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Anybody use Iphone as gps in car?

And if so, what app you using? I need a gps unit for the car, and thought before I buy one I would see if the Iphone would work .....

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I have yet to find anything that works better than a dedicated GPS unit.

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The standard maps application works just fine for getting me anywhere I need to go. The same went for Google Maps on my Blackberry and Android phones.


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I use the regular Maps app. I hear that the Tom Tom app (with the window mounting kit) is pretty good but a dedicated GPS cost about the same money.

That said, I think PeeWee is right. A dedicated GPS is going to be best. The iPhone's GPS is reliant on cell towers and GPS itself. If you are out of range of a cell tower, you'll find that you can't use GPS at all. I'm still surprised that Apple doesn't put a real GPS chip in the phone..

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I've used navigon on my iphone just for the hell of it. Works pretty good.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 04:03 PM
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if you're in a metro type area, the maps app works just fine, otherwise, buy a gps unit.
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i have used it several time just for the hell of it, works pretty good
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I use the regular Maps app. I hear that the Tom Tom app (with the window mounting kit) is pretty good but a dedicated GPS cost about the same money.

That said, I think PeeWee is right. A dedicated GPS is going to be best. The iPhone's GPS is reliant on cell towers and GPS itself. If you are out of range of a cell tower, you'll find that you can't use GPS at all. I'm still surprised that Apple doesn't put a real GPS chip in the phone..
That's correct, the iPhone doesn't have a GPS unit, I believe it just triangulates off towers. Other phones (palm's, htc's, etc) do have on-board GPS's for true turn by turn navigation.
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I bought the AT&T Navigator for $10/mo. Honestly, it sucks. I haven't used it much, but I might drop it, the map that comes with the iPhone works ok for me. But that's not always accurate for me either, mostly because I use it when I'm in the boonies.
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my G1 has google maps nav, and it works decent, but I've also got a nav unit, and the dedicated nav is way better... if I didn't already have it, I probably wouldn't buy one, but if I had to pay extra for the service on my phone, I would def buy a real nav unit
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I use Motion X GPS Drive. Pretty cheap and no monthly fees as long as I don't care for the voice turn by turn. Fairly accurate but while driving it has a delay. As long as I'm looking at it in advance it's fine. I only use it locally when I need something handy, if I know I need a GPS I'll break out the Tom Tom. It has a bigger screen and is more accurate.




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I have yet to find anything that works better than a dedicated GPS unit.
The Tom Tom app does work the same.

If your phone is unlocked you can get it for free.

I stream my tom tom through my cars stereo with the ipod cable. It pauses my music, announces the turn or direction, and starts the music back up. I use backgrounder to run it in the back ground.

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