1. rezzet's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    So I have HTC Titan on AT&T. Being used to Sprint, I had navigation software provided free before. But now, since AT&T insists on charging $10/mo for their nav. software, (which is identical telenav app to Sprint's), I'm looking elsewhere.

    So, in the marketplace I seem to bump into 3 choice that seem very appealing especially since they provide off-line maps. Navigon (off-line maps)-$50, Navigation US+Canada(off-line maps) - $34, and Garmin(req data to download intial map route) - $30. Have you had any experience with those apps to recommend which would be the best choice overall for a US resident?

    Any feedback is welcome.

    Thanks!
    12-06-2011 03:27 AM
  2. jd914's Avatar
    Nevermind.
    Last edited by JD914; 12-06-2011 at 07:04 AM.
    12-06-2011 05:55 AM
  3. fisci's Avatar
    I have Garmin and its really good. Apparently there is a 5 dollar app called turn by turn that is supposed to be quite good as well
    12-06-2011 06:02 AM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Turn by Turn is good I have it but it's not 3D maps. Garmin is better I would call it one of my most used apps. It has much more than just navigation if you travel alot is a good travel planer and local search device. It also has a nice flight tracking feature I use alot.
    12-06-2011 06:15 AM
  5. aubreyq's Avatar
    Turn by Turn is good I have it but it's not 3D maps. Garmin is better I would call it one of my most used apps. It has much more than just navigation if you travel alot is a good travel planer and local search device. It also has a nice flight tracking feature I use alot.
    Does the Garmin app include lifetime map updates? Also, do you get to keep the app when you upgrade to a new phone? At $30, it's cheaper than buying a Garmin GPS itself but those two questions are holding me back.
    12-06-2011 07:28 AM
  6. power5's Avatar
    I would assume that once you buy any app its yours. Thats how it was on iOS. I assume if you uninstall an app, you can just add it back at any time. Have not tried it though.
    12-06-2011 07:41 AM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes you can power5. Once you buy and app it's linked to your Live ID, so simply clicking on buy again, informs you that you have already purchased the app, and would you like to download it again. :)
    12-06-2011 07:42 AM
  8. power5's Avatar
    Good to know. Thanks
    12-06-2011 07:46 AM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You're welcome. :)
    12-06-2011 07:53 AM
  10. braindoc's Avatar
    I have Navigon and I love it, it is much better than my stand alone Garmin GPS unit. While it does take up a lot of memory on the phone the fact that it works without a data connection more than makes up for this, plus the maps just load much faster. The Navigon software has lane indication, which means when you approach certain off ramps/highway exchanges, etc... the software will show you in 3D which lane you need to be in along with the appropriate signage. It uses real time traffic data so will update your route on the go depending on what traffic is like. On a recent trip it probably changed my route out of downtown DC during rush hour 12 times in order to keep me moving (well, relatively moving). It also always shows you the current speed limit on the stretch of road your on, which is useful if you travel a lot of unfamiliar back roads and it will warn you of intersections and speed areas that use traffic cameras.
    12-06-2011 09:32 AM
  11. theefman's Avatar
    Agreed about Navigon. I used it last night to go from Maryland to Fairfax, VA and the traffic feature routed me around the usual rush hour traffic on I-66 and got me out in front of it. It was timely with its voice prompts and reading of street names was clear. Only thing I would like it to do is tell you when you miss a turn and its recalculating, but it adjusts automatically and gives you new directions. Only thing I need is a good mount for my DVP and my nav needs would be met perfectly.
    12-06-2011 11:01 AM
  12. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I had Navigon on my Andy it was nice I may get it again later just not sure I want to keep the maps on my phone. As for Garmin the maps are ota there is no fee for this service so it's a one time payment then all map updates are free.
    12-06-2011 12:26 PM
  13. aubreyq's Avatar
    I had Navigon on my Andy it was nice I may get it again later just not sure I want to keep the maps on my phone. As for Garmin the maps are ota there is no fee for this service so it's a one time payment then all map updates are free.
    Thanks, Big D5. I might get the Garmin.
    12-06-2011 01:31 PM
  14. laforr77's Avatar
    Does anyone with the Garmin software know how voice instructions are handled when music is playing? Does it pause the music/lower the volume or simply try and speak over the music? The latter never works (music always overpowers voice) and is a bit of a deal breaker when it comes to me choosing navigation software.
    12-12-2011 04:56 PM
  15. Silverdogz's Avatar
    I use Bing maps on my S. Free turn by turn and came with the phone

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    12-12-2011 04:59 PM
  16. laforr77's Avatar
    I use Bing maps on my S. Free turn by turn and came with the phone

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    I've been using Bing since I got my original Focus but the experience has been far from ideal, not to mention it got me lost last night. Just trying to find some better solutions, if they exist.
    12-12-2011 05:05 PM
  17. neftv's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me which if any of the navigational software integrates with the Contact list on the phone I mean the people section on the phone? I like to see an option in for a contact to get directions.
    12-18-2011 05:20 PM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    Originally I was trying to decide between Navigon USA, Garmin, or Turn-By-Turn. Unfortunately for TBT I can't find anything that suggests it supports 3D maps. Garmin seems like a safe choice because I'm more familiar with the brand, but Navigon seems much more feature rich and useful (oh and it's on sale). I would like a nice GPS app and I think Navigon might be the way to go. Sadly, I think the maps in Navigon are ugly but I don't see any alternative.
    12-22-2011 03:35 PM
  19. deezus's Avatar
    I use the GPS tuner Nav and its ok but i dont use the voice part and when you get to the destination it just shows a flag and doesnt list the address on the screen like google nav did. Can anyone tell me if Garmin or Navigon actually show the address onscreen in text when you get there?

    Thanks...
    12-22-2011 07:47 PM
  20. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I use the GPS tuner Nav and its ok but i dont use the voice part and when you get to the destination it just shows a flag and doesnt list the address on the screen like google nav did. Can anyone tell me if Garmin or Navigon actually show the address onscreen in text when you get there?

    Thanks...
    Garmin does not sure about Navegon. I will check and let you know for sure as a mapping GPS I would take Navegon over Garmin it has better maps. That said Garmin is a better all around travel tool. Both have there strengths I'm glad I have both.
    12-23-2011 11:19 AM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    I decided to bite the bullet and get Navigon. Used it earlier to find my local Guitar Center. It did a very good job for the most part. I got the address using Bing Maps but when I put in Navigon it couldn't find the address. So I found the address using the Google search feature but the address it found was for the old place. I'm not sure if that's a problem on Navigon's end or Google's. Still, Navigon was very easy to follow and quick to map directions. I knew a couple of shortcuts so I went off track several times and Navigon was able to re-route me within seconds.
    12-23-2011 01:21 PM
  22. deezus's Avatar
    Garmin does not sure about Navegon. I will check and let you know for sure as a mapping GPS I would take Navegon over Garmin it has better maps. That said Garmin is a better all around travel tool. Both have there strengths I'm glad I have both.
    So, when you get to the destination the Garmin shows the address in text on the screen? I use my navigation with the voice off so its very important that it shows the address in text on the screen. My old Nuvi, actually would keep redirecting me if I passed my destination.
    12-30-2011 12:28 AM
  23. Dave Blake's Avatar
    So, when you get to the destination the Garmin shows the address in text on the screen? I use my navigation with the voice off so its very important that it shows the address in text on the screen. My old Nuvi, actually would keep redirecting me if I passed my destination.
    Yes it does I checked it again this morning in the top right hand corner of the map screen it shows the address. It takes over the next turn box but only after you have completed the last step in the directions.
    12-30-2011 06:52 AM
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