Free GPS navigation for your mobile phone! - Nav4All
Das Off-Board-Navigationssystem führt sicher ans Ziel Navigation per Handy: Das kostenlose Navi-Programm von Nav4all im Test
Navigieren per Handy ist so hip wie kaputte Jeans. Das Unternehmen Nav4all verpasst dem Hype nun einen ordentlichen Schub mit seinem gleichnamigen Navigationsprogramm. Die Java-basierte Anwendung lässt sich kostenlos herunterladen, läuft auf ca. 90 Mobiltelefonen, erlaubt eine weltweite Navigation und ist in 56 Sprachen verfügbar.(more)
Gesamthaft betrachtet lässt die kostenlose Nav4all-Software so manch teures Navigationsgerät links liegen, da es
simpel und doch effektiv ist.(more)
Bjørnar Hundseth From: Norway, Sunndalsøra, using Sony ericsson w810i
The program is great.
Ares From: Coimbra, Portugal
I also recommend the Holux from Nav4all, the price is incredible for such great piece of equipment!!
H. Game From: The Netherlands, using sonyEricsson K750i
Bedankt voor de ondersteuning! Alles werkt zoals jullie site beloofd. Goede service!
Walter From: Poland, using K750i
Didier From: France, using SonyEricsson K750i
Au delà de la navigation, j'ai beaucoup apprécié l'assistant sur la vitesse: un "faites attention" est clamé une bonne fois par l'appareil lorsque vous dépassez de trop et trop longtemps (+10km/h / + 30secondes) la vitesse autorisée avec l'affichage en rouge de la vitesse normale...plusieurs fois j'ai été surpris à rouler à 90km/h sur des zones limitées à 70km/h
Moerl From: Switzerland, (living in Boston, US), using SE-W810
Holy shit.. sWEET! Thanks for this.. this thing looks so sharp on my W800's display. I love it .
786KBR From: S. Africa - JOZI
I use it alot!! I just downloaded it again on my K750 and W900 works perfectly fine...
Morten From: Denmark, using w800i
Achappey From: The Netherlands, using sonyEricsson K800i
Vandaag Nav4All uitgetest met een K800i en een TomTom BT module op het racefietsje. Werkte uitstekend, gaf nauwkeurig de routes aan, heldere taal, geen poespas, route herberekenen deed die ook errug snel. Helaas geen ondersteuning voor de fietspaden, maar daar is de compass functie handig voor... Nu nog een bike holder en dan is het setje compleet
Erwin From: Germany
ich habe seit vier Monaten Nav4all, und es functioniert sehr gut bis her.
Rahul From: Belgium, using Sony ericsson m600i
great navigation software!!
Sten From: Denmark, using SE w810i
Works great whitout any problems.
Claude From: Belgium Sint-Genesius-Rode, using P908
Great application. I use it on a seP900 updated to P910.
BB From: Netherlands, using Sony-Ericsson W900i
Great (and still free!) application. Has all the features you could possibly need...and more.
Turl From: United Kingom, using Sony Ericsson K750i
Thanks for this, it works fine with my K750i, I never expected I could use GPS navigation on my K750i
Peter From: South Africa
Really good software
Christophe From: Tienen, Belgium, using SE K750i
Easy to set up and use with the recommended Holux GPS. Perfect if you don`t want to fork over
600 EUR for a TomTom that will be outdated in three years time.
jcbos From: The Netherlands
it works perfectly.
V. Gligor From: Finland, Helsinki, using Sony Ericsson k750i
The application is just oustanding with its voice navigation, address-to-address and realtime routing (if you loose the route is automatically redrawing another one). Very easy to use, self explanatory menus.
Roly From: Australia, Sydney, using Nokia n70
Installation was easy. Works well.
Anjiin From: Germany, using 6230i
Just got it a week ago. I already traveled outside germany...works fine in the Netherlands and France and Spain....
I must say I`m pleasantly surprised....
and the voice navigation is far more accurate than I anticipated, especially for something that is free....would definitely recommend it
Vim From: The Netherlands, using nokia 6230i
Nav4all is working perfect on my phone
beta_tester From: Germany, Frankfurt, using 6230i
I downloaded it just a two weeks ago.
It worked fine in Germany, but then again so are most navigation systems...what I really liked is that when I took it on a trip to Eastern Europe (I had to go to Sofia,Bulgaria) it was working equally good. The strange part is that apparently there is no navigation software (on CD) for bulgaria - so it was really cool to see peoples reactions when you show it to them....that made me like it even more...I guess the fact that the software is on a server makes it easier to update and expand....therefore I would definitely recommend it....plus it runs really good on the 6230i because the display is really good.
