GizmoGuy411 wrote:On my return trip to SFO, at 80 mph, I realized that I REALLY would have appreciated some TTS info a lot sooner than 1 mile. With so many lanes, and busy traffic, it can easily take more than a mile to move from the HOV to right lane to exit. Especially for someone from out of town.
The "expensive" Navagon app, gives you info at more and further intervals, plus it always announces the next action, right after you completed one. Another little bonus, is that it provides a button to force it to repeat the last thing it just said.
I'm also using a built-in nav with Navteq SW. I've realized that the actions are not announced at fixed distance intervals, rather the current speed is taken into account (thus differing between freeway / fast road / living street) and the announcements do happen at some convenient time intervals prior to the action. And also the convenient and useful repeat button, which anytime repeats the next coming action with the true remaining distance (imagine yourself staying 60m/200ft in front of red light, or drive at 80 mph in a very dense traffic and realizing you've missed the last announcement - right? left?)