11-23-2012 04:51 PM
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  1. palandri's Avatar
    ...As for Garmin, where do you think they get their mapping data from?
    LOL! that's something most people don't know. They get their maps from Navteq, which is owned by Nokia.
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    11-23-2012 11:04 AM
  2. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Omg my navigation program can't predict my every whim and makes mistakes all the time. I want to take the expressways but it doesn't, then when I set it to take highways it doesn't know that I want to take side roads. Why must I micromanage this!!!!


    Seriously..... You can't expect it to know and do everything. Get over it.
    11-23-2012 11:05 AM
  3. wamsille's Avatar
    Google Navigator isn't perfect either.
    11-23-2012 11:13 AM
  4. AndrewakaMJ's Avatar
    No problems here so far. And google maps can't find my house or my business, so this is definitely a giant step forward!
    11-23-2012 11:19 AM
  5. Sinabu's Avatar
    Mine seems to be working fine.

    Went to Chicago this past weekend. New city for me and I used it as the passenger to find several locations. It got us right to it and the voice navigation was spot on. I used the Voice Search "Find Best Buy etc" to get us around the City and it worked great.
    11-23-2012 11:27 AM
  6. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Nokia Drive has been pretty good here. I do get the bug where the map doesn't update my location, banning on the map and pressing back fixes that bug for me. I do hope it gets updated soon though.

    I also have Garmin and this one is really good. I think that navigation on windows phone is pretty good. Android has Google Nav, but the 3rd party offerings suck.
    11-23-2012 11:44 AM
  7. B T C's Avatar
    I used it to go from central Michigan to southern Kentucky for Thanksgiving. It seemed to work fine for me, but I don't have much to compare it with. The only quirk I noticed is that when I would need to go straight it would tell me stay left and take the exit.

    I also used it when attending a funeral in a pretty rural area of Ky during the same trip. It got me there and back.

    It seems to be a pretty big fan of the battery.
    11-23-2012 12:02 PM
  8. Bartdog's Avatar
    I'm on a 900 and have many reproducible issues in San Diego. Houses on cul-de-sacs if they have a street behind them, Drive will route you that other street. . . ..
    I've had that exact thing happen on the google website.
    As for Nokia Drive its better than the actual gps we bought. It even gave me a different route to work, that I never considered, and it's actually faster. Never would have thought that it would be.
    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    11-23-2012 12:08 PM
  9. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    I've had that exact thing happen on the google website.
    As for Nokia Drive its better than the actual gps we bought. It even gave me a different route to work, that I never considered, and it's actually faster. Never would have thought that it would be.
    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    I know Garmin gets their maps from Nokia, basically, but software over the maps are different. I never had these issues with my Garmin and I don't use Google maps as I am already out and about no need to print directions. Oh well, don't have a job that requires driving any more, so all good.
    11-23-2012 12:23 PM
  10. baileystein's Avatar
    I loved it on my 900, but the estimated arrival is always almost double.
    11-23-2012 12:44 PM
  11. TMavC5's Avatar
    Mine works just like a Garmin GPS in my car. Set both device to the destination i wanted and both read out the same route. Not sure what you're comparing to.
    11-23-2012 12:51 PM
  12. Mystictrust's Avatar
    First, I cannot understand why it would not integrate with my contacts. I had to go into contacts, copy the address and paste it into the destination in Drive. I am perhaps missing how to do this integrated, but if not this will hopefully be added before it moves from beta
    No need to do that. Both Bing Maps (the app that's pulled up when you select a contact) and Nokia Maps connect you to Drive. When you pull up an address after selecting it from a contact, select "Directions" and allow it to pull up directions. Once it does, at the bottom of the screen you should see a curved arrow pointing to the right that says "Drive" under it when you select the dots. Select that and it navigates from Drive. Similar process when coming from Nokia Maps, except that there is an actual "Navigate" option with the word "Drive" under it at the top of the directions list.
    11-23-2012 02:32 PM
  13. BeaverJuicer's Avatar
    First, I cannot understand why it would not integrate with my contacts. I had to go into contacts, copy the address and paste it into the destination in Drive. I am perhaps missing how to do this integrated, but if not this will hopefully be added before it moves from beta.
    Click on the contact. Then click on their address (where it says "map to address). This will bring up Maps. Click Directions, then the little right turn arrow. Voila.

