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Topic # 84753 7-Jun-2011 18:49
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Hi,
As a previous owner of an iPhone I had the TomTom GPS app installed which was brilliant. I have just switched to a Galaxy S2 which so far has exceeded my expectations. My only problem is looking for a GPS app with support for New Zealand that doesn't eat through my data each month. (I.e the maps are stored on the device)

Hopefully someone here knows of such an app :)

Cheers

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Master Geek


  Reply # 478668 7-Jun-2011 18:58
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I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.

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  Reply # 478671 7-Jun-2011 19:05
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I use the Google navigation and actually I've found the data use to be far less than I'd feared. I suppose it depends how often you use it, if you needed to use it everytime you were driving anywhere it would be scary, but for occasional use, when I don't know where i'm going, it's fine. Whats interesting is that it caches the entire route at the start of the journey, so if you don't trust it to not keep downloading more, just turn off data after that. It'll still work fine.

What I find much more of a problem on my Ideos with GPS is battery life. It destroys it!



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 478675 7-Jun-2011 19:11
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bluey: I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.


http://www.sygic.com/en/android:maps

They don't appear to have maps available for NZ. Or do they and the site just isn't updated? Where are you using it?

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  Reply # 478681 7-Jun-2011 19:33
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darkstar029:
bluey: I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.


http://www.sygic.com/en/android:maps

They don't appear to have maps available for NZ. Or do they and the site just isn't updated? Where are you using it?



+1 For Sygic

Textured maps, 3d building/landmarks, when in navigation mode it is very similar to TomTom, menus are differnet but in an "android" style, intuitive and easy to use.

I find I hardly ever use my standalone tomtom these days, Sygic locks a location in stupidly quickly and is so damn convenient

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Reply # 478682 7-Jun-2011 19:34
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darkstar029:
bluey: I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.


http://www.sygic.com/en/android:maps

They don't appear to have maps available for NZ. Or do they and the site just isn't updated? Where are you using it?


I'm running NZ maps. they are available



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 478687 7-Jun-2011 19:52
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Wade:
darkstar029:
bluey: I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.


http://www.sygic.com/en/android:maps

They don't appear to have maps available for NZ. Or do they and the site just isn't updated? Where are you using it?


I'm running NZ maps. they are available


Oh they are too, I never selected "Asia-Pacific" on the side :D Oops

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  Reply # 478697 7-Jun-2011 20:05
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talisker: I use the Google navigation... Whats interesting is that it caches the entire route at the start of the journey, so if you don't trust it to not keep downloading more, just turn off data after that. It'll still work fine.

W!


I did not know this!!!!  That's great to know:) 

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  Reply # 478699 7-Jun-2011 20:12
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Wade:
darkstar029:
bluey: I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.


http://www.sygic.com/en/android:maps

They don't appear to have maps available for NZ. Or do they and the site just isn't updated? Where are you using it?



+1 For Sygic

Textured maps, 3d building/landmarks, when in navigation mode it is very similar to TomTom, menus are differnet but in an "android" style, intuitive and easy to use.

I find I hardly ever use my standalone tomtom these days, Sygic locks a location in stupidly quickly and is so damn convenient


Is the map cached? I would love to find one without needing internet connection! 

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  Reply # 478701 7-Jun-2011 20:20
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heavenlywild:
Wade:
darkstar029:
bluey: I have "sygic" which seems pretty good.  I haven't used it in a city yet though.


http://www.sygic.com/en/android:maps

They don't appear to have maps available for NZ. Or do they and the site just isn't updated? Where are you using it?



+1 For Sygic

Textured maps, 3d building/landmarks, when in navigation mode it is very similar to TomTom, menus are differnet but in an "android" style, intuitive and easy to use.

I find I hardly ever use my standalone tomtom these days, Sygic locks a location in stupidly quickly and is so damn convenient


Is the map cached? I would love to find one without needing internet connection! 


Yes all the maps are offline as far as i know.

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  Reply # 478707 7-Jun-2011 20:26
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^Thanks mate.

Other questions:

What is re-routing like?

Coverage?

Street names?

Routing in general?

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  Reply # 478719 7-Jun-2011 20:49
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Re-routing is as fast as a standalone tomtom, no street names but has land guidance, speed cameras, speed limits etc

Compared to iphones tomtom app no android app can hold its own by comparison, that said Sygic is a 98% solution, no other android offline navigation app comes even close

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  Reply # 478732 7-Jun-2011 21:04
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Thanks Wade, you have really convinced me with this product. Surprised how "low key" this app is in the Android Market.

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  Reply # 478745 7-Jun-2011 21:32
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heavenlywild: Thanks Wade, you have really convinced me with this product. Surprised how "low key" this app is in the Android Market.


Same here, i have seen this question asked here and other places alot and have never heard this app mentioned before.

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  Reply # 478755 7-Jun-2011 21:44
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I tried a couple of others (N Drive, Co-Pilot) and was deeply disappointed, and had almost given up then i found sygic and my faith was restored.

I think they may have rebranded/imaged as it used to go by the name of Aura iirc, there is mention somewhere it uses tomtom maps, I can't confirm as my work is in a 6mth old street and tomtom has it but Sygic doesn't, maybe they are a map behind or something, either way it is completely satisfactory

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  Reply # 478766 7-Jun-2011 22:07
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i just seen this tread and decided to download it, i see on the main page on the google market it says it uses tomtom maps (i didnt really read much, but stood out while scrolling)

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