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what's the best nav app for the strip?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by random512, Feb 27, 2017.

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  1. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    What's the best nav app for the strip?
    I remember I had the same problem last year. This year I tried waze b/c a lot of people seem to think it's the best but when I put in a destination of the cosmo it directed me into the valet parking lane of the bellagio where I was stuck in line for 5 minutes.

    I seem to remember getting confirmation from others on this forum last year that poor nav was a somewhat common issue on the strip. Are there certain locations that you have found work well with a certain nav app?

    I can find my way around based on a few milestones on the strip. For example, I know that 4 Seasons is at the end of the strip so I need to drive in the opposite direction to get to Cosmo and I know that Cosmo is behind the big ass Statue of Liberty on LVB.
     
  2. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    I think I read in another post that someone used Google Maps to get around Vegas. Can others here vouch for the reliability or lack thereof of Google Maps?
     
  3. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa Front Line Winner

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    Check out VegasMate in the App Store
     
  4. BarelyHangingOn

    BarelyHangingOn VIP Whale

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    Google Maps has an option to download maps so you can use them offline and then use your phones built in gps capability. Being a Canadian with limited actual data I always download maps when travelling to the US. We used it to travel back out to Red Rock Canyon, to the RR Casino and back. Worked pretty good. It's also good to have on hand when entering areas with crappy reception.
     
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    Use Waze. Waze incorporates real-time lane closures & traffic.
     
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    As does Google Maps.
     
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    In my experience , Google Maps works very well. It even flawlessly guided me through the Spaghetti Bowl!
     
  8. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    I used Waze last weekend but instead of taking me to the cosmo it took me to the valet line at Bellagio where I got stuck in the queue for 10 mins
     
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    I counteract poor nav apps with a map and keeping my eyes open for the signs the casinos put out telling you where to turn for what. If you take a little time to learn where the casinos are, you probably won't need GPS to navigate the strip at all. I only need it when I am venturing off strip or to a national/state park.
     
  10. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    @leo vegas drivers are a mixed bag so I like to keep my eyes on the road. gps apps are normally very reliable. not sure what the problem is with vegas strip. I think I ended up using google maps last year and I seem to remember it worked well so will try that again next year.
     
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    Google maps has always worked well for me. I don't tend to need it on the strip and downtown, but it's good for navigating to a specific store or restaurant further off strip.
     
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