Navigon or TomTom?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by AzWildcat, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. AzWildcat macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Does any one have any experience with Navigon systems? are they any good? Frankly I don't care for the TomToms and if the Navigon is upto par, out goes my Garmin on fleabay :)

    How much would you pay for the app? I think $60 is a fair asking price... but I suppose that may be a little hopeful.

    Cheers !
  2. boca76 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    I checked the European countries top paid apps and Navigon in many of them has taken the No. 1 spot . In nearly all of them Navigon is in the top 10. It's amazing if you think that the price is $94.99.
    I think that Tomtom has lost a lot of money for not being the first.
    I initially intended to buy the Tomtom app but I just couldn't resist so I got Navigon.
  3. cdal1 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
  4. nicheco macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    i'm selling my old GPS in the car for this new tomtom set up. i hope it's worth the money. i'll prolly use all the money i get selling my old one to set up this new one, but it will be a much smaller pain in the ass.
  5. Sam21 macrumors member

    May 30, 2009
    Essex, England
    I just bought it, downloading now. Looks pretty good with lane guidance and all the other things my standalone TomTom has.
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Whichever one is released in the US first, ill get.
  7. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2007
    navigon is available on Appstore for £54.99 but for europe only atm.

    I would really like it if their was a trial period before forking out £55.
  8. coledog macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2006
    Roanoke, VA
    Same here...
  9. AzWildcat thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I'll wait and see how the navigon looks in the states.....I can't stand TomTom software....but for the sake of practicality my garmin is going on ebay....I have a ridiculous amount of electronic equipment that I cart about without needing to worry about a GPS
  10. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    haha same here. Navigon is supposed to be pretty good so.
  11. Sam21 macrumors member

    May 30, 2009
    Essex, England
    I thought the download bar was moving slowly.. 1.65GB :O
    The 32GB was definitely the right model!
  12. koollectablz macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    Got Navigon today for my 16gb 3g - I'm in the UK, just been out testing it against my wife's tomtom.

    Its actually pretty good, could do with more voices and it seems to see Tesco as Bloomingdales? Also need street names on 3-D view.

    But does the satnav just as well as the tomtom! Its good. Found sats quicker than the tomtom unit and never lost them in a half hour drive.

    Oh, and you need at least 4gb or so free to install it, the app itself is much less, so you can add stuff back once its installed.
  13. ougum macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    I agree. I'll buy the one that get to the store first. But I won't over
    pay for their software when I already have the hardware. Of course
    if I decide to buy the TomTom mount, I'd expect paying more. I can
    purchase a full blown TomTom unit from for
    $119.00. I would also not pay a subcription. Instead I'd just
    buy the lowest priced Garmin I could find.
  14. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2008
    London, UK
    I'm not going to rush into it just yet. I'm going to wait until TomTom is released and see which gets better reviews. I wish they'd hurry up!
  15. ayzee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2008
    tomtom need to release there app ASAP, im starting to get itchy fingers :D
  16. iAlexG macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
  17. jamojdm macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    What holder are people using to hold their iPhones while driving at the mo as the tomtom one isnt out yet?
  18. ayzee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2008
  19. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
    I have a regular Navigon GPS and love it. Can't wait until they have a US version for the iPhone. Not a big fan of TomTom and Garmin.
  20. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I wonder if the TomTom accessory will be adjustable so it can hold an iPhone in a case. I don't want to have to take my iPhone out of its case every time I get in the car.
  21. dwella1 macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Has anyone heard of a release date as of yet? I really need one!!!!

  22. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    you will have to remove the case,
  23. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    I have Navigon installed on my GPS and love it. I'm looking forward to the US release for the iPhone!
  24. encircle macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    i'm curious about the date too! anyone know?
  25. rman0726 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    wtf. my Garmin only cost me like 105. and it costs $95 for the Navigon software? The iPhone GPS would be nice for the occasional business travel with a rented car, but i don't think I can justify $95 for something when i already have a Nuvi that works perfectly fine.

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