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Topic # 66346 17-Aug-2010 14:44
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Just wondering if anyone has seen the advanced lane guidance actually working on v1.4.1? It would appear I'm not alone in having it enabled, but never seeing it appear. This is in the Wgtn CBD, Hutt Valley and connecting motorway mainly.


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  Reply # 368728 17-Aug-2010 15:55
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Mine is on. Live up in Aucks and can't say I have noticed it working... Although I can't remember the last time I used GPS while on the m'way. I usually switch it off to save battery as I know what off ramp I need anyway.

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  Reply # 368767 17-Aug-2010 16:39
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I've got it - works a treat and looks great.

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  Reply # 368851 17-Aug-2010 19:23
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I first saw it after an upgrade and was amzed.  It must have been enabled by defualt,  Usefull on the m'way  guess if unsure what lane to be in.  Just about every off ramp in Ak CBD to at leat manukau uses it.

Just to add to the thread, what "voice" do you use on the TomTom?

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  Reply # 368858 17-Aug-2010 19:39
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I use the Karen (Computer) Voice

. I don't know where they got the NZ Accents from but they have a really bad NZ Accent which I can't stand and the Australian ones are a little better.


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  Reply # 368862 17-Aug-2010 19:47
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The pronunciation of some of the road names is hilariously bad :)

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  Reply # 368890 17-Aug-2010 20:26
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nudge: I first saw it after an upgrade and was amzed.  It must have been enabled by defualt,  Usefull on the m'way  guess if unsure what lane to be in.  Just about every off ramp in Ak CBD to at leat manukau uses it.

Just to add to the thread, what "voice" do you use on the TomTom?


I use the Irish voice Kathy, 'cause Irish girls are hot (and so are their voices)! 



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  Reply # 368916 17-Aug-2010 21:12
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Those of you who can report it working, have you seen it working out of Auckland?

In terms of pronunciation, my personal favorite is SH1. Karen (computer) calls it 'shwon'

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  Reply # 369055 18-Aug-2010 08:30
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As a new Iphone user is this app worth $85?



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  Reply # 369065 18-Aug-2010 08:38
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Wills1: As a new Iphone user is this app worth $85?


Yes. Although if I were new to iPhone I would be weighing up the pros and cons of TomTom with the two new apps just released, Navigon and Sygic Aura.

I bought TomTom when it first released at $149 and can definitely say it was worth it. There are other options now so not so specifically cut and dry. I'd love to try Navigon actually, but missed the $39.95 intro price!

All 3 will turn your phone into a full featured GPS device, and with free map updates being the norm, you can't really go wrong for $85.

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  Reply # 369076 18-Aug-2010 08:48
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worth every penny.

Works a treat.

lane guidance is excellent.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.



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  Reply # 369083 18-Aug-2010 08:52
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Handsomedan:

lane guidance is excellent.


Have you seen it work anywhere else other than Auckland?

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  Reply # 369573 18-Aug-2010 21:49
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I've been wondering how those things work. Do they use data up or anything?

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  Reply # 369606 18-Aug-2010 23:10
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Silly question, but why do you need lane guidance? Isn't that what your eyes are for? no cheek intended.



Moo 

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  Reply # 369646 19-Aug-2010 07:52
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As far as I am aware this app just uses the GPS functionality and no data whilst in use - stand to be corrected of course.

I've used the Tom Tom app for about a year now and have never had any issues with it. They update it quite regularly as well.

This app will be the main reason i'll stay with an iPhone and not move to an android device. Unless they release an android version before I decide to upgrade from my 3G.



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  Reply # 369655 19-Aug-2010 08:19
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All the maps and info are stored on the phone so there's no extra data involved. Makes it a viable alternative to downloads maps for a different country and use your iPhone as GPS whilst there without data roaming charges.

As for lane guidance, it's not entirely necessary no, but it would be useful in many circumstances around Wellington anyway (Basin Reserve for one), certainly would be of benefit to out of towners. I know I'd probably find it useful navigating the Akld CBD which I know a little less.

Since it's an advertised feature, it seems odd I've never seen it work is all.

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