Part 4/5: Sygic, aka GPS Navigation , Offline Maps , Be-On-Road , beonroad by Aponia Tripomatic Bzing BeOnRoad.com Brno Praha Bratislava Slovakia Czech Republic Sygic
This 'horizontal Sygic video' should not be compared directly to the horizontal TTGM video (Part 1/5), because in my view -no pun intended- Sygic's navigation is best exploited, with our small smartphone screen being viewed in vertical orientation. That's because in the horizontal orientation Sygic's active lane guidance assistant (ALGA) becomes way too small on the smartphone display, as hardly visible as NAVIGON's ALGA/PLGA.
The standard viewing controls in Drive Mode are basic but the map graphics have additional degrees of freedom. Like a quadcopter drone, you're free to look around you and fly around any mapped object at any distance:
1) change between 2D/3D view,
2) zoom in&out,
3) tilt the 3D map, i.e. change the 3D viewing angle up&downwards,
4) swivel the 3D perspective, i.e. (temporarily) change the viewing angle sidewards,
5) rotate the map compass orientation.
However, in Drive Mode the 3D zoom-in capability is extremely restricted, thereby also nullifying the auto-zoom capability in the process. In theory, one could create a deep zoom-in effect in Sygic's Map Mode but i would want it in Sygic's Drive Mode! Also see how poorly the Sygic graphics algorithm renders the TTM data:
Sygic drive mode: https://abload.de/img/tribsees5f720p9djzn.gif
Sygic map mode: https://abload.de/img/anidopus10cs3aj3d.gif
(( Check my other video for Sygic in vertical orientation and with enabled auto-zoom:
FYI on Google Playstore you'll find two Sygic-similar apps, one called "Offline Maps" and the other one called "GPS Navigation", distributed by beonroad.com company, formerly Aponia Software, now owned by Sygic. There is no need to pay for their suggested in-app purchases (29.99€, 39.99€) because you can regard both apps as "test versions" (beta versions) of the Sygic Premium release and they are completely FREE to use with no functional limitations (apart from the deactivated 'Real View Navigation/Augmented reality') and no trial time limitations. Trial of Sygic Premium is limited to 7 days FREE, whereas trial of those two "test versions" is time-unlimited. Function-wise, these "3 product versions" are 99.8% identical in every regard! So if you don't want to spend money on the Sygic Premium+Traffic release, feel free to use either FREE premium version instead. The main difference between Sygic and the 2 other versions is the support. With Sygic, you get highly active end consumer support (email, chat, phone), and you can feel that the company invests your money into bigger staff teams, company growth and product development. If you pay for "Offline Maps" or "GPS Navigation" (why would you do that, r u stupid? lol), your money still goes to the Sygic company, but you won't get active end consumer support (when you need it), because beonroad.com is just a sideshow for the company. With the two FREE app versions, the Sygic company can still get plenty of feedback from the 'sygic product testers', FREE feedback, even when the users decide not to buy the Sygic version. Apparently, having millions of product users is important to the Sygic owner; we could only take a guess why this is so. I must admit that this marketing concept is strange but there was a similar situation with NAVIGON (Navigon Europe vs. Navigon Select Telekom Edition vs. Navigon Europe FREE Amazon Underground Edition). I don't regret having paid for the Sygic version, but if i could go back in time, i'd probably just content myself with the FREE version.
"Offline Maps" (supported by beonroad.com, powered by Sygic) *recommended*
"GPS Navigation" (supported by beonroad.com, powered by Sygic)
"Be On Road" (discontinued by beonroad.com, owned by Sygic)
TomTom Go Mobile vs. Sygic vs Navigon vs Mapfactor vs Google Maps gps navigation app 2018 Review comparison
The Top3 best gps navigation apps 2018 on the smartphone android for the EU are:
1) TomTom GO Mobile (19.99€/yr, fair pricing),
2) MapFactor (6€, inexpensive),
3) Navigon/Garmin (EU79.99€ + NA59.99€ + AU49.99€, overpriced).
4) Sygic (23.99€, ouch),
5) Google Maps (100% FREE),
6) HERE WeGo (100% FREE).
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