1. Ixia's Avatar
    I've finally had it with Here. It's incapable of plotting a decent route. Whatever settings I choose, it goes out of it's way to avoid motorways and picks a dreadful route of narrow twisting country roads.
    Todays route added 40mins to what should have been a 2hr 20min journey. I'm really peed off, used Drive for a long time and don't remember having any issues.

    I'm looking for recommendations for reliable alternatives

    I've had a go with Waze and the routes seems a lot more realistic, but I don't really want to rely on a phone signal.
    03-05-2014 05:10 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Do you have some options set to avoid motorways or something?
    03-05-2014 07:44 AM
  3. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I've thankfully not had that experience ( lots of twisty back roads between Eastbourne and London!!!) but there is navigon or gps voice navigator navigator.

    I've got navigon for Europe and its as accurate as my tomtom stand alone, and the gps built into my car.

    Its expensive but i am sure there are other options... Hope that helps 😊
    03-05-2014 08:01 AM
  4. Ixia's Avatar
    No, I've definitely not got it set to avoid motorways. For example the Here Carnforth to Worksop route drags you all the way through the middle of the Peak district, an awful journey. But the best route ( using AA or Waze) takes the M62 / A1 and shaves 40 min off the Here route. Also have issues where Here says turn left (or right), but then when I've turned it recalculates and adds mileage, as if I've taken the wrong turn, but there was no other turn.
    03-05-2014 04:29 PM
  5. hotphil's Avatar
    I've used ALK's CoPilot on varying devices for years. I'm not in the UK anymore, but when I was it seemed to do a pretty decent job. It has its quirks, but broadly does what it says it will do.
    I haven't tried the Windows Phone 8 version yet.
    03-05-2014 06:41 PM
  6. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Navigon and CoPilot are the 2 I would recommend in place of HERE Drive.

    FWIW I use Here Drive + and have no issues whatsoever.
    03-07-2014 07:00 AM
  7. Ixia's Avatar
    Thanks all. I'm giving CoPilot a go, I'm liking the option of alternative routes.
    03-07-2014 11:13 AM
  8. Ixia's Avatar
    Just thought I'd check Copilot against Here for the next journey I have to do. carnforth to Holywell. Here is 2.19 and 115 miles, compared to Copilot which is 1.48 and 100 miles.
    The Here route even looks stupid on the screen, detouring south, then back north again.
    Just realised CoPilot is 25, which I don't have this month. Really annoyed as one of the reasons I bought this phone was because Here mapping was included.
    03-08-2014 11:14 PM
  9. gomezz's Avatar
    I have seen this problem. One thing that can help is to set the option to choose Fastest Route but it always defaults back to Balanced Route for next time. Never had this issue on my old Symbian phone.
    03-09-2014 06:08 AM
  10. Ixia's Avatar
    I have fastest selected, but didn't realise it reverts back to balanced, I'll check that out. Thanks.
    03-09-2014 03:58 PM
  11. daniel_sherlock's Avatar
    Yes had this last week, took me down some very interesting routes. Rather than one motorway about 6 country lanes.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    03-09-2014 05:34 PM

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