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I've been playing with VZ Navigator on the 8830 since Wednesday and it's been somewhat frustrating.
After getting all the software upgrades and configurations out of the way (Thank you, forum members) and signing up for service, I was able to test some features.
Here is where the problems begin.
For all 10-15 min routes I took with the navigation feature, somewhere along the way it stops tracking. It stays on one of the sections and doesn't move on. After some time a yellow rectangle shows written 'GPS!'.
If I use the Follow-me-map feature it goes for a while, but as soon as the application needs to refresh the map on the background (typically because I drive out of the section on display) it will stop tracking. The new map will show with the last location there, but no movement. It is stuck.
If I change the zoom level while tracking the same thing happens, once the next image is on it doens't track any longer.
If I back out and attempt locating me, or starting navigation again, I get messages either saying problem getting GPS or call *611 to subscribe. Oh, come on.
The only way I can get it to work again is by rebooting the phone. Impractical while driving to say the list.
By the way, all of the above was with clear sky view and good Verizon coverage.
Anyone out there with similar experience? Any clues?
The application looks promising but seems far away from commercial grade.