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I picked up my shiny new 3008 yesterday and covered a few miles and had a good play with it.

I have always used Google Maps in the past because previous built in sat navs have always been out of date or hard and long winded to enter an address.

As the 3008 has Android Auto I was using this yesterday but I'm wondering how others are getting on with the cars sat nav? From what I can see there is no real advantage.

Google Maps can do all of the following:

  • Live Traffic with rerouting
  • Voice commands
  • Add a stop off (Food, Petrol Etc)
  • Reroute around road closures
  • Let my wife know where I am :confused:

PS. Really liked that the car sat nav popped up with nearby petrol stations when the low fuel indicator came on. Nice touch :)
 

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I agree i do like google maps, but what i love about the in built one is the display on the dash in front of you. I stick the sat nav on there and switch the central screen to the radio or car menu so i can disable the bloody S&S when i get in.
 

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I have been using TomTom for years on my iPhone so used to it, and now its on the car screens its even better. Just what your used to using.

Stuart why disable S+S I just let it do its thing, it would feel strange to me now if the engine didn't stop when car at a stand still. It does have its quirks specially for me when parking at home but taking my seatbelt off solves that.
 

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I love google maps, but as I live out in the sticks(cambridgeshire), I often have a poor cell signal which is made 100 times worse by sitting in a faraday cage :). So quite often google maps is useless to me.. ie try using it in norfolk.. lol
 

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i think for daily use i will just use built in. for longer journeys Android auto will be a must! especially with waze being supported soon.
 

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I love google maps, but as I live out in the sticks(cambridgeshire), I often have a poor cell signal which is made 100 times worse by sitting in a faraday cage :). So quite often google maps is useless to me.. ie try using it in norfolk.. lol
I remember the old One2One if you ventured outside of the M25 you lost Signal. Things haven't changed in some area's
 

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i think for daily use i will just use built in. for longer journeys Android auto will be a must! especially with waze being supported soon.
Waze is built into Maps. I get Waze-notifications in Maps very often.
 

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I have been using TomTom for years on my iPhone so used to it, and now its on the car screens its even better. Just what your used to using.

Stuart why disable S+S I just let it do its thing, it would feel strange to me now if the engine didn't stop when car at a stand still. It does have its quirks specially for me when parking at home but taking my seatbelt off solves that.
Fontie i hate the bloody thing, done around 100 miles now with it switched off and my average MPG hasn`t altered. Didn`t know about the seatbelt tip though as it was a right pain in the arse for parking.
 

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you cant get waze in android auto yet. its being beta tested at the moment so i imagine likely to be released after google I/O mid/end may
You can get Waze notifications IN Google Maps. You don't need Waze :p
 

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You can get Waze notifications IN Google Maps. You don't need Waze :p
its not just about the traffic notifications. there are speed cameras on there and few other bits. it also shows my street (new build estate that doesn't show on g maps)
 

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Yes. I'm waiting for waze to be in android auto also. Still finding my way around the car. Don't see much difference in the sat navs for basic driving.
 

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I've never used android auto before so tried it the other day with google maps. The display remained static as the car symbol moved to the side of the screen then just stopped. The map didn't scroll but I assume I haven't got the settings right. I didn't have time to play with it at the time so could anyone confirm that there is a way to have the map scrolling like a normal satnav.
 

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Don't you need a data connection to use google maps ??

You used to need it and if so, it won't take very long to eat into the average data allowance. Yes I know that these days you can get a lot of data for next to nothing with some networks but not everyone wants or needs to pay for large amounts of data or to use the more generous data network providors. I would never use the 3 network again and after a fiasco with what is now the EE network, they'll never see another penny from me.
 

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Don't you need a data connection to use google maps ??

You used to need it and if so, it won't take very long to eat into the average data allowance. Yes I know that these days you can get a lot of data for next to nothing with some networks but not everyone wants or needs to pay for large amounts of data or to use the more generous data network providors. I would never use the 3 network again and after a fiasco with what is now the EE network, they'll never see another penny from me.

I'm with 3 and I've never had any trouble at all. Unlimited data in this country and 25gb when I drive in France and considerably cheaper than some providers if you do use data overseas.
 

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I'm with 3 and I've never had any trouble at all. Unlimited data in this country and 25gb when I drive in France and considerably cheaper than some providers if you do use data overseas.
I am with Three as well and find them good, specially since they have rolled out 4G 800mhz and WIFI calling. There's not many places I don't get a signal. Feel at home has saved my wife and I a small fortune.
 
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