Voice instructions aren’t the most confidence-inspiring I’ve ever come across either. They’re delivered in good time and were pretty clear on the test phone with the volume turned right up, but often contained unnecessary extraneous information and odd phraseology. It often annoyingly advises that you “bear left” or “bear right” just before a junction where you have to turn the opposite direction. It tells you to “go ahead” when it would be better to tell you nothing at all and frequently instructions are curtailed and cut short.
Other annoyances include rather slow route recalculation when you stray off the track – it can take up to a minute to realise you have deviated from the root and sometimes becomes irrevocably stuck. More than once I had to shut down and restart the application in order to get it to recalculate the route. Not something you want to be doing while driving. Finally, you cannot plan multipoint trips with this navigation software.
All in all Webraska 7.5 is an interesting option. The sheer range of price plans, and the hybrid download/online navigation approach means it’s the most flexible satnav software I’ve seen for the mobile phone. Its free-form search function makes address entry very straightforward.
But its satellite navigation functions leave a lot to be desired, with unclear mapping, a cluttered map display, and voice instructions that are often confusing and unclear. For these reasons, despite the impressive array of different packages available, it falls behind its main rivals.
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