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Nokia OVI Maps version 3 is what this post is all about, the official stable version of OVI Maps 3 for Nokia mobile is simply the most feature packed GPS navigator for symbian.
Nokia OVI Maps version 3 is what this post is all about, the official stable version of OVI Maps 3 for Nokia mobile is simply the most feature packed GPS navigator for symbian. Nokia OVI Maps 3 for Symbian offers voice based guidance whether you ar e on mobile or you are driving your car.
OVI Maps brings automatic live updates straight into your mobile phone from anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet either by GPRS/3G connections or by the conventional DSL from your laptop. The wisest thing to do if you want to save your money is to have your maps preloaded with the new world maps by connecting your smartphones to the laptop USB as it will eliminate mobile networkвЂ™s вЂњdata transferвЂќ rates for navigation completely.
If you are on a Nokia N97 phone and using OVI Maps 3 then you will have an excellent time all around as the entire browsing process to getting a GPS position lock is much more faster compared to any other similar software like Garmin. Though it supports Assisted GPS (popularly known A-Gps) based navigation, but I will still advice you the standard GPS as the multiple number of GPS satellites allows it work and navigate much faster without any пїЅ?haltвЂ™.
There are tons of new features that have been integrated with this new version of OVI Maps beside the ones that already existed in both the Beta Version and the initial Nokia Maps 3 version. Still, here is a simple round up of some of the more important features of OVI Maps 3 which should be more than enough to make you take the leap to OVI Maps 3 if you are still not convinced yet:
OVI Maps 3 Features:
* Expanded POI based functions and social community tags/ratings/recommendations etc.
* Unlike the other GPS applications, OVI Maps 3 is mainly focused on two way synchronizations from and to the Mobile phones to the PC.
* Ovi Maps offer precise info by considering tunnels, ferries, airport, congestion and can choose for you вЂ“ the best route! After complicated trial and error based calculations OVI routing always tries to skip traffic and take the easy way out. Additionally it also comes with the usual вЂњshortest routeвЂќ and вЂњfastest routeвЂќ blah blah.
* Comes with all the fun extras like easy to understand voice based GPS directions with a smart visual guidance throughout.
* This new version have integrated excellent realistic features like one click optimized re-routing in case you miss a turn. It shows you the time needed to reach your chosen destination in 3 different ways (optimized route, shortest route and fastest route).
* SVG or Vector based maps with different types of map view: a choice of a 3D Mode and the 2D mode. The 3D mode will show you the detailed view of clouds even, the architecture of buildings and important structures in 360 degrees.
* The mapping engine is light sensitive and can automatically choose to switch itself into a Night View thanks to its smooth integration with the Nokia light Sensor.
* Intelligent functions like automatic suggestion of re-routing due to upcoming traffic, weather condition adjustments, automatic voice based speed limit detection and alert, speed cam warnings, toll detections and tons more makes OVI Maps a complete mapping solution.
* Excellent guidance system that adapts according to your needs by showing you the details that you want with its search and explore feature. It will show you restaurants, movie theaters, points of interests etc among many others.
* With its City Explorer feature you can even search for recommended places to visit and pick out the menu of which tasty foods to eat (thanks to OVI Maps integration with LonelyPlanet, Michelin, etc.)
* Fair collection of global GPS maps makes this app a truly efficient navigation software for mobile and almost all the countries are supported for routes. The maps are sourced from Navteq and
* It lets you find out all the details of your destinationвЂ™s traffic conditions and weather forecasts in detail for the next 4 days.
* If you are on foot it can show you the turn by turn, door to door navigation the same old Nokia Maps but only better hey!
Beside all the points above OVI Maps 3 is extremely good looking on both mobile devices and the PC. The OVI application with the Map Loader is truly one of the best looking app in town compared to any GPS software at present time.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall