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A920 and Telenav?

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by CellGeek, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. CellGeek

    CellGeek Sprint is the BOMB!
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    How well does the A920 work with the Telenav GPS application? Does the A920 also work with the Garmin GPS Application?
     
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    I've used both. Garmin is better, more accuate and has updated streets and maps. Telenav has some nice functions but Garmin is much more precise.
     
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    Garmin does not seem to provide user control over the route type. With Telenav, you can select shortest, avoid highways, pedestrian, or fastest route. It seems that Garmin does not give you any options regarding the route type.
     
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    Something strange yesterday while using GARMIN. Routes that historically always defaulted to the fastest now for some reason default to the "shortest time" yet there is no option in Garmin to change either.

    Called tech support which was useless. The product is so new they weren't sure what I meant but did submit a ticket to the engineers.

    Personally, my experience with the shortest time option in any nav program never resulted in less driving time therefore it of no benefit to me.

    I still can't understand what's going on with the Garmin program. It's a shame because I do prefer it over Telenav. Interface is more intuitive, recalt time is quicker, has traffic and weather, and more importantly the map has much more info.

    It does however lack the eta that telenav has. But BOTH programs sometimes act a little buggy requiring the phone to be turned off and on again. Telenav on one occasion rebooted my phone.

    The nod goes to Garmin for but there is one program that blows away both of them. That program is VZW from Verizon. It preloads all the turns so when you roam the program still has the turns in it. The GPS programs just throw you out of the program. VZW recalcs in 5 seconds as compared to 20-60 seconds for telenav and 12-20 seconds for Garmin.
     
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    UPDATE:

    Garmin Mobile 3.0 default no longer optimizes to the fastest route but to the shortest distance. Vey disappointing.
     
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    Garmin is extremely disapointing overall. The maps are out-of-date as compared to Telenav. I have tried both for quite a while and there is really no comparison. Telenav wins hands-down for ease of use and functionality. I have not used VZ Navigator? Who provides the maps and the server? Who provides the software? I can't seem to get an answer to this question.
     
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    My tests show different results. On Telenav it may say "unamed street", but with Garmin it correctly says "Covington Industrial Park". As far as being intuitive, the menu in Garmin allows the destination to be called by simply pressing "call". Sometimes, with my kids, they need a gas station to use the bathroom and I call to see if they are open. Biz Finder database most likely won't even have the gas staion as it's database is not as vast. Garmin allows me to take a call and have a clear conversation. Telenav will let you answer, but I only get past "hello" and the caller keeps fading or dropping. Telenav resets my mma920, causes it to reboot occasionally.

    Bu yes, at this juncture, with Garmin suddenly not optimizing for speed then Telenav is my only choice. One idiotic thing that Garmin does that you did not mention is if you pass your destination (the final step) it dosen't say "make a uturn". It acts as if you found it. That's stupid.

    Now VZW - the program is called VZ Navigator, only for verizon wirless customers. I forget who provides the maps. But it is so good that I signed up for verizon and gave the phone to my wife. I use it as well because it allows me to take and make a call while in the program. The cost is 10.00 a month and only uses air time only if you make a wrong turn and even then it's about 10 seconds, fast.

    Really, if Telenav could get it's Bizfinder database complete it would be a help. As it is, I entered two business 2 weeks ago and have yet to see the database updated.

    One final comment: I have the Samsung MMA920, so the reboots may only be because of my particular brand.

    Garmin has fowarded my problem to their engineering department so we'll see.
     

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