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I am back and forth between getting nav or not. I really like using my phone instead. If nav is not ordered, what does the top screen of the dual screens do? Does it just display nothing most of the time?
 

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Nice thing about navigation in the car is that you can have the turn directions displayed in the center screen between the drivers gauges. This to me is a killer feature, as I do not have to take my eyes off the road for too long compared to using the phone. Almost like the heads up display the German cars have. Navigation on the smart phone is great, but for me it is not the same as the car navigation when I am driving down the highway at 70mph. I don't have to take my hands off the steering wheel to pick up me smartphone.
 

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I would have to agree about getting the nav package! Its what...only $1400 more? I think its well worth it! As Gandhi mentioned, I too love the turn by turn display in between the guages! At first I was thinking of skipping it too and that google maps on my Galaxy Note 2 would suffice, but now I just have my phone left either inside my pocket or charging inside the center console/armrest! Plus with a push of the voice recognition button, you can just say an address, a POI, or home! Quite convenient IMO!
 

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Intouch uses the top screen for some functions, I believe it's still there whether you get nav or not.
I'm really curious about what displays on the top screen without nav. About all I've seen there besides the navigation functions is the voice control and bluetooth calling information. I have to wonder what is displayed there when not using those features.
 

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From what I've seen when I was looking through the inventory in my area, is that all of the dealers seem to be ordering with NAV installed. I think you would find it hard to find something in stock, and will have to place an order to get one without NAV.
 

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I purchased my last car without a navigation and I regretted it. Cost me way more to put back in the factory navigation than it would have if I had just bought the car with it. I used to use my cell phone all the time for navigation but I found it a lot easier and safer to use the stock navigation system instead. The navigation system for infiniti is so much easier to use than other cars, I would recommend getting it.
 
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The navigation system for infiniti is so much easier to use than other cars
My wife agrees with you. She doesn't like the NAV in my Chevy NOX, but she really likes the NAV in the Q. Both are NAV-Teq engine underneath, but she prefers the the Infiniti interface. She even has given up her precious Garmin (which was her favorite even over Google Maps on the phone)
 
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Nice thing about navigation in the car is that you can have the turn directions displayed in the center screen between the drivers gauges. This to me is a killer feature, as I do not have to take my eyes off the road for too long compared to using the phone. Almost like the heads up display the German cars have. Navigation on the smart phone is great, but for me it is not the same as the car navigation when I am driving down the highway at 70mph. I don't have to take my hands off the steering wheel to pick up me smartphone.
I've been wondering if this feature was available on the instrument cluster screen. That was going to be my deciding factor on whether to get Nav or not. I scoured the manual to find whether it was available, but couldn't find it and I was saddened! Glad to hear the feature is available! :D
 

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My wife agrees with you. She doesn't like the NAV in my Chevy NOX, but she really likes the NAV in the Q. Both are NAV-Teq engine underneath, but she prefers the the Infiniti interface. She even has given up her precious Garmin (which was her favorite even over Google Maps on the phone)
Agreed. I had a 2005 Acura TL and the navigation was NAV-Tech, but the interface for Infiniti is a lot easier to go through and setup. The only thing I miss is that Acura allows you to program your nav while driving, Infiniti doesn't, but thats not a really big deal to me, just an ability i miss.
 
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Agreed. I had a 2005 Acura TL and the navigation was NAV-Tech, but the interface for Infiniti is a lot easier to go through and setup. The only thing I miss is that Acura allows you to program your nav while driving, Infiniti doesn't, but thats not a really big deal to me, just an ability i miss.
You can program directions with voice, not touch input, while driving.
 

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You can program directions with voice, not touch input, while driving.
Thats true. I don't use the voice that much though, I like to touch things :D
 

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I've been wondering if this feature was available on the instrument cluster screen. That was going to be my deciding factor on whether to get Nav or not. I scoured the manual to find whether it was available, but couldn't find it and I was saddened! Glad to hear the feature is available! :D
You should have looked in the navigation manual. It is in there.

It only works when the navigation system is programmed to give you directions to a certain destination. Otherwise it just shows a compass. So for example, it won't show a mini map of your surrounding area in the center gauge screen.
 

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You can program directions with voice, not touch input, while driving.
Good Point! I get aggravated by that on my Nox (every notice when you want to get a red light so you can program the NAV, that you hit all green lights).

The voice navigation is convenient and it works well.
 

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I've been wondering if this feature was available on the instrument cluster screen. That was going to be my deciding factor on whether to get Nav or not. I scoured the manual to find whether it was available, but couldn't find it and I was saddened! Glad to hear the feature is available! :D
Yes, you have to go into inTouch settings and enable it. It's off by default.
 

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I'm really curious about what displays on the top screen without nav. About all I've seen there besides the navigation functions is the voice control and bluetooth calling information. I have to wonder what is displayed there when not using those features.
There's drive mode selection and back up camera
 

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I like the new nav voice input for addresses. The 'old' system (on my current G) is a bit laborious. You have to go through all of the prompts for city, street then street number. With the Q you can just say the whole address. I only tried it once in my test drive but it nailed the address.

We have Enform on my wife's Lexus and we end up calling it a lot to get addresses downloaded into the nav since we don't always know the address of something and its hard to find POI's while driving. I'm looking forward to that addition in the Q for sure.

Also looking forward to being able to search on my phone and have an address downloaded to the car. Hoping the google search app in in-touch will work well too. Just not sure you can have a passenger do that while the car is moving so the phone process may be the best bet after Infiniti connect.
 
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