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TomTom Go Mobile (Android) @ Google Play
Looks like the new TomTom app was released to the UK overnight.

'Freemium' type subscription now - everyone gets all TomTom maps/traffic/speed cameras for free for the first 250km and an additional 76km per month. Beyond that you need one of the subscription options, which are better value than the previous app, especially if you want to download the odd map for a holiday.

You will not get an upgrade on previous TT purchases.

I've been using it for a few months now and prefer it to the old one, GPS seems to be more reliable in the app. However, there are several features missing over the previous one.

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To be honest the standard Google Maps is an excellent Sat Nav, reacts to real time traffic and accidents and re-routes automatically... oh and it's free.

Bluerinse

To be honest the standard Google Maps is an excellent Sat Nav, reacts to … To be honest the standard Google Maps is an excellent Sat Nav, reacts to real time traffic and accidents and re-routes automatically... oh and it's free.


The big problem for Google Maps is you need an internet signal for it to work. If you're driving abroad, this is either expensive or non-existant. I've used MapFactor in South Africa which uses downloaded maps and needs no internet signal. The maps are ok-ish. I might try this freemium Tom-Tom next time I'm on holiday to see how it compares.

but it's £23.72 to start with

So whats the cost after the 75km per month

Cold cold cold 23 quid for something ugly get free on Google maps

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steviecross

So whats the cost after the 75km per month



£16.29 for 1 year or £36.65 for 3.

New GUI is much nicer and Google is great, though ugly and you need good internet signal - not so good out in the sticks or roaming

blackaqua

£16.29 for 1 year or £36.65 for 3.New GUI is much nicer and Google is g … £16.29 for 1 year or £36.65 for 3.New GUI is much nicer and Google is great, though ugly and you need good internet signal - not so good out in the sticks or roaming

Thanks

Get Navfree. It is free and the maps are offline ( no internet required). Plus you get voice guidance. But if you prefer to pay, go for it.

salahwrexham

Get Navfree. It is free and the maps are offline ( no internet required). … Get Navfree. It is free and the maps are offline ( no internet required). Plus you get voice guidance. But if you prefer to pay, go for it.


Downloading Navfree right now, before I saw this post.
Hopefully it doesn't see me stuck.

Sygic uses TomTom mapping and is far better and cheaper for those who want offline mapping.

brookysm

Sygic uses TomTom mapping and is far better and cheaper for those who … Sygic uses TomTom mapping and is far better and cheaper for those who want offline mapping.

Tried all of those but still keep going back to tomtom, just so reliable and simple

Try waze guys, its on-line though, but if thats ok for you try it i waze.com/ it has community traffic and camera/ police sighting reports and its pretty decent. If you're in a convoy of cars you can keep track of each other.
Edited by: "Niz" 27th Jul 2014

All the online ones will drain your battery, even if it's plugged in charging. The offline line ones wont drain your battery while it's plugged in. That's the biggest consideration for me. On an Xperia T that is.

Niz

Try waze guys, its on-line though, but if thats ok for you try it i … Try waze guys, its on-line though, but if thats ok for you try it i https://www.waze.com/ it has community traffic and camera/ police sighting reports and its pretty decent. If you're in a convoy of cars you can keep track of each other.

Tried that when in the lake district, useless without data signal. It is ok if you have a good data signal, unfortunately when you need it most it can fail with loss of data signal, not really ideal

In my opinion, I use google Maps and its awesome! Since they bought out the Waze app, up to date traffic and speed cams integration is pretty cool too. So much I grabbed the waze app so I too can spot out traffic on my daily commute!

TBH, I only travel in the UK and as long your only doing that, its all you need. No more separate TomTom devices or any other sat nav apps, they are a thing of the past with smartphones dominating the market with google maps for free

Following the link it says this app is not available in your country!

You can cache Google maps BTW.

or just use OSMAND. Great maps and navigation and offline too.

and FREE!

play.google.com/sto…_GB

People generally think the satnav they use is the best so it's hard to get a non biast opinion.
My Mrs uses Tomtom which I think is crap but to her it's the bees even though it gets us lost.
I use Copilot and likewise she doesn't like it despite it gets us there when hers doesn't.

Simple reason why I have TomTom on my phone...

Driving in Switzerland in May from Zurich to Geneva. Started out by using Google Maps on my iPhone 5C work phone but the voice guidance was delayed and usually told me about the turning when it was too late to take or or I was just driving past it.

I'm sure the screen showed what I needed in advance but it was not safe to be looking at the screen constantly. I did this for 20 mins before switching to TomTom Europe on my iPhone 5S personal phone.

I didn't use TomTom originally as the iPhone 5S had less battery and the charger was in myluggage somewhere.

My advice is just buy the app when it goes on sale rather than using the Freemium version.

You can see the historical pricing at the following links:
appshopper.com/nav…and
appshopper.com/nav…ope
appshopper.com/nav…ope

The thing I find with Google is set your route when you have Internet. Then it will work the whole of your journey even when you are abroad

Am i being thick, if the free apps are ofline, how does it know where you are on the road or does it just guess??

flashheart8

Am i being thick, if the free apps are ofline, how does it know where you … Am i being thick, if the free apps are ofline, how does it know where you are on the road or does it just guess??

uses GPS.

waze best and free

Joe90_guy

The big problem for Google Maps is you need an internet signal for it to … The big problem for Google Maps is you need an internet signal for it to work. If you're driving abroad, this is either expensive or non-existant. I've used MapFactor in South Africa which uses downloaded maps and needs no internet signal. The maps are ok-ish. I might try this freemium Tom-Tom next time I'm on holiday to see how it compares.


No you don't you can down load chunks of the map to help and can't see you spending £23 on data to use Google maps

google map can be used offline.. just type (ok maps) at search.

to use it offline ,first it should be connected to internet and save the map by zooming.For longer journeysbit needs multiple saving..

Google offline maps delete after 30 days so you have to keep saving the area. Still, it's free and usually works well. I seem to get a flashy screen bug sometimes but think that's just me.

I used waze too which is ok but find I kept taking eyes of road to report hazards and petrol prices!

flashheart8

Am i being thick, if the free apps are ofline, how does it know where you … Am i being thick, if the free apps are ofline, how does it know where you are on the road or does it just guess??



With that profile pic you'll get away with it ;)..
GPS doesn't need a data connection

shwany7

Following the link it says this app is not available in your country!

Same for me. Any suggestiobs anyone?

Python

Same for me. Any suggestiobs anyone?



Same here.

Looking at the screenshots and reviews they all appear to be in Italian so perhaps this app is local to Italy.
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