Here Navigation

 

The topic of Here Navigation was posted on thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44232 on the Viago discussion.

Wanted to start this new thread on Here Navigation for discussion.So not to distract from the Viago topic.

I downloaded Here just to see what it would do.I was impress with all the free features including the off line maps. See https://help.here.com/en/android/hereapp#g270 and scroll down to the topics and review them.t Just to see what it offers in this Android Apk.

The short trip I tried it on it preformed well.Had the get street name instructions.If you download the HIFI voice and not the regular one you will get the street names.Showed speed limit for main roads on screen.

To download the maps you have lots of selections.Be sure to go to settings first after installing the Apk.Select storage memory the put mark in exSDCard to save to SD Card.

Collections is where you can put your favorites. Option there to make new folders that you may prefer to organize them.

For those who want the warning for going over speed limit. It is there under speed alerts. While driving the alert went off on me going 47 in a 45.At first didn't know what is was.Sounded like my school zone alert on my Nuvi 2597.Look on the screen and saw that the speed limit was now in red.

Lot of things on this Apk that I need to explore and hopefully others will post comments.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.
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There is already a thread: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/43859

I guess I have to wait till

I guess I have to wait till the IOS version comes out. The blog said, "Real Soon Now."

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

I like it

It beats GMaps hands down just being able to use maps offline. And, you pretty much have world maps as well, which is handy if you go to Europe, Asia, and other countries.

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More finds.

It does have a large selections of maps. I also notice if you want to use a data connection you have setting for traffic.Some things a little different.To search for a internal poi.You select map then search offline and tap it.Then the screen will pop up for all the Place types. Example accommodations,eat and drink and etc. It does appear to have a large selection of built in pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Can you download your POIs to it?

Is there a way to download your POIs to it?

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Custom pois

Have not seen a way yet.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Here

Thanks for the information on the "HERE" app
I downloaded it to my phone and downloaded the maps for Ireland & The British Virgin Islands.
They are very clear and accurate.
They really don't take up much room in memory

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Favorites

Found a way to add favorites(Called collections on Here)a little easier.Using your PC.

1. Go to https://www.here.com/?x=ep&map=27.85572,-80.31003,7,normal

2.On right next to About Here'Click on the 3 horz lines.

3. Sign In.

4.Once Signed In.Click on New Collection.

5.Under collection title.Put the name of your new folder for a favorite and click create.Example Hotel.

6.Using the magnifying glass search tab.Put in the location you are looking for.Or select one of the built in categories to preform a search.

7.Click on the Star and select the folder you want the favorite to go in or make a new collection.

8.Click done when completed.

9.When you go back to your Smart phone the new information will now be there.

Note.to import favorites from Nokia.

Update HERE Maps on Windows 8.1 to the latest versions, then open it. You’ll be asked to sign in to your HERE account. If you don’t have a HERE account yet, you can register for one right away.

Your Nokia account email and password won’t sign you in to the latest version of HERE Maps. You need to register for a HERE account first.

After you’ve created a HERE account and signed in, you’ll be asked if you want to import your favourites from your Nokia account. To do that, just select Import.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Good to Know

Timantide wrote:

Thanks for the information on the "HERE" app
I downloaded it to my phone and downloaded the maps for Ireland & The British Virgin Islands.
They are very clear and accurate.
They really don't take up much room in memory

..for us IOS types who lack the ability to add storage without using cumbersome external devices like media hubs.

It won't be an issue though until HERE releases the IOS version.

Thanks for the info.

Sign in collects Birth Date.

Sign in collects Birth Date. I'm out.

Seems better than others I've tried. Might keep it around for pedestrian usage and see how much of my data plan it chews up.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Use off line

KenSny wrote:

Sign in collects Birth Date. I'm out.

Seems better than others I've tried. Might keep it around for pedestrian usage and see how much of my data plan it chews up.

If you put check mark in off line map no data will be used.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Unless I'm missing

Unless I'm missing something, but when you check the box to use offline it states that it will use the maps you downloaded. Can't download maps unless you sign in.

I'll need to see how usable it is offline with whatever "map" is default with app

Interesting though.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

you have to download a map or use a data connection

If you do not download any maps and check the use offline box you will have nothing.

In order to use the app you either have to download a map or use a data link on your phone.

You can also download maps if you select the log in using Facebook button.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

I did some routes with the

I did some routes with the app today, not signed in, but online (using data). Works pretty good & does not seem to burn up data.

I did notice that the screen now stays on all the time, at least on my Samsung S5 5.0 Android. Display normally times out at 2 min.

However, using app without signing in & off line is just not acceptable.

I don't see the need for these companies to have us store our data online. Why does Here want us to store favorites online so they can be used on a phone?

I'll use this for those times when I'm without my Nuvi, which is not often.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

I have tested both Viago and Here on my note 8 wi-fi tablet

After testing both apps on my Wi-Fi only Note 8 tablet I find that both do a good job without any data plan and offline.

