Sygic Navigator - Anyone tried searching for a POI?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bbplayer5, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Tried searching for McDonalds which is like... a mile from me and I cant see to even search for any food places. There is no POI search for food in this thing???
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I can't even find individual stores... or even wal-mart.
     
  3. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ugh ya its pretty bad... Restaurants isnt even a list on my POIs even when I turn it on...

    Really doesnt have much of any POI search or list... pretty bad.
     
  4. TypeEE macrumors member

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    It's a rip off, $80 for gps software that you can't find mcdonald's
     
  5. wowipod macrumors regular

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    Works fine for me. All the POIs I want and need are there.
     
  6. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    There have been a lot of posts here about the POI search and not being able to find the most basic things.
     
  7. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Find McDonalds or a gas station. Ya... It works so well. Must be worth the 80 bucks if YOU can find the mall.
     
  8. wowipod macrumors regular

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    Well in my area it has all the 'malls' (shopping centres) and stuff like that. Who needs maccas on there anyway there is enough signage for those places. If every maccas was on there you wouldn't be able to see the road.
     
  9. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You dont have to display them...
     
  10. wowipod macrumors regular

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    But don't you agree they are not required? There is always plenty of signs to McDonalds they make themselves known.
     
  11. TypeEE macrumors member

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    Have you even use other GPSs? Every other GPSs have mcdonalds. Okay, let's say it's not mcdonalds, I need Homedepot, menards.

    This GPS's POI is laughable, it's lack of POI and it's slow.
     
  12. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the ones you need when traveling are not found, restaurants, lodging, and gas stations. I complained and got my money back....
     
  13. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That is the dumbest comment I have ever read on MacRumors. Honestly... wow.
     
  14. Cescfabregas4 macrumors member

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    You guys are right, you cant search for a particular store, you have to use the categories provided or type in the stores address. Very stupid. I am now using navigon....its almost perfect and you can search virtually every business available.
     
  15. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Navigon must really have much more in the iPhone application than the hardware GPS receivers. The hardware models only have restaurants, service stations/fuel and lodging. Nothing else.
     
  16. Diode macrumors 68020

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    It's got tons (At least in the DC area) including ATM's , Chain Stores (Home depot, Best Buy etc), small business (had my favorite repair shop), metro stations etc. Check out the lite version for yourself.
     
  17. Cescfabregas4 macrumors member

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    It sure does. It has all the major chains plus some smaller shops. Around me its showing--- schools, post office, library,college,parks,resturants (including non chain resturants,department stores etc
     
  18. wowipod macrumors regular

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    Ok fair enough I see what you mean now looking for individual stores, it has a few but not as many as I would like.

    Really, you don't go on macrumors much then do you.
     
  19. severe macrumors 6502a

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    Bottom line is, yes, it leaves much to be improved upon. I've recently switched from G-Map, due to their lagging on that latest update and I'm not regretting much.

    I'd like to see more/better POI adaptation and text to speech for street names. However, better POI is the most needed feature.
     
  20. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    What does everyone think about the lag with this app?

    There are times when it is 2-3 blocks behind in showing where I am and then suddenly it jumps ahead of where I am. I know it's missing something that keep real GPS units from doing the same but I can't think of what it's called. Error correction or something like that.

    Then there are the street names appearing and disappearing every few seconds. It's a nice app and hopefully with an update or two it will be excellent. Still need a Garmin or another GPS for any kind of extended road trip.
     
  21. TypeEE macrumors member

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    This software is just a piece of crap.

    I was using it to go to a museum yesterday:
    1) POI doesn't show the museum <- fine, I know it has next to no POI
    2) I search on google map for the address and google map gave me an address that doesn't have street number but an intersection of two street, like : XXX street and YYY Road, Chicago, IL, Sygic doesn't have the feature to enter an intersection. (My old Mio GPS can)
    3) There is no copy and paste so I have to remember the address from google map and key it in
    4) While I am playing music, as soon as the sygic prompt for a turn, it turn off my music and would not resume my music.
     
  22. severe macrumors 6502a

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    1-3) Main menu > Browse map > find intersection and tap it > tap the symbol below and choose to "Navigate there". Done.

    4) Update to the latest version. (you should have been prompted through iTunes)

    Your owner's manual.
     
  23. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    That involves too much work. Having to scroll and then zoom and then scroll some more to find your place is just too much. On my Garmin, I just have to enter the two intersections.
     
  24. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Their description on iTunes mentions calling a restaurant to make reservation...so WTH doesn't the new version have restaurants as a POI category?

    Color me confused.
     
  25. hiddensphinx macrumors newbie

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    seems to work fine here in Australia..can detect my nearest McDonald's no problemo
     

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