Destinator 9 GPS Nav system for Android

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  1. ociopia

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    Has anyone downloaded and tried the new Destinaor 9 gps navigation system that navtec is offering for the Droid (and other Android phones?) It is supposedly available at the App store, as well as on the web. (I don't have a Droid yet so I can't look and verify this.) It is $69.99.

    It has features that the Goggle Maps Navigation doesn't have - like lane assistance and avoid highways features so I'm curious to hear some reviews, as the only reason I haven't purchased a Droid yet is the lack of avoid highways on the gps system.

    Thanks.
     
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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think 99% of Droid owners will avoid paying $70 for a navigation program that is already on their phone.

    I totally agree with the avoiding option, but remember Google Nav is a Beta program, and is essentially for testing so Google can improve it as it goes along. A good side note is Google Nav has live Traffic, and you can select alternate routes which will avoid highways, especially is traffic conditions are poor.

    So in a way it does have highway avoidance, just select alternate routes. But it would be nice to have it set as an option along with Toll Avoidance. This has been brought up in the Google Forums and will be addressed in the Google Nav update.

    As far as the POI missing (you have to search for something instead) Google released an App called Places Directory, which is a POI program for Google Maps.
     
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    Remember that Google's beta testing program is super slow. Gmail JUST got out of BETA. Does this program store the map on your card? If it does it could be worth it for some. I fyou use data while traveling with google nav you lose your navigation.
     
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    I will second that statement, while the google nav may not be 100% sound, it is still also in beta, and is always updating itself. I don't think i'd ever pay to have a GPS Nav on there, that it already has.
     
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    Google maps


    I did purchase CoPilot for the Droid simply because Google maps doesn't work if you have no phone signal. Back east, this might not be a problem but here in Arizona with the vast openess and the mountains, having a satellite system seems worth the $20 I paid for Co Pilot. Just my 2 cents.:)
     
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    No way I'm paying $70 for a feature my phone has built in. Google Nav is spot on for me.

    Not to mention you can buy a Tom Tom or similar devices for that 70 bucks.
     
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    In your situation i completely agree. If you can't get signal for it to work then you have only a few options lol. I have a feeling much will change about the way the navigation works in the end of the beta.
     
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    Well, guys, I'm phobic about driving on highways. Literally phobic. I know it is hard to fathom but I need to be able to pre-set avoid highways. Some of us are just nut jobs. I had a Droid and was (because of my need) so shocked that Google Navigation didin't have that feature. Then I went to app store, tried all there was, and just couldn't find a good nav system that avoided highways. Co-pilot doesn't have avoid highways either. So I had to return the phone. I've been "stalking" the internet and when Destinator 9 came out I thought, "wow - this could be it."

    So I either have to pay $70 or buy a separate device or stay with my iphone which has ATT Navigator until Google Maps puts that feature on their system.
     
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    So you've never been on a road trip before?
     
  10. Erich_F

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    Do you realize how silly this sounds? You HAD to return the PHONE because it didn't have a minor GPS feature that most dedicated GPS units don't even have? You're right, you are nuts :)
     
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    Some people have a serious fear with driving. This isn't an uncommon feature. Streets and trips from 4 years ago had it, and every GPS unit I've played with has had it. It does seem silly they dont have it on google nav. Would I personally pay 70 bucks to get it, not a chance. But it is pretty dumb to not have that, or avoid tollways enabled.
     
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    I can respect an honest fear of driving. That's not my point. My point is this person felt compelled to return a phone because it lacked a minor GPS feature that has nothing to do with being a phone to begin with. It sounds like he wasn't looking for a phone that had a GPS in it, he was looking for a GPS that happened to have a phone and internet in it. He put himself through a lot of trouble over nothing. Either that, or we have a troll. :)
     
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