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post #1 of 7 Old 11-30-2012, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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i-phone 5 navigation apps question

Including Garmin, I noticed a # of other navigation apps available. I plan on using my phone rather than a gps. . .I would appreciate any suggestions on which app to go with ?
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I use the phone in a pinch, but there's no comparison to a dedicated GPS.

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No personal experience, but I hear great things about the Navigon app. It even has "motorcycle" routes where it directs you on more scenic twisty routes.


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i just got a new work phone with navigon on it so i will give it a go today and see what it is like
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I use the Navigon app and personally I like it a lot. The motorcycle algorithm is definitely pointed towards more curvy roads and takes travel time less into account. The feature I like the most is that it shows you representations of the road and signs when you are on the highway so you can be in exactly the lane you need to be in and know what sign to look for. Not as useful on the bike but it's saved my ass a few times driving around downtown Atlanta. None of the apps allow a whole lot of route planning but for a-b directions Navigon gets my vote.

Sort of a side topic but with the right bluetooth set on your helmet, and Siri on an iPhone, you can pretty much do everything without ever touching the phone. You can answer calls, listen and respond to texts, listen to and control music, put in new directions, and pretty much anything else.
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I have been using the navigon app for a few weeks now and i believe a gps would be better but with this app I could not justify spending the money. I find it good that one device can be seen and used for gps,music and phone, 1 charger and 1 mount.....I like it
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Sort of a side topic but with the right bluetooth set on your helmet, and Siri on an iPhone, you can pretty much do everything without ever touching the phone. You can answer calls, listen and respond to texts, listen to and control music, put in new directions, and pretty much anything else.
That is good to know. I dislike the locked in feeling and no micro-sd, but Apple puts on a good show with user friendliness. I think I could endure another two years if Siri is that good.

edit: Verizon must die. Was on a call and went to check my email to verify something... data error. Grrr, wtf? Turns out you cannot use data while on a call with the Verizon Iphone 5. Back to AT&T I go.

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