This is quite an old untold story of mine about the Nokia Drive experience I’ve had on Nokia N9 but that I forgot to share until I stumbled upon on the folder right on my desktop.
Back November last year, me and some of my classmates went to Bantayan Island, Cebu, for some short vacation trip. We traveled by ferry, not a big boat but enough for few dozen of passengers, from Sagay City port to main Bantayan Island for about 35km distance of 3 hours trip. With just half of hour left before docking to Bantayan, I’ve fired up the Nokia Drive on Nokia N9 wondering if this will work right in the middle of the sea.
And guess what, it did really worked!
I got both the maps and speedometer working in my Drive app with just a bit zigzagged and irregular shapes of islands but mostly all are recognizable especially on size. There were few connection cuts on both satellite and cellsites but overall the Nokia Drive worked smoothly because of the excellent performance of the assisted-GPS on Nokia N9.
The only issue I have had was on the calculations of my set points, start(boat) to end (center of Bantayan). It wasn’t accurate considering the map layout and POI such as transportation in this region are not abundant. What it did was it calculated the distance from the land (port) and not from where I was exactly. But in the end, docking the ship on the nearest point is better than getting lost.
So what’s the essence of this story? Well, it’s a good thing to highlight the Nokia Drive is indeed useful especially in times of event where you’re lost in the middle of sea and the only companion you have is your Nokia N9 loaded with the Drive app. And not to forget the excellent build of the device which keeps cellular and satellite signal working well.