TOMTOM for Iphone 3G or 3Gs

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  1. cosmaboy macrumors member

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    hi,

    Does anyone know if the new Sat Nav turn by turn gps apps will be available for the Iphone 3G and the 3Gs or is it just for the new 3gs???

    Also anyone heard of the price??

    thanks
     
  2. Cowboy8467 macrumors member

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    Yes it will be available for iPhone 3G. No we do not know the price.
     
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  5. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    So doesnt this work without the car kit as it says you need it.
     
  6. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    At WWDC they said that you don't need the mounting kit.
     
  7. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking forward to this app, but hope it comes out shortly after the 3.0 launch... I'm leaving on a driving trip July 3rd, and will settle for one of the other applications (i.e. Navigon) if it is released first and gets good reviews.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    I just hope (but I'm afraid it will) it won't cost much more (app and mount) that a dedicated TomTom.
     
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    Did they say if it will mount on an air conditioning vent? I don't want it on my windshield.
     
  11. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

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    IIRC, it could mount to either windshield or dashboard.

    On the topic of TomTom, I thought I'd read some supports that both TomTom and Navigon will feature integration with the native contacts app on the iPhone. If so, sweet!
     
  12. kwyn macrumors regular

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    They advertise "enhanced GPS" performance for the mount.

    Can someone elaborate on why... Would this "Enhanced" performance apply to the 3G or just to the 3GS?
     
  13. gloss macrumors 601

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    Windshield or dashboard, officially.

    The 3.0 OS allows applications to make use of accessories through the dock connector, meaning that the 'enhanced performance' would apply to both the 3G and 3GS devices. Heck, I'd almost wonder if someone could produce a mount that has a GPS chipset built in so that old 2G iPhones could use it.
     
  14. kwyn macrumors regular

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    What is the enhanced performance though??? What does this thing really do?
     
  15. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    Think of it as adding a larger antennae to your radio or tv, get a better signal so gps is more accurate and connects faster, but not required to function.
     
  16. extremei5 macrumors member

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    I hope this app comes out sooner than later cuz i'm dying !!!! :eek:
     
  17. Solver macrumors 6502

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    How can you have a turn by turn GPS without a built-in compass? How is a compass added to the iPhone 3G?
     
  18. jpeso2525 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking you can do it because it can tell which way you are going since you will be moving that way. I mean, if your moving North then you aren't faced south.
     
  19. gloss macrumors 601

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    Most standalone units don't have compasses. It just extrapolates your direction of movement by the shifts in GPS signal.
     
  20. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    One easy answer... it would be an expensive solution with limited user base. It would probably be just as cheap to upgrade to the 3G or 3GS and be done with it.
     
  21. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

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    Is it weird I'm considering buying this even though I already have GPS in my car? :rolleyes:
     
  22. kas23 macrumors 603

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    The same way any other basic cellphone that has been out for the last 2 years does. Don't worry, the compass in your new 3GS will still make you special.
     
  23. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    It'll be both. It would seem the mount also has a built in GPS receiver as well as a speaker for voice directions, and the ability to play through your cars speakers via an audio cable.
     
  24. prospereagle92 macrumors regular

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    Haha well you could be in reverse:p...sorry couldn't pass that up
     
  25. Julien macrumors G3

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    I was not referring to the price of other PDA offerings but to actual dedicated GPS units. While $99 for the mount/software may be almost reasonable anything above $100 will be too much since you can buy TomTom GPS units for less than $100.

    A price point of $69 to $79 would be more in line to compete with stand alone GPS units. Here is a TomTom for less than $50
     

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