Review of the GPS reviews :)

July 21, 2009

It won’t be long now until I’ll be able to test other versions of the software that I’ve reviewed in my past couple of posts. Then I’ll have some new material to keep me busy on this blog everyday πŸ˜€

But until that happens, I really don’t want to neglect it… so today I’m planning a review of the small competition that ended last Friday. In the next couple ofΒ  days I’ll do my best to keep you entertained with some cool and fresh news from the GPS and navigation industry.

…. this being said, in the past couple of week I began reviewing 7 of the best, biggest and most known GPS software on the market…

My first 3 reviews were:

In the semifinals, the winners of those 3 reviews met Sygic and battled it out to get into the final:

Finally, only 2, the best of the best, could reach the highest point of the competition and hope to win the big prize: the title ofΒ  “GPSreviewer best GPS software”. And those 2 were:

And the winner and official holder and defender of the GPSreviewer title:

Stay tuned and stay safe!

GPSreviewer

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GPS Review – Grand FINAL: TomTom vs NDrive !

July 17, 2009

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TomTom was waiting for his opponent in the FINAL today and, after yesterday’s semi, NDrive is here to try to match the GPS giant.

Unfortunately, although given a good opportunity for a spot in this final, Sygic Drive didn’t manage to take advantage of it and ended his run for the title.

It’s clear that TomTom and NDrive are the two best GPS software I had the chance to review. The first, a big name for many years in the industry and the second, a somewhat of a newcomer, but with great skills and a lot of innovation.

Let’s see who wins today and takes home the title! (still couldn’t find anything better that “GPSreviewer’s best GPS software” but I’m opened to suggestions) πŸ˜€

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I give you the FINAL:

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1. Computer graphics / Display perforeymance

TomTom

NDrive

In 524Mhz processor – Frames per second in routing and non routing

4 FPS

10 FPS

Support of Anti-aliasing on routing

No

Yes

Support of LandMark

No

Yes, with dynamic view on touch

3D free camera view on routing and map

No

Yes

In navigation get street or POI names by pick in LCD

No

Yes

Configurable map design based on templates

Yes

Yes

Uses real 3D aerial navigation photos

No

Yes

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GPS Review – SEMIFINAL: NDrive vs Sygic Drive

July 16, 2009

ndrive_logo sygic logo

After the first semifinal, it looks like TomTom is in for the final tomorrow. But who is going to follow him there, well, that’s a question which we can hopefully answer today.

Because today we have the second and last semifinal, where the winner of my third review, NDrive battles it out with the “lonesome software”, πŸ™‚ Sygic Drive, the one for whom I did not have an opponent for a first review of it’s own.

So, it looks like Sygic was lucky enough to get a spot in the top 4… let’s see if it is capable to take up NDrive and fly to the final:

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1. Computer graphics / Display performance

NDrive

Sygic Drive

In 524Mhz processor – Frames per second in routing and non routing

10 FPS

4 FPS

Support of Anti-aliasing on routing

Yes

Yes

Support of LandMark

Yes, with dynamic view on touch

No

3D free camera view on routing and map

Yes

No

In navigation get street or POI names by pick

in LCD

Yes

No

Configurable map design based on templates

Yes

Yes

Uses real 3D aerial navigation photos

Yes

No

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GPS Review – SEMIFINAL: TomTom vs Copilot

July 15, 2009

Yeaaah, that’s right… another bright day, yet another review… this blog is called GPSreviewer, so you should have expected it! πŸ˜€

I was thinking that I have 3 reviews until now and only one other software at may disposal… soooo, I’ve decided to look at these first reviews like at a pyramid contest, meaning that the winners of the first 3 reviews are going to battle the 4th software I was telling you about. Battle for what? For the title of “GPSreviewer’s best GPS software” I guess! πŸ™‚ If I’ll think of some other, more glamorous title, I’ll change it in the meanwhile…

After this short presentation, today I have for you the first semifinal: TomTom, winner of my first review and Copilot, winner of the second one.

Let’s see who’s going through to the FINAL?!

1. Computer graphics / Display performance

TomTom

Copilot

In 524Mhz processor – Frames per second in routing and non routing

4 FPS

4 FPS

Support of Anti-aliasing on routing

No

Yes

Support of LandMark

No

No

3D free camera view on routing and map

No

No

In navigation get street or POI names by pick

in LCD

No

Yes

Configurable map design based on templates

Yes

Yes

Uses real 3D aerial navigation photos

No

No

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GPS Review – NDrive: symbian and windows mobile GPS software for phones

July 14, 2009

Hey!

