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mobileusman

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Apr 27, 2010
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Ok, I know this has been asked before for other phones.

But all three nav apps have made lots of changes and upgrades lately and they have a unique experience on Sensation.

I have a custom rom now (thanks S-OFF) and no navi app is installed.

I used the stock Google Nav and Telenav that came with the Tmobile Sensation stock.

Google works good, voice sucks. Yea, telenav lacks googlie features but for a navigation it works pretty well. Speaks exit names, factors in traffic data before route calculation and gui is crisp.

I only used both for a couple of days. So now my delima is to pick the best one and I cant decide. On the market Sygic has really good reviews.

I wanted to hear more from Sensation user whats their best experience. Thanks!

:confused:
 

jdelforge5684

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Aug 12, 2010
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As long as ur in ur home country (not roaming data), I'd say Google. The voice-over isn't the best, but its never failed me yet and the incorporated Google search makes it great for finding places on the fly. Just my 2 cents
 

lysergic

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Aug 27, 2008
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Google Nav, which, BTW, depending on your country will use traffic information as well.

If you are not roaming it's really hard to beat. Traffic aware, google search engine, it rocks :)
 

kpjimmy

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Jan 20, 2009
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Ok, I know this has been asked before for other phones.

But all three nav apps have made lots of changes and upgrades lately and they have a unique experience on Sensation.

I have a custom rom now (thanks S-OFF) and no navi app is installed.

I used the stock Google Nav and Telenav that came with the Tmobile Sensation stock.

Google works good, voice sucks. Yea, telenav lacks googlie features but for a navigation it works pretty well. Speaks exit names, factors in traffic data before route calculation and gui is crisp.

I only used both for a couple of days. So now my delima is to pick the best one and I cant decide. On the market Sygic has really good reviews.

I wanted to hear more from Sensation user whats their best experience. Thanks!

:confused:

I have tried them all, even the mapquest one and navigon usa.

As for the cheapest alternative, I'd say google nav second to telenav which I liked because you can pull up stuff like local gas stations and you can sort them by distance or prices, etc....

Now I have to recommend a voice TTS called Loquendo:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.loquendo.tts.susan&feature=search_result

Let me preface that it does cost money and is not free (IIRC ~6usd), but this voice to me, seems the most natural of all the tts I have used. It's by no means perfect, but it is nice and sound more natural rather than a voice prompt on the phone when you call in for your internet service..

I installed this, and made Loquendo TTS Susan the default voice engine on the phone. That's my .02c :D
 

Mainspring

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Jun 18, 2011
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google nav...

it's been dead on accurate for me. easy to use, great features, and it's free.

you get all the features without having to sign up for a premium.
 

pr0x2

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Mar 22, 2010
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Navigon is the best offline navigation for Android.

I hope TomTom will release there app soon. And hope it's not 100euro or something crazy like that. I paid 29euro for Navigon and I am really really happy with it.
 

bogdatov

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Feb 22, 2006
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Google Nav OK, but

Aside from terrible voice, Google Nav is OK. Starts fast, integrated, etc. But ... if you lose signal - you dead. Yes, it does cache entire route, but if you make wrong turn - you dead.
I went to NC mountains and thanks god I had Sygic Aura. I use it from time to time for offline. It does not have TTS for whatever reason, so it only speaks "Turn right in xxx feet".
I also tried iGo My Way ... great maps, but terrible UI on Android.
If you are in US, try Copilot it is only $5
 

Soween

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Nov 21, 2007
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And if you think that you want to contribute to something social/navigation, you can try WAZE, which is connected, and social, means that not every road is already on the map, but if you find a new one, you can add yourself the road and name it (it is like having his own street name sign but in the virtual world... :cool:).
Of course many services such as trafic, road blocked, ... because you can contribute to this as others will be...

Just an idea...

See you and good choice.
 

1Khronos

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Feb 4, 2011
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I've found Sygic to be the best alternative to Google Navigation if you want offline maps.

Nevertheless Google Maps does the job, plus it's nice and lightweight. Though you might want to replace the default TTS engine with another one like SVOX unless you like the sound of Pico...
 

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    Google Nav all the way!

    As for the voice overs - get "Classic Text To Speech Engine" from SVOX off of the market and the SVOX voice in the language of your choosing. Works really great with Google Nav and sounds awesome.