Wow.. that's a lot of moola for just the app. I'm going to have to look for alternatives. It's not that hard to just watch the iPhone for directions for free as opposed to spoken instructions for over a C-note.
Yeah looks like Tom Tom is shooting for the high end market as opposed of consumer ? ? Hummm or maybe over estimated
Possible ? Tom Tom pointing at
Ultra light pilots = non FAA regulated GPS units Consumer boaters = non USCG regulated GPS units Mountain climbers = not your walk in the park people Bikers and cyclist , small form and easy to mount ? ? LOL
As for the average Joe driver seems Tom Tom is priced out of the park so to speak
In using a supplemental GPS chip Tom Tom might be working around the limitations of the iPhone chip. Right now whenever I run GPS on it with compass the iPhone heats up. That means the battery is going down which makes the situation untenable.
Are you going to travel with a battery eater and end up with no phone and no directions? I've always thought of the iPhone trying to do too many things. I was completely wrong but here is where it starts hurting. Unless they can get the onboard GPS chip to eat less electrons it is nothing more than a toy for navigation. It's great for astronomy programs and things like that which work well if location and direction are known but I will be using a separate GPS unit for travel for a little while longer.
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