Google Nav vs NavDroyd. Discuss.

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  1. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member
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    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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  2. man00va

    man00va Well-Known Member
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    Behind you.
    Just turn the voice off?
     
  3. VMPhil

    VMPhil New Member
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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.
     
  4. kpearsonxyz

    kpearsonxyz Active Member
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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.
     
  5. PattiCakeUS

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    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.
     
  6. kpearsonxyz

    kpearsonxyz Active Member
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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.
     
  7. mikedt

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    Can they find their way to Wangfujing Street from Dongzhimen?
     

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