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  • Does anyone have any experience with the traffic function? Does it automatically route around traffic or do I need to go in a select which "traffic issues on the route I wish to consider", when I go in there seem to be three options for each concer…
  • Found on other site ... if anyone is experiencing app shutdown w/ v1.6 while it's searching for destination weather or parking, there seems to be a simple,and somewhat strange, fix ... switch your iPhone's clock to 24hr 'on' and run Navigon - seems …
  • If you live in Ohio like I do, it sucks.
  • thanks lordhamster ... if you don't mind, please zoom in mid route .... Brussels should appear. the two roads are very close to each other most of the time, except around Brussels ... and big difference in speed 55 or less thru small towns, vs 65 w…
  • I'll know its working correctly if it routes me through residential neighborhoods rather than freeways at 75mph :) :twisted:
  • MyRoutes should get even better with your continued use. It's meant to log your personal travel speeds over various road classes (rather than the average of all drivers), then use your personal data in route computations. In theory it's a great feat…
  • Question re: TomTom's map update w/ version 1.3 ... would someone pls check if new Hwy 57 is up-to-date between Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin? ... if the route goes around the town of Brussels, WI then it's new 57, if it goes thru Brussels, …
  • Downloaded it overnight and am underwhelmed. The two things that I really wanted to see aren't there The Bad: 1. They still haven't fixed the 24h bug. When I drive from CLE to Decatur, IL It tells me I'll be getting there at 3:00. Is that AM? PM? …
  • @LordHamster: And that's the issue Tim mentions. I'm more in the camp that thinks if I'd listened to every pnd traffic advisory and taken every detour offered I'd actually have wasted much more time than I've saved so far. That may well be the case.…
  • IMO there doesn't have to be a perfect solution. I'm not looking to never be in another jam again, I'm looking for net time savings. If a device can save me from a jam a year, or a month, or a week, etc.
  • But wasn't so confident that Navigon was handling it properly. Thoughts? I have to say I've not hit enough "real" traffic to be able to draw a conclusion. The times where Navigon traffic cause me problems I have to say the error was from the traffi…
  • Well, if you're jailbreaking your devices then all bets are off. But without jailbreaking your device there is no way to tether. Exactly.
  • If I could get very very reliable traffic info, I'd pay a premium for it. My time is limited and very valuable to me. Like I've said before, one saved 30 min traffic jam a year and Tomtom traffic has paid for itself.
  • OK. Now I think I'm starting to get my head around this. Seems like the Wi-Fi models really aren't priced as premium as one might expect Apple to do. Somewhat fair price IMO. Don't know if $120 premium for the 3G version is a value tho. Almost price…
  • It gets you the 3G chipset too. :) So it doesn't rely on Wi-fi for an internet connection. Amen. It seems everytime I'm someplace with my netbook, they either are trying to charge for wifi, don't have it, it's broken or it's too slow. I'm definite…
  • LordHamster, here's the issue from a business standpoint: The app prices are only going down. Anyone trying to sell a $99 mobile nav app is going to have a really tough time. I really see sub-$20 as the target price point. How many apps sales and gr…
  • What's the question, gatorguy? That looks like the same thing as what I've been saying since introduction. I'm pretty sure I saw someplace on the apple website that the 3G models have a proper GPS chip like the iPhone
  • Honestly, I'm not sure what the best approach is. TomTom's sold a total of about 180,000 copies of their iPhone app thru last month, meaning roughly $12 mil made it into TomTom's coffers since it's release. If Garmin can sell 180,000 nuviphones, at …
  • If you just want waterproof/shockproof, you can get a Nuvi 500 or 550 for much less. I just put my iPhone in a ziplock baggie.
  • You might change your mind after watching the video. It's not your typical Android. Very neat. I love the fact the phone has car mounting built in from the ground up. Does it have real time traffic? Does it have Europe maps pre-loaded? Looks pr…
  • I've had the two apps running all day and I can say now for sure that the Tomtom Traffic data is much more detailed and has more side-street coverage. I really have not had enough time to drive around to see how reliable it is. But this traffic data…
  • I probably agreed with you a few months ago too. Now I'm not as sure. The new Android version, the A50, is getting a lot of good reviews. Actually appears to be pretty darn good according to those that have seen/used it. Of course that doesn't equat…
  • A brief story related to this conversation. At one time a GPS company (to be nameless right now) was getting flack from users that their GPS wasn't as accurate as their competitors. They figured users were just looking at their estimated accuracy co…
  • Just for the record, I called Nuviphone as being DOA the moment it was first announced. :) :twisted:
  • LOL. For those of you that enjoy your kids free time screaming and fussing. An iPad will probably not be a great idea. But for those poor moms that drive kids all over the place. This maybe a big help. Watch edcuational shows or word or math games. …
  • To me the #1 thing missing from Navigon at the moment is the ability to selectively block a road from your route. Although I have to say the MyRoutes thing looks like it would solve 90% of the reason I need this feature. Panorama view 3d is useles…
  • Here in the Cleveland area we don't usually suffer much from Traffic, however I HAVE been saved a number of times by riding with a traffic app running. A few months ago I was heading downtown when Navigon warned me of a backup and routed me around…
  • Well so far comparing Navigon Traffic to TomTom traffic in the Cleveland area, it appears that TomTom has more information being displayed. It displays more local roadworks (even on side streets) than Navigon. The traffic interface is also better IM…
  • I'm very excited. Downloading it now. Finally I'll have Traffic + Historical info + the ability to avoid a road. Perfect solution for me finally.
