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  1. #16
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    lots of off topic stuff but i will respond and re-ask the question


    Quote Originally Posted by macizcool
    To the OP: This is the company who makes VZ Navigator:
    Yep as i said i already tried that but thanks for being the only one to answer my question

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy
    I have tried networks in motion but i get no response and i see no where else to provide feedback.
    first for those who advocate i get a "real" gps. (whitetigergrowl, The WB) I current owned:

    outdoors
    2 lowrance go's
    1 garmin etrex legend

    exercise
    1 garmin forerunner 301

    auto
    1 navigon 2100 (with 5100 maps and traffic activation hack)
    myguide 3050 (given away)

    all around
    2 verizon chocolate 3's with vznav

    in my experience the garmins are slow to lock and lose signal easily but 1 is my geocaching gps and one is for exercise so nothing really mission critical the lowrance can take up to 5 minutes to lock but once locked never lose signal and are very accurate.

    the navigon needs updated maps which I will get before my next trip to the coast but the cost will be approx $80 the my guide maps were going to be $130 last i checked before It became a present.

    of all of them i use the phones the most. no other gps i have can check the gas prices and tell me what the closest and cheapest are in real time. no other gps i have can directly call the locations if i am calling to check for hotels ect. also none of my other gps have the maps updated automatically and for free, and before i found the traffic activation hack for the navigon none of the rest had real time traffic which i have used to great effect before with the phones.

    myself i don't spend a lot of time looking at the screen because as i mentioned the screen is pretty bright during the night and early morning but in Minneapolis traffic it routed me around the 5 o clock traffic jam to the mall of america on a road with literally 2 other cars. In DC it helped me to find a way out of town in rush hour without having to deal with traffic.

    I honestly don't think i would ever want to be without it. plus if my wife wants to know where i am and i am unfamiliar area on a trip and not able to give her directions i can simply send her a place message and she can come directly to my location.

    also none of my other GPS does voice recognition for entering the place name. that is handy when i am moving and do not want to stop and tap tap tap the location in.

    plus i always have it since i always carry my phone.

    It really is an unbeatable combination of features but i wish i and others could suggest a few more things to make it even better!

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    I'm sorry guys, but I am a die-hard Telenav fan. One thing that Telenav really impressed me with was their POI. I have had a Garmin nuvi 750 and TomTom GO 720, and Telenav literally has at least twice the POI. (11 mill+) I got Telenav 2 years ago and am not planning on changing anytime soon. Not to mention that I found my favorite kebab & curry restaurant and my favorite Taqueria through their POI!

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    I'd like to chime in with my thoughts:

    As far as standalone and built-in devices being more accurate, it depends. One long trip of 1000 miles I had a Nuvi 750? and VZNAV. While the Nuvi recognized when the car turned a few seconds earlier and counted the miles slightly differently, both were on spot for directions.

    I also used VZNAV in the Sierra Nevadas where cell phone service is spotty. Again, no issues.

    And finally, at a recent event where a number of associates met, 3 people have portable units, 1 had a builtin and 1 had VZNAV. The place where all of the units directed us to was about 1.5 miles away from the actual building. More accurate? I think not.

    While the standalones clearly have a market and in certain conditions are better than VZNAV, I have found VZNAV to be a GPS replacement. And as a previous poster said clearly, VZNAV has worthwhile features not found on standalone GPS units.

    Whether you want a phone or standalone GPS is a matter of preference, but VZNAV works fine for my needs.

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    Wirelessly posted (Ive been Dared: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Teleca Q7; Brew 3.1.5; U; en) 240X400 LGE VX9700)

    what i have found is vznav does fine with no signal unless you miss a turn with no signal or are in a non vzw zone. if i leave signal and come back in and there were any changes while in no vznav area it updates ( recalculating route) and its more useable in heavy forests of Va mountain region than standalones. the backlight off/voice only option would be awesome for night and/or battery savings on the phone. map only/voice only/both options would rock. i use my vzna for much more than directions. something, like previously posted, standalones cant do
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