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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Google Nav vs NavDroyd. Discuss.

Hi Boardies.

Okay so I've been using Google Nav for a while now, and it WAS flawless.

Till they changed the voice......

Just discovered NavDroyd, and it looks pretty good.

Anyone used it? Which do you prefer, and why?

Answers on a post card, and send it to.

I hate the voice on Google Nav.
It's bloody awful Street.
Can't understand it Town.
Please advise on NavDroyd.
England

Or just post them here.

Thanks in advance

Andy.

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Old September 30th, 2010, 04:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just turn the voice off?
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Google nav all the way, regardless of voice. Google Nav actually has street addresses. Navdroid does not. At least for the areas I try to navigate to. Google Nav also shows you a picture of your destination, so you can see what you are looking for if you have never been there.

Oh and the Route calculation is about 90% better.
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Turn the voice off? What good is a navigation tool you can't hear? Talk about texting while driving, how about holding your phone and watching the map so you don't miss a turn. Nice suggestion.

But, other than that, is there a way to change the voice? My Google Nav has 2 voices and one I like; the other I don't like either.

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Turn the voice off? What good is a navigation tool you can't hear? Talk about texting while driving, how about holding your phone and watching the map so you don't miss a turn. Nice suggestion.

But, other than that, is there a way to change the voice? My Google Nav has 2 voices and one I like; the other I don't like either.

TIA.
I installed SVOX US English Grace Voice to use with Google Nav, it's a more natural sounding female voice. There are other voices available and I think I had to pay something like $1 for it but I'm not sure because it was quite a while ago. There are other similar voice add-ons but this is the only one I know anything about.

Oh and regarding turning off the voice - if you have your phone in a cradle on your dash you wouldn't actually need to hear it, you could easily glance at the map while driving & be safe. But personally I'd rather hear the voice prompts & not have to look at the map as frequently.
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SVOX? I've not heard of it. I'll check it out.

One of the supplied Google Voices is a very nice voice, and I do prefer female voice. Maybe it's because you just can't trust a guy to have asked enough to know where he's going.

@VMPhil: Please forgive the harshness of my first paragraph... Too little sleep and too many pain killers lately.

@PattiCakeUS: I do have a dash cradle, but still prefer never to look if I can help it. Mainly because I have cataract implants which means I can't focus my eyes and would have to put glasses on to read the small-ish text on my phone.
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Can they find their way to Wangfujing Street from Dongzhimen?
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