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08-17-2009, 05:54 PM #81whats the problem with everyone...
i don get why everyoens feraking out over the price and the GB it takes up... its a hardcore navigation system, if u dont like it simplly dont buy it...
08-17-2009, 06:01 PM #82
Navigon seems to be the one that everyone compares with TomTom.
I think in some countries you might not see the vast difference in map quality, but in Australia it is like night and day. Navigon's map is at least two years outdated, with very limited POI, and NO speed limit information on any of the Sydney Metropolitan road that I've tried it on. Navigon's main navigation screen is hard to read with the text color being almost the same as its background. It's GPS signal strength is weak (Trust me. I've tested that extensively side by side with Sygic). Not being able to show ALL navigation data on the screen and requiring users to touch the top and bottom bar to rotate through those information is another big weakness, as that compromises safty directly. I also don't like its half done simulation and multi-destination capability.
When I bought Navigon, I prematuredly declared that I'm dumping my Sygic which was really good (except with crappy keyboard and map zooming). I was so seduced by the reality view, but later found that I might never ever see it coming up, since so few intersection has that. I was so disappointed with Navigon that I got a refund, losing some money to paypal in the process. Sure Navigon is very cheap. Just AUD70 as compared to AUD100 for TomTom, but I'm 100% happy to have got rid of Navigon and bought TomTom.
08-17-2009, 06:25 PM #83
The price is set right with what you would pay if you were to buy the software for your computer with a GPS receiver, or a Windows Mobile phone.
It's well worth the $100.
And; it's got all the maps for the US in it, so a 1GB in size is also about right for what it does.
So no, not an epic failure. If you want to spend $50 on a separate unit that you have to carry around with you, and forget it at home, that's your choice. Or, you could get this software, and take it with you everywhere.
Last edited by Squeaky369; 08-17-2009 at 06:27 PM.
08-17-2009, 06:28 PM #84
one thing i've noticed is certain gps apps will have the popup asking you to use your location, and some don't.
navigon doesn't have the popup, it automatically uses the gps
sygic doesn't have it
gps kit doesn't
motionX gps doesn't
tomtom does have the popup
g-map drive does
Last edited by Rescuer; 08-17-2009 at 06:32 PM.
08-17-2009, 06:42 PM #85
I just have a question, what if you don't have 3G reception what happens then?
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08-17-2009, 07:01 PM #87
Well I gave in to see what the buzz was about. I'll take a trip tomorrow and tell you how it all goes.
Here's some screenies.
08-17-2009, 07:11 PM #88
wow cant beleive how awesome this app is, accurate as effin hell
08-17-2009, 07:14 PM #89
100 dollars is just getting greedy.
They obviously are caught up in their original business model, which required people to actually go to a shop and buy a physical unit to put in their car. Are they forgetting that they now have their app effectively in the hands of 10 million people? If they made the app $20 and nearly everyone who had an iPhone bought it, they would make close to 200 million dollars. As it stands they are pricing themselves out of the market, and whoever thought $99 was a good number is mentally retarded, and probably still does their sums on an abacus.
What will happen now is less people will buy the app, probaly less then would have bought an original Tom tom. and they will feel very foolish in about 6 months.
08-17-2009, 07:28 PM #90
Let's wait till some cracks this app, then freeeeee. JK stealing is wrong!!!
Maps app does the same thing...!
I'll spend a 100 on a new 3G...lol
08-17-2009, 07:40 PM #91
Do you Want it Free? because it's been out since early Sunday! it does work a little better than most, but it needs a more work! and is a 1.25GB!! hell of an app!
08-17-2009, 08:13 PM #92
how did you get it working on your JB phone...
EDIT CPJR - YOU BUY IT, WHATS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT?
Last edited by cpjr; 08-18-2009 at 06:24 PM.
08-17-2009, 08:22 PM #93
The pirated app theifs disgust me, all that mention anything to that sort should get a IP ban, whos with me?
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08-17-2009, 08:26 PM #94
^ They already do after three mentions
BTW. I drove around this evening using TomTom and Navigon. I have to say that while TomTom has some nice features, Navigon is so much nicer to look at and is easier to operate.
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08-17-2009, 09:20 PM #97
^ nicely said
Why is every paid app release thread always results in people complaining about the price and talking about how to steal it.
08-17-2009, 09:27 PM #98
08-17-2009, 09:33 PM #99
^ haha. true
08-17-2009, 09:39 PM #100