Announcing new Forum for Smart Phones

 

Well here it is everyone, the new forum.

Miss POI

Cool.

Nice.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

glad someone has done this,

glad someone has done this, thank you!

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Thank you.

Awesome!

Awesome!

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Thanks!

Thank you very much--those of use who use our smartphones as GPS's are appreciative.

Nice

Okay, what are people using and how do you like it?

I sometimes use GPS Drive on an iPhone. It seems to work well and has voice command. I use this as a passenger sometims in someone else's car or while walking.

Thanks!!!

I had just installed CoPilot Live US on my DroidX and was looking forward to the Smart Phone forums.

Thanks Again

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

And there was much rejoicing!

LG Ally

I have used my Ally in the car but never really set up a mount for it. I don't know how to load alerts for it like I have on my zumo 660.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

Woo hoo!

miss poi wrote:

Well here it is everyone, the new forum.

Miss POI

Thank you! smile

great

I been using less std. GPS and using my smart phone.
This will be interesting topic...

Tthanks.

New Forum

Oh $%^&, I suppose it had to happen. My son will be really pleased and I'll let him know the new forum is up and running.....as for me I'll stick with tried and true! (Old farts perogative)

Btw. Nice to see POI is staying current with changing technologies.

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Tom

Thanks for the new forum

In addition to my Nuvi780, I have downloaded Motion X GPS to my iPad. Motion X GPS has many "bells and whistles" but is not as inherently user friendly as the Nuvi was right out of the box. Steeper learning curve on the application. No way I can see to add POIs, but you have an iPad underneath the application to find just about any information you may need in addition to what Motion X GPS provides.

The iPad is much larger than the Nuvi and there are mounts available for the iPad, but given the "popularity?" of the iPad and the $700 price tag, I don't think I will be inviting thievery by leaving my iPad hanging on my dashboard or lying in my parked car. I remember how popular GPSs were and are to roving eyes and sticky fingers.

As with all apps on the iPad, I have been receiving free updates for the application when they become available on iTunes and the original price of I believe $4.99 (voice turn by turn, free for first month and available by subscription after trial period)was not a wallet buster. So all in all I am pleased with the application, but because of the steep learning curve I have still been relying on my tried and true Nuvi.

I like the new technology and thanks to miss poi and Jon, an opportunity, to discuss with other "co-users" of both technologies what is going on.

I would be more than happy to discuss the iPad or the Motion X GPS application further here on the forum if folks are interested.

PS. I am not a Gen-Xer, or a Millennium child, so please don't assume me to be because I make use of this latest technology.

Windows phone 7

I'm in the market for a smartphone. It seems the GPS/navigation options for the new Windows phones is limited at the moment. I guess that's to be expected, but I'm wondering if anyone has one and what has been your experience? Is their anything on the sooner than later horizon for navigation apps. I haven't settled on a Windows phone, but certainly being considered. If it matters, I would be using the AT&T network.

Thank You

I've added it as a favourite to my Forum Preferences.

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Nüvi 2595LMT

we now have 88 topics in our new forum

Seems that around here when you come up with a cool idea you also take the initiative to help fill the new forum by finding all past discussions and sending links to them to Miss POI. I got 84 links send to me to change over.

Gadgetguy, you are amazing and yes you will be eating hay starting tomorrow my friend.

Thank you in advance for all of your help the last few weeks.

Miss POI

thanks

thanks

THANK YOU

miss poi wrote:

Well here it is everyone, the new forum.

Miss POI

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now i can read up on all of these Smartphone before I buy one. I will be using Copilot, of course.

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

I ran CoPilot side by side with Nuvi

on my way to Phoenix the end of this week. My conclusion is that I will keep my Nuvi. One problem is that you do not get the whole screen with CoPilot. A third is occupied with other information. The volume can be regulated but still isn't as loud as I would like. It is necessary to turn the Droid X brightness up which means the power needs are high. The connection via a USB cable from my 2011 Camry was not enough to keep the phone charged and it shut off with a totally discharged battery. There is no information on how the program works and what the symbolism on the screen means. This may be available but I haven't found it yet. I also do not like Verizon's Car Port. There are times I could get CoPilot working when not on the port but it would not open when the phone was put on the Car Port for some reason. These are a few of my discoveries in 1700 miles using both devices and I know many will find objections to these comments but after what I thought was a fair trial, my mind is made up until a better program comes out.

