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Topic # 70060 18-Oct-2010 08:11
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Which maps is everyone running and who updates their maps the fastest?

I use to have Garmin and was part of the nz open gps, but there is no Garmin on iOS

Thoughts would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 393094 18-Oct-2010 11:01
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I am using the free one, waze. http://world.wave.com




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  Reply # 393101 18-Oct-2010 11:26
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I've been using TomTom for quite some time and have been pretty happy with it. It's quick and accurate. I've posted before about its lane guidance feature appearing quite rarely where I feel assistance would have been gratefully received however.

Where I feel TomTom is lagging behind now is in its overall look. It's incredibly basic when you compare to Sygic (especially their Aura version) or Navigon. Sygic's new products also include Australian maps which seems like a big bonus. Saves you $84 buying the same for TomTom if you do any trans-tasman jaunts.

As for updates they're both pretty good as far as I can tell, and both do it for free. There's a brief review of Sygic on the iphonewzealand.co.nz site.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 393111 18-Oct-2010 11:57
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BuffyNZ: I am using the free one, waze. http://world.wave.com


Hey that looks cool... Just installed it, will try it out.




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  Reply # 393113 18-Oct-2010 11:59
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oopps, sorry for the typo in the url. It should of course be http://world.waze.com




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  Reply # 393117 18-Oct-2010 12:07
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For paid software Ive tried Tom Tom and CoPilot on friends phones.

But what Ive bought and what Ive found to be the best is Sygic Aura.
The newly released v2.0 for Australia and NZ is excellent. As a bonus, it runs well on the iPad too.

Very good UI and very easy to use. So far Sygic have updated maps reasonably frequently.

I do use Waze as well, but when it comes to a crunch Sygic is good.




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  Reply # 393460 19-Oct-2010 08:42
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Tried waze to work, it's good for something free and didn't use too much data. Would still prefer to have offline maps myself.

based on reviews aura looks the best and it has aus maps which is a bonus.

I'd like to know which maps have all the motorway changes at manukau, that would tell me that the're fairly current.

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  Reply # 393466 19-Oct-2010 09:01
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hasole: Tried waze to work, it's good for something free and didn't use too much data. Would still prefer to have offline maps myself.

based on reviews aura looks the best and it has aus maps which is a bonus.

I'd like to know which maps have all the motorway changes at manukau, that would tell me that the're fairly current.


Heh, with Waze you click a button and then you drive on them and it adds them!




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  Reply # 393474 19-Oct-2010 09:11
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Yup. I used Sygic aura to drive from west auckland to the airport last evening - had all the motorways in there.

Of course waze will be more up to date as you can add new roads yourself. The more people use it the better it will get.



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  Reply # 393475 19-Oct-2010 09:13
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Any tomtom or navigon users out there?

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  Reply # 393825 19-Oct-2010 23:44
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I use navigon myself and pretty happy with it. Compare it with tom-tom, navigon's ui is much more advanced and faster too. But can't comment on the map as I really have not check who got the newer map



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  Reply # 394252 21-Oct-2010 09:02
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Tried tomtom and sygic. sygic is miles better, showing lanes and speaks street names

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  Reply # 394270 21-Oct-2010 09:28
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TomTom will speak street names too but you have to use a voice with (Computer) next to it...

I agree tho, I've had many times with TomTom where lane guidance would have been extremely useful and nothing appeared.



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  Reply # 394317 21-Oct-2010 11:42
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Thanks, found it. Only in US voices.

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  Reply # 394321 21-Oct-2010 11:58
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I use the Tomtom maps and tomt iPhone holder with my iPhone 4. Overnight their was an update to version 1.5. I find it brilliant.




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  Reply # 394322 21-Oct-2010 12:00
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You can get spoken street names other than US just scroll down further in the voice area of settings and look for computer beside them.




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