Since the first release of TomTom’s navigation software and hardware I have been a massive fan. Installing the software on nearly every Windows mobile device I have owned. Since progressing unto an iPhone it seemed to make sense to check out the market and see what else was on offer.
I looked at TomTom for the iPhone, but was put off with the price tag. Reviews on iTunes suggested additional hardware would be required.
Which is where CoPilot took over, CoPilot Live 8 is available on the iTunes store for £29.99 and includes a lot of features which are optional extra’s if you was to purchase the TomTom package.
One main appealing feature being the ‘clearer guidance at junctions’ feature. I have seen TomTom’s offering of this recently – and wasn’t that impressed. I have not yet had the opportunity to properly test the feature on CoPilot due to work commitments. However, no doubt it will be used heavily when I go to London next week.
CoPilot even claims to keep providing faultless directions when travelling through tunnels. Which I know from experience is something TomTom does not do well! One other big feature I love is the way you can control your iPod music without having to quit the CoPilot application. Which makes this plus my music collection and my iTrip the perfect companion for long journeys.
Some of CoPilots other features are:
Turn after turn indicator – makes driving more predictable, as you get to see not only the next turn on your journey, but also the one after that!
Speed Limit Alerts – Which makes one less thing to worry about on the unknown roads
3D Landmarks – Make’s the maps and directions look a little more like what you can see out of your window
Brand Name POI’s – find those commonly known brands in and around your location and destination
Full-featured walking mode – for those places your car just cannot reach
Photo Navigation – navigate to the geo-tagged location of one of your phone memories pictures
Fuel Prices – Don’t just search for a fuel station, search for the cheapest!
Ever wondered how you could transform the miles you travel into cash in your account. Well, now you can with Navizon rewards.
When you use Navizon with a GPS device, every Wi-Fi access point and Cell tower that you pass by will be logged and turned into points on your account.
15 points for each cellular tower 3 points for each Wi-Fi access point If they are discovered by you (If you are the first one to map them) 1 point for each Wi-Fi access point 2 points for each cellular tower
If they have already been mapped by someone else (except in a few areas)
Once you have 10,000 points, you can redeem them for a reward, and $10 will be wired to your Paypal account (minus the Paypal fee in the amount of $0.19).
Note: You may also choose to redeem a reward for a free upgrade to Navizon Premium.
The idea is fairly simple: some users who have GPS enabled phones, or a standalone GPS device map the wireless landscape (ie. the location of Cell towers and Wi-Fi Access Points) wherever they go, so that other users who don’t have GPS will be able to use a positioning system that works independent of GPS.
Instead, location is achieved by triangulating those same Wi-Fi and/or Cellular signals, whose location is now known thanks to the “mappers.”
Like in every community, there are the people who do the work and others who benefit from it.
So users who don’t want to map any points, but still want the full featured version of Navizon, need to buy it.
But the money is not going in our pockets, it is going in the pockets of those who make Navizon possible, by mapping the wireless landscape wherever they go.
So if you have a Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone or any phone that supports Java sign up using this: link and start earning money now!