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NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone6 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

I'm glad to see this forum.

I'm glad to see this forum. I have the Verizon Droid phone and among other applications, have installed the Co-pilot. I don't think is is as versatile as my nuvi 885 but will still keep it as a backup.

Android phone?

Looking forward to all the new information and comments. New Smart Phone in future. Use ATT navigator on Blackberry Torch and Sprint Navigator on a Palm Pre. Thinking about Android phone, EVO 4G, or another for Sprint. The EVO has large enough screen to make navigation easier to use. However, on all the phones, the voice navigation works well. In addition, the maps seem to be more up to date.

Does the Android have anything that uses Google Maps and a voice navigation capability?

Copilot Manual

Have you read this manual?

http://www.alk.com/support/copilotlivev8-truck-guide.asp

I know it is titled Truck but it is the same I believe as the Apps. The only difference is the truck portions.

You need to take the time to play with each Icon. You will find several links off of one Icon.

I really try to keep an open mind but I find the Copilot more reliable. My 1450 Nuvi adds mileage from point A to point B. Also the Copilot trip planning is superior to the Nuvi.

I will keep running them side by side for comparison. Copilot does have a learning curve, but once you have figured out, it is well worth it.

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

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geochapman wrote:

One problem is that you do not get the whole screen with CoPilot. A third is occupied with other information.

Just hit the double right arrows and the map will take up the whole screen.

geochapman wrote:

The connection via a USB cable from my 2011 Camry was not enough to keep the phone charged and it shut off with a totally discharged battery.

This is a common problem with smartphones and car chargers. Check your car charger, it probably only puts out 500mA. You want one that puts out 1A. That should keep your phone charged while you're driving and using all of the features.

iPhone

I use plain ol' Google maps on my iPhone for the rare occasion I use my iPhone instead of my GPSMAP60CSx. For years before I had my GPS or iPhone, I wished I could use Google maps in my car as a GPS. The iPhone does just that. For a while, I was using the iPhone instead of my GPSMAP60CSx.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

My EVO 4G is my new GPR

diesel wrote:

I use plain ol' Google maps on my iPhone for the rare occasion I use my iPhone instead of my GPSMAP60CSx. For years before I had my GPS or iPhone, I wished I could use Google maps in my car as a GPS. The iPhone does just that. For a while, I was using the iPhone instead of my GPSMAP60CSx.

I love it with the Google Maps App.

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Thanks

Thanks for the info on car chargers.

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

Car Charger

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
geochapman wrote:

One problem is that you do not get the whole screen with CoPilot. A third is occupied with other information.

Just hit the double right arrows and the map will take up the whole screen.

geochapman wrote:

The connection via a USB cable from my 2011 Camry was not enough to keep the phone charged and it shut off with a totally discharged battery.

This is a common problem with smartphones and car chargers. Check your car charger, it probably only puts out 500mA. You want one that puts out 1A. That should keep your phone charged while you're driving and using all of the features.

Don't let the one AMP scare you. Your unit will only draw what it needs. Good advice GadgetGuy.

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

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Great point,

I found out there is a difference in the car chargers needed to provide a charge for iPod and iPad. The iPad needs more amperage to do the charging also. If you attempt to use your usual iPod charger the iPad states "not charging" in the upper right hand corner.

It is also to be noted that when syncing the iPad with the computer and iTunes, the iPad does not charge like the iPod does. So one must use the designated iPad charger that comes with the tablet or again receive the not charging message.

Chargers are relatively inexpensive and having the ability to charge while in the car, priceless.

No comparison

My iPhone4 will never replace my Garmin Nuvi.

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Garmin Nuvi 780

I'm curious

HotTub wrote:

My iPhone4 will never replace my Garmin Nuvi.

I am curious as to why you feel that way ?

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

I agree

My Nuvi gives more trustworthy routes with old maps than my iPhone using Google Maps, which are newer maps.
I have had better luck using Trapster routing.
But my Nuvi is my preference.

Miss POI?

What happened to the old Miss POI? Did she quit?

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

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groundhog wrote:

What happened to the old Miss POI? Did she quit?

