Originally Posted by HowieE
I would never suggest using the I Phone as an aid to travel in the car because it would be far more dangerous that talking on it...
Just curious, how is the stand alone GPS any safer than a GPS app? I will stipulate that the iPhone should be on a mount when using a GPS app, not held or in your lap. The same applies to a stand alone GPS. Either way you need to have some mount.
I recently got the Navigon app, and it looks and behaves just like any of the stand alone GPS units I have used in the past. I hadn't chimed in because I really haven't used it all that long.
A few things I have noticed.
It does remember routes that you have taken vs its recommended routes and offer them as an alternative the next time you call up that saved route. For example, home to work or take me home from work. I have a preferred path that lets me avoid most traffic. After following that path, with Navigon wanting me to make several turns on the way to get back to the main roads of course, the path I prefer now shows up as an alternative. Nice feature that seems to work well. (OK, I really don't need a GPS to get to work after 15 years.
When you arrive at your destination, Navigon tells you that you have arrived and that your destination is on the left or right. It would be nice if you could know on which side your destination is located earlier so you have time to get in the correct lane, but I guess you have a 50% chance.
When updating the app (just finished updating a few minutes ago) you need lots
of free space on your iPhone. It will not install into the block of storage where the existing version resides. I installs and then removes the old version. Granted, it does retain its settings and any upgrades well. This morning I downloaded the 1.56 GB update. There was 1.6 GB free on my iPhone, but there was insufficient space to install the update. I had to remove my music to free-up space, install the update, and then re-download my music. Not a big deal, but an irritant nonetheless.
I do find that when I deviate from the route for some reason, Navigon recalculates the new route required quickly and accurately.