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werdnanostaw
On the subject of planning a route on a PC and transferring it to an Android device I have just received the following email from Sygic:

We have another great feature for you! Web Route Planner offers a convenient way to plan your route easily and comfortably on your computer, so you don't have to bother with the tiny phone screen when planning your trips. Plan your route on a large screen, send it to your phone via email and off you go.

How to plan your route with Web Route Planner?

1. Visit maps.sygic.com, click the blue arrow and plan your route.

2. Click Send to GPS Navigation, enter your email address and click the Send button.

3. Open your email on your phone and tap the START NAVIGATION button.

4. Sygic GPS Navigation will open with the calculated route, just tap the Start button to start navigation.

Route Planner is available to all Sygic users for free. Use it to simply plan your trips on a bigger screen and send it to your navigation. Go ahead and try our latest feature now.

This feature is available in Sygic GPS Navigation, version 17.4.20 or higher. Find out how to update your app.
GoneNomad
Thanks for the tip.
Sygic is one of the less-well-know nav apps that I (for one) tend to overlook, when considering/mentioning the alternatives to google maps/nav. It has always been a euro-centric app, with terminology unfamiliar to North American users scatter through the app.

I tested Sygic a LOOOOONG time ago, and was a buggy POS back then.
It's probably long overdue for another look.

The feature set on the website looks like something that's been sorely lacking.
It's a great concept if they can make it work right.

But when I try to find what should be *easy* local POIs or addesses, the Sygic Web Route Planner does not find them. I will work with a litte more though.

UPDATE: that site seems to be really unable to find locations even when the exact street address is entered. Only thing that works reliably is picking spots on the map.


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werdnanostaw
I think I have mentioned Sygic Travel Planner previously, not Sygic Navigation.

When you view a city, our main use, or in the countryside it displays circular photos of tourist sights. When you click on photo it displays info panel describing sight. You then click on heart to add to favourites. Photo on map then gets red border.

When you have favourited all sights that you want you click on heart on search field to only show favourite sights.

You can then click on each favourite and add it to itinerary for day 1, day 2, etc. System then generates optimum walking/driving route between sights. You can rearrange order if you want and force route to follow river rather than side street as we did in Rome earlier this year.

You can then transfer route to app on mobile device.

I think it works offline but if it doesn't or because you like paper, on PC you can print route map with all info text.

We are using Sygic Travel, plus other info of course, to plan 7 week trip from Rome, west coast to Sicily that we will drive around and then back up east coast to Milan that starts on 6 Dec.

We strongly recommend Sygic Travel Planner. We think it is extremely useful to find sights in cities to make sure we don't miss anything. It means, hopefully, that we won't suffer from FOM0 = Fear of Missing Out.

I don't use Sygic Navigation so I can't comment on it.

https://travel.sygic.com/en
GoneNomad
The Sygic "Route Planner" is a website roughly analogous to google.com/maps
The Sygic "GPS Navigation & Offline Maps" is a mobile OS app roughly analogous to the google maps/nav app on Android.

Your previous post:
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Originally Posted by werdnanostaw
On the subject of planning a route on a PC and transferring it to an Android device I have just received the following email from Sygic:

"We have another great feature for you! Web Route Planner offers a convenient way to plan your route easily and comfortably on your computer, so you don't have to bother with the tiny phone screen when planning your trips. Plan your route on a large screen, send it to your phone via email and off you go...."
So I'm not sure what Sygic Travel Planner (a different app) has to do with how well trips can be planned on a large screen using the "Route Planner" website and then transferred Sygic GPS Navigation & Offline Map for the navigation.
GoneNomad
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Originally Posted by GoneNomad
...The feature set on the Sygic Web Route Planner website looks like something that's been sorely lacking.
It's a great concept if they can make it work right.....
I took the time to give this another look, and it certainly does have a LOT of the features that S&T offered, and more (including a calendar to schedule future trips).

Too bad it sure can't find a lot of POIs, zip codes, or even exact street addresses (at least not in the US) that any of the other mapping websites find easily.

The first image below shows how it can't find the 63129 zip code, and the other similar zip codes it does find show up on the list way below very wrong locations in foreign countries. And the closest address it does find is a long ways from the actual address (which is a store that's been there for many years) entered, and also isn't formatted correctly (for the US), with zip code showing up before the state name (and in the examples shown below, "Mehlville" is not actually the correct city name, either).

See attached images.


MODS: The last few posts about Sygic don't really belong in this TomTom thread. Might want to break them off into a new one if that's easily possible.
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