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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by chris in va, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. chris in va

    chris in va

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    I tried searching, but couldn't get a good answer about a nav app I can use for work. My Garmin is absurdly slow, sometimes taking half a minute to redraw the map and recalulate if I miss my turn or just want to zoom out.
     
  2. EmbryRiddle

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    I use roadmate, I think it uses Magellan software, and it works pretty well
     

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    Gonad Millennium Member

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    I use TeleNav and it works great on my iPhone and it's free.
     
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    Try Mapquest Mobile, also free plus it gives you spoken turn by turn directions, I have used it a lot, always worked well
     
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    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    Surely your iPhone has Maps. I traveled completely across the US using only Maps on my iPhone two years ago.
     
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    I just started using "waze" app. It's pretty cool. Also has voice turn by turn unlike some other navigation apps. But if I had to have a good gps app I would really consider the tomtom app. It is like $35 but would be worth it IMO. Just give waze app a try. It's pretty neat. Gives you all kinds of alerts and updates.
     
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    $49!!!:wow::shocked::faint:
     
  8. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    There are two major classes of map apps.

    Onboard Maps:
    Navigon
    Tomtom
    Garmin (the on-board maps version)

    Over-the-air maps:
    Mapquest
    Telenav
    MotionX
    etc.


    The on-board map programs are generally much more expensive, but they offer distinct benefits in speed and reliability. You don't need cell coverage to continue navigation. I have all of the on-board apps for both US and Europe. Personally, my favorite currently is Garmin (the on-board maps version) followed by TomTom.

    Their maps and routes are fantastic and on an iPhone 4 or better they run very nicely.
     
  9. KirkG

    KirkG More Cowbell!

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    I don't like software telling me how to get where I want to go, so I use Google Maps and get to where I'm going just fine. With the GPS in the phone, your location shows up on the map as a blue dot. Pretty simple and effective. And free.
     
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    One of the biggest slowdowns on GPS systems is the loading of every location of "points of Interest". That is a choice the operator makes. Turn that off and it will speed up a bunch.
     
  11. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    I drive 300+ miles a week and the basic iPhone Maps app that came with the phone has replaced the factory nav in my car since day 1...
     
  12. Bren

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    That's strange. My Garmin is the cheapest one I could get at Walmart several years ago and it is practically instant. I complain about my iPhone being so much slower. I'd say get a new Garmin.