I took a look at CoPilot Live [iTunes link] almost exactly a month ago, and it was a pretty good, inexpensive nav program, but it had quite a few rough edges.
Those rough edges aren't so rough now, and the app is certainly competitive at a price of US$34.99.
Improvements from the last version include:
- The ability to dial a POI (point of interest)
- Improved GPS performance
- A full QWERTY keyboard (the last version was alphabetical)
As in my previous drive around, GPS acquisition was rapid. The maps look fine. The 'voice' was clear, and directions were concise.
Although the company claims maps were updated for this release, there seemed to be a lot missing in my neck of the woods, and reports from users of the new version are not positive in that regard. As I tried to navigate to my house, CoPilot Live could find the street but not any house numbers, even though my street has had houses on it for at least a decade. Continue reading for more about the CoPilot Live update.