I’m back, fresher and better! πŸ˜€ Although this may come as a big surprise, today I’m not gonna review yet another GPS software (or maybe I will, later on πŸ™‚ ).

ndrive_logoTalking about big surprises, after yesterday’s review, I was pretty impressed with NDrive’s GPS software and I decided to take a better look at what else they have to offer. So I ended up checking out their website and this is what I found:

  • Not only that they make the thinnest and lightest GPS on the market, the NDrive Touch, but it also comes in a XL version, with a larger 4.3″ widescreen and in the Real Navigation version, that allows you to navigate using 3D Real Photos for a big number of cities.
  • Browsing on, I found that they also make GPS software for symbian and windows mobile phones, smartphones and PDA’s. I’m going to list here only the compatibilities… for the numerous features, just click on the following links I’ve inserted in the names:
  • NDrive Symbian is compatible with:

Nokia

Nokia N95, Nokia N96, Nokia N73, Nokia E63, Nokia N81, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5630 XpressMusic, Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, Nokia 6121 classic, Nokia 6124 classic, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6290, Nokia 6650, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia E50, Nokia E51, Nokia E55, Nokia E61, Nokia E61i, Nokia E62, Nokia E66, Nokia E70, Nokia E71, Nokia N71, Nokia N75, Nokia N76, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N85, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N91 8GB, Nokia N93, Nokia N93i, Nokia N97

Samsung

Samsung i8910 (OMNIA HD), Samsung i550, Samsung i450, Samsung G810, Samsung i560

Asus P550, P526, P320, MyPal A639, MyPal A636, A632,
Dell Axim X51v,
Eten X500, V900, G500,
Fujitsu Siemens LOOX N560, LOOX N500, LOOX C550,
HP iPAQ hx2790, iPAQ hx2490, iPAQ hx2190, iPAQ 600,
HTC X7500 Advantage, TyTN II, TyTN, Touch Pro, Touch Dual, Touch Diamond, Touch Cruise, Touch Cruise II, Touch HD, Touch 3G, Touch, Touch Viva, P4350, P3600, P3470 Pharos, P3400,
Mio A701,
Qtek 9100,
Samsung Omnia,
Palm Treo Pro,
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1.

Oh, and you can also choose what map you want for your phone software. I can tell you that there is a variety of countries from Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, Middle East… and Russia (which is in between continents πŸ˜€ ) The exact names of those countries, prices and other info HERE.

pragueThat’s it for now, hope you find it useful! Laterz!


GPS review: NDrive vs Route66!

July 13, 2009

I was telling you the other days that a new, “shocking” review is close. Well, the wait is over, and today I have for you a comparison between the navigation software of NDrive and that of Route66.

Why did I say “shocking”? Because the results are a little bit unexpected: NDrive is one of the best nav software that I’ve reviewed until now (I have to compare it to the big boys also, to see what’s it really capable of) and, on the other hand, Route66 which, sad to say, is one of the less performing software here at GPSreviewer.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

1. Computer graphics / Display performance

NDrive

Route66

In 524Mhz processor – Frames per second in routing and non routing

10 FPS

1 FPS

Support of Anti-aliasing on routing

Yes

Yes

Support of LandMark

Yes, with dynamic view on touch

No

3D free camera view on routing and map

Yes

No

In navigation get street or POI names by pics in LCD

Yes

No

Configurable map design based on templates

Yes

Yes

Uses real 3D aerial navigation photos

Yes

No

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GPS review: Copilot vs NavNGo

July 10, 2009

After the “battle of the giants” that we had yesterday, I have yet two more interesting names in the GPS world to compare. Today I give you the navigation software of Copilot and NavNGo.

You will also find after each table, 2 videos with each of the software. You can watch them like they are, go to my Youtube channel and watchΒ  them there (if you prefer) or check them out in the vodpod box in the sidebar here in the right. Your choice… πŸ™‚

But enough talk… enjoy:

1. Computer graphics / Display performance

Copilot

NavNGo

In 524Mhz processor – Frames per second in routing and non routing

4 FPS

2 FPS

Support of Anti-aliasing on routing

Yes

Yes

Support of LandMark

No

Yes, static

3D free camera view on routing and map

No

Yes

In navigation get street or POI names by pick

in LCD

Yes

No

Configurable map design based on templates

Yes

Yes

Uses real 3D aerial navigation photos

No

No

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