Ready to drive away?

, posted: 22-Mar-2012 18:17

I always use a GPS when driving around Auckland city and was looking forward to testing out the Nokia Lumia 710's free Nokia Drive app.

I was very surprised at how easy it was to setup, ie downloading maps and the voices, choose what style map I wanted 2D or 3D and in which color. How quick you can input your destination and then follow the turn by turn instructions.

First map shown is of my trip route. Then click start and I am instructed where to drive. I have a navigational app on my other phone and I found this one is nearly as good as the one I had to buy; well all I can say is thank you Nokia.

Also my bought app was very confusing when I first started to use it, whereas Nokia Drive was basically use once and know what to do next time. Oh and if you have overseas visitors that are more comfortable with a different language, there are a lot of different voices and languages to choose from.

The main map screen shows you how far it is to your destination and how long it will take approximately to get there. While driving the information on the screen will show you the speed you are traveling.

The navigation voice is clear and easy to understand, and I felt so confident in the turn by turn instructions given, I didn’t have to keep looking at the map on the phone. So I was able to concentrate on my driving which to me is a big plus, especially in Auckland.

Also when I intentionally took a wrong turning (several times) the Nokia drive would re-calibrate very quickly, again giving me confidence in the GPS.  My opinion, I can drive anywhere without having to rely on a map book, which I always seem to misplace anyway.

About the author:

Hi I am Dreamy, a 54 year old mum of two teenagers. Ten years ago I didn't know how to work a computer, and my phone was a Nokia 3315. To keep up with my children's interest in everything to do with the Internet, xbox live, computer games, I turned on a computer and the rest as they say is history. Now I wouldn't be without my smartphone. Being connected to my children, my family and friends around the world. Able to read the news anywhere at anytime.



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