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« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 12:42:41 AM by Dan »

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prob without nav
In an Android (or at least Nuvi) era does anyone use the built-in nav?
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In an Android (or at least Nuvi) era does anyone use the built-in nav?
+2, and they don't even let you type in destination while driving
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+2, and they don't even let you type in destination while driving
That's the most annoying part, but it seems hard to compete with Android and the alternate route options it gives with accurate driving times in current traffic conditions.

I actually had a tough time finding my Altima in leather without that overpriced junk.
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In an Android (or at least Nuvi) era does anyone use the built-in nav?

You are right about that however i still consider the nav added value as sometimes it is very handy and more comfortable then your phone

I have a nice tomtom GPS with traffic and everything yet i still use to find myself using the cars built in nav from time to time

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Yeah, I've had built-in NAV in all cars I've driven, simply from a convenience perspective.

I feel like this topic has been discussed on DDF somewhere...
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Yeah, I've had built-in NAV in all cars I've driven, simply from a convenience perspective.
And you find that better than Android?
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And you find that better than Android?

I can't really say, as I haven't used an Android as my main NAV, so it may it isn't too bad.

As it is, I am seriously considering foregoing the NAV option in my next car; I just can't stomach the added cost (which is significant over the life of a lease).
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I saved huge amounts of time on my recent NYC trip with Google's alternate route options.
Plus you can know before entering the car exactly how long it will take to get somewhere given current traffic conditions.

With the big 4.7" screens on recent Androids using it instead of built-in nav is a no-brainer IMHO.
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And you find that better than Android?

convenient, not better

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I saved huge amounts of time on my recent NYC trip with Google's alternate route options.
Plus you can know before entering the car exactly how long it will take to get somewhere given current traffic conditions.

With the big 4.7" screens on recent Androids using it instead of built-in nav is a no-brainer IMHO.

Have you tried WAZE?

i know that in israel its very popular but never tried it here


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What part is more convenient?
That if you're in a rush you need be be stopped to enter your destination, one letter at a time?
Not having alternate routes options like Android?
Not seeing current traffic speeds along every possible road on your route?
Not having access to Google's awesome POI system?
Not having the $2K in your pocket versus getting a car without it?

Some things I'll never understand...
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Have you tried WAZE?

i know that in israel its very popular but never tried it here
Nope, what does it do that Google doesn't?
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+1 on Android Google GPS. Just make sure you have a car charger or 6 spare batteries ;)

I know Ive asked this before and but it still seems weird to me, with leasing so cheap, is it really worth buying a car?

Youd think a 2 year old Infiniti would lose more than a few thousand dollars in value, no?

I guess if you drive long distance, mileage can get expensive but for regular inner city driving whats the factor Im missing?
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What part is more convenient?
That if you're in a rush you need be be stopped to enter your destination, one letter at a time?
Not having alternate routes options like Android?
Not seeing current traffic speeds along every possible road on your route?
Not having access to Google's awesome POI system?
Not having the $2K in your pocket versus getting a car without it?

Some things I'll never understand...

sometimes you drive close distance, or you just want to see something around you, or whatever, i do agree though its not worth 2K, but in this case it seems like $10-20 a month so that's like $300 which may be worth it for some people