Satnav, GPS, call it what you will, but it’s one of the main car-based aids a GPS-enabled smartphone can provide.
Telmap Navigator Review
by on April 26, 2012
There are three things a really good satnav needs: Accurate mapping and clear driver directions, speed camera info, and traffic updates. This delivers all three pretty flawlessly. Downloads of traffic info can take a while, and seem to occur more often that you’d expect, but performance isn’t affected.
Directions are clear and accurate, and although a few fixed cameras were missed, the vast majority were correctly indicated. On the downside, audio directions can be a little tardy in complex situations, and advance roundabout directions can be somewhat unclear, requiring last minute lane changes to compensate.
A recent revamp of the app included a a slew of social integration and integrated content from Barclays Cycle Hire, Good Pub Guide and Top Table to name but a few, and these bolt-ons give an extra dimension to standard navigation. In addition, a ‘car locator’ option allows you to quickly save your parking spot’s location, a brilliant extra for complex and unfamiliar parking situations.
Is it better than Google Navigation? Yes, but there is a cost attached to this, depending on your network (it’s available through Orange Maps, Vodafone Find & Go, and O2).
Download: Telmap Navigator for Android
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