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What is better...sprint navigation or google maps?

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  1. GomerBoy

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    Which one is better for GPS? I have only used google maps so far, I have never tried sprint navigation.
     

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    Out of the two, I prefer Google Maps. It is easy to switch from Navigation Mode to Map mode so I can see the path ahead and add the traffic layer. When I first got my Epic, I used Sprint Navigation, but it took to long to load so I started using Google Maps and have been since.
     
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    It's been a while since I have used Sprint Nav and it worked okay. It got me to my destination. I don't know how much it has changed since then.

    If it hasn't changed much, Google Nav is much more robust giving you many different options, layouts, and different routes. I will say that it has its downfalls though. My new job has me driving to a new location every weekend. I'm completely reliant on my phone as a navigation tool to get me where I need. The majority of the time, the device/software (Epic/Google Nav) is spot on but it has had some absolutely bonkers moments. It sometimes completely decides to change routes midway through a trip or puts you on a crazy trail that has you going far away from your destination before actually reaching your destination.

    One night it even put me through 4 unnecessary tolls and I finally gave up and decided to rely on signs which thankfully worked. It was extremely stressful trying to navigate in a completely new area at night on roads where the limit is usually at least 45-55.

    Still, like I said, I feel Google Nav is the better of the two but feel free try both and decide for yourself.
     
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    I generally use Google Navigation. I like the fact I can star a location in Google Maps on my desktop, then pull up Google Navigation and pull up the same starred locations to drive to.
     
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    sprint nav is way better.
     
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    Are there any specific features in Sprint Nav that you like better?
     
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    just easier to use, more accurate in my experience.

    also more options

    i would suggest everyone use it.
     
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    I am an Audio Engineer and a college professor or
    Forgive for my reason, but it's certainly valid:

    I use Google Navigation because it's FREE.

    I am not willing to pay a monthly fee to have the privelege of using an only-slightly-better navigator.

    FREE FTW.
     
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    That is not a bad reason at all! However, for me, Sprint Navigation is included in my plan. I don't pay extra for it.
     
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    Oh, so Sprint Navigation is not free? I did not know that haha. Oh well, I am using Google Maps anyway.:p
     
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    That's cool! I didn't know any plans included that. For me it would be like an extra $4 a month. :thinking:
     
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    Sprint Navigation is free in my plan.
     
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    I use Google more than I use Sprint Nav (Telenav). The Sprint app is also free with my plan on my Epic (The Simply Everything plans include it), although I would have to pay to use it on my Tab. I think the Google app is far more informative, showing in most cases, the exact message I'll see on the signs at my exit.

    While I like the features of Google, I wish the voice was easier to understand. This is one feature where the Sprint app is better than Google Nav. I know I can purchase/download other voices, but I'm having problems completing the purchase in the Market...never purchased a paid app until now, and I keep getting an error message.

    Combine Sprint's clear voice, and Google's robust (and free) features, and you'll have the perfect app.
     
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