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      06-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by carve29 View Post
They also announced that turn by turn directions will be available with iOS6. This means that I really don't need a nav system. What do some of you techies that understand all of this think?
You still need a Nav system for best experience. I know a lot of people here like to brag about how they saved $2K, and just use their iPhone/Android. But neither of those are going to allow for Heads Up Display like what is integrated with the F30s. When it comes to finding POIs (i.e. locate the nearest Taco Bell), the smart phones can be quite a better. But if you're looking for a standard street address, it is hard to beat the OEM nav integration.

Not to mention, the size of a 3.5"-4" screen vs 8.8" of the OEM nav makes a big difference in general readability. I think fooling with the phone while driving is a huge distraction, and the less the better.