I guess I would give Viago an edge in its operation considering it also has lane guidance and photo real junction views. Im glad that I got the Viago app, lifetime maps to go and the Garmin Real Directions options when they were available.

The biggest difference I have found is that the Viago app voice commands are much clearer and easier to understand even with the HERE app using the HI-Fi voice file option.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Here

I see Here was released 3-11-15 for Apple. Requires iOS 7.0 or later.Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. http://goo.gl/mBNWKB

Plan to put on the wifes ipad. Could come in handy for her to search offline for certain stops during our travels.Also may backfire and create more stops.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

birth date

KenSny wrote:

Sign in collects Birth Date. I'm out.

Sign in with a false birth date.

dobs108 rolleyes

installed hERE on phone and tablet

Installed HERE on Nexus 4 phone (16 GB) and Samsung 2 7 tablet which has an SD card and a slow processor. Don't plan to navigate with the tablet. Saved many favorites on the website and devices. Sync with website is a good feature. Maps on SD card is good also.

The most important feature is offline maps and navigation. This needs to be tested offline.

The maps look good. There is a satellite view not as clear as Google Earth.

dobs108 smile

Offline nav

Dobs, the offline maps for navigation work well, just as if you have a data connection. The only hitch is no traffic feature while offline.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Here update

New update came out.

Turn-by-turn guidance for Algeria, Cyprus, Zimbabwe, and Mayotte
- Improvements to map downloading and SD card behavior
Additional information
Updated
March 19, 2015
Size
38M
Current Version
1.1

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

HERE a non-Starter?

Navigated with a short trip. Premium voice - female American English had been loaded. The voice was difficult to understand and even annoying.

Gave HERE the ultimate test, "Recalculating." Drove away from the route being navigated as a test. Constant voice directions were given from then on. Turn right on Elm Street! Turn left on Pine Street! Turn left on Cliff Drive! As I accelerated, constant, Turn right! Turn left! Turn right! Make a U-Turn! Turn left! The whole 5 mile trip, the app never shut up!

dobs108 rolleyes

Blabber Mouth

dobs108 wrote:

Navigated with a short trip. Premium voice - female American English had been loaded. The voice was difficult to understand and even annoying.

Gave HERE the ultimate test, "Recalculating." Drove away from the route being navigated as a test. Constant voice directions were given from then on. Turn right on Elm Street! Turn left on Pine Street! Turn left on Cliff Drive! As I accelerated, constant, Turn right! Turn left! Turn right! Make a U-Turn! Turn left! The whole 5 mile trip, the app never shut up!

dobs108 rolleyes

Sounds like my wife. razz

Just kidding, she's the best, I'm the one with the big mouth.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

here

That's funny. hahaha

This link is what I need for Here

charlesd45 wrote:

I downloaded Here just to see what it would do.I was impress with all the free features including the off line maps. See https://help.here.com/en/android/hereapp#g270 and scroll down to the topics and review them.t Just to see what it offers in this Android Apk.

Collections is where you can put your favorites. Option there to make new folders that you may prefer to organize them.

For those who want the warning for going over speed limit. It is there under speed alerts. While driving the alert went off on me going 47 in a 45.At first didn't know what is was.Sounded like my school zone alert on my Nuvi 2597.Look on the screen and saw that the speed limit was now in red.

Lot of things on this Apk that I need to explore and hopefully others will post comments.

Thanks for this link. It is what I need.
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Tested

I tested Here today but since I deleted Here earlier I forgot to re download my Texas map so I had to stay online. I was not able to see if I could see my collections while off line. Also, can you save collections while off line?

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

After getting home

I downloaded the Texas offline map to my Note 4 then turned the Here Maps offline.
I then found a couple of places and made a new collection and added them to it. I then took the offline restriction off and went to my PC and opened my Here.com. At first they were not there but while I was looking at the map they appeared. The new Collection Folder and the 2 places in the collection that I added to my Note 4 while offline were on my Here.com.

I will learn with practice.

Now I am trying to find out how to click on a place on the map on my Mobile and then drive to it. When I click on a place nothing happens.

EDIT: I have to hold down and not click and then I get a marker on the place I am touching.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Street View in Here

I can not find out how to look at Street View in Here.
Does anyone know?

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Here vs Google Maps

My brother lives in the Shenandoah Valley Virginia. He has been there for two years and Google Maps still does not have the road he lives on. Here does have it. My vote goes to Here smile

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I Have Looked and Looked

mgarledge wrote:

I can not find out how to look at Street View in Here.
Does anyone know?

Maybe I'm not holding my mouth right. I have looked and looked and searched on both the browser and mobile versions, and I cannot find Street View, even though it's mentioned the descriptions, etc.

Anyone else?

