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General Milestone vs TomTom/Garmin for GPS navigation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cdl, May 7, 2010.

  1. cdl

    cdl Well-Known Member
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    I have a Milestone running Android 2.1

    I am undecided between buying the European maps for Motonav or a similar GPS navigation app for Android, and instead buying a dedicated GPS navigator (Tom Tom, Garmin etc).

    I'd use it mainly abroad, so I need the Milestone to work as a GPS without a data connection (or roaming charges will kill me). I guess it can, but my main question is whether the Milestone GPS is accurate enough, or if it may be better to spend a few more pounds and buy a dedicated Tom Tom or equivalent.

    What do you think? Have you ever tried? Can a smartphone ever substitute a dedicated GPS navigation system?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
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    I would buy a dedicated device.

    Not because the GPS receiver will be better, they're all SirfStar III now, but because of maps and general ease of use.
     
  3. dunjamon

    dunjamon Well-Known Member
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    I've used the google navigation around town, and it is pretty much spot on. Only downside is that it can be a little slow updating, but not too slow that you miss an exit.
     

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