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Cell Phone GPS App Smackdown

Products Reviewed

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At a Glance

AT&T Navigator has more useful features than other cell phone GPS apps, including weather and scheduled commuter traffic alerts.

Pros

  • Help avoiding toll and HOV roads, traffic jams
  • Lots of useful extras, including waypoint routing

Cons

  • Fee for extra voices; some traffic reports spotty
  • Screen fonts are small, map zooming kludgy
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At a Glance

Excellent display, easy-to-use navigation controls, and accurate traffic reports--but no extras or frills.

Pros

  • Large, easy-to-see icons; great zoom feature
  • Traffic often more accurate than competitors

Cons

  • Point-of-interest searches can be difficult
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At a Glance

Sprint Navigation gives accurate turn-by-turn directions, but the interface isn't as user-friendly as that of AT&T or Verizon's applications.

Pros

  • Fonts are large, heavy, and easy to read
  • Free Google-like maps with written directions

Cons

  • Some traffic reports spotty; menus awkward
  • Voice-recog input doesn't autostart directions
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