TomTom has released a fairly major update to their iPhone GPS app, with the headliners being higher resolution imagery for iPhone 4 owners and updated maps for all. And, in the novelty category, TomTom has introduced a navigate-to-photo feature. Not sure we’ll ever need or use that, but we are glad to see smoother, more responsive pinch-to-zoom control… although I’m still disappointed we still can’t simply drag the map view while enroute.
My wife swears by and uses the Tom Tom app ($50) as her sole navigation software solution, whereas I continually flip through products. (We’re a two-iPhone household – double the dropped calls.) My preferred GPS has been Telenav (aka AT&T navigator). But given the new reality of numerous nav apps, many free, their subscription pricing ($10/mo or $70/yr) is out of line with the competition and I’m playing the field. I enjoyed Waze (free) for a bit until I realized how poor the navigation could be – which led to a couple of stressful situations. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with MapQuest (free) – I haven’t driven enough miles to comment on the maps/nav yet, but the visuals and UI (below, left) are quite nice. As is the price.
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