Danda From: The Netherlands, using Nokia 8800
waanzinnig, werkt perfect op mijn nokia 8800
met stemmen en aanwijzingen i.c.m. tomtom BT GPS
Jaap From: The Netherlands, using Nokia N70
Weinig onzin op het scherm, alleen het nodige. Soms geeft hij de maximum snelheid aan op het scherm, bv. op de ring A10, stond er een groot 80 bord in de rechteronderhoek. Je kunt bij settings aangeven wanneer hij de maximum snelheid laat zien. Die staat op "Only if too fast". Dit is echt handig!
Rolph From: The Netherlands
Gisteravond van Utrecht naar Amersfoort en terug. Totaal was 8,7kb.Dat is verrassend weinig. De navigatie zelf was ontzettend accuraat.
Gavin From: Ireland
“as a complete GPS package, for free, it’s very good”
Ruud From: The Netherlands
Nav4all gebruik ik sinds een week of drie. Ben uiterst tevreden. Routes van en naar Duitsland en Belgie zijn zowat op de meter cq. het huisnummer nauwkeurig
Newcomer challenges established navigation systems. For the time being, totally free of charge...
The market for navigation techniques is constantly changing. First, the costly on-board systems were fashionable. Then the Dutch TomTom burst onto the market with a more economical, portable device. TomTom very quickly became a favorite with a wide group of users. After its market introduction, the value of the company went through the roof. And now not only is TomTom quoted on the stock exchange, but countless other providers have been surprised by a new navigation system that is much better, more economical and - for the time being - totally free of charge: Nav4All.
Navigating using a mobile phone.
Nav4All's strategy is the ultimate in simplicity: no hardware is needed, except for a mobile phone and a GPS receiver. The system is simplicity personified. Users choose a destination with their mobile phones. The mobile phone contacts the central computer, which determines the itinerary within a few seconds and sends it back to the mobile phone. Travelers can then continue to their destinations. All that is needed is a mobile phone and a GPS receiver, which weigh less than 150 grams combined.
And for the rest, the new system is of superior simplicity: the route descriptions do not require detailed maps. An arrow points straight on, indicates a right or left turn, along with the lane to stay in on freeway or super highway (a feature missing from many systems). A semi-circle in the line indicates you are passing a roundabout and should continue straight on. The instructions are so simple to avoid driver distraction. The simpler and unambiguous the instructions are, the easier they are to read. There are no doubts or hesitation about which route to follow. The instructions we give are very clear and easy to follow. All unnecessary information is omitted. If there's an exit 20 miles further up, the system will not tell you that the exit is coming up, but simply continues to you straight on. For people who prefer voice instructions to a display, Nav4All comes with 55 languages and more than 100 different voices. Here, too, the same principle applies. All unnecessary information is left out; the system only relays what is relevant. Pure simplicity.
No costs, no limitations.
The best-known navigation systems are linked to relatively costly hardware, with expensive annual subscriptions to route services. Users often have a limited radius of action. This new challenger to the established navigation market does not have these drawbacks, as most people already own a mobile phone. A GPS receiver is a readily available device and there will be no subscription fees until 01-01-2010. After that period, we anticipate that subscriptions rates will vary between $0.50 to a maximum of a few dollars a month for almost worldwide navigation coverage. As well, a free subscription is one of the possibilities.
Updating existing systems.
Users of TomTom, Wayfinder, Route 66, Activepilot, Co-pilot and various other navigation systems can easily enjoy the potential offered by the new navigation provider. The hardware for the other providers can serve as a Bluetooth GPS receiver for the new system. By using Nav4All software, users of old systems not only get free route information updates, but they will also have a virtually worldwide radius of action at their disposal.
Not sold in stores.
Nav4All is not sold in stores, which make sense because it does not cost anything. You can download the new navigation service from the Internet free of charge, or with a text message received from another user. The only thing we ask in return from the users is that they register. Here, too, the mobile phone plays a key role.
Unraveling the Mystery.
Nav4All is a Dutch initiative. Not surprisingly since, as one of the first seafaring folk, the Dutch were able to unravel the mystery of the ever-changing horizon. They developed the art of navigation and knew how to perfect it to unknown heights. It is therefore no coincidence that both companies that supply the cartographical information worldwide on which all navigation systems run, have their roots in the Netherlands: TeleAtlas and NAVTEQ, the latter founded by the Dutch company, Philips. Nav4All uses the NAVTEQ map technology.