1. dnasmyth's Avatar
    I'm going to switch from my titan to Nokia 900. On the Titan I use Navigon, should I switch to Nokia Drive for the 900?

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    04-15-2012 11:13 AM
  2. RiseAgainst94's Avatar
    Yes you should. It's free. if you can just upload Navigon on to your phone then use that (since you spend 50$ for it).
    Navigon will have more features, Nokia Drive will be a simplistic was of getting from one place to the next.

    Keep Nokia Maps for sure though.
    04-15-2012 11:16 AM
  3. aaronchow's Avatar
    In my opinion, the Navigon is definitely better especially when it offers active lane assistant and speed camera warning. I think the Nokia Drive is very basic when compared to the Navigon, but it is free
    04-15-2012 11:17 AM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I will just say I started out using Nokia Drive after a week I deleted it and went back to Navigon. Mostly for the traffic updates and red light camera warnings two things Navigon has that Nokia Drive does not.
    04-15-2012 11:26 AM
  5. RiseAgainst94's Avatar
    Nokia should have just combined their maps and drive apps. Nokia maps has traffic on it.
    04-15-2012 11:29 AM
  6. mbranscum's Avatar
    I you're going to spend money, don't forget Garmin StreetPilot in the Marketplace for $29.99. I purchased it and it works and looks just like my standalone Garmin GPS unit.

    Very slick software!
    04-15-2012 11:46 AM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    I used Navigon this weekend and it worked out wonderfully (as it usually does). It has an easy to follow layout and is fairly accurate. I'd recommend giving Nokia Drive a chance but if it's not your cup of tea then switch back to Navigon since you've already paid for it.
    04-15-2012 02:37 PM
  8. txaggies07's Avatar
    Navigon bothered me with all the stupid icons on the road for retail and fast food. Maybe I missed an option to remove that. The tragic integration in navigon is good. Nokia drive has very poor ETA. I always get somewhere about 30min before it says I would have when I first left. Nokia drive is good for a light weight GPS and it worked great when I was in Kuwait. Navigon feels like a more full featured GPS.
    04-15-2012 03:43 PM
  9. RiseAgainst94's Avatar
    Agree with txaggies (even though I'm an upcoming Lornhorn) in that the ETA is way off. Everything else is fine, just very simple.
    04-15-2012 05:34 PM
  10. nokia4life's Avatar
    i am going to say go with navigon its way better than nokia drive for one nokia drive does not announce turn on willie street it just says turn left in in 500 ft it doesn't have lane assist i guess this is what you get when something is free. the one thing i did like was when i was approaching downtown dallas all of the building shows up on the screen in 3d for nokia drive i have yet to see my navigon or garmin i have them all do this one vote but overall you would not be happy its good only due to it being free if you paid for it you would be going off just my thoughts.
    04-15-2012 05:44 PM
  11. dnasmyth's Avatar
    Thanks to all. Going to give the Titan to my son and he can use the HTC location software. Will probably keep Navigon although I wish you could just click on an address and get the option to use Navigon instead of Bing. Thought Drive might offer that.

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    04-15-2012 07:46 PM
  12. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I you're going to spend money, don't forget Garmin StreetPilot in the Marketplace for $29.99. I purchased it and it works and looks just like my standalone Garmin GPS unit.

    Very slick software!
    Navigon is owned by Garmin, so it may get as slick. ;)
    04-16-2012 02:04 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    Anyone do a comparison is features between the three?

    Navigon vs. Garmin Street Pilot vs. Nokia Drive

    Garmin owns Navigon, yet, Navigon is $20 more. My question is... why the difference in price?
    04-16-2012 03:27 PM
  14. jhoff80's Avatar
    Anyone do a comparison is features between the three?

    Navigon vs. Garmin Street Pilot vs. Nokia Drive

    Garmin owns Navigon, yet, Navigon is $20 more. My question is... why the difference in price?
    A few differences I've read about: Navigon has offline maps. Garmin StreetPilot integrates better into the places menu (ie, you can do "Route to here" in the apps section when you find a place using Bing), and Nokia Drive has offline maps but is a very simple program.

    It needs a lot of work to catch up to Garmin (well, the trial of Garmin), but if it's free, it's for me. ;)
    04-16-2012 04:54 PM
  15. KingCrimson's Avatar
    2 things:

    * It doesn't allow me to name manually entered destinations
    * it doesn't explicitly name the street I'm turning onto.

    Hopefully Nokia address these.
    04-29-2012 08:02 PM
  16. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    You get what you pay for. For being free and the ability to download maps, Nokia Drive is pretty good. Navigon is excellent and is more fully featured, but it does cost $50. If having GPS capability is REALLY that important to you, go w/ Navigon. If you'll only casually use it, Nokia Drive is good.

    For what it's worth (and for some interesting info), Navigon (like Garmin) utilizes maps from Navteq, which incidentally is owned by Nokia.
    04-29-2012 08:23 PM
  17. tool6996's Avatar
    Anyone use or can compare AT&T Navigator to these 3 apps? I have a 30 day trial but I haven't started it yet since my vacation is more than 30 days out and I was hoping to utilize it for the trip. Just curious what I am to expect compared to Nokia Drive. Thanks
    04-30-2012 02:07 PM
  18. pgoth's Avatar
    Drive is dead simple - the inability to name the exit is a bit of a pain and requires glancing at the unit more often.

    I compared it to my Garmin nuvi and the nuvi is more intuitive but Drive actually provided a better route in one case!
    04-30-2012 03:43 PM
  19. RonV42's Avatar
    Navigon has one thing over Drive, it adds traffic density into the routing. Since I commute 30 miles each way it has saved by butt many times by keeping me off the Tollway/Highway and has found some great short cuts.

    I have been playing with Drive and it's routing is good, maps are clear, etc. Just wish it had traffic integration.
    05-01-2012 12:47 PM
  20. theefman's Avatar
    Traffic will be added in 3.0, so for a free feature it wont be too bad even though missing some features from Navigon. Nokia Drive 3.0 Will Include Free Traffic Rerouting.
    05-01-2012 01:28 PM
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