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  1. NokFromApp's Avatar
    I think Nokia knows how critical updating Nokia Drive is. i just read this..Interview: Pino Bonetti talks the future of Nokia Drive+ for Windows Phone 8 | NokNok.tv

    Though there was no valuable information in the interview, I am hoping that they will release the full version soon.
    12-06-2012 11:19 AM
  2. gbbg's Avatar
    Yeah, for me live traffic is far more important than directions, I know where I"m going most of the time, but knowing when to take an alternate route due to traffic is vital.



    I miss Waze on my android to an absurd degree. The live traffic was great, and it found alternate routes better than any other nav I've used.
    I asked Waze devs on twitter if they're looking to extend waze to WP8 but met with a firm NO. I for one would like to have multiple options and I jumped on the Waze bandwagon pretty early.
    12-07-2012 11:53 AM
  3. fulnix's Avatar
    I wrote them an email and they said maybe?? I would love to see waze come back!
    12-07-2012 11:59 AM
  4. gbbg's Avatar
    Well if they do, it would be interesting to see the adoption/usage rates against drive+
    12-10-2012 11:52 PM
  5. david90531's Avatar
    I tested it a few times already and it's working amazingly. Don't forget that this is still in Beta stage.
    I loved OVI maps when I was using the 5800, so I knew this would be great to have again
    12-11-2012 12:51 AM
  6. AngryNil's Avatar
    Nokia reps have said TTS is coming as some point or another.

    Nokia Drive isn't all that great because it doesn't fully replace a dedicated GPS unit that allows you to navigate to intersections, finds a bunch of POIs, and can tell you where petrol stations are.
    12-11-2012 03:45 AM
  7. anon(5399450)'s Avatar
    Nokia Drive isn't all that great because it doesn't fully replace a dedicated GPS unit that allows you to navigate to intersections, finds a bunch of POIs, and can tell you where petrol stations are.
    True, but with that logic ALL smartphones are disappointments and not that great since they never really fully replace dedicated units of anything they "simulate". i.e. camera, camcorder, music player, alarm, radio, weather channel, calculator etc. Some of those are obvious but the list goes on forever. Just saying.
    12-11-2012 04:11 AM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    True, but with that logic ALL smartphones are disappointments and not that great since they never really fully replace dedicated units of anything they "simulate". i.e. camera, camcorder, music player, alarm, radio, weather channel, calculator etc. Some of those are obvious but the list goes on forever. Just saying.
    I think Nokia has been pushing their navigation offerings a lot, and that it really should have something close to feature parity with my 2006 TomTom. Similarly, playing up the camera so much caused the 920 to "flop", even though it still takes fantastic, ground-breaking shots. Never said it was a proper disappointment, just not all that great :]

    I disagree with your list.
    - Cameraphones these days do take decent pictures compared to 2006 camera offerings (obviously not the highest end, but I think my point still stands).
    - I think modern audio playback offers a better experience than an old portable CD player, especially through digital advantages such as streaming.
    - My phone's a better alarm than my alarm clock - I can set several alarms, I choose the sound, etc.
    - Phones can be portable radios without a silly antenna.
    - Weather can be delivered in a far more concise and accessible manner through weather apps than through a channel.
    - Calculators benefit from physical buttons, and really don't need to be enhanced that far. That said, you could have a far better UI - easy way to store and access values, better navigation within graphs, etc.
    12-11-2012 04:49 AM
  9. theorbo's Avatar
    Did anyone of you had a text list of the route? It was weird that I could not review the route listing nor the route itself before starting.
    Did you ever figure out how to get the text listing of the directions?? Thanks!
    01-03-2013 02:07 PM
  10. Mark Boys's Avatar
    I cant get the voice navigation to work at all. I have downloaded the voice and have it enabled, but when i enter a destination and set off there is only written directions, no voice directions. Has anyone had this problem? I an sure it is just a setting somewhere in my phone but cant for the life of me find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    06-03-2013 11:55 PM
  11. kalo88's Avatar
    I used HERE Drive on saturday for a 250 mile round trip along motorways, dual carriageways, smaller roads etc...

    Got me to my destination perfectly, all the speed zones came up (and warned me to slow down, woops!). Very clear navigation, early warnings... I wish it had things like land guidance but I got somewhere I had no clue how to get to.. and back with no fuss :)

    Very pleased.
    06-04-2013 03:13 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I cant get the voice navigation to work at all. I have downloaded the voice and have it enabled, but when i enter a destination and set off there is only written directions, no voice directions. Has anyone had this problem? I an sure it is just a setting somewhere in my phone but cant for the life of me find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I had this problem once, turn out I didn't have the volume up but I'm guessing that's not your issue. :)

    I would probably recommend uninstalling HERE Drive and re-install it. It's something I have to do as well. I have an issue where my navigation 'breaks' and it gets confused. It's very annoying. It's happening on both my phone Lumia 920 and my wifes Lumia 820.

