[gps-talkusers] Re: A few positive observations on the latest Navigon app for the iPhone

The one you bought should work fine, yes, there is a walking mode also, in the 
root profile, choose walking with voice guidance. Not sure why, but for 
walking, I find navigon to be a bit better than TomTom. Recently, I've been 
using the navigation app on my android phone which also works very well.
On Apr 19, 2011, at 9:37 PM, Tom Lange wrote:

> Hi,
> I bought Navigon today and am anxious to take it for a spin.  Two questions:
> 1. I bought the version for North America, I think it was labeled Navigon 
> North America A.G. It cost $44 if memory serves.  Is this the version that 
> you're talking about?
> 2.  Is Navigon particularly suited for vehicle travel only or is there also a 
> pedestrian mode?
> 
> Just curious.  I hope I didn't buy the wrong one.
> 
> Tom
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve" <drum67-72@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:01 PM
> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: A few positive observations on the latest 
> Navigon app for the iPhone
> 
> 
>> Jeff,
>> 
>> I think you can get location info but I don't know if it works when you have 
>> a route opened.
>> 
>> From Navigon, swipe right to More.  Double-tap it.
>> 
>> Now, swipe left to Direct help and double-tap.  You'll have a list of a 
>> bunch of different categories, one of which is current location. Double-tap 
>> it.
>> 
>> Now, you can tap anywhere on the screen to hear your location.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Samco" <jsamco@xxxxxxx>
>> To: <gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <aiphone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:15 AM
>> Subject: [gps-talkusers] A few positive observations on the latest Navigon 
>> app for the iPhone
>> 
>> 
>>> I got my first iPhone last month and purchased Navigon for the first time 
>>> last weekend. So, my only exsperience is with this latest version of the 
>>> app, although I did read quite a few user reviews. So mainly with 2 days of 
>>> experience with car travel I think there are some new features that are 
>>> quite positive for using Navigon with VoiceOver.
>>> 
>>> 1. It recalculates routes very quickly.
>>> 2. After starting navigation of a route, under Options there is an item for 
>>> "Turn by Turn List." This allows one to preview the roote. The last step 
>>> indicates whether the destination address is on the left or right side of 
>>> the street. When physically approaching the destination the last 
>>> announcement also gives the left or right info.
>>> 3. While navigating a route, there are 3 items in the bottom line on the 
>>> screen. From left to right they are:
>>> Distance to the next navigation step;
>>> The name of the street involved in the next navigation step;
>>> and, iPod icon.
>>> Of course, one can use VoiceOver to listen to the distance to the next 
>>> navigation step. However, if the distance item is selected, a double tap 
>>> will invoke the Navigon voice to announce the distance to the next 
>>> navigation step.
>>> Even more cool, if one does a split tap on the name of the street involved 
>>> in the next navigation step, it appears to toggle between that street name 
>>> and the street name one is currently travelling on.
>>> 4. While navigating a route, in Options there is an item for "POI on 
>>> Route." I haven't played much with the different categories which can be 
>>> displayed but it definitely gives things like nearby restaurants, gas 
>>> stations, etc. I think there is then an option to add a POI in to the route 
>>> as an interim destination.
>>> 
>>> I only wish there were a feature to get current location upon demand while 
>>> in route and approaching intersections. If it could use simple gestures 
>>> like shaking the iPhone or a left or right tilt then Navigon would be a 
>>> great GPS tool. For now it's very good.
>>> Does anyone else have tips for getting more out of this new version of the 
>>> app.?
>>> HTH,
>>> Jeff
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