Which features are missing from the Garmin unit that's built into the car?I use all three, internal, Waze, and Google Maps. I also have a full featured Garmin GPS that I haven't used in the Passport. I only wish the internal Garmin was full featured as my stand-alone Garmin unit. My Garmin Nuvi-cam has guided me through much of the US, Mexico and Canada with few hiccups.
Go ahead, Honda, charge me another $50 and put in a loaded Garmin and I'll be a happy driver.
The last app you use in CarPlay will always move to the top if that’s what you mean.On our extended trip cross-country and on less traveled roads, I prefer Google Maps via Car Play over the built-in Garmin. I have not used Waze.
- Google Maps is more relaible on routing and time estimates. Garmin was estimating much more longer travel times (in excess of an hour in some cases).
- Google Maps has more current map information and traffic information. Garmin did not account for a road closure. Fortunately, I noticed a road advisory sign.
- Zoom on Garmin is easier to access than Google Maps which requires an extra step. Lack of auto-zoom on both is a distraction while driving.
- Saved places are easier to access via Garmin and can be accessed while vehicle is in motion.
- Cannot enter new destinations via Garmin while vehicle is in motion. My co-pilot enters new destinations via Google Map while driving.
- Google Map via CarPlay pops out to the top level CarPlay menu. Why?!
I hope it's ok to ask a question here... if not, sorry. Can I add an address from my phone or laptop?I very much like and use the Garmin system on my Passport. If I used another GPS Navigation unit, it would be my portableGarmin unit. Of all the vehicle installed and portable nav systems, I've found the voice activated Garmin systems to be the easiest and most intuitive to use.