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slitchfield
03-04-2004, 08:55 AM
Steve Litchfield puts WayFinder to the test on his P800. It may not rival NavMan and TomTom on other platforms, but it comes pretty close in some areas... at a price. Read the review here (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/review2.php?id=92).

Fafner76
03-04-2004, 09:48 AM
I didn't understand the complaints about having to do something if you get lost. You can have Wayfinder to automatically reroute if you take the wrong route without prompting if you want...there is no need to use the stylus or stop the car!

slitchfield
03-04-2004, 04:29 PM
I didn't understand the complaints about having to do something if you get lost. You can have Wayfinder to automatically reroute if you take the wrong route without prompting if you want...there is no need to use the stylus or stop the car!

Oops - is it? I've got the UIQ version - oh hang on, yes, I've found the option now, you have to scroll right down to the bottom of one of the dialog tabs... I'll test this bit and amend the review accordingly. Thanks!

Steve

slitchfield
03-04-2004, 05:04 PM
The review has now been amended to reflect this functionality. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention!

Steve

Ewan
03-04-2004, 05:31 PM
Nice review Steve! Piy about the cost...

PS. For those that missed the links, that was 3-Lib (http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/) and PDA Essentials (http://www.paragon.co.uk/mags/pdaessentials.html). ;-)

ylr
06-04-2004, 05:48 AM
Steve Litchfield puts WayFinder to the test on his P800. It may not rival NavMan and TomTom on other platforms, but it comes pretty close in some areas... at a price. Read the review here (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/review2.php?id=92).

jtrascap
07-05-2004, 12:23 PM
Well, I bought the Wayfinder Mobile Map Guide. These comments are particular to this sibling application.

I use it without the GPS unit and I'm reasonably happy for what it can do. I found that in my hometown (Hilversum, NL) that the maps are old - about 2 years out of date actually, but in other Dutch cities it seems to be right. For a pedestrian, as I use it, it doesn't matter too much (but if I were to go down some of the one-way streets in Hilversum in the directions they suggest, I'd have a rude awakening. Should I ever wake up, that is.)

And as far as price goes - without the GPS, the Wayfinder it's a great deal - $50 US (about 45 Euros with taxes here in NL) for 2 years of not getting lost in Europe is, to me, easily worth it.

I noted that the Mobile Map Guide also has a rerouting function, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to make it work. Additionally, waypoints could be more easily implemented, especially in the WWW interface (no excuses there - the WWW needs to be expanded).

But what frustrates me is the inconsistant thumbwheel action - drives me nuts. I hope they fix that soon...