1. Zolotoy's Avatar
    I was driving a few days ago and using Nokia Drive. Disaster. Any alternatives available?

    Thanks
    01-02-2013 08:52 AM
  2. kevin2577's Avatar
    Navigon. Pricey but full featured and worth it
    01-02-2013 08:53 AM
  3. Residing's Avatar
    Zolotoy...When you visit Marketplace, there is a category 'travel + navigation' - should help you find an alternative.
    01-02-2013 08:59 AM
  4. Pete C's Avatar
    How is Nokia Drive a disaster? The few times I've used it it has been great.
    01-02-2013 09:20 AM
  5. Zolotoy's Avatar
    How is it a disaster? If I would follow its directions I would have gotten killed like 100 times. It kept telling me make a right, make a left on a highway with mostly no turns. Highway, how can you turn?
    01-02-2013 09:26 AM
  6. arrowrand's Avatar
    I've been using Nokia Drive alongside Google Navi for weeks. Even on my trips out to the sticks Drive has been very accurate.

    Maybe give it more than one shake before you go buy something that will have its own faults from time to time.
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    01-02-2013 09:26 AM
  7. wamsille's Avatar
    Slightly off-topic - but when is Nokia Drive+ Beta getting traffic info and My Commute?
    01-02-2013 10:11 AM
  8. loko ino's Avatar
    I have been using the Nokia Drive exclusively since I got my phone, about a month ago. Never an issue and love it. Has been very accurate for me. I live in a pretty bg metro area though, that might help.
    01-02-2013 10:13 AM
  9. Zolotoy's Avatar
    Is there a way to reset/re-calibrate GPS, Maps, or whatever else might not be working to get to conclusion what exactly is wrong with Nokia Drive apps and replace it with something else?
    01-03-2013 07:13 AM
  10. PhilR8's Avatar
    Slightly off-topic - but when is Nokia Drive+ Beta getting traffic info and My Commute?
    Soon, I hope. I almost can't believe that Drive for WP8 is still without these features, since Drive 3.0 for WP7.5 has had them since mid-summer. Drive in general just has a long way to go before it can be seen as a true alternative to Google Navigation. I went on a week-long road trip recently and my wife's Android phone was consistently better than my 920 at everything map related. Kind of a shame but it is what it is.
    01-04-2013 09:25 PM
  11. Huime's Avatar
    How is it a disaster? If I would follow its directions I would have gotten killed like 100 times. It kept telling me make a right, make a left on a highway with mostly no turns. Highway, how can you turn?
    Do you mean it ask you to turn when there is no exit or you want to stay on highway but it ask you to get off?
    If its the second case I dont see too much of a problem.
    Anyways, Navigon and Gmap is probably better one out there.
    01-05-2013 04:03 AM
  12. farzonalmaneih's Avatar
    I had my phone GPS act crazy for a few days. A reboot fixed it.
    01-05-2013 09:20 PM
  13. jagz81's Avatar
    Nokia Drive Beta is awesome. I've been using the Google Maps navigation ever since the Samsung Galaxy 1, but Nokia Drive's responsiveness and accuracy is just fantastic.
    If they could add the features of seeing the directions list and spoken street names, I would say this is the best.
    Anyhow, if you find any alternative, I bet you wouldn't be satisfied with that either.
    02-05-2013 09:14 PM
  14. rdubmu's Avatar
    If they could add the features of seeing the directions list and spoken street names, I would say this is the best.
    Anyhow, if you find any alternative, I bet you wouldn't be satisfied with that either.
    You just need to download the voice (US Street names "male or female")

    As for an alternative. You can find some Bing Maps from WP7, it is on every WP8 but it is hidden, the only thing it doesn't provide Turn-by-turn. Also gmaps pro is another offering that uses Google maps, it is 3rd party and works pretty good.

    Lastly, the only real alternative is Navigon.
    02-05-2013 09:26 PM

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