    Yes, it would be nice to have a "navigate to address" button off the start so it's only one click...
    11-23-2012 03:05 PM
  14. DungMasterFang's Avatar
    Compared to my Garmin (which my girlfriend basically stole) and Android/Google Maps, Drive is a flop. Slow routes, missed turns, bad directions... I wouldn't say it's useless, but it's not great by any means. My main concern is that I use Nokia Music and Drive at the same time in my car, with the headphone jack leading to my stereo... You can barely hear the directions, even when they mute the music.
    Garmin (powered by Nokia) sure has superior mapping data over Nokia.
    11-23-2012 03:16 PM
  15. CapnPauly's Avatar
    I have a few gripes about it so far:
    1. It would be great if it could recognize my contacts' names and grab their addresses instead of having to copy & paste the address (or click the address to view in Bing)
    2. It would be great if at the end of the "Trip" that it could display the address because the "Approximate" location can be between 4 houses (both sides of the street), which can lead to some confusion. The little checkered-flag doesn't do much because it is displayed in the middle of the road, not over the actual destination's address.
    3. When it tells you to enter/merge onto the highway, it doesn't say in which direction. Perhaps it isn't a big deal if I can view the map's general direction, but if I am reading the text directions via Nokia Maps (not Drive, but they both operate the same way) it doesn't say N, S, E, W. It would be great if it did (especially at a "Fork").
    4. It tells me to take a street exit, but it would be very helpful to know the exit number, so I know how soon it is. Yes, there is a "Distance", but knowing the number is helpful as well.

    With all of this in mind, I will say that neither Maps nor Drive are perfect in my opinion. Using Drive/Maps I am batting .500 so far. Yesterday night I used Drive to go somewhere and it told me to "Stay left and take the exit" on 480W in Cleveland, OH. There was a "Fork" in this area where there was an exit on the right, but to "Continue" you go left. I wasn't sure as to how the connection was, as this was right after a spot where 480 was merged with another highway, so I stayed left (as per the verbal instructions). It then told me to make a right turn directly under a bridge where there was no right turn. Thus, I had to turn around at the next exit and follow what should have been a "Keep RIGHT and take the exit" sort of situation. That said, the route it took me was long and ridiculous.
    I just found where I can switch the "Smart routing" (options being "Faster route", "Shorter route", and "Economical route"...not sure what "Economical route" means compared to the other two), but it doesn't appear to make any difference, as it doesn't take traffic into account, as if it did, the route would be different when I choose "Shorter" versus" Faster" (all three are showing the same route at the moment, where Google is currently showing that this route would take me 50 minutes at the moment, whereas their "Default" would take 45).
    So even if the "Smart routing" worked properly, this doesn't appear to carry over to Maps, and Maps doesn't have the ability to set this, either!

    Overall, this is very poor, in my opinion. Perhaps the biggest issue I have with the 920 thus far.
    11-23-2012 03:27 PM
  16. cardinalryan's Avatar
    It's a terrible, terrible app. By the way, it's irrelevant that Garmin and Drive use the same mapping data. The software used to determine routes on Nokia Drive and Maps is totally flawed. I have not heard one good thing about maps from any of the actual live bodies I have spoken to about this. That said, I assume that the supportive comments on this board have to be fanboy comments because the apps are neither good or accurate.
    11-23-2012 04:36 PM
  17. Landsharkk's Avatar
    It's a terrible, terrible app. By the way, it's irrelevant that Garmin and Drive use the same mapping data. The software used to determine routes on Nokia Drive and Maps is totally flawed. I have not heard one good thing about maps from any of the actual live bodies I have spoken to about this. That said, I assume that the supportive comments on this board have to be fanboy comments because the apps are neither good or accurate.
    Gotta love blanket statements like this. If this were true: "The software used to determine routes on Nokia Drive and Maps is totally flawed." then how are so many people having great experiences with it?

    The truth is YOU are having a bad experience with it, which is NOT normal.

    Personally I really like Nokia Drive, it has been spot on accurate for me (western washington).
    11-23-2012 04:46 PM
  18. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    It's a terrible, terrible app. By the way, it's irrelevant that Garmin and Drive use the same mapping data. The software used to determine routes on Nokia Drive and Maps is totally flawed. I have not heard one good thing about maps from any of the actual live bodies I have spoken to about this. That said, I assume that the supportive comments on this board have to be fanboy comments because the apps are neither good or accurate.
    Better just toss the phone in the ****in garbage then. Completely useless because a free app doesn't work well for you....


    Speak for yourself chief. In Canada, Bing maps is missing large areas of sub divisions and small towns. Nokia has these. When I was in Italy in the summer, Bing and Google had far less data than Nokia's did. I would have been totally ****ed in Florence without Nokia Maps and Drive.

    That said, the apps themselves function fine. Same as the bing and google apps. The data is just different and you are whiny.
    11-23-2012 04:48 PM
  19. palandri's Avatar
    It's a terrible, terrible app. By the way, it's irrelevant that Garmin and Drive use the same mapping data. The software used to determine routes on Nokia Drive and Maps is totally flawed. I have not heard one good thing about maps from any of the actual live bodies I have spoken to about this. That said, I assume that the supportive comments on this board have to be fanboy comments because the apps are neither good or accurate.
    And with that - Closed
    11-23-2012 04:51 PM
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