- Dec 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- Seattle, Washington
Perhaps I was a little harsh with my criticism, however "lost in Kentucky" is not a phrase I'd like to use very often. My wife who isn't a big fan of technology (or anything that takes attention away from her) was giving me all kinds of grief when we were looking for a Marriott and followed the Droid, only to find nothing on this backwoods country road.
For the most part, the turn by turn has been spot on. For each nav session, I used the voice search, and sometimes it couldn't find the name of the business/road.
It's a good tool, a neat toy, and I'm sure it will save my bacon a few times.
Is that a good enough mea culpa?
Sure. Just picked on you at random. Frankly, I'm not surprised that Google Navigation isn't the very best of breed. It's not, after all, the primary purpose of the Droid. Even at that, however, it has had a serious negative effect on sales and stock prices of dedicated GPS devices.
And for me personally, it has virtually eliminated a long-standing temptation to spend several hundred bucks on a GPS to use when I travel.