Mobilecrunch.com and Cnet.com have tested Gokivo’s navi app for the iPhone and the results look disappointing.
Excerpt from Mobilecrunch.com:
“Many of Gokivo’s flaws were related to the iPhone’s own limitations: the GPS isn’t pinpoint accurate, the iPhone doesn’t have a compass, and the speaker on the iPhone is so soft that I could barely hear Gokivo’s vocal directions. It became abundantly clear why TomTom is creating a full-blown accessory for its GPS app and will only release its app once that periphery is available. In fact, I re-watched the TomTom portion of the Apple’s WWDC keynote to find out what TomTom was putting in its TomTom car kit. Oh, and will you look at that: “securely dock your iPhone,” “enhance your GPS signal,” “built-in loud speaker” and a “microphone for hands-free calling.” They solved every problem with the Gokivo turn-by-turn experience. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.”
Excerpt from Cnet.com:
“Gokivo seems to do it all–search for destinations, pair with Bluetooth, play iTunes songs and fade out and in when dictating directions, and deliver turn-by-turn navigation. It just didn’t do it uniformly well. We didn’t mind the strange bedfellows-mashup of Google’s map, Yahoo’s search, and Network in Motion’s turn-by-turn database. We did mind that the app sometimes had trouble finding our request before timing out–even while outside of the car in clear skies.”