Looking for a GPS
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Outside of initial routing I rarely need to look at my screen.
While it's nice to have external power, it's not mandatory. I GPS everywhere and I still have decent battery life left.you need external power because keeping the screen on constantly drains the phone battery fast.
Google Maps takes up squat (relatively speaking).The maps will take up a lot of your phone memory.
Unless you're on a terrible phone plan, I disagree. I use maybe 100MB/month on Google Maps and it's WELL worth it.You definitely don't want something that depends on an internet connection unless you enjoy paying a lot for mobile data.
Jul 13th, 2015 3:49 am
I think Google Maps uses about 5MB of data per hour of driving, so it depends on how much navigation you use. When on vacation I usually burn a lot more data, around 25MB+ per day on navigation, only because everywhere I go I have Google Maps running.
Jul 13th, 2015 9:38 am
Jul 13th, 2015 9:57 am
'Here' has turn by turn navigation in off-line mode. It just doesn't speak street names. For that and a better graphical experience, try Sygic, which is free for 7 days and then you pay for premium features.6o4_dc wrote: ↑Thank you everyone for their suggestions! If you have more, keep them coming!
I've never heard of 'HERE' so I guess i'll try it out for now but seems like there's no turn-by-turn navigation unless you have data/internet connection (I have minimal data so I prefer to reduce my data usage). I don't want to be constantly looking on my phone looking for scrolling the map while cops are looking through door windows trying to catch ppl on their phones.
How does tablet and garmin/tomtom compare/different?
Jul 13th, 2015 10:11 am
I've been burned a couple of times with Google maps. For example, a Costco store in Utica NY (never existed), an address in Oakville at Dundas/Neyagawa shows as being Dundas/ Trafalgar. To Google's favour, a reported a map error gets fixed within a couple of days
Jul 13th, 2015 1:16 pm
Yes, it does speak street names. If you are not hearing street names it's because of the voice navigation you've chosen. If you set it to use a robotic voice (instead of spoken) it will give you turn-by-turn navigation with street names in offline mode.
Jul 13th, 2015 4:14 pm
Would you please walk through step by step how to get the street names spoken?BobSagget wrote: ↑Yes, it does speak street names. If you are not hearing street names it's because of the voice navigation you've chosen. If you set it to use a robotic voice (instead of spoken) it will give you turn-by-turn navigation with street names in offline mode.
We don't use a mount. We just turn the volume up on the phone so it's loud enough to hear the voice navigation system. Start the route and then put the phone down.
Jul 13th, 2015 4:53 pm
I've had a few issues with Google Maps but I've had FAR more issues with other navigation products.
I haven't clocked it lately but last I looked over a month I used about 100MB. That varies from a quick trip to the store (yes I GPS that) to a full days driving because for some reason it's a good idea for me to go to Vancouver and Langley.
Jul 13th, 2015 4:54 pm
Hmm, you might be right that it doesn't announce street names. That seems to be unique to HERE for Android.