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Satellite view

You can get satellite view by clicking on the small icon at bottom right on the map screen.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Sat view doesn't offer

Sat view doesn't offer Street View, in Here that I can find. I know how to change the view.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

A update for Here.

Update for Here available. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.m...

What's New
Added support for Vietnamese language
Can now be installed on smartphones with Intel processors

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Goona give Here a try

I use google maps and have found it better in some cases than my Garmin as far as updated road info. Curious to see how here performs.

will look

Thanks, will look it up.

Used Here for a week

Used Here for a week or so on a tablet. Some features could be useful.
Depending on which maps you download, has a smaller or larger impact on memory, it seems.

- Doesn't seem to have a large choice for English speaking voices
- Need to check to see if its really off when logged out as it may lurk in background, draining memory
- Compass can seem a bit jumpy
- Speed alert tone reminds of r l camera alert
- Guidance voice seems to be alerting too close to the turns and may cause driver to over shoot or brake up frantically: not good
- I didn't see where gas station locations were featured like in waze
- Program froze or crashed occasionally
- Not sure if street level was offered
- Note: offline means not on data so traffic is no longer real time since most recent log in.
- Route guidance indicated traffic delays in minutes but I couldn't be sure where the delays were on the route. There was a yellow area on the route but it could be approximate.
Here has potential but tweaking is definitely necessary

@Makinja

Not sure what voice setup you have.

Open the main menu and select Settings > Navigation > Voice navigation.

Standard- and high-quality (hi-fi) male and female navigation voices are available to download in UK English, US English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. (The standard-quality UK English female voice is Included with the HERE app when you install it.) All of the navigation voices in these six languages announce street names. The other navigation voices available in the HERE app are standard-quality but don't announce street names. They will, however, tell you which way to turn and when.

You need to sign in to your HERE account to download hi-fi navigation voices.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

will take a look

Thanks, will take a look at that.

Hi-Fi voices on HERE app

I used the HERE app the other day with the English US Male Hi-Fi voice and it was much better and easier to understand than the female version that normally I prefer for nav voices.

I have to say the app keeps working better and better and with downloaded maps, live traffic and multiple routes to choose from I feel in a lot of ways it is better than my Garmin 3790lmt was overall.

The maps are updated before they are released for the Garmin lifetime updates and more frequently.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

.

I started using the HERE app on the iPhone last week. I'm quite impressed with what they can do with something that's $0 and can still navigate off-line! smile

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Finally had a chance to use Here

this week. Have used it before but not really seeing what I could do.
I have not made a route with more than one way point but that is my next project.

What I did find was: I put my collection in the map and was riding down the road with the route active and wanted to turn off data to see what the map looked like without traffic. I was unable to go to the setting to turn off data until I stopped my route.

Does anyone know if you can get to this setting while on an active route?

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

HERE

Can you use Here with a GPS, or you can only use it an iPhone.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Here is for iPhone, Android,

Here is for iPhone, Android, and Widows phones. These all have a GPS chip. The only way to use Here with an external GPS is to use it with a laptop or perhaps with a tablet that will allow you to use a GPS puck.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Traffic On/Off

mgarledge wrote:

this week. Have used it before but not really seeing what I could do.
I have not made a route with more than one way point but that is my next project.

What I did find was: I put my collection in the map and was riding down the road with the route active and wanted to turn off data to see what the map looked like without traffic. I was unable to go to the setting to turn off data until I stopped my route.

Does anyone know if you can get to this setting while on an active route?

Yes, touch the black bar at the bottom and choose Traffic Off. then touch the map to return toyour Drive.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Satellite view isn't street view

Satellite view isn't street view. Does anyone know or has anyone found out if street view is a feature in Here or can it be added?

It's being worked on. Here

It's being worked on. Here news releases say they will have an inventory of cities mapped by the end of the year.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Become a Beta Tester

If you are interested in seeing the latest from HERE and want to become a Beta Tester (just to play around) you will find information about it here: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/here-beta-program

You can find an article about a few of their latest Beta upgrades here:
http://www.androidcentral.com/latest-here-maps-beta-adds-new...

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The new contextual menu in HERE beta is very good idea

Love the new contextual menu shown in this video

https://youtu.be/2mm3XMnCXss

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Where do you find the HI FI

Where do you find the HI FI voice option. I can't find it anywhere in HERE.

Hi-fi

gerrydrake wrote:

Where do you find the HI FI voice option. I can't find it anywhere in HERE.

After touching here app to start up.Touch 3 horz lines located top left on screen.Touch settings.Look under Navigation heading for voice option.Touch it and put mark in the Hi-fi voice available.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Yes, I got that far but I

Yes, I got that far but I didn't see Hi-fi voice option. Only the language options,so I chose American English and british English but say nothing that said Hi-fi. Im running galaxy note 3 and galaxy s5 on 5.0.

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