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    Default Sygic Australian turn by turn Navigation app on App store now

    Well we now have a Turn By Turn navigation app on the app store
    $79.99 and looks quite good so far. good detailed maps. Some volume issues (its a bit too soft) but its finally here.

    Uses whereis maps so i find the local information very accurate.

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    Does it allow you to avoid tolls? Fastest route? Waypoints?
    Does it have speed and red light cameras?
    School zone warnings?
    Use Contacts for destination?
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    Not sure where they're getting their maps from though. "Pricess" Hwy?



    And if this app is $79.99 it probably indicates that TomTom's will be a fair bit higher - $119.99 maybe?

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    The main issue with this (unlike the yet to be released Tom Tom) app is that there doesn't appear to be any sort of dock, speaker or charging arrangements... it's just software.
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    I have not checked for Tolls etc.
    It does have "safety" camera warnings apparently
    You Cant use contacts for destinations.

    I only downloaded this last night so not had a huge amount of testing for it yet, Its limited but pretty good so far.

    Rumor is that Tom Tom will be $99.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbetts View Post
    I have not checked for Tolls etc.
    It does have "safety" camera warnings apparently
    You Cant use contacts for destinations.

    I only downloaded this last night so not had a huge amount of testing for it yet, Its limited but pretty good so far.

    Rumor is that Tom Tom will be $99.99
    Tolls and Contacts are very important to me - else I just wont use it.

    Looks like I'll wait for TomTom
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    Are Sensis/WhereIs maps still completely useless outside the cities or have they improved over the past couple of years?

    I'm hoping someone will write a turn-by-turn app for iPhone based on the Navteq maps: in my experience the roads on those maps are actually in the right place, which helps.

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    I got it last night,

    you can avoid tolls if you want, here are some pix of the menu's (i took these last night so it's showing a black background since it's in night mode)









    Beside's the voice volume being a bit low, is anyone else finding it VERY accurate? I guess I was just use to XGPS from cydia, it was great but ohh so not accurate....lol

    Plus it hasn't crashed once for me fingers crossed.
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    Is this software based on GPS or 3g/GPRS? When we go out of the optus coverage, is it still available to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolstorm View Post
    Is this software based on GPS or 3g/GPRS? When we go out of the optus coverage, is it still available to use?
    I tested this, it works without 3G, I'm not sure if 3G helps when it's on, but it seems like the GPS kicks in within 5-10 seconds....pretty fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looobz View Post
    I tested this, it works without 3G, I'm not sure if 3G helps when it's on, but it seems like the GPS kicks in within 5-10 seconds....pretty fast.
    So.... just thinking out loud.... if I were overseas and had roaming turned off then it wouldn't require data to operate? Does the package include maps for the whole world or just Australia?
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    Are those colours the only ones available. Looks like shit in the preview.

    Can anyone confirm the speed cameras are accurate? Speed zones?

    If people have been on the JB scene, how does it compare to XGPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoo View Post
    Are those colours the only ones available. Looks like shit in the preview.
    Wow! It's difficult to comprehend the technical sophistication that goes into delivering such navigation software and data to a handheld device, and your criticism is about the colours!
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    Sorry that I ask about colour before I invest in an $80 app. Is it that bad that I want the UI to look good? Why do I have an iPhone then?

    The app is impressive and if it hold true to its reviews, I'll seriously consider it. But before I purchase, I'd like to ask a question in a forum to clear it up.
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    video review, asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoo View Post
    Sorry that I ask about colour before I invest in an $80 app. Is it that bad that I want the UI to look good? Why do I have an iPhone then?

    The app is impressive and if it hold true to its reviews, I'll seriously consider it. But before I purchase, I'd like to ask a question in a forum to clear it up.
    As I said earlier, the colours are black because it was in night mode coz I did the screen caps last night.

    Day colours are as normal....

    go to the App Store and have a look there are day colours displayed there.

    And in regards to XGPS this kinda shits all over it.....and I luv XGPS i used it for months! but I have to say it was so unstable for me personally...

    my opinion

    xGPS - 4/10
    Sygic - 8/10


    I will test a speed camera this arvo, has anyone tested that yet?
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    Wow that's fantastic then.

    No, I wasn't talking about the colour scheme of the night/day, rather the maps as per the app store.

    Can you change the orange and all that to a Google Maps type scheme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoo View Post
    Wow that's fantastic then.

    No, I wasn't talking about the colour scheme of the night/day, rather the maps as per the app store.

    Can you change the orange and all that to a Google Maps type scheme?
    umm I just tried but I can't find a setting to change the map colours.....but u can ad your own maps....so maybe I dont know much about loading maps on GPS...can you just add maps from a devise that uses google style maps?
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    Sweet, will buy it soon and report back.
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    So what happens if you are driving with the GPS running, and then you receive a phone call?

    Do you exit the GPS program?

    Does an SMS overlay the GPS map?

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