- Aug 12, 2008
I wonder if the delay is related to their illegal use of Microsoft patents, algorithms, and other intellectual property. TomTom recently settled this lawsuit, so there may be a delay in many of their products to conform to the agreement.I'm holding out for the TomTom as well...
Works fine for me. Has some very new streets loaded and smooth and easy use.I bought it last night and regret, it is worst than G-map. GPS was inaffective. The route I test with Gmap was fine, but with Navigon failed half way through because they cannot grap GPS location. There you go , save the money and hope Tom Tom is better.
I too looked at this product also, not bad, but the roads are hard to read with the greys fonts, and being 2 feet away, I had to set it to nighttime in order to read them.
I will stay with my Garmin until the app drops to under 30.00, it is crazy that the app cost 70.00 when a separate unit is 125.00
I went ahead and bit the bullet. I have to say some of the things people are complaining about can be fixed or simply shouldnt be a complaint. All in all, this is an excellent first offering from Navigon.I was surprised it's not getting better reviews at the app store. I figured the early buyers already knew about it and then jumped. Right now it's only at 3.5 stars.
A common complaint seems to be the GPS signal. Reviewers stated that Navigon lost signal whereas the built-in Maps app was just fine. Weird.
Other complaints echo what I posted earlier, and then some:
No zoom in driving mode.
Start from scratch after phone call, etc.
Music is not lowered or muted during voice prompts.
Poor or outdated POIs.
I've used the demo and was VERY surprised that leaving the app, then returning (even immediately) caused the app to start for scratch. To me this was unacceptable. The free xGPS that I am testing doesn't do that (it saves its state--and I did not use Backgrounder).
So to those who have purchased Navigon, what happens if you leave the app and then return to it. Are you back where you were, or back at the starting screen? (Without using Backgrounder, naturally.)