Turn by turn GPS, first impression

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  1. MontyMo

    MontyMo Member

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    I've had my Droid for about three weeks now. IT continues to amaze me. Yesterday I finally tried the GPS navigation. It did not let me down.

    I found the interface to be simple, intuitive and effective. Not only did it get me where I wanted to go, It could go it while streaming Pandora and receiving phone calls. While on the phone, the navigation system spoke in my ear telling me to make a turn etc. Only I could hear the turn directions, not the caller. Nice! (maybe a little too loud though)

    I'm sure all of you know this already, but i wanted to share my inpressions.

    Monty
     
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    Thas whas up.
    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    I've run into a couple of errors in the navigation. Nothing devistating just turns in wrong places etc.

    Overall it's fantastic.
     
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    I wish I had the same luck with phone calls and nav. I was using nav the other night and received a call. Answered it via my stereo bluetooth and the display of the phone let the nav altogether to display the person's name to whom I was talking. Once the call was over, I had to "unlock" the phone to get back to the home screen and reopen nav. I was not happy because I ran into a detour in an unfamiliar area at that time and ended up getting rather lost
     
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    i tested it from work yesterday to my house, which is North of where i work.. im heading toward the freeway and it wants me to take the South entrance then merge Northbound...

    I dont think its a droid issue, more of a maps and lack of updated maps,, i have no doubt the droid Navi would help me tremedously if i was going to an uknown dest
     
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    I am from Southern Indiana, and over the holidays, my family and I went to Destin Florida. I used both the Droid and Garmin, just to compare the two. Both the Droid and Garmin took me the same route. Not only was the route the same, I never lost a signal (thanks Verizon) while my sisters iphone lost her signal numerous times (thanks ATT).
     
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    LOL!

    Monty
     
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    I've been pretty impressed with the GPS too, but I agree with the person above who said that it seems like the maps could use an update.

    A couple times it's had the right address for my destination, but told me to stop about a mile or two before I actually got there.

    It also seems to pick really odd routes sometimes, especially when there's a highway around. I know I can choose alternate routes, but it's hard to explain how weird some of the paths it chose were. What's the default path it chooses? Shortest distance? Shortest time?
     
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    my only problem with the gps is not any fault of google, I dont think. sometimes I will be driving on a highway and because the error of the position, it shows me on a parallel route next to the highway and attempts to correct me. usually it will get a better position and just carry on with the original route. This hasn't been a problem nor an inconvenience, just my observations of an excellent, free service.
     
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    As I have just found out, there are some small issues with the nav on the Droid.

    But....
    My wife has a TomTom "real" GPS. When visiting Minneapolis we became disoriented. I asked my wife to plug in the TomTom. The reply, 'Oh, I didn't bring it." What good is the TOmTom if it is not with us?

    At the time I did not have my Droid. IT sure would have been nice to have it. These days I alway have GPS nav with me. The Droid is always in my pocket!

    Monty
     
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    It really is a convenience I never really new I was missing. It helps me a lot when visiting friends and relatives, but it is also helpful in my home town. It is nice to be able to look up a place right in the car and simply hit the address in dolphin and have it automatically bring up the navigation.
     
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    That's the key for me too, it's always with me.

    I've found a few places with the right address input, but it's a block or so off in the real world. My house in fact shows up in Google Maps with the wrong address, mine doesn't exist according to them!
     
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