Originally Posted by joe allen
i always read the bashing of vz navigator. i have it and it has never failed me. i did a type of scavenger hunt a couple months ago with some friends. it was one of those events where each clue tells you where the location of the next clue. they had a garmin in the car. my blackberry using vz navigator was faster and more accurate than their device. my friend said that he needed to buy the updates for the maps but they were kind of expensive. i didn't ask how much.
is it just the fact that there is a monthly fee that makes people believe that it is an inferior product or are there other reasons?
If you aren't in an area that has data, VZW navigator will be useless. It has to have a data connection to pull the maps. Worse...if you manage to get your route and get lost along it and are out of data connection, it can't reroute you.
I've tried to use it several times and I'm was not impressed at all. When I needed it most it seemed to lose connection or give bad direction. I think it's gotten better with time but at this point I'm so ticked about this whole GPS thing I wouldn't give them my $10 just because.