| | Re: car navigation with GPS and maps on a mobile
> I would like to hear about experiences with using GPS navigation on
> mobiles (e.g. OVI or Google maps) for car navigation compared to
> dedicated devices, such as TomTom One I have been using so far.
> How does it compare,
Comparing Google Maps on a Nexus1 to the inbuilt Honda one
Entering destination on a small screen is more difficult, voice
recognition is hit and miss (mainly miss)
constant downloading of maps on-the-fly can eat a lot of data (which can
cause annoying bursts of radio interference if it's dropped back to GPRS
rather than using 3G)
If it doesn't know resolve the address properly it can end up just
taking you to the geographical centre of the first half of the postcode.
It doesn't give sufficient advance warning of turns
it has bad text-to-speech pronunciation of road names and numbers
in short, it works, but not amazingly well ...
>how do you mount it in the car?
Dedicated charging cradle.