General best navigation app vs. just buying stand-alone GPS

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by albiewan, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. albiewan

    albiewan Well-Known Member
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    Since I am a courier and have been very reliant on VZ Navigator, I see the Eris does not have this option. I understand that 2.0 upgrade will include access to Google navigation. However, after reading various threads on here, and with battery life being an issue, I wonder if I should try to load a good navigation app now, then wait for 2.0 or just bite the bullet and buy a stand-alone GPS unit for the vehicle. Any thoughts on this?
     

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  2. hrbib21

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    Honestly, in your line of work, I'd go with a standalone unit.

    However, try an existing app and see if it suits your needs first.
     
  3. albiewan

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    Yes that does sound logical. Sometimes logic gets in the way of plain old fun doesn't it? If I decided to load a navigation app for testing purposes, which one is the best? I realize that's a loaded question because "best" is subject to so many interpretations. I see some free nav apps but you get what you pay for so free might not do it. Thanks.
     
  4. Podivin

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    You could use a car charger on the Eris, which would make battery life a non-issue.
    I've been using Nav4All on Eris, it seems to work just fine.
    That said, *I* prefer my stand alone Garmin to Nav4All.
    I'd suggest download a free app for the Eris to see how you like it. And if you have a friend with a GPS, maybe you could borrow that for a few days. That way you'd have a better idea of what works for you, rather than just listening to us (as wise and knowledgeable as we may be).
     
  5. pcwizpcwiz2

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    I like Telenav it's got decent real time traffic updates and you can pre-program destinations as favorites from the web.
     
  6. albiewan

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    Yes thanks and you are all so humble too!
     
  7. albiewan

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    Thanks I'll look at that one.
     
  8. motionxxusxx

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    Copilot is the best. Frequent updates and it works awesome. I have it on my iphone and eris.
     

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