip of several miles around to get on to the other side of the street!

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