Droid GPS

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    Ok, so I was told that the Droid has a voice GPS that talks to you just as a stand alone GPS. Can someone tell me how I get to this. I have tried google maps, and this just gives me directions. I do not hear anyone talking to me telling me where to turn. I have to look at this as I would if I looked up directions on mapquest. Thanks in advance for your help.

    Heather
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    Hi Heather,

    Not sure I follow. The default navigation feature give spoken directions. Perhaps you have the mute on in the navagation or the navigation volume turned down (it is specific to navigation). Click the menu when in navigation to check.
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    This is a feature in Android 2.0+

    However the droid eris (What you have) is an Android 1.5 device for the time being (an update is rumored but I haven't seen anything official yet, so it will be months away at the least).


    As of right now the only phones you can buy that have Google Navigation is the Droid and Nexus One.

    Google Navigation IS NOT in the market as a standalone program.

    EDIT: Actually Google Navigation is for Android 1.6+. I didn't know they downgraded.

    Either way Heather your phone will not support it for the time being.
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    Heather, very simple. Get directions from Point A to Point B, as you usually would. A screen should display showing starting point, destination, etc. On that screen should be an option that says Navigate. Select this and you should get you voice-guided GPS directions.
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    The way I do it is like this. Search button, press microphone. I say Navigate to (enter place) and the gps picks it up. Voice navigation begins.
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    Or you could listen to someone smart like Zudien that actually noticed what phone you have. :clap: Sorry to mislead you.
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    gps

    Ok, so now that I realize that I am looking for something that is not there. Would you have a suggestion of a gps app that I could download that would work just as well?
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    I'm not aware of any other 'turn by turn' direction programs that are yet working/offered on Android OS... VZW Navigator might work but I haven't tried it on the Droid so I don't know if they've bothered to port it for the OS or not. On the bright side the Eris is slated to get 2.0 (eventually) so you'll get the Nav feature at some point.
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    Actually there are several turn by turns on the market. Co Pilot is one. Unfortunately none of them are free.

    I think Co Pilot is the nicest of them, however I haven't used any of them.
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    gps

    I just downloaded wisepilot, and it said free. I put in an address, and it seems to be what I want. I will find out when I actually go somewhere :)
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    It's a trial you will have to buy it after awhile.
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    Have you used it? If so is it a decent gps app? Also, how much is it after the trial?
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    Never used it. All I did was pull up the market on my droid and search for navigation.
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    Morning to all my fellow Droids,

    So, I am new to the Droid family, have only had mine about 2 weeks now. So, I used google maps this morning for the first time. It was using the GPS to track my travels. Can anyone tell me if this costs me extra. I have the data plan but didn't buy anything additional. So, if I use an app that utilizes GPS, and that app turns on the GPS, do I get a billed extra? Thanks (oh, Verizon is my carrier):icon_ banana:
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    As it relates specifically to the GPS being on, the is no charge for GPS. However, keep in mind that using Google Maps does use your data plan. As long as it is an unlimited data plan then the answer is no.
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    I have to say Google Nav is the best. It might not have all the slick features like the other guys but it does have

    1) Navigation with Traffic (but it doesn't auto recalc based upon traffic condition changes)
    2) It is free from annual or monthly fee
    3) It is free from retail software fee
    4)
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    aren't all the data plans for smart phones unlimited? i hope so or i'll be getting a huge bill this month lol

    edit: just checked online i have unlimited. i have verizon too, so if you are paying $29.99/month then it's safe to say you probably have an unlimited data plan too.
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