Ask Max: Is there navigation included on the iPod touch? Can I add it?
Is there navigation included on the iPod touch? Can I add it?
The iPod touch does come with a built-in Google Map application that can show you your relative position and the driving directions to a location. Unlike the iPhone, the iPod Touch does not have a GPS or a 3G/Edge data connection. That means that you have to be connected to a Wi-Fi internet connection to get updated Map info and you will have to manually plot your course. Both the iPhone and iPod Touch are different than a car navigation system. Navigation systems will have maps stored in memory and will use GPS to navigate those internal maps with turn-by-turn instructions. The iPhone can use GPS to update your location on the map while showing you the street layout, but currently there is not a turn-by-turn application on the iPhone or iPod Touch.
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