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Topic # 56947 29-Jan-2010 13:17
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Has anyone tried the "hacked" navigation in NZ yet?

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  Reply # 294325 29-Jan-2010 13:31
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Yes. It mostly works. 


Known issues: 


1. The street you are on is "unnamed street"
2. The voice instructions either don't happen at all or happen too late. 


It saved my bacon one late night on the way to / from the airport through maze of roadworks at three separate points. 


But.....by comparison, the "Show directions" mode in the un-hacked maps shows your progress on the map as a blue dot and gives no audible instructions, though flags appear on the map with the next turn indicated. A front seat passenger can fill the gap. :-)   







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  Reply # 294327 29-Jan-2010 13:35
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Oh, well without voice directions its not a lot of use I guess. Will just have to wait for Google to release it here :-)

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