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Old 28th November 2012, 11:25   #2776
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Hi guys, I was looking to buy the licence for Sygic navigation app.

1) One option is to buy from within the app. Charges 19.99 euro.
2) There is another app in play store Sygic+MapmyIndia for appx. Rs. 1400.

Which of the above is best option? Does Sygic comes with TomTom maps in option 1? Or is the same?
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Hi guys, I was looking to buy the licence for Sygic navigation app.

1) One option is to buy from within the app. Charges 19.99 euro.
2) There is another app in play store Sygic+MapmyIndia for appx. Rs. 1400.

Which of the above is best option? Does Sygic comes with TomTom maps in option 1? Or is the same?
I think Sygic comes only with MMI maps. So App store should give Indian MMI maps under Sygic.
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Old 28th November 2012, 15:09   #2778
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I bought from the Sygic site. I still get updates from stupidly-named "Play." (well, updates is an exaggeration: I've had one!).

MMI is The India-map supplier for Sygic: there is no choice or alternative.
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Old 28th November 2012, 15:57   #2779
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Bought it from the sygic website. Price was 100 bucks more than on the play store app. Bought it with the hope that if sygic decides to upgrade to TomTom maps for india, there will be free upgrade.
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Any idea which the countries listed in the "Whole World" are?
Im interested mostly in maps of countries where I would wish to take a "driving holiday" sometime...
Specifically my requirement is for an iPhone.

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They have a whole-world package which will cost you much less, even though it won't include everything you want, and it wont include, duh, India
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Any idea which the countries listed in the "Whole World" are?

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Which of the above is best option? Does Sygic comes with TomTom maps in option 1? Or is the same?

This is a post I made on the other thread comparing MMI & Sygic. Hope it helps you make a decision. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2975822 (Sygic Maps Vs MMI maps, what's the difference?)
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Finally I saw phones that are better than dedicated SatNav PNDs.

Testing Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5. Both beat Garmin PNDs in terms of fast lock ins. This is in absence of any network (WiFi or cellular).

From inside my office, these phones are able to see and track 8 satellites through a window. Calculated accuracy is around 20 meters.

Garmin 3950 can only see 4.
Can you tell me which feature exactly should be present in a smartphone to connect to a GPS satellite without the need of a data card.
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Old 30th November 2012, 19:20   #2784
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which feature exactly should be present in a smartphone to connect to a GPS satellite
First and foremost, a GPS receiver. Although phones can get a rough idea of position just by using the information they constantly have about which cell towers they are close too, real navigation doesn't get far without the real thing: the GPS receiver.

That's the hardware. For offline navigation you need offline maps.
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First and foremost, a GPS receiver. Although phones can get a rough idea of position just by using the information they constantly have about which cell towers they are close too, real navigation doesn't get far without the real thing: the GPS receiver.

That's the hardware. For offline navigation you need offline maps.
So des a Nokia N8 or an Apple iPhone 4S have the GPS Receiver?
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Can you tell me which feature exactly should be present in a smartphone to connect to a GPS satellite without the need of a data card.
Almost all smartphones already have everything that is required for using GPS. Except Nokia Asha, any other recent phone already has in-built GPS.

Only thing you need is to purchase a Map application. Some phones (E.g. Nokia) have it for free, for others (iPhone, Android) you need to pay 1400 - 2500 for an application.

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So des a Nokia N8 or an Apple iPhone 4S have the GPS Receiver?
Yes, both have GPS receiver. If 4S was purchased in last 3 -4 months (I.e. manufactured after October 2011), it has a GLONASS receiver as well.
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Just a noob question !

Is it not workable to go with google map/navigation ?

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Just a noob question !

Is it not workable to go with google map/navigation ?

cheers a ton !
you would need a working data connection to work with google navigation.
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Today, I bought Sygic Maps from sygic.com for 1473. Sygic + MMI are available in playstore for 1375. I paid 100 extra to get that 5 license benefit. Though, I had installed sygic maps full version by other means and used it for around two months. But, the app quality convinced me to shell out 1.5k.

Have downloaded all the maps and all English (UK, US and AUS) voices. Would be trying each one of them in next few days . Liked English AUS (Diane) but it doesn't speak the name of the road. Using TTS English US (Steven) at present.

Still trying to find the best TTS voice that is clear and can pronounce our street names better that others. Any favorites here?
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Still trying to find the best TTS voice that is clear and can pronounce our street names better that others. Any favorites here?
I use TTS English US (Allison). not that she pronounces any better, but somehow to me, the high pitched female voice is clearer than the male.
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