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Support Offline Navigation: Anyone try CoPilot or Navigon?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by laufu, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. laufu

    laufu Member
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    I recently started to travel alot and majority of these places, I am not able to get phone signal, so Google Nav/TelNav is not an option. I also do not want to carry around my old Garmin M5 so I am considering an offline Navigation program for my semi-reliable Vibrant. I say semi because even after the JI6 update, I managed to crash the phone using GPS.

    I am looking into CoPilot or Navigon. Has anyone tried either app on their Vibrant?
    More important, how well does the app handle the quirks of the Vibrant's GPS system?

    Thanks
    Kevin
     

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  2. elgibby

    elgibby Well-Known Member
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    The only time my phone has crashed since the update was when I installed Copilot just to check it out. First time I opened the app after install, the phone crashed. Uninstalled it. Your mileage yadda yadda.
     
  3. tpancoast

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    I use copilot. I haven't used Navigon.

    I have had pretty good luck with CoPilot so far, although there are some issues that I attribute more to the phone's GPS accuracy than the software. Even though the latest update improved much of the GPS issue, accuracy is still bad. As a result, CoPilot has some trouble getting an accurate initial location. Once it does figure out where you are it seems to be able to keep track of your location better than Google Maps. Google Maps would often hop one street over while I was driving.

    Unlike the previous poster, I have not had any significant crashing issues with the software.
     
  4. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member
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    I have CoPilot installed and have used it some. In my limited use it's worked ok. The graphics are a little cartoonish looking. No crashes I can recall. No experience with Navigon. I prefer using Google Nav, but as you say when there's no signal that's not an option.
     
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  5. davidtheprof

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    I tried copilot and it crashed the phone on installation.

    Was just in Europe, and I used Navdroyd, to avoid huge data charges - maps are good, though not nearly as many POIs as googlemaps or garmin. (maps are based on OSM, relatively frequent upgrades, but Navdroyd does all the conversion work for you, makes it easy to download them for free). Navdroyd itself only costs a few Euro.

    The turn by turn guidance just about works, but not great.
     
  6. djquick

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    I use co-pilot as well. Never had any problems yet:D
     
  7. cowppl

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    I have copilot and it works well. It has only crashed once, but most of the time works without any problems. I got it to use overseas (in africa) but have not gone there yet so my experiences and only here in America. No idea how detailed the international maps are but from my experiences of the North American one, it is a good buy and a relatively stable program
     
  8. Disneyman

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    I have used CoPilot Live 8 on my Motorola Droid and no problems.
     
  9. puzlid

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    Have used both and find Navigon is more accurate, its just a personal thing.
     
  10. omni

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    I saw in the Marketplace taht its for $40. Now is that just for the app, or does that include the maps? How do the maps work? Can I download any map I need whenever or do I need to pay for them?
     

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