GPS app?


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    brettmc Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    What are you folks using for a GPS app? I hope it's not the at&t navigator. I can't justify paying for that while i have handheld and auto Garmin units. I would like to have the gps capability on my phone tho. Is there an app you folks use for this?
     

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  2. BobPaul

    BobPaul Well-Known Member

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    Please don't waste your time on a GPS app for the Captivate as the GPS does not work.
     
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    brettmc Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    from what i've read, it's really random. at any rate, i sacrificed a goat on a stone altar this morning....i think mine will work.
     
  4. Taero

    Taero Active Member

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    As for an actual answer, we're mostly using Google Navigator, but yes, stock up on those sacrificial goats else you aint going anywhere.
     
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    brettmc Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks!
     
  6. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Well-Known Member

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    Google nav
     
  7. evileyez3

    evileyez3 Active Member

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    I'm using Google Navigation myself. However, I have heard Copilot Live is nice. I haven't tried it myself though.
     
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    RedRyno Well-Known Member

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    Bummer, I was wondering what all the GPS hubbu was about so I checked mine this morning and it works fine as does my wireless...
     
  9. John I

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    OK, I'm coming up on the end of my free month of ATT Navigator and have some questions...

    - I want to dump AT&T navigator because it is not worth $10 a month. If I dump AT&T Navigator will the free navigators from marketplace still work?

    - Those who are using "Google Navigator"; is that really "Google Maps"? I have Google Maps installed and see that it has a Navigation function built in. If not, where do I get the "Google Navigator" app?

    - Are there better apps for navigation available if I Root and or side load?

    - Anyone have a good cradle they want to recommend for mounting the Captivate in the car?

    - Anyone try mounting an external GPS antenna yet?

    Thanks

    John
     
  10. John I

    John I Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention, my GPS works just fine...

    John



     
  11. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    Google Navigator comes along with the latest Google Maps. If you install Maps, you'll get Navigator too.

    While it's not as feature-rich as a stand-alone GPS, it should work rather well if your GPS is working. Seems locked to 3D mode which I'm not a fan of, and the voice-synth isn't as clear as my Magellan.

    There's a nice-looking car mount available direct from Samsung's website but last I knew it was still "out of stock". Not sure how you'd manage an external GPS antenna... it'd need to be the re-radiating sort since there's no external GPS antenna plug. I actually have just such an antenna somewhere, but I'm not sure where...

    I've experimented with a bunch of other mapping/nav apps but Google's seems the best. I don't think there are any other significant options available to you if you root. There might be better pay options though.
     
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    mi04se1 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it is cool that it automatically switches from day to night. I was playing around with it tonight and its on my bed and dark outside and it switch.
     

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