OLD?!? shock The young lady is still very much around! She owns and runs The Factory. wink

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

@

I think he is referring to the new Pic

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

still here, just new pic

groundhog wrote:

What happened to the old Miss POI? Did she quit?

You are too cute;)

Miss POI

Blackberry

I'm on AT&T and use a Blackberry Bold 9700. Use Poynt, Dex and Blackberry Traffic. All are really good, especially Poynt. Of course you can use Google maps too. Blackberry maps are as good as Google maps. And yes, you can use Blackberry maps on AT&T. They block it, but there is a little app to download that unlocks Blackberry maps...no need to subscribe to Navigator. Another good one could be Life in Pocket, but I've had nothing but trouble with it. Takes way too long to get a satellite fix. I deleted it. All of the above are free.

Life In Pocket

I tried Life in pocket, as well, on my Blackberry Curve, and after having the same satellite lock problems, I deleted it. Unfortunately, AFTER I deleted it I started having problems getting a GPS fix with Google Maps 4.4. It will never lock onto the GPS now. I have even had the phone wiped and reinstalled all software and apps and still Google Maps will not get closer than 5000 meters, which I understand is using Cell towers and not the GPS. Life In Pocket seemed to totally hose the Google Maps, which worked great before (usually with a GPS lock on my current location to 7-10 meters, and always within a few seconds even when sitting in my living room). I have done everything I can think of to get Google Earth to work with the GPS and am now resigned to waiting until I can upgrade my phone.

THANKS

Much gratitude for the new forum. Especially since my smartphone has a killer GPS on it, I'm glad you've included an avenue to discuss issues.

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Cleveland, OH Nuvi 780

New Year ...

New year, new look, new Miss POI.... Now the rest of us need to find a new look-alike for Miss POI. First though, we'll need to confirm if Gillian Anderson has updated her look the same way... smile

Any chance we can break it

Any chance we can break it down by types

I.e. - Magellan, navigon, tom Tom, garmin

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Pierre - Garmin nuvi 1490T - MacBook Pro Navigon for iPhone

Blackberry

izdot717 wrote:

I'm on AT&T and use a Blackberry Bold 9700. Use Poynt, Dex and Blackberry Traffic. All are really good, especially Poynt. Of course you can use Google maps too. Blackberry maps are as good as Google maps. And yes, you can use Blackberry maps on AT&T. They block it, but there is a little app to download that unlocks Blackberry maps...no need to subscribe to Navigator. Another good one could be Life in Pocket, but I've had nothing but trouble with it. Takes way too long to get a satellite fix. I deleted it. All of the above are free.

I use Poynt to and like it as well as Blackberry Traffic. Both are good. I also use Mapquest and Googlemaps.

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John_nuvi_

Smartphones

usapierre wrote:

Any chance we can break it down by types

I.e. - Magellan, navigon, tom Tom, garmin

Do they have Smartphones?

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

where does it stop?

OneRVer wrote:
usapierre wrote:

Any chance we can break it down by types

I.e. - Magellan, navigon, tom Tom, garmin

Do they have Smartphones?

They have Apps... and if things are going to be split up, should there be separate forums based on the device's OS? Like Blackberry, iOS (Apple), Android, etc forums too? Where does it stop?

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

It stops at

kch50428 wrote:
OneRVer wrote:
usapierre wrote:

Any chance we can break it down by types

I.e. - Magellan, navigon, tom Tom, garmin

Do they have Smartphones?

They have Apps... and if things are going to be split up, should there be separate forums based on the device's OS? Like Blackberry, iOS (Apple), Android, etc forums too? Where does it stop?

It stops at the red light, or you get a ticket mailed to you smile

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Nice.

I cant see my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate taking the place of my Garmin. But im sure it will make some interesting reading.

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Nuvi 660. Nuvi 40 Check out. www.houserentalsorlando.com Irish Saying. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

I see!!

kch50428 wrote:
OneRVer wrote:
usapierre wrote:

Any chance we can break it down by types

I.e. - Magellan, navigon, tom Tom, garmin

Do they have Smartphones?

They have Apps... and if things are going to be split up, should there be separate forums based on the device's OS? Like Blackberry, iOS (Apple), Android, etc forums too? Where does it stop?

Ok I see the point!!

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Pierre - Garmin nuvi 1490T - MacBook Pro Navigon for iPhone

im for that

im for that