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Jun 22nd 2009 3:39PM There's pretty much only one navigation software I recommend and it's Garmin Mobile XT. I've been using it since 2008 and it's performed flawlessly. You should definitely check it out. Lots of options such as real-time traffic updates with rerouting, large POI, the ability to SMS locations from one device to another (provided that both parties have the software), and the ability to load up to three detailed maps. I have both Europe and North America on my cell phone due to the business trips I take. Garmin even updated it late year and it now even includes integration with Google Local Search.
The best part was how much it cost me - just $80 for Mobile XT with the North American detailed maps. I did have to buy the European maps separately which cost me about $150. But even then, it was well worth it and and for in-car navigation, it can't be beat. I tried Nokia Maps, both v1.0 and 2.0, and the directions, speed, and navigation didn't compare to the Garmin, IMHO. Haven't tried the 3.0 beta yet.
For pedestrian navigation, stick to Google Maps as mentioned in the review.
P.S. Yeah, I must sound like a paid sponsor but I really do believe it's that good. It'll be really interesting to see TomTom's iPhone solution and how it stacks up.
Aug 17th 2008 6:26PM Wow, I remember seeing this guy on some TV show about 8 years ago. Seems like he's been doing his 'body blading' all this time and has upgraded his stomping grounds to include the Alps! Crazy indeed.
Aug 15th 2008 8:36PM "A tip from a F/A to ask for tips from a F/A."
That made me laugh.
I do concur - this is pretty cool advice and something I wish I had known or thought about long before.
But I do wonder, is there an appropriate time to ask for such tips? Considering all the things that F/As have to do on flight, I'd imagine that having to constantly provide tips to random passengers can sort of get in the way of the job. Perhaps this isn't as big of an issue on the international long haul flights so I suppose it's easier to ask then.