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Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Skiniftz, Aug 16, 2009.
Pika, I get the point that you hate TomTom for some unknown reason (maybe you just can't afford it and therefore you're jealous?)
But do you have to go into every tomtom thread and piss on it?
although u have a solid point, i think they should've introduced it at a sale price, especially since they have an optional external piece we can buy to make it "better"
I never said i can't afford it... I'm going to get it right after it's released in the US and test it. We still don't know the price yet but i assume is going to cost $89.99 US if it's 59.99 Euros.
I can't wait to test it and make a thread about Navigon VS TomTom.
Ok well since I never said it in another thread I'll make this my first
To be so late would expect a better price at least as an intro
I have been in a few threads regarding TT as well. Yes I can afford it, however on this occasion I will pass. Bought CoPilot and am more than pleased with it. If I need TT I will use my stand alone. £59.99 seems to much considering we waited so long.
I'll pay the $90 for a quality GPS Navigation app. Navigon was to me, pretty eye candy, but about as useful as Sygic. They're both fine apps and I've never had a proble navigating with them, but they're missing polish, but if TomTom is as good as their dedicated units, I can't wait to use it. Also TTS is a big seller for me.
It's actually £59.99 pounds sterling.
What makes you think that TomTom is a quality GPS Navigation app compared to the others?
According to the screenshots posted at iphoneclub.nl ...The UI looks like a it's been drawn with Microsoft Paint on Windows XP. With Navigon, it feels like Windows Vista on steroids.
Which would put it at currently, just under $100 US dollars. I bet this will be about $99 US.
That's $99.99 USD.
Isn't Navigon also $99.99 USD without their promotion?
Isn't the Navigon US version a little more than half the Europe version? Hopefully Tom Tom will follow suit.
own up, who's bought it...
...for over one hundred, they need to give me a hell of a good GPS service !
I really want to buy this but I want to know how much the cradle is going to be, see if they are going to do a deal for buying both together! I can't believe they'd release one without the other!!!
With Co-Pilot I've found the GPS is not accurate enough, it tells you way too late to make a turn if you need to turn left then suddenly turn right etc....
I'm interested to know if this is a limitation of the iPhone GPS accuracy or a problem with the Co-Pilot software itself - I'd love to know of anyone that has had similar Co-Pilot inaccuracy and found the TomTom to be working much better and much more accurate with road position.
I cant wait to see the comparin tomtom and navigon.
I have navigon and it looks good (better than tomtom), TTS is nice, lane assist is good, real view is excellent (not sure exactly how useful though) BUT
my standalone Tomtom is more accurate with journey times and more info is displayed at one time (time to arrival, speed etc etc)
I guess there wont be a complete solution that will answer my every need but at the moment the time to arrival part of Navigon is annoying me (its always tooooo ambitious)
You can adjust the voice instruction lead time in CoPilot live. Default is 5 seconds before the turn. I've found that 6 to 7 seconds works well.
As well as being able to adjust time before turns for announcements, CoPilot also gives you the option to adjust your avg speeds on different types of roads (ie create a different profile). This means you can pick profiles for different times of the day and thus create more accurate journey times. AFAIK TomTom has no such ability (a factor that has annoyed me in the past with their hardware)
Have you updated Navigon to 1.1? That added the option to show additional info on the map screen.
I found that the navigon just thinks your going to be sightly speeding to make up for any red lights. Also you can have ETA and distance to arrival on the navigon in a small box on the bottom left and the speed remains at the top. I think its in the options somewhere.
At the moment, I am leaning towards the Navigon, with its promised features of TMC and full TTS. The lane guidance wins it for me.
Do you work for Navigon?
And this is the bottom line for the turn-by-turn nav apps in the App Store. Everyone wants to think there's one 'right' answer, or one application that will do everything they want. The fact is that it doesn't exist currently, and none of the apps including Tom Tom do everything. Each have their strengths and weaknesses. Over time these will surely be refined and features added to bring them up to a more even standard.
So the thing to do is evaluate all of the packages and pick the one that's right for you in terms of features. many people have bought Navigon and are completely happy with it. Same goes for iGo and Co-Pilot. Many will also be happy with Tom Tom.
People are paying a lot for these apps, thus they feel the need to 'defend' their purchases. What's right for one person may not be for another. Relax and enjoy the fact that there are several good alternatives on the iPhone for Navigation right now.