TomTom vs Apple Maps

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Aside from the recent bad press for Apple Maps, the main reason I favor TomTom "like" maps that contain all maps on board is because Apple maps will eat through your data on long trips. Am I wrong? How much data is consumed by Apple maps?
 

Hinezy

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I remember reading that Apple's maps use drastically less data than comparable maps like google. It had something to do with the fact that they're Vector based maps, although I'm not completely sure what that means. Ha, ha!


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I remember reading that Apple's maps use drastically less data than comparable maps like google. It had something to do with the fact that they're Vector based maps, although I'm not completely sure what that means. Ha, ha!


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Nevertheless in a long trip maps need to be continually downloaded using data hence the advantage of having maps on board.
 

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I've had Navigon for Years and it's been great but now that Siri is on Apple Maps I haven't used it since. I'm fortunate to have unlimited data though.
 

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It's not just quantity of data. It's also the fact that there's not always an available signal. So if you lose service, you lose your directions.
 

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Apple Maps caches the route so if you lose signal, it will still work, unless you need rerouting.
Well, maybe that's my problem. I always need re-routing. That's why I couldn't use Motion X. It too caches the route, but I always seemed to need mid-trip adjustments.