    I hope they fix all these annoying issues with Drive soon. I really miss the way it works on my N8, it was great.
    06-04-2013 04:00 AM
  13. Aztekker's Avatar
    Yes, the Symbian version is much better, more voices, and more features. It is pretty good on the E7 and is amazing on the 808. For now, until T-Mobile gets with it, the Lumia 810 stays in the drawer.
    06-04-2013 04:14 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    Used Nokia Drive for the first time last week, was impressed by how well the Offline Maps work. GPS without using Data connect= Im sold!
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    06-04-2013 04:53 PM
  15. coip's Avatar
    I cannot remember if the Google navigator on Android used to do this or not, but one thing I love about Nokia's Drive+Beta app is the fact that it displays the speed limit of the current street (especially useful for streets where this changes a lot as I often find myself on a road wondering, 'what the heck is the speed limit here? why aren't there any signs! I don't want a ticket...', and, related to that, it ding, ding, dings when you exceed the speed limit (which you can tweak in the settings to notify you at whatever speed you want (e.g., 5ph over, 7 mph over the limit, etc.). Very useful!

    Other than that, mine always announced all street names and is very, very detailed (in fact, sometimes too detailed or too instructive), and I was quite impressed with it (telling me to take the 3rd exit on a 'traffic circle' i.e., roundabout).
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    06-05-2013 01:28 AM
  16. vish2801's Avatar
    I have Nexus 4 and Lumia 520. 520 has the best navigation system. Google cannot even match Nokia in map tech, hands down. Google needs data connection while lumia needs no connection and GPS locating speed is also very very fast on Lumia 520. I'm surprised a 10k INR phone can do such wonders.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    06-05-2013 04:30 AM
  17. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    After using Here drive on my 8x, I'm very impressed with it, the only thing I think they really need to add, besides Points of interest, which are important, but not vital since you can still search for stuff inside the navigation menu, is traffic rerouting. Sure, bing maps was kinda so-so in the fact that it lacked 3d (not a huge deal IMHO) and offine maps (something I probably would'nt have used anyways), but its traffic rerouting was excellent and when the beltway around DC gets completely backed up with traffic, as it always does every day, its nice to find new and fast backroads to get you where you need to go. Other than traffic rerouting, Here drive is so much better, its faster, more accurate at recalculating routes, and more important, tru turn-by-turn navigation instead of having to tap the directions on bing maps every 30 seconds for it to shout out directions at you...
    06-05-2013 05:09 AM
  18. jfa1's Avatar
    I've used the here drive+ numerous times without issues on short trips and long and its worked just fine.
    06-05-2013 06:20 AM
  19. morpheus1982's Avatar
    I cannot remember if the Google navigator on Android used to do this or not, but one thing I love about Nokia's Drive+Beta app is the fact that it displays the speed limit of the current street (especially useful for streets where this changes a lot as I often find myself on a road wondering, 'what the heck is the speed limit here? why aren't there any signs! I don't want a ticket...', and, related to that, it ding, ding, dings when you exceed the speed limit (which you can tweak in the settings to notify you at whatever speed you want (e.g., 5ph over, 7 mph over the limit, etc.). Very useful!

    Other than that, mine always announced all street names and is very, very detailed (in fact, sometimes too detailed or too instructive), and I was quite impressed with it (telling me to take the 3rd exit on a 'traffic circle' i.e., roundabout).
    "Traffic circle" LOL. Is that was it is called in the US?
    06-05-2013 08:57 AM
  20. en0x#AC's Avatar
    "Traffic circle" LOL. Is that was it is called in the US?
    i think only in texas hahaha... in ma they call them "rotary"
    06-05-2013 11:12 AM
  21. coip's Avatar
    "Traffic circle" LOL. Is that was it is called in the US?
    I've only ever heard them called roundabouts, but the Nokia Drive Beta woman announcing them when I was driving in Arizona kept calling them 'traffic circles', which was disappointing because I really wanted to hear her say roundabout over and over.
    06-05-2013 02:18 PM
  22. cndspec's Avatar
    I have to say that my husband and I have both been very impressed with the capabilities of Nokia Drive on our 920s. We have used it many times and it has never failed to get us to where we are going - including a trip from southern California all the way home to British Columbia. Not once did it fail us. In fact we ended up using our Lumias rather than the dedicated GPS because when we had them running side by side we found that the Lumia was more accurate as well as showing us things like rest stops and fuel stations which the dedicated GPS wasn't even showing!

    Like anything it takes some digging around and getting used to. I note that someone here said that it doesn't announce Canadian street names. That is absolutely not true. Once we downloaded the voice navigation module and the appropriate maps, it has always announced the street names for us, along with providing directions well in advance of an actual turn or highway off-ramp.

    It seems that many people are quick to announce that something isn't working, or that they are disappointed in some aspect of the Windows Phone ecosystem when in many instances it is only a matter of a learning curve that they have not yet allowed themselves to follow. Yes things work differently on this system that then do on iOS and Android. Some things perhaps not the way that you are used to, or that you would want them to - many things it does better. But I have found that as long as you take the time to dig around, or ask questions here of all the very knowledgeable contributors to these forums you generally will hit the ah ha moment when you realize that yes it does work, I just didn't immediately know how to get it to do so. I really don't think that this is any different than any of the competition.

    Our family is hugely happy with the efforts that Nokia has put forth on the navigation system for the Lumia line of phones. It has completely replaced our use of our stand alone GPS. As long as we have downloaded the maps for the areas that we are navigating through it is fast to find a route, always provides us with solid information and the fact that it is all done off-line with no additional carrier charges looming over our heads is just a bonus! I know as well, that it will only continue to get better as time goes by. So I for one have to give a hats off to Nokia in this respect. That's not saying that this Windows Phone doesn't have some quirks that need to be addressed but by and large the system tends to work beautifully.
    06-05-2013 06:47 PM
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