Originally Posted by Willx
Hey as long as it works for you, that is great. As for Navigon, you are incorrect on the data thing. You need to download the maps and POI each time for each area you are in. If you travel outside that area it must download more information (I have an Android and an iPhone 5)
As I said, I use a Garmin, I just think your arguement about automotive manufacturers being wrong on the in car NAV doesn't have a case. I work for all kinds of brands and built in NAV is up 300 Percent this year alone. Also you wouldn't believe how pissed the Cadillac buyers are that you cannot add NAV to the CUE system if it doesn't have it.
So whatever up river swimming they are doing it seems to be selling better year over year. Until that doesn't happen, why would they change?
Edit: Also, you try the voice on a 3597 (or probably any NAV stuck to a window without an external mic) and see how well it works when it is raining.... as in not at all.
Yes, with Navigon you need to ensure that the map for your specific region and download - just like any other GPS system. If you want to download maps for all regions, you just click "Select all maps". In any case, I would simply download the maps connected to my WIFI. (Of you could do it using over cellular if WIFI was not available.)
To repeat.. With an Navigon, once the maps are download, you do NOT need cellular access. That is completely FALSE!.
Since I only have Washington and Oregon downloaded, I decided to test the download speed using the Alaska maps. A 62 MB, it's one of the larger files. It took 26 seconds to download and install over WIFI.
For the rain thing, I haven't heard of people having that issue so I'll have to take the chance.
In any case, it's my money and my choice. You can choose as you wish.