Navigon Question

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by BullittMustang, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

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    Does Navigon give you the option to avoid a specific road or part of a route when planning a trip? I have used a TomTom and that is one feature I really like about it. If Navigon has that I may buy it, I really like the look of it and the lane guidance.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    You can avoid Highways, Toll Roads, Ferries, Residential and HOV lanes. However I don't see how to avoid specific roads (although it does recalculate your route quickly when you deviate).
     
  3. BullittMustang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, does it also show the name of the street you are traveling on at all times?
     
  4. Firewolve macrumors member

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    Yes, it does.
     
  5. prominence macrumors regular

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    There actually is an option; it is the "Block Route" feature in the menu; it will ask if you want to block .5 miles in front of you, 1 full mile in front of you, etc. It's a really rocky and odd way to do detours as I am used to Garmin having the simple "detour" button to do a different route, but it doesn't work; e.g. if you select "1 mile" as what you want marked as blocked, it will block 1 mile of road ahead on the current route and then reroute you. However, if you know 5 miles down the road that there is a block, you can't block that as you can only block what is right in front of you for so many miles. It's a really odd feature and they set it up very awkwardly, but it's there and it works.
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    its there incase you encounter a traffic jam, and know how long it is for
     
  7. BullittMustang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the TomTom feature that lets you avoid specific roads. After you put in a destination it will show you the route in a list. Then if there is a street or highway you want to avoid you can select that street from the list and avoid it and it will give you a new route with out it. I'm not sure which app to buy, the Navigon looks visually better and the lane guidance with road signs looks helpful. I wish I could try them both first.
     

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