Which GPS app to choose?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Scarlet Fever, Mar 22, 2010.

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Which would you recommend?

  1. Navigon

    22 vote(s)
    64.7%
  2. TomTom

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. other (please post)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    #1
    The Maps app just isn't doing it for me any more, so I've decided I need a new GPS app.

    Obviously, the big two contenders are TomTom and Navigon, and from what I can see, there really isn't much between them. From what I can understand from this chart, the only real difference is that TomTom offers more for folks with jailbroken iPhones. They are both the same price here in Australia ($99.95).

    What preferences do you have?
     
  2. navguy macrumors regular

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    Navigon + Google Search (or AroundMe) + fixed price Traffic (INRIX) + MyRoutes (soon) on a 3GS ... unbeatable!! :D:D


    btw, where are you? ... not sure if INRIX covers global, and i assume Navigon MyRegion is not an option
     
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    #3
    There are several existing threads requesting the same opinions/information here, here, and here. And these are just a few of many...
     
  4. navguy macrumors regular

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    ... and NO, I did not just "copy & paste" my comment from those threads to this thread ... I "copy & paste & made a small edit" ... :p
     
  5. Scarlet Fever thread starter macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    The latter two of those threads were made after TomTom released their 1.3 update, which I understand was a substantial update and fixed many issues users had with the app. I have done google searches, but i've been having trouble finding information about the current versions, or people compare them to apps which only work in America.

    Also, no-one had a poll ;)

    navguy; I forgot I changed my location! I live in Australia.
     
  6. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    Are Navigon and TomTom the most common or the only 2??
     
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    GPS Drive

    MotionX GPS Drive. I swore by AT&T Navigator on my BlackBerry but on the iPhone it was a little crippled and expensive. Drive is cheap as heck. Voice guided turn by turn is only $2mo. too. Integrates with contacts and is very, very accurate and fast.
     
  8. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    Tom Tom

    I purchased the TomTom USA app. Using for the first time on a road trip from San Diego to Phoenix for MLB Spring Training. It is easy to use, very accurate, and has met my expectations as we have used it.
     

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