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  Reply # 369657 19-Aug-2010 08:24
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JimmyC:
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lane guidance is excellent.


Have you seen it work anywhere else other than Auckland?


Nope.

Akl Motorways are the only place I've ever seen it activate.




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  Reply # 369663 19-Aug-2010 08:28
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Wills1: As a new Iphone user is this app worth $85?


Yes, is easily worth the money!  I don't use it much around Welly, but when I travel it's great for getting around in a different city.  I also bought a cigarette charger, retractable USB cable and car cradle from Deal Extreme so I can mount it on the dash - works a treat!




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  Reply # 369897 19-Aug-2010 16:49
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Thanks for the helpful replies re: the data and storage of maps. Felt a bit foolish asking it but now I'm really glad I did. Seems like a really good app for the price!

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  Reply # 369903 19-Aug-2010 17:09
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I really don;t think you'd find many (if any) iPhone users of the Tom Tom app that would say it wasn't good value for money...provided you actually use it!




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  Reply # 369915 19-Aug-2010 17:31
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I've been using mine in the iPhone 4 around Chc and it is fantastic. Accurate, clear and works fine on its own gps sittingon the passenger seat. Will TM my 'old' tomtom.

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  Reply # 369944 19-Aug-2010 18:41
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Handsomedan: I really don;t think you'd find many (if any) iPhone users of the Tom Tom app that would say it wasn't good value for money...provided you actually use it!


All the apps I bought have more than paid for themselves. Most of them get daily use. Except the games...who has time for those? :P

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  Reply # 370487 20-Aug-2010 20:37
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Just gone up another $10 today

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  Reply # 370497 20-Aug-2010 21:21
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JimmyC:
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.


TomTom use a map database that is locally maintained, and regularly updated whereas many of the lower cost applications don't access these.

If you aren't getting lane guidance maybe the map database in your unit is not the latest available....



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  Reply # 370600 21-Aug-2010 10:08
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That's where maintaining apps on the iPhone is very easy. You either have the latest version or you don't, the App store will tell you that automatically. There's nothing else to install. I definitely have the latest version, but sounds like lane guidance is Auckland motorways only at this stage.

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  Reply # 372038 24-Aug-2010 12:12
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Hi I also use this app and bought the Tomtom iPhone holder. One word Awesome. I am not sure about the lane guidance out of Auckland I am doing a trip to Chch later in the year so will find out then.




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  Reply # 372045 24-Aug-2010 12:27
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Full screen lane guidance in Wellington works very well, however it only seems to be active on a State Highway 1. The roadway from Ngauranga Gorge to the Hutt Valley (i.e. State Highway 2) is not considered to be a "motorway" and the full screen lane guidance does not appear, however if your driving in from Lower Hutt, you should get Lane Guidance once you pass the Interchange at Ngauranga.

The only irritating thing I have found with the latest version and the previous release was the inclusion of part of the mapping file name in the voice announcement of the motorway name i.e. something like "tele atlas SH 1" or similar!  Once that is fixed, it will be just about spot on.


 

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  Reply # 373417 27-Aug-2010 06:00
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Lane guidance works in Chch

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  Reply # 373420 27-Aug-2010 06:47
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Image with Lane guidance at bottom.  Not sure how upload from mobile geekzone.
Note that this is not 'full screen' lane guidance but in the directions at bottom of screen.


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