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The three planning modes - Guidance for navigation during a trip, Planning for preparation and Walking for getting a straight line between two points, are the same as with the Windows Mobile Smartphone version of this software and again the walking mode is not entirely satisfactory.
The N70’s communication facilities can be used to deliver Live Traffic information which can be set to update itself automatically. Live Web tracking is also included – you can give people login information to a Web page which tracks your progress along a route. People can send you messages using this service including new destinations which you can either accept or reject. Do the former and they are added to your itinerary.
The various options and settings in the Symbian version of CoPilot Live 6 are for the most part the same as those for the Windows Mobile Smartphone version, so check my review of that for the details. The only difference I came across was the absence of the advanced set of routing options which exist in the Windows Mobile Smartphone version and which enable you to set preferred driving speeds for different types of road and to set up different profiles for different types of driving.
As with the Orange SPV C600 I found that ALK has made good use of the relatively small screen of the Nokia N70. 2D and 3D map views, ‘next turn’ and itinerary views work nicely, though the itinerary view, listing every turn, can’t squeeze a great deal into the screen at once. Route calculation was fast and spoken instructions were clear.
The Nokia N70 handset it a decent, if unspectacular 3G workhorse, that does the job, even if it lacks flair.
Having tried CoPilot Live 6 on two different handset operating systems in short order, I can conclude that ALK has done well porting its navigation software to the Symbian operating system. It's not as slick as the Windows Mobile version and I’d like to see the advanced routing options included next time round, but overall this combination of N70 and Co-Pilot Live 6 makes for a very serviceable navigation solution indeed.
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