Which GPS app to choose?

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


Which would you recommend?

  1. Navigon

    22 vote(s)
  2. TomTom

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

    1 vote(s)
  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    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

    Dec 5, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    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

    Dec 5, 2009
    ... 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

    Jul 22, 2005
    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

    Jun 5, 2009
    Are Navigon and TomTom the most common or the only 2??
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    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

    Jul 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    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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