I don’t think I had previously blogged that I bought a new iPhone back in July. Its the 3G[S] (“S” apparently stands for “speed”, making it much faster than the previous 3G iphone, which I never owned. Its much faster than my 2G). But the phone isn’t what I want to post about. Its about GPS applications.
I will be posting about the relative performances of Some of the apps from time to time, though, and in the spotlight are the Tomtom and Sygic applications, both of which have had major overhauls this week
Major upgrade with latest maps, text to speech, improved accuracy, updated IQ routes, the latest safety camera database, and audible over-speed warnings. The audio warnings are now customisable, but notably absent is the ability to warn for particular other POIs, as is standard in the Tomtom dedicated devices.
There is also an additional menu item called “Help Me” which addresses security and safety, by placing you on a map and giving two button options, one to phone for help and one to drive to help Phone for help gives all nearby Police, doctor, hospital, roadside assistance (NRMA in Australia) and at the top of the list, Emergency services which is 000 in Australia, 911 in the US and whatever in other countries. These values are automatically added according to your location. Its a nice touch.
Major upgrade to latest maps, improved safety camera database and separation of redlight cameras from speed cameras. As always all POIs can be warned for, as well as cameras etc, and overspeed warnings.