Turn-by-turn navigation, has been one of the most requested applications for Google Android since launch. Today, TeleNav has finally answered the call and released their GPS software for Android. The normal subscription rate is $9.99 per month or you can save money by getting the $99 annual plan.
To sign up for the 30-Day demo, just visit TeleNav’s website. You are required to enter a credit card information and will be charged if you do not cancel within 30 days. They will then send you a link that allows you to download the application from their website. TeleNav provides instructions on how to allow non-market applications to be installed on your phone.
Over the next few weeks I plan to compare TeleNav for Android against my TomTom One 3rd Edition. I’ve owned the TomTom for several years and I’m quite happy with the purchase, but it is lacking in features such as traffic updates and weather. I am an avid GPS user and I log over 50k miles a year for work, so I will report shortly with my expert opinion. I have seen many say $9 a month is too expensive, but if you use a GPS for work it might justify the cost. You could also just purchase a 30 day subscription for when you plan to travel and not pay for it when you don’t need it.
The only thing I am missing is a car mount for my phone. I’m thinking about ordering this window mount from Amazon. If I get the product in time, I will include it with my TeleNav evaluation. In the mean time please share your experiences with TeleNav if you happen to download the demo.
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