Last Updated: Jan 03,2011
whats the best navigation for the evo?
The one it comes with, Google Nav!
+1 to that.
I've never tried google so I can't speak to it. But I have been using sprint nav since way back when you had to pay an extra $10 bucks a month for it and I must say it has worked flawlessly for me for many many years. I have been meaning to try google nav but since I have all my addresses in the sprint nav favorites I always forget to use google. The fact that I can edit addresses and poi's online from the sprint nav website is s great convenience, especially when my wife is lost and I have to find and add an address for her on the fly.
Like edlex, I prefer Sprint Nav (TeleNav).
The browser plugin/syncability is phenomenal.
Isn't the guidance of the Lord enough for you then, Tre?
Prayer and TeleNav!
Now, what would be nice is if Google incorporated some sort of syncability with the hand held with regards to POIs and pre-planned addresses (like you pointed out).
With TeleNav, I am able to pre plan an entire trip, and sync on the fly. Makes trips easier to plan than on Google.
And the voice... sweet heavens... the voice...
Wow, really? If you don't mind my asking: how do you operate your nav app with your eyes closed in solemn prayer? That's dangerous!
Voice recognition. Plus, one doesn't have to close eyes to solemnly "pray."
The voice recognition on TeleNav sucks, btw. Google is much better.
There is unadulterated lust oozing from those devilish words, brother!
Go cleanse thine unclean conscience! Ask for forgiveness and do penance!
What if you need to navigate to a particular hacienda in the Argentinian pampa? Or to a cathedral in Charleroi, Belgium? Or to the Taj Mahal in India? Does it understand all those tongues, twangs, and 'funny' (ha, ha) pronunciations? No, it doesn't! At all! It can't even begin to comprehend anything not sounding very much like standard white people's American English!
It doesn't even understand standard British English! The cradle of the language! Bring lunch if you want to navigate around Oxford with it! Good luck!
It's useless for anyone without a standard caucasian American accent. And that is about 6 billion people!
I bet even the bros from the hood – an undeniable pillar of American culture and society of course – can't get it to work!
...or flag waving god fearing redneck country hicks from rural Kentucky for that matter!
I used to think so too but then I learned how well Google Nav integrates with Google Maps and your GMail Contacts
Star a location in Maps and a couple seconds later it's sync'd
Enter GPS coordinates (from "whats here" in Maps) as a Contact address and a couple seconds later it's sync'd
Plus she talks a lot less
LOL @ talking less...
Thanks... didn't even know about that functionality.
Always definite exactly what you mean by "best" as it's highly subjective.
Not best if you're traveling internationally (international roaming data fees) or if you're frequently in areas with no coverage. Again, best is always subjective regardless of topic. Don't assume that everyone's in the same boat as you with identical needs/wants.
If the OP needs locally stored maps, look into Navigon, CoPilot, etc.
So far, Google Maps Nav has covered my needs. I took a 3,000+ mile road trip recently and used nothing but Google Maps. However, it's not a one-size-fits-all world.
You must be one of those 'liberals'...
If your traveling internationally with a CDMA phone there may not be a Data connection AT ALL
As for offline maps....
If you lose your data connection while using Google Maps Navigation (Beta):
Navigation and voice guidance will continue as long as you do not deviate from your prescribed route, but underlying map tiles may not load.
The navigation icon in the notification bar will be gray instead of blue.
If you deviate from your route, you will not receive a reroute until you re-establish a data connection.
Google Maps Navigation (Beta) works by communicating through your Android-powered device's mobile data connection to access routes, traffic, geographical and business information, etc.. If you're driving in an area with spotty or no data connectivity, you'll still be able to use Google Maps Navigation (Beta) through the use of pre-fetched map data. Pre-fetched map data for your route is passively downloaded and stored locally on your device, and Google Maps Navigation (Beta) will rely on this data when your device loses its data connection.
source: Google Mobile Navigation (Beta)
Note: Google NAV is still in beta
It has worked for awhile... (even before the last update)
I just tested it again and as long as you stay "on the route" NO data connection is required. It followed a 10 mile route with many turns with data turned completely off. When I stopped at a store along the route the phone said something like "Please Follow the Route"
It was good at it b4 then, but it's been noticeably better for my wife and I since the update. We were coming back from an out-of-state trip yesterday and had absolutely no service. Had to reroute because of an accident and it didn't need a network connection to do it. It was like magic!
Are you sure it did that, the rerouting, without a connection? Were you in airplane mode?
Because there's no such thing as 'magic' of course.
nDrive - by far the best offline navigation app.
Of course there's magic! ;-)
And yes, there was really no connection. Little 'x' with no bars and no 'E' or 'H' indicating data transfer.
At least support the claim with why you think so.
No magic required. Read up on the changes with the new version (already mentioned above).
Separate names with a comma.