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extremekiter

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698 posts

93 months

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Im off on a banger rally (Barcelona Bangers 2011) in May and wanna know whats the best sat nav for my iphone for the journey please?

Cheers all

Justyn


mikealder

73 posts

44 months

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Thursday 21st April 2011 quote quote all
Navigon or TomTom are about the best two, personally I like the TomTom app due to the HD Traffic and it has the ability to accept third party POI files which is handy for Speed Camera warnings. When you are overseas roaming data charges can get a little costly so you might want to check the cost of roaming data before your trip and consider turning off the option in the iPhone for roaming data.
You will also need a powered cradle to charge the phone when its running any GPS app otherwise it will be flat within about an hour, have a look at the Brodit Active holders as these are very good - Mike

djt100

1,104 posts

68 months

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Thursday 21st April 2011 quote quote all
By the time you've brought the cradle, etc, you may as well just go buy a tomtom in the first place..

extremekiter

Original Poster:

698 posts

93 months

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Monday 25th April 2011 quote quote all
mikealder said:
Navigon or TomTom are about the best two, personally I like the TomTom app due to the HD Traffic and it has the ability to accept third party POI files which is handy for Speed Camera warnings. When you are overseas roaming data charges can get a little costly so you might want to check the cost of roaming data before your trip and consider turning off the option in the iPhone for roaming data.
You will also need a powered cradle to charge the phone when its running any GPS app otherwise it will be flat within about an hour, have a look at the Brodit Active holders as these are very good - Mike
Hey mike thanks for yr help, well i have a car charger which i use with CoPilot Live app but didnt know if it the best for europe thats all. Just run the car charger for power supply and a normal cradle to stick on windscreen. That ok?

Justyn

mikealder

73 posts

44 months

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Monday 25th April 2011 quote quote all
As long as the iPhone is powered it will be fine on a long distance trip, any GPS app will flatten the battery in very short order, if you are used to Co-Pilot you can get that in European mode if you wish but Navigon and TomTom are considerably better apps IMHO - Mike
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Tino

1,948 posts

166 months

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djt100 said:
By the time you've brought the cradle, etc, you may as well just go buy a tomtom in the first place..
My friend has had the Navigon software for about 2 years now, we used it to go to the esin motorshow, along with a few other trips.
it seems that Navigon are updating to software periodically free of charge, so I guess he has the most up to date maps. If he'd bought a unit, it would be well out of date. Add teh fact that the phone is with you, amd you don't necessarily need an expensive cradle etc

Nash_wrx

433 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 26th April 2011 quote quote all
I run tom tom on mine, cant fault it

Engineer1

10,392 posts

92 months

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Tuesday 26th April 2011 quote quote all
iPhone 3g forget it, 3gs maybe 4 should be fine, I tried Navfree on a 3g and it was fine on long journeys but city driving it was rubbish the GPS location was so inaccurate that you would be well past the junction by the time the nav software told you to turn.
So you probably need to add a cradle ontop of the software price.
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