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Old 04-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Anyone using an iPhone GPS Navigation App? I am trying to pick between the options and cannot find any reliable information. If you do use one and can share your insights it would be much appreciated.

I am primarily looking at the TomTom, Garmin and Navigon apps?

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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I use my iPhone to get around simply by using the built in maps feature. Simply type in an address, or even a description and bingo you get a destination, a map to it and the miles you have to drive.

I must be missing something. I am one of those "out of it" types when it comes to technology.
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The iPhone maps is great for around town but when you get to where you really need it on long runs, someone will call you. Click on the little arrow in the bottom left corner on the maps that come with the iphone and it shows you where you are. I have a Garmin that mounts to the dash and works great.
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I agree with Dan. I have an Android phone that has Google Navigation and Sprint Navigation on it, and it's great for ad hoc navigation but when I go on a trip I still put the trusty TomTom on the dash, so that I'm not dependent on cell phone data service and so that navigation won't get interrupted by incoming phone calls.
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We have an Android phone, and find the the GPS feature is better than our Garmin Nuvi 660. The phone does great vat finding campgrounds that aren't in Woodall's. The Gas Buddy app is super nfor finding the best price gas around.

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I'm in agreement with the others. iPhone does great for occasional use but I use a Garmin on the dash for most of my car navigation. The cost of gps has gone down so much that you can almost buy a dedicated GPS for the amount an ap would cost. The dedicated unit will be much better for navigation purposes. I have AllStays iExit, Camp & RV, and Interstate Diesel apps for travel use, along with a bookmark for Pilot/Flying J prices: Pilot Flying J - Complete Pricing List
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:55 AM   #7
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We used both the Nav system in the Dodge and the iphone app that comes preloaded when we did the trip from Pa to Fl. Sometimes one would find things when the other wouldn't so having both was helpful. I like the feature on the Iphone that will link to your address book so you don't have to type in common places(like home or a friend's house). I also like the iphone feature to get the satellite image or hybrid. We used the Truckers app that gave us truck stop locations and diesel prices along the way- awesome app- it also gives locations of rest areas and other points of interest. Definitely a Must-have for the diesel owners..
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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We use GPS Drive by MotionX on our IPhone. It works so well we gave our Garmin to the neighbor. Also use Campwhere and RestArea.
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I use an older Garmin Street Pilot, a built in Pioneer system and my I phone.

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. The I Phone I use for overland navigation while Geocaching.

After 10 years of using different GPS unit I would find it very hard to suggest a single unit for others. There are just too many different factors, display type, means of notification, means of input, variables in options, and total memory. GPS units are much like a computer, because they are a computer, that each individual has to design their own based on needs, wants, and money.

Keep asking question of owners of different types.
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We have a sizable collection of GPS type products...

BlackBerrry Tour 9630, Iphone4, Droid 2, Nuvi, Delorme Earthmate PN-30 and LT-40(requires laptop and software pack).

I use the phones and PN-30 for slow speed applications, like walking or quick searches while sitting still. For over the road the LT-40 and the Nuvi get the workout. The biggest advantage to the LT-40/laptop combo is screen size and if you have internet connection you can get real time traffic info too.

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gas buddy app

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....... The Gas Buddy app is super nfor finding the best price gas around.

Brian
Yes I love the gas buddy app! There is nothing worse than getiing a couple miles up the road right after filling up and finding gas $.10 cheaper.

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I use a Rand McNally. Lifetime batteries and no cords to plug in and get tangled up with. Should come with a magnifying glass for the small print, but Oh, well.

But really, I trust the dedicated GPS's even though I am entertained by their missteps, ie. "Left turn ahead" on a Loooooong straightaway on a western Kansas highway. I still keep the paper map handy and refer to it frequently just to have the broad picture in my mind. I just can't help not fully trusting the point-point of the GPS's. I find it amazing that the GPS is as accurate as it is. Even with their occasional faults.
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I use an older Garmin Street Pilot, a built in Pioneer system and my I phone.

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. The I Phone I use for overland navigation while Geocaching..
Dangerous??? My co-pilot does the navigation while I'm driving.
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Motion X GPS Drive.
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