UConnect Navigation versus Google Maps

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I suspect I know the answer, but I’d like to hear how the UConnect/Garmin navigation compares with Google Maps. Does the traffic data help? Does it have any smart navigation capabilities?
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I had Uconnect NAV on my Compass and now have just google maps working thru CarPlay and have not had any issues but there are limitations but no wrong directions.
 

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Google maps is worthless in the mountains where I go fishing or areas with shoddy cell coverage. Otherwise Google or Apple maps would be fine.
 

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Google Maps supports offline usage - you specify what area to download and it stores it on your phone. This includes navigation data and points of interest.
 

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I like the Uconnect nav on the highway. It gives much more information and communicates turns and lanes better. I also like being able to go full screen. It is easy to find food or hotels, too. I also like Waze, as it communicates police (I don't speed, but I still like this) hazards, wrecks, and traffice very well. That said, I've entered the location of police, but I haven't seen it show where others have reported them yet. I've only been using it for a couple weeks, though, and haven't taken a long trip using it. For whatever reason, Waze only recently started working for me with Android Auto. It had problems pinpointing location prior to what I'm guessing was a recent update.
 
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