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Copilot Live USA

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by UncleMike, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 15, 2009
    Central NJ
    Though I tried and returned Copilot Live North America (for $20) a while back, I've been extremely frustrated with my TomTom lately and decided to take the plunge for $4.99 and am currently using the 14-day trial of ActiveTraffic. On the one trip I made with both, Copilot's ActiveTraffic was much closer to reality than TomTom's Live Traffic.

    So far, a major down side I can foresee is that the app takes up so much memory that Android kills it most of the time when I switch to another app. This may be more problematic in my in-house testing than in actual use, since I don't typically switch apps while driving, but System Panel reports it taking up 35MB of non-shared RAM, whereas NDrive takes up 25MB, and Google Maps Navigation takes up 10MB.

    I'm looking for any comments from people who've been using it for a while, on what the pros and cons are, and maybe some tips and tricks.

    Also, if there is a good user forum where Copilot is actively discussed, I'd like to hear about that too. So far, any forums I've found where it's discussed don't really contain any in-depth discussions.


  2. igzekyativ

    igzekyativ Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    copilot is awesome because it can be used without a data connection.. this is why its takes up 15MB more than Google nav

    best part of copilot for me is that you can create a custom route using way-points and then copilot will navigate you though your custom route.. no other gps will do that; they always navigate the shortest or quickest routes..

    this is particularly good for me because i like to take twisty/scenic roads when i ride my motorcycle and i like to plan my trips ahead of time..

    i used to stop every couple of turns and remember the directions.. thanks copilot!

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