PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Touch Pro 2

Notices


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2009, 07:40 AM
newone757's Avatar
Halfway to VIP Status
Offline
Pocket PC: EVO 4G, TP2, Pre, Pixi
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 745
Reputation: 835
newone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

didnt know that. i always preffered bing though for its movie and gas prices search features
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2009, 11:18 AM
deadwrong03's Avatar
VIP Member
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro 2
Carrier: Verizon
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,083
Reputation: 780
deadwrong03 knows their stuffdeadwrong03 knows their stuffdeadwrong03 knows their stuffdeadwrong03 knows their stuffdeadwrong03 knows their stuffdeadwrong03 knows their stuffdeadwrong03 knows their stuff
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to deadwrong03 Send a message via MSN to deadwrong03 Send a message via Yahoo to deadwrong03 Send a message via Skype™ to deadwrong03
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

from my experience Bing is alot slower than Google Maps as far as determining your location, i prefer Google Maps, it finds satellites much faster i only use Bing for the novelty of finding gas prices and movie theaters and such
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2009, 12:01 PM
wraith79's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, Samsung Galaxy Tab
Carrier: Rogers
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 163
Reputation: 170
wraith79 is keeping up the good workwraith79 is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

If you want something that is Text to Speech, you have to pay, IGO8, Navigon and others like those that has TTS support! As for amaze gps, its good, but, uses your data plan! IGO8 and others I marked above are standalone, meaning, if you put your phone into airplane mode, the GPS will still work! If you want to check it out go here: http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=88692
I've been using IGO8 since I had my HTC Vogue!
__________________
An avid PPCGeeker, that will help to the best of my ability!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2009, 01:54 PM
c0011j's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro 2
Carrier: Sprint/Employee
Location: Las Vegas
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 212
Reputation: 85
c0011j is becoming a great contributor
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

I used to use Gmaps, but after I used Bing i changed my mind.
Simply speaking, Bing is Turn-By-Turn while Google Maps isn't. I will use google maps if I am not trying to get directions but when I am needing specific directions Bing is the way to go.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2009, 12:02 PM
bullet2300's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 377
Reputation: 115
bullet2300 is keeping up the good workbullet2300 is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Question Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

Bing is definitely better for directions than Google Maps. They need to step it up!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2009, 12:30 PM
dishe's Avatar
Halfway to VIP Status
Offline
Pocket PC: lg optimus
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 684
Reputation: 1184
dishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on repdishe is halfway to VIP status based on rep
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

This is an age-old discussion... Google Maps offers driving directions, but it is NOT a navigator... that is, it does not offer turn-by-turn updates, spoken or not.
The reason is rumored to mostly be licensing... Google paid for the right to use map data supplied by third parties, but part of the licensing deal was that they are not allowed to offer a navigation service with it.

The result is that they will show you were to go, and show you a blinking dot that happens to tell you were you are, but the directions do no update as you drive. You have to figure out how far you are from the next turn, etc. on your own. Its basically tantamount to printing the directions out from your PC beforehand and following it while driving. Not the same as having an in-dash GPS as any GPS user will tell you.

In fact, the only advantage to having a GPS function in Google Maps is that you don't have to tell it your starting location.

If you want a Navigator, then yes, you will need one of the apps wraith79 mentioned, that usually includes spoken directions and works exactly like a standalone GPS navigator.

Bing, on the other hand, is a perfectly acceptable alternative that uses your data connection (just like Google Maps). They have licensed maps that allow them to use it for navigation, so navigate it does! I actually find it more accurate and up to date than iGo and some of the other paid apps, since the data is LIVE in the cloud. Microsoft kept the UI pretty simple, but if you pay attention to it, it updates in real time and tells you how much farther until the next turn and when to turn (no voices at all, just beeps and tones).

Now, the real clincher is going to be Google's Navigator... Google's street view project, etc, has enabled them to no longer need to license maps from third parties... they now have enough mapping data of their own to do whatever they want with it. If you've seen the Navigator on the Droid, you know what I'm talking about- spoken TTS as well as speech recognition using the Goog-411 routines (Bing actually has a similar feature to recognize spoken destinations, but still no TTS).
Right now, its only in Android 2.0, but there are rumors it will roll out to other smartphones capable of Gmaps with a GPS as well.
http://www.mopocket.com/2009/10/google-navigation.php
__________________
Techcitement.com - I write for these guys pretty regularly. A Blog about tech that makes people excited.
Diary of a Mobile Enthusiast - My personal blog... haven't had time to update it.... *sigh*
Hey, if I've helped you in any way, click the ads on my blog so I can make some $$!!
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 3 times.
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2009, 01:32 PM
Edwood's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro 2, Touch Pro, Airave
Carrier: Sprint SERO
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 309
Reputation: 475
Edwood is becoming a PPCGeeks regularEdwood is becoming a PPCGeeks regularEdwood is becoming a PPCGeeks regularEdwood is becoming a PPCGeeks regularEdwood is becoming a PPCGeeks regular
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltyDawg View Post
Bing is way better than Google Maps.
I agree. Bing is much better as a Navigation program. Not nearly as good as a real Navigation app, though. Bing follows the cursor closer and better than Google, and shows large turn by turn directions, along with blip noises to alert you to upcoming turns.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2009, 02:11 PM
zylograth's Avatar
Lurker
Offline
Pocket PC: T-Mobile TP2
Carrier: T-Mobile US
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6
Reputation: 10
zylograth is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

CoPilot Live 8 is only 34.99, I find it worsk quite well for the price.
__________________
T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 US
ROM 1.86.401.0 (67102) WWE Europe ROM
ROM Date 09/25/09
Radio 4.49.25.17
(RETIRED)HTC TyTn (HERM200)
(RETIRED) HTC Blue Angel
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2009, 05:31 PM
newone757's Avatar
Halfway to VIP Status
Offline
Pocket PC: EVO 4G, TP2, Pre, Pixi
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 745
Reputation: 835
newone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuffnewone757 knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

Co Pilot 8 looks NICE. might buy it, but Ive heard their maps are terribly inaccurate, out of date, and never get updated (eventhought the feature is built in), hmmm, i dunno
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2009, 03:43 PM
chronster's Avatar
i like turtles
Offline
Pocket PC: Fascinate (Galaxy S)
Carrier: Verizon
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,102
Reputation: 2365
chronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIPchronster is a VIP
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: How to get a FREE Navigator for your Touch Pro2.

lol he just taught people how to use bing.

I wonder if I could get some thanks out of showing people how to look up restaurants
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Touch Pro 2

Tags
bing, free, gps, navigation, touch pro 2

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com