What's the most significant impact a failing of your device has had? (Alarm not going off = missing interview? More serious?) Thanks to Peter.
No major issues with modern devices. The main problem I remember having was with the old Windows Mobile smartphone where I couldn't get the phone app to respond and I wanted to make an urgent call.
My phone freezed in center of town, where I never been before, on main street busy crossing.. So I drove to side street, restart phone and continue in trip.
Actually it was when I had my S3 and was using Google Navigation. I used GN most weekdays and on a particular route it kept suggesting a particular road that I had never used. One day I took it out of interest. It started fine. Then got extremely narrow and then the road ahead suddenly changed into large rocks. Problem was it would be very tricky to reverse back. I scrolled the map ahead and worked out it must be about 200 yards max. I slowly crept forward driving across the most ragged rocks all at different angles and height. Finally it changed back to a normal road and came out in a resident road. A home owner was washing his car. His face was one of disbelief that I had just appeared from such a place.
Mine was one of relief.
A number of years ago, well before TomTom or the other major players were available for the iPhone, I was using G-Map. I had landed in Vancouver, for me a strange city, and had rented a car. As I left the airport, I pulled off the road to set my destination and it totally froze. G-Map, not the iPhone. I could not get it back at all. So I muddled through with the Maps app.
I had TomTom on my Treo. I bought it as soon as it was available for the iPhone. Reliability outweighed price by a long shot.
Navigation software for me too. I haven't been using it long but it's caused me some hairy moments. I'm thinking I might switch from CoPilot to TomTom to see if that's less hirsute.
Just once when I needed to make a quick call and (it had never happened before) the call app didn't work... I ended up powering off/on to make that call. Strange as it had never happened and never happened again since.
battery died on one wet, windy, freezing cold night and I was stuck at the train station with a closed and locked reception room, waiting for a bus outside as there were no taxis at the taxi rank and I couldn't call one as my mobile had died.
From that day forward i have always carried a charger and topped up if I get below a certain point and know I still have the return journey.
Are you using the new CoPilot Live? After I upgraded (for free), I tested CoPilot Live against TomTom on the same route. While CoPilot Live performed well, I preferred TomTom. I've never had a problem with the latest version.As always, your mileage (ha ha) may vary. My biggest problem with TomTom is that I'm never sure if they're updating their maps quickly enough. There are a couple of streets just down the road from me that have been there for at least a year. CoPilot has them. Even Apple Maps has them. But not TomTom. Good thing I can fin d my way there if I have to.
Copilot 8 premium has covered 40,000 miles with me. Very good and seems to get updated a lot. I also like the new themes.
@Bob, yes it's the latest premium version.
Amongst other things it took me on a tour of London taking in all the sights, average speed around 5mph, and brought me out a long way to the west of where I needed to be.
By the way CoPilot's just got new NavTeq maps and is promising to update them more regularly in future, and for life.