In CoPilot you can save places such as Home, Work and Favorites. You can find these places by submitting an address, point it out on a map, choose POI, indicate a street crossing or indicate coordinates. So far I have tested them all and they all work excellent. Just like in your portable GPS you can set many different things, among them are:
- Reminders before you make a turn
- When and which POI should be visible when you are driving. Otherwise they are only visible when you are driving (cameras is a good tip!)
- Day/night camera
- What information should be visible (speed, ETA, how many miles you have left,etc.)
It also has a built in weather service from ActiveTraffic where you can get weather information about most places. There is also a service called Live Traffic which warns you about potential situations where you are heading. There is an extra fee for this service but from what I have noticed it gives you great value for the money. There is also an option so that you can get weather notifications from where you are heading so that you are aware of the weather before you arrive.You can also get reminders about POI’s when you are driving, e.g. picnic areas an icon will pop up on the screen far given distance from the place and when you press on the icon you will get directions to it.
Maps are store directly on your memory card so that if you are in another country where you do not have a data package you will not get hit with any extra roaming fees. This is a great move by Copilot since it allows you to use your device anywhere and fully be able to use it everywhere. I have used other navigation software before that has hit me with a not so fun bill when I came home but I am happy to say that with CoPilot when I checked my bill after I arrived home everything was what I had expected.
In connection when you specific a new route, you can also choose one of four different “Routing Types”, quickest, shortest, avoid motorways and economic. Depending on which you choose the route could look different and you can preview this route on the map if you want to. My impression is that CoPilot is quick to plot new routes, this is the case if you add new route, drive the wrong way or take another road then the one that CoPilot recommends. The only downside that I have seen so far is that there might be a one to two second lag.
The cool thing is that you can post Twitter updates and check into Facebook places directly from the app. It is not only a navigation software but also a social software. It is also integrated with Bing local search and Wikipedia so that you can find new places that you have not heard about before.
Concluding this review I would say that CoPilot is an awesome choice. It really is a great navigator and without a doubt you will be happy with the purchase. I have so far used it on my Arc, Play and Neo and have not noticed any troubles when using it. Check out their website for more information. You can also connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.