- 06-10-2012, 10:19 AM #6
Ever since Nokia Maps added the off-line search capability in version 2 of their free navigation software, it's been serving me well. Consider Navigon if you're not using a Nokia phone - it's expensive, but from what I've seen and read, it's quite feature rich and works very, very well.
- 06-10-2012, 10:40 AM #7
I was using Navigon on my Titan. It's an expensive but great app. Now my girl has my Titan and I'll be using Nokia Drive, though I'll just re-download Navigon to my Lumia if Nokia Drive doesn't work out for me.
- 06-10-2012, 05:40 PM #10
I've used Nokia Drive and Garmin on my HTC Trophy. The Nokia Drive is nice but, very basic in the navi setup. It does not have the advanced features as Garmin does.
I use Garmin 95% of the time. It finds what I need the best out of both of them. It does need signal, so some questionable areas, I see the main road but, not surrounding roads (as cell service was not great in the area).
If you have a Nokia device, then might as well try the Nokia Drive to see if it fits your needs. I perfer the Garmin, it just seems they have the experiance with these devices and it shows. The price is the problem with it being $30..
I do wish Tomtom came out for Windows Phone 7, That was my favorite on my WM6.5 devices. I would even give up a gig or so for maps...
I would prefer something that fully fits in with Windows phone 7, not just an app. I do wish Microsoft had the right to make a turn by turn navi... Both the Nokia and Garmin feel like what they are, 3rd party apps(nothing from contacts or other parts of the phone, to route to a contact, etc.).
- 06-10-2012, 08:50 PM #12
Is Navigon actually good? When I used to look at GPS hardware, I always saw Garmin & TomTom as a cut above the rest. Found something very frustrating recently - Nokia Maps has a nearby suburb (where I take the train) spelled wrong, and Bing Maps can't even find the railway station.
gMaps Pro found it instantly.
- 06-10-2012, 10:00 PM #14
Now that I see Navigon is just $35 (it's normally listed at $50, and may easily go back up as they do tend to lower the price every once in while for a very short while), get this one.
If you have a Nokia device, see if you like the free Nokia Drive app instead before purchasing, but if you want the BEST, get the Navigon. If you have an HTC phone, consider their free alternative called Locations
WPCentral actually did a review of the software if you're interested..
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- 06-11-2012, 11:22 PM #16
After the reviews here, I'm going to give Navigon a full play, to see if I really like it better than Garmin. As I said, I would buy a Tomtom app tomorrow if it came out, because I liked their feature set better.
Maybe someone knows. During a route, you want to find a coffee shop (dunkin donuts) for example, does any of the systems find it and make it part of your route (the closest one on your route with out taking you too far out of your way)?
I try to do this with Garmin and it will take me 5 miles out of my way, when I get back on the highway, 8 miles down, I can see one off the highway...(pointless)
- 06-12-2012, 11:17 AM #18
As soon as Navigon Drops to $24.99 I am in. It's been there once before, so I know it can happen again. I know it's only $10, below the current sale but I have a built in Navigation on my car, and wife has Navigon on her....iphone.
I don't need it, but I sorta want it.
- 06-12-2012, 12:11 PM #19
My wife does not have Navi, so when in her car, I use my phone...
06-12-2012, 01:59 PM #21
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I can't speak for Navigon but I have the Garmin app and one thing I like about it is how it intergrates with other apps. For example, I can makek a reservation on Open Table and swipe that address over to Garmin for directions.
Doesn't work with all apps (like Local Scout) but for enough to be of value to me.