  • Ok, now that I've had a chance to run through all the new features here are the results. 1. Google Local is very cool and definitely makes up for Navigon's piss poor poi database. 2. While the splash screen may be a nanosecond faster to load, th…
  • That Nexus looks good. I agree the next iPhone will be out in June again. Unfortunately my battery crapped out on my 3G and rather than paying to replace it I just upgraded. I will sell the old 3G on ebay for someone who wants to use it with a Power…
  • TomTom just submitted a new version of their app to the App store. Includes Text-to-speech, iPod controls, Help Me menu, map update. The update is free and more free updates are coming. TomTom iPhone App 1.2 Update Wow its about time. Now the only…
  • Are you using a 3GS or a 3G? On my 3G I find the UI of Navigon definitely slower than TomTom, but even TomTom runs like a pig compared to the AT&T Navigator app.
  • Are we sure they aren't talking about available RAM rather than "Storage" type memory? I think the iphone only gives apps 128mb ram to work with. Although I'm not sure on that.
  • Well, so far I can't really comment on traffic. The road and ramp closures that Clear Channel reports around here are not shown, however the traffic conditions to pop up around rush hour. No clue as to how reliable they are. Most of my traffic repor…
  • Just downloaded it and activated traffic. I'll play with it tomorrow and report back.
  • wooo hooo!!! Finally Traffic!! Anyone using it yet? How is it?
  • They said they were going to launch several updates by the end of 2009. Just two months left till the end of 2009 and no major update yet. Hopefully there will be some beef soon and more imprtantly as free update. I really don't find their message…
  • Well, I tested it today and I can honestly say it bites. I've just un-installed it. 1. When Music is playing and an instruction comes up, the software will pause the music, but never re-start it. 2. Traffic function simply doesn't work worth a d…
  • The TeleNav app does something similar... It is nearly constantly downloading maps ahead of your position on the route so if you drop signal you won't drop navigation. I noticed it today when I was doing some research in the TeleNav app. There was o…
  • Wow, this looks really cool. From what I saw over at engadget they claim that the program even downloads your map "corridor" so that if you lose cell reception along the way you still have maps. That is a major headache with other providers out ther…
  • Maybe I'm just being too anal on this. :)
  • Okay, so the issue is simply that the Navigon app isn't looking at the iPhone preference you have set for time format, and is using a default time format. So the ETA is "correct", just not in the format you want to see. So you want Navigon to add a …
  • Maybe I'm missing something simple. (I've been having an off day as dhn and gatorguy can attest to. :)) The time coming from the iPhone shows 14:33, which in Ohio would be 2:33 pm. You have 24 miles to go in the trip, and by the looks of it you are…
  • Well, I'm not Crazy: Here is the evidence Touching the number just went to a 2-d view of the map BTW. My ETA was 15:00 but the Navigon software showed 03:00. Also, if you look at the miles left, clearly this is not a time remaining I'm seeing.
  • Are you certain you are not confusing ETA with the estimated travel time remaining? I can't tell you how many times I've done that. Tapping on the number will change between ETA and ETR. If not-- I haven't noticed that problem. I'll have to try it …
  • For example, lets say I'll be arriving at my destination at 13:30 (1:00pm for you non -24 hour types). Actually that would be 1:30PM for us non-24 hour types... :lol: Thats what I said, pay attention. :)
  • by the way, the iphone has problems with the gps receiver (I think because of how slim it is).... so it's not the gps software.... or so I've read. :) I've read the same thing, but actually using the iPhone with TomTom or Navigon it works every bit…
  • You might be misunderstanding the Optimal setting. According to Navigon it uses data gathered about your personal driving style over various road classes, quite similar to the Garmin nuvi series. It then uses a very unique algorithm to make a route …
  • That's good! Which soft do You have? Both Navigon & TomTom. Both have good GPS reception if the phone has a good view of the sky.