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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Meh.

I've got Navigon - who needs Google? And iOS6 Maps works just fine for me - no worse than my Nuvi765t.

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

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I agree. I just posted that for info. I use Garmin on my iPhone mostly while my Garmin Nuvi 760 sits idle above it.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Works as well as Google maps/nav...

This works as well as Google maps/nav...

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mapquest/id316126557?mt=8

In some respects, it's better than google maps/nav, including the interface ( e.g.: tabs and buttons for POIs), and .GPX export is far better too.

Once a route is planned (using a Wi-Fi or other data connection), Mapquest's voice-guided navigation works without a data connection and without having to manually cache a route or map tile (as with google). Otherwise, it's about the same as google maps/nav; it will not re-route if you go off-route (voice guidance stops until you get back on the original route) but it does still show the current GPS position.

As far as offline (locally stored maps), there many choices there, too: Garmin, Magellan, TomTom, Navigon, CoPilot (along with several others that aren't worth mentioning).

iPhone 5

Hopefully.... I will be able to pick an iPhone 5 today or tomorrow. I played with the map in the store and I didn't see any real big problems as I don't need it to navigate the subways in New York or elsewhere. However, I would like a useable navigation on the device. I think I will give the Navigon a go. I also read that Google is almost ready to submit their Google Maps to the Apple Apps store soon.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

The more maps the merrier.

The more maps the merrier. All mapping companies have their pros & cons so I rather have several in my pocket.

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with my Mini Cooper in the shop, I've been using my iPhone for nave when needed. For the local area (silicon valley) the maps seem pretty good.

The big differences are in ease of use, which focuses on screen size and device location. In the Mini, my Nuvi is mounted sitting at about 2 o'clock form the steering wheel, and I can hit the screen with a finger without taking my right hand off the wheel -- very convenient.

With a similar mount, the iPhone would still have a smaller screen, but use would be less problematic.

The loaner car is ok (2012 Mini Coupe), but I want my car and the electronics back!

The good news (I guess) is I'm driving slower -- something about driving a midlife-crisis-red zippy car with no radar detector...

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

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k6rtm wrote:

For the local area (silicon valley) the maps seem pretty good.

Are you in the breast implant business?

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

moved on...

No need for google map on my iphone any more.

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That would be "Silicone Valley".

wishful thinking ioS lovers...

Sorry, stand alone gps unit/software any day over satellite towers....

coastal maps

Are coastal maps available for the iphone? Although it is best to have a garmin c400 or some such, for emergency purposes it sure would be nice to use the phone.

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Nancy M Michael

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TheProf wrote:

That would be "Silicone Valley".

Doesn't silicone comes from the silicon plant they grow in that valley?

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Nope

That valley is too low. Needs more uplift.

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allbizz wrote:

Sorry, stand alone gps unit/software any day over satellite towers....

What the heck does that mean? Do you think satellites for smartphones are any different than what you use with your GPSr?

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

of course they're different

Last Mrk wrote:
allbizz wrote:

Sorry, stand alone gps unit/software any day over satellite towers....

What the heck does that mean? Do you think satellites for smartphones are any different than what you use with your GPSr?

GPS satellites don't have towers.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Towers....

Box Car wrote:
Last Mrk wrote:
allbizz wrote:

Sorry, stand alone gps unit/software any day over satellite towers....

What the heck does that mean? Do you think satellites for smartphones are any different than what you use with your GPSr?

GPS satellites don't have towers.

Maybe he means "cell" towers and not "satellites".....

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

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getround wrote:
Box Car wrote:
Last Mrk wrote:
allbizz wrote:

Sorry, stand alone gps unit/software any day over satellite towers....

What the heck does that mean? Do you think satellites for smartphones are any different than what you use with your GPSr?

GPS satellites don't have towers.

Maybe he means "cell" towers and not "satellites".....

Yea, probably what he meant but that in itself is so wrong. There's no need for cell towers to use GPS on a smart phone.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Hope so

God, do I miss my Google Maps on my iphone.

Just doesn't seem right without it.

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Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

An easy solution

cbwatts wrote:

God, do I miss my Google Maps on my iphone.

Just doesn't seem right without it.

There is an easy solution.

Get an Android phone and you will have Google Maps again. smile

With a large lump in my cheek,
- Tom -

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-et- wrote:
cbwatts wrote:

God, do I miss my Google Maps on my iphone.

Just doesn't seem right without it.

There is an easy solution.

Get an Android phone and you will have Google Maps again. smile

With a large lump in my cheek,
- Tom -

with a large lump in your cheek? Yikes.... Hope you're ok.