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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brettmc, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. brettmc

    brettmc Newbie
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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?

  2. BobPaul

    BobPaul Well-Known Member

    Please don't waste your time on a GPS app for the Captivate as the GPS does not work.
  3. brettmc

    brettmc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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 Newbie

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

    brettmc Newbie
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  6. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Android Enthusiast

    Google nav
  7. evileyez3

    evileyez3 Newbie

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

    RedRyno Well-Known Member

    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

    John I Well-Known Member

    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?


  10. John I

    John I Well-Known Member

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


  11. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    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.
  12. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Android Enthusiast

    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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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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