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And now -- get ready, world -- navigation snob.
I have spent the past month or so testing Verizon's ( VZ) latest VZ Navigator personal navigator tool.
My verdict? Yes, it works. Even nicely, at times. It's not expensive -- you can't beat $9.95 a month. And it's handy, built right into your cell phone.
But -- sorry, Verizon -- the Navigator is poorly designed, it's hard to use, and sometimes it's flat-out wrong. I was ready to love the VZ Navigator. My friends call me (lovingly, of course) the navigeek. I have four different global-positioning units, depending on need, including two wristwatch GPSs from Suunto, as well as access to the best in-car systems from Pioneer and others. I enjoy using a sextant, watch, planetary log and the stars to find my position on this lovely Earth. So I have been thrilled to witness the birth of personal navigation as a bona fide trend. Not only are traditional nav makers making great portable