Originally Posted by zenkinz
i'm torn between sygic and ndrive, since they are both paid apps, I want to be sure I make the right decision. any comments between the two? I tried ndrive for 7 days trial, while it works, the route calculation is not very good and the features are very basic.
I can't try sygic since they do not have trial..
I strongly recommend Sygic. I have NDRive (V9) pre-installed on a PDA, and I found that it has many shortcomings. Just to name a few:
- Its navigation instructions are not clear. For example, when it tells you "keep right", that may just mean that you should take the rightmost lane and proceed forward, but it may also mean that you should turn right to another road. The only way to tell is to look at the display. Furthermore, in some junctions it simply doesn't give any instruction at all.
- Its routing is not very good. I've seen it make various silly mistakes.
- There's no way to tell it to navigate to a point that you indicate on the map. You first have to create a favorite, and then tell it to navigate to it.
- The map of Portugal has many errors. While other maps are from Teleatlas, the Portuguese map is from InfoPortugal and is much less accurate. This is somewhat silly, because the software is Portuguese and I guess that Portugal is their main market.
I've had the opportunity to try Sygic version 7 (it was called McGuider, then), and that version was much better than NDrive V9. Sygic is now at version 10, which should be even better.