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Topic # 109948 30-Sep-2012 12:48 Send private message

Hi

Decided to switch from using an old Navman to using my iPhone for turn-by-turn in the car. I currently have an original iPhone 4 but will get a 5 as soon as I can buy one outright.

Can anyone recommend a car window mount that will take both phone sizes? 

And while I'm here, TomTom or Navigon app for use in Australia? Navigon is $10 cheaper but the description says you have to pay for regular map updates, but doesn't have the price?

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  Reply # 693591 30-Sep-2012 12:54 Send private message

The NKMOS Ultima looks awesome, IMHO.
Still pre order only, but shipping later this year.

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  Reply # 693605 30-Sep-2012 13:26 Send private message

I hope you are following the discussion and realise iOS 6 maps are not reliable yet. Even Apple suggested using third party map apps.




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  Reply # 693606 30-Sep-2012 13:27 Send private message

Having said that, check the Nokia holders. Really nice.






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  Reply # 693610 30-Sep-2012 13:37 Send private message

freitasm: I hope you are following the discussion and realise iOS 6 maps are not reliable yet. Even Apple suggested using third party map apps.

Yeah I've updated to iOS 6 and tried the maps app - I wouldn't use maps for turn-by-turn, I don't like the over head style, which Is why I asked about the TomTom or Navigon apps. I installed Waze this morning, it looks good but I'll have to take it for a drive to see how well it works, no caching of maps for offline  and they seem a bit slow to load on 3G.

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  Reply # 693626 30-Sep-2012 15:01 Send private message

RickD:
freitasm: I hope you are following the discussion and realise iOS 6 maps are not reliable yet. Even Apple suggested using third party map apps.

Yeah I've updated to iOS 6 and tried the maps app - I wouldn't use maps for turn-by-turn, I don't like the over head style, which Is why I asked about the TomTom or Navigon apps. I installed Waze this morning, it looks good but I'll have to take it for a drive to see how well it works, no caching of maps for offline ?and they seem a bit slow to load on 3G.


I quite like the iOS 6 maps. You can toggle between overhead and "3d" views.
The maps data, ie the streets seems to be mostly pretty good, it's the same data as used in the tomtom app, I believe.
I agree that the Apple maps POI database and satellite imagery is certainly not as good as google maps.

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  Reply # 693627 30-Sep-2012 15:31 Send private message

Kensington do really good mounts, i've been using the same one for about 4 years. Rock solid.

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  Reply # 693666 30-Sep-2012 17:29 Send private message

Ok, back home... Try the Nokia Universal Holder CR 122. Available for around $30 in New Zealand through Nokia or someone on Trade Me...




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  Reply # 693687 30-Sep-2012 18:31

Sygic is where its at for maps on iOS. $46ish

Dealextreme is the place for cheap mounts etc.



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  Reply # 693819 30-Sep-2012 23:05 Send private message

jofizz: The NKMOS Ultima looks awesome, IMHO. 
Still pre order only, but shipping later this year. 

That mount does look good but is a little more than I want to spend.


freitasm: Ok, back home... Try the Nokia Universal Holder CR 122. Available for around $30 in New Zealand through Nokia or someone on Trade Me...

Thanks, I tried searching for it but didn't manage to find that one, it looks good, have you tested it with an iPhone 4?



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  Reply # 693821 30-Sep-2012 23:14 Send private message

1eStar: Sygic is where its at for maps on iOS. $46ish


So Sygic uses TomTom maps with free updates and is $35 cheaper than the TomTom app for both AU & NZ, sounds too good to be true! I hope the app is as good but it's cheap enough to try out. 

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