[maemo-users] Wayfinder Navigator vs Garmin

From: Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Date: Wed Jun 25 11:20:48 EEST 2008
John Holmblad schrieb:
> All,

> recently I obtained a Garmin nuvi 200w GPS^1,2   and I was surprised 
> (actually floored) by how easy it is to use and how accurate are the 
> maps and points of interest. This leads me to wonder how the quality of 
> this Garmin product compares with that of the Wayfinder Navigator^3 
> software when used on the N810 with its built in GPS receiver. Does 
> anyone here have any experience with this software on the N810? And if 
> so, what are your impressions?

I hate to say so but the Navigator is the worst navigation application I
have seen so far.
The application itself lacks a lot of features current navigation
softwares have - like "avoid track ahead" when you hit a traffic jam.
The the usability is in parts painful. Choosing addresses is
inconsistant, partially non-intuitive, slow and awkward to use. Once it
caused me a detour of more than 200km because I chose "fastest" instead
of "shortest" on my way from Las Vegas to Phoenix - this is a major bug.
But worst of all the map data is inaccurate, outdated and incomplete.
Most house numbers I checked so far are plain wrong, many many POIs are
wrong (non existant or wrong position) etc.

For a free application for the Maemo devices it is OK.
But I would not buy the navigation upgrade - you can get a complete
device including better software and more accurate maps at the same price.

Sorry to say so...

  nils faerber

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