Navmii vs Waze which is best ???

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  1. Keithhampson

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    Hi I have downloaded both Sat navs for my phone Navmii and Waze, both seem good but I can't decide between them, in your opinion which is best any why??

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    Why not just try, everyone is different. I prefer Google Maps as it integrates well with Google calendar and is less power hungry. However, I have unlimited data and generally use satnav to hit my eta on time.
    If I ever hear of traffic holdups or know I'm late for an appointment I'll switch to Waze (which is owned by Google), as I find the community fed camera and traffic info to be very reliable. But Waze does drain the battery more. I used to use Navfree (Navmii) when I had limited data. I found the UI clunky to use and would often crash. I don't consider Navmii worth installing, instead I use Nokia Here which has a far superior UI and navigation panel for the times I have no data or in an average speed camera zone.
    They all work so install then all.
     
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    I'll add my own preference for "here" over Navmii. Have not tried Waze.
     
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    I second Google maps as well. I like the way it re routes me mid route if traffic up ahead (as long as the box is ticked).

    Waze is also pretty reliable, but uses more battery on my Nexus 5.
     
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    TomTom app is free now but only allows 50 miles per month.
     
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    Visiting on holiday so looking for one that works well without a data connection. Navmii works really well offline.
    Edit - iOS though..... I had an issue with my location showing as off Africa at first - fixed by moving the screen so the distance to my actual location became smaller and pinched to show whole countries. Then move and zoom to where I was and the location fixed itself. Flawless since :)
     
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    Would recommend TomTom Go Mobile which it's free for the first 50 miles
     
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    Navmii is like TomTom, you get offline navigation, another good choice is the Here satnav app, it's the old Nokia Drive for all os'es and is just repackaged Garmin (so excellent maps). All 3 are excellent satnav systems, Navmii and Here are both free without any limits.

    Waze is good for traffic updates etc, but like Google maps is an online app, so you need a working data connection all the times you are using it for satnav.

    My suggestion is to download and try Here, it's as good as any paid for app.

    HERE - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    Different things. I agree with d123 - Waze is good for knowing about police, sudden issues, etc. But I use Google Maps for direct navigation since most of the time it really doesn't matter to me. However, I'm guessing shortly they will be one and the same thing if they aren't fully integrated already.
     
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    Which is better for handling detours if traffic is bad? Eg going on a long drive on holiday. Up to now for general use I've just used google maps and occasionally waze
     

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