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Old 14-04-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Iphone GPS (PAPAGO VS TOMTOM VS SYGIC)

Wanted to buy a good GPS app for iphone to use in SG... I can says 95% use in SG... So which one better?

Will appreciate if can tell me pros and cons...
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Old 14-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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Old 14-04-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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This one is new one?

Wat are the new things?

Can search by postal code? re-routing fast?
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Old 14-04-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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Yup, Sygic can do all that.

Can also use TomTom but the address searching and postal code searching is abit strange, but the routes it uses for navigation is better.
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Old 14-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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Yup, Sygic can do all that.

Can also use TomTom but the address searching and postal code searching is abit strange, but the routes it uses for navigation is better.
U mean for tom tom the UI is better?
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Old 14-04-2011, 12:01 PM   #6
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U mean for tom tom the UI is better?
No, the routing is better. The UI for TomTom really cmi though
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Old 14-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #7
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I still stick with Navfone SG, simple and very fast searching UI. Second choice is Papago. I would love to try Sygic but very expensive
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Old 14-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
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No, the routing is better. The UI for TomTom really cmi though
Routing means? Sorry i noob on GPS...
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I still stick with Navfone SG, simple and very fast searching UI. Second choice is Papago. I would love to try Sygic but very expensive
Wah.... Navfone SG... Can search by postal code and re-routing fast anot? How abt UI etc? Please share.... Thanks....
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Old 14-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #10
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I only used TomTom and i find it okay. But i have since switch to Garmin 255w and I kinda missed TomTom's tunnel simulation. And TomTom's map browsing is very smooth which I liked.
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TomTom's the best.

Becoz:
The maps are updated live and directly in the app.
Support Google Search (requires JB though)
Text-to-Speech (ditto)

The Google Local Search is godsend. Imagine you wanna go to the jurong bird park. Other gps apps makes you type the address or postal code. Yah right, wth knows the address or postal code of the bird park??? Do you?? For TomTom, I simply type "Bird Park" and bang, it directs me to those birdies. Beat that, SyGic et al. Only problem is you have to edit one file to enable this feature. I have no idea why TomTom disabled it even though it works perfectly in Singapore. (if u must know, change "TomTomSupportsGoogleSearch" to Yes in the info.plist file.

Text-To-Speech? It's so good I sometime put my iPhone in the door-pocket of my car; nonit to see the maps just listen for the direction.

lol. That's my iPhone 3G; kinda slow hor? hmm... been enjoying TomTom for more then a year and never once regretted my "investment".

Yah yah... I own TomTom the company if you're the suspicious kind.

Just buy it.
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Old 14-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #12
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Wanted to buy a good GPS app for iphone to use in SG... I can says 95% use in SG... So which one better?

Will appreciate if can tell me pros and cons...

Definitely "Navfone SG" for non-hassle Singapore usage.

I have used almost all the available GPS apps (PAPAGO, TOMTOM, SYGIC) out there and Navfone SG is the easiest to use in Singapore. (Pros: easy searching via postal code or locations, clear indication of location while car is on the move, lag is minimal, fast re-routing, simplified interface/configurations, minimal taps to achieve your findings, etc)

Cons: Only good for use in Singapore.

PAPAGO, TOMTOM and SYGIC has common flaw(s) in them, too slow in re-routing and consume a huge amount of battery life after use, too many configurations/options for my liking, takes a long time to access GPS services.

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Old 14-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #13
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moi using papago m8... so far so good
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sygic first choice.. followed by papago m8.. both does the job most of the time..
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TomTom's the best.

Becoz:
The maps are updated live and directly in the app.
Support Google Search (requires JB though)
Text-to-Speech (ditto)

The Google Local Search is godsend. Imagine you wanna go to the jurong bird park. Other gps apps makes you type the address or postal code. Yah right, wth knows the address or postal code of the bird park??? Do you?? For TomTom, I simply type "Bird Park" and bang, it directs me to those birdies. Beat that, SyGic et al. Only problem is you have to edit one file to enable this feature. I have no idea why TomTom disabled it even though it works perfectly in Singapore. (if u must know, change "TomTomSupportsGoogleSearch" to Yes in the info.plist file.

Text-To-Speech? It's so good I sometime put my iPhone in the door-pocket of my car; nonit to see the maps just listen for the direction.

lol. That's my iPhone 3G; kinda slow hor? hmm... been enjoying TomTom for more then a year and never once regretted my "investment".

Yah yah... I own TomTom the company if you're the suspicious kind.

Just buy it.
Very nice review... Appreciate it....

A few questions.....

Support Google Search (requires JB though) - Is it local search--> Search near me / search in city? If so if using postal code use which one to search?
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