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25th September 2017, 08:25 PM #1
Android - TomTom Go Mobile vs HereWeGo? Better offline nav?
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Full disclosure - I am not a fan of Google and I avoid using its products as much as I can. So Google Maps (and its ability to now temporarily store maps of an area) is not something I want as a backup on my tablet for navigation. But Google map does do a great job at navigating.
So of the offline maps enabled options - the top two I have zeroed down on are HereWeGo and TomTom Go. Tomtom Go is not 'free' per se, I think since it needs some patching etc. But HereWeGo is completely free. At the same time, I have used HereWeGo and I find the routing inferior to Google Maps. So would the experts (and everyone who is using TomTom Go Mobile) please weigh in:
Is TomTom Go Mobile a better alternative to Google Maps than HereWeGo? Why would a person choose this app over Google maps?
Thanks!happened Reviewed by happened on . Android - TomTom Go Mobile vs HereWeGo? Better offline nav? Dear friends, Full disclosure - I am not a fan of Google and I avoid using its products as much as I can. So Google Maps (and its ability to now temporarily store maps of an area) is not something I want as a backup on my tablet for navigation. But Google map does do a great job at navigating. So of the offline maps enabled options - the top two I have zeroed down on are HereWeGo and TomTom Go. Tomtom Go is not 'free' per se, I think since it needs some patching etc. But HereWeGo is Rating: 5You're beautiful. Yes - you reading this! :-)
26th September 2017, 02:12 AM #2TomTom Master
1 - Not a fan of HereWeGo - (yes, on my 4pda we have such a thread, sure I'm monitoring this thread, once I even installed this app and downloaded maps - but till now on I use to read posts about multiple bugs, a new version with "we made things better" released almost once a-week/a-month) - so I'm awaiting till more positive than negative feedbacks will go from users...
2 - About TomTom Go Mobile - first, I bought it officially (and TT deceived me - I bought earlier "life-guaranteed" version, but after a year (or even less) they discontinued item, and proposed to buy for 1$ subscription to new release - for 3 years free... fraudulent, isn't it? So, now my conscience is clean - I bought it for end of life, I spent my money, I DIDN'T get product "as-is", and now - after my "limited life-time" ends - I think I can faithfully use patched versions..) - it works, maybe I MORE like previous (bought TT-EUROPE, and it can be downloaded to my device at any time, as oficially bought maps for NAV3 device), moreover - if my device can use this PREVIOUS version - I can use there GREEN maps for NAV2/NAV3 devices ASAP...
3 - about Google Maps - well, maybe OK, but they always want to launch to i-net... And if I'm at place, where I DON'T want to spent money for i-net???? Not a choice for me (but if there no ANY other choice...)
26th September 2017, 02:25 AM #3
Thanks, Rusigor, for your detailed and honest opinions. It is idiotic, what Tomtom did regarding your subscription. :-(
What has your experience been regarding Tomtom Go Mobile? Do you think it provides the same directions as Google maps? And does it also have the IQRoutes traffic logic etc?
I have used HereWeGo and while I did not notice bugs, I found the routing to be inferior as compared to Google maps (less efficient routing).You're beautiful. Yes - you reading this! :-)
26th September 2017, 03:05 AM #4TomTom Master
Alas, can't compare with Google maps, as don't use them. But - maybe sitting in the chair with my wi-fi on, searching for places... But same i can do with TomTom "My Drive" - what's the difference?
About Tomtom Go Mobile? Sure it has - itis built on base of NAV3/4/5 engine, and with i-net connection on - loads all necessary info along the root. Sitting/laying on the sofa - with wi-fi on - you can plan you root, it'll download all you need by the root - and then without wi-fi you loose not so much... So, at that point - hardly worse than Google maps... IMHO...
But let's here other opinions...
27th September 2017, 03:36 PM #5
Thanks, Rusigor. That is very helpful information. Yes, let us wait for other people's opinions as well.You're beautiful. Yes - you reading this! :-)
27th September 2017, 07:08 PM #6Join Date : Dec 2011Location : herePosts : 110Thanks: 20
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I have not used herewego or google maps but I can let you know of my experience with TT Go mobile. I have used it in and around Las Vegas and it took me to all the places I wished to go to with no hassles, even took me from Nevada through Arizona and into Bryce Canyon in Utah, then back to Las Vegas which was also a hassle free trip. I have also used it extensively in Florida also with no hassles experienced.
As to using it in the U.K, well I do but infrequently as I am at that golden age, somewhere way past 60, where I know my way to most places I wish to go but would have to say that I would trust it the same here as I do in the U.S.
That is not to say that it is perfect, but then tell me a satnav that is, I have occasionally decided to ignore the route offered and go a different way, what we have to always remember is that a satnav is for taking us somewhere we don't know and not to somewhere that we do.
As for the traffic and speedcam info, that's a bonus and I am now considering whether or not to cancel my PGSW subscription and rely on the TT cameras rather than running Camera Alert in the background.
Hope that helps but I am open to a different opinion.
1st October 2017, 09:30 AM #7Join Date : Mar 2017Location : EuropePosts : 135Thanks: 324
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