Figured out how to use it. It has 1 HUGE MAJOR FLAW: This App uses way too much BATTERY. 90% usage when not using Scout is no good. Uninstalled because of this major issue. My rating went from 5 to 3 stars. Correct this issue and it's 5 stars and I will use it again.
Worst app ever 1/5
By Cube in OC
I would have bought a different car had i taken but 2 minutes to try it on my 2017 toyota. Difficult to get connection working. Keyboard on screen accepts a couple letters and freezes. No updates in a few months to fix any of this. App has only one option that says i love this app. Have to say that in order to write a review. Will have to replace radio in car to get apple carplay or something that works. Wish i had done my homework. Expected more from toyota who builds great cars.
By Disappointed Toyota Buyer
Worst app ever. I'd give it less than zero if I could. Doesn't recognize me on the freeway. Tells me to turn onto the street I just crossed over while on the freeway. Toyota needs to dump this app immediately.
By Ty the Ler
So so unnecessary and bad.
I wish I could given it 0 stars 1/5
3 stars mean 20%
It deserve 3% for the effort to publish in the App Store
So far, all I get is a screen showing me where I am. No direction options that work well at all. How do I take it out of my Tundra?
Are you sure?!?! 1/5
By Raman Shynkarou
Developers, did you try to use it??? It's impossible to drive with this gps!!!
Gps Substitute? Not even close... 1/5
By Seriously Jimk
When I originally downloaded this app for my wife I had no problems getting it set up with the car and everything. Now that I have downloaded it to my phone all I get is a frozen phone when I try to use the app. It is very disappointing that it does not have a map to show where I am headed. I can live without that but I cannot live with a frozen phone. This app needs an update soon!!!
Jeff a new Toyota owner 1/5
By Jeff in Idaho
This app does not work on my 2017 Tacoma. Do not waste your time
Deserves 0 stars 1/5
Totally disappointing. I tried this on my new Rav4 and it can't even be correct for a 5 mile drive. Toyota would be better served to hook into Google or apple. With the other apps available this is worthless.
Actual crap 1/5
Google maps will have the same destination for like 10 minutes after. In my car, the screen will work for one second and then disappear, id have to keep going to apps to click it again. If there's a solution to this please let me know
Worst GPS device I ever used 1/5
I just spent $28,000 on a brand new Toyota. And this GPS App makes me feel like I bought a $280 car. Worst GPS device ever
I don't know how you make turns on UNNAMED ROAD without seeing the map!!! Ridiculous!!! So angry about this app!
This is the first time I don't like Toyota anymore !
Terrible app 1/5
This app is good for two things and two things only. Draining the battery and wasting data. The Toyota executive who approved using this app in Toyota vehicles should be fired!
Zero rating worst of the worst 1/5
By Every Human In The World
I wish I can give it a zero star this app is a joke you might get lost follow this app cannot find address outside of the country Example Canada no problem four different app like Google Map find it within less than one minute this app cannot do it even if it take all day long this app need Serious update I gave it a zero star I would not depend on this app for address you might go around the circle
Class action law suit in the making. 1/5
Entune came on my Tundra and works like it should. I can depress "CarPlay " , speak my destination and away I go. Don't need to touch the screen AND take my eyes off the road ! I'm really impressed as to how well and accurate this system is.
Five months later, looses map, goes to turn by turn directions then goes to home screen. I've tried deleting and reinstalling my iPhone 6s Plus without success. My Google maps on my phone work. This Panasonic system is pretty cheap . I didn't even purchase this brand when I was in college
Okay APP 2/5
The idea of the app is great.. the delivery not so much. Wish it actually showed you a zoomed in map instead of a zoomed out map view. I decided to use it on my drive home then it told me to get off a street that doesn't even exist. So I probably won't use it.. such a disappointment since I was so excited to use it when I bought my car
Don’t buy a Toyota if you care about GPS 1/5
I bought a Tundra. I love my Tundra. I’d buy it again because it doesn’t really have any competition for what I needed in a truck at that price point.
That being said every other model of Toyota has good competitors that do the same thing. This app is complete GARBAGE in every way shape and form. My first in car navigation system was a 2004 Acura TL. That system that is 12 years older than my brand new Tundra is better in every way.
1) The voice recognition for the app is the worst I’ve ever seen. Total trash. My 2004 Acura TL was 10 times better.
2) The on screen controls are terrible and mostly useless. Even if you have a passenger to operate the thing you pretty much can’t do anything if you’re moving. My 2004 Acura TL once again crushes this thing.
3) It’s buggy and unreliable in general—the app will crash on the phone or crash on the car and then you have to relaunch everything to get it going again. My 2004 Acura TL navi just worked.
So the story is don’t buy a Toyota if you care about GPS unless you need the towing capacity of a Tundra like I did and you don’t want to pay $20k more for a diesel.
Will be buying a Garmin and setting it on the dash because it will just work.
GARBAGE Toyota, just GARBAGE. I seriously can’t believe that you thought this was a good plan.
This is by far the worst navigation app I've used. My new 2017 corolla now feels like a downgrade. There is no map to look at. The interface is slow and doesn't update your position accurately. PLEASE FIX!!! I can't even look at my phone map while using this I have to run Waze in the background just to have a map
Worthless App 1/5
Don't bother with this app if you need a real gps. Toyota knows it is a minimal solution and is pushing this ruse on their loyal customers in order to sell cars. Don't fall for it!!!
Walmart / harbor freight grade app. 2/5
Sadly Toyota doesn't allow for linking other far better apps .
By daq man
I've never before come across an app that was so bad at doing what it is supposed to do! I got it to use with my 2016 Rav4, which has a terrible navigation system of it's own, but this one is worse. The user interface is counterintuitive, the maps are not up to date. Many other complaints are already in other reviews so I won't waste more time.
By Toyota sales
This app has lost me a few sales. Terrible idea and terrible service that works rarely
Regret buying Toyota 1/5
By Beto Aranda
Until there is a better app to link with my Tundra, I regret buying my truck. POS.
The only important thing about a navigation app is how well it gets you from point A to B. First small trip - wanted me to get off the freeway at an exit that has not existed for quite some time, then later tale a left where it has always been a no left turn. Would never trust it in unfamiliar territory, so it is useless. I am disappointed as it is a touted feature on our new Camry and I would have loved to see directions on the screen. Unfortunately it is a terrible clunky app with a worthless database.
Needs a better update
Worst GPS app 1/5
This is a useless GPS app. No usable route map or route line, screen wasted on overly large icons and text directions that are dangerous to read while driving. Free was too expensive for this and I am disappointed Toyota chose to go this way. Time to buy a Garmin or something.
I was told it was similar to linking the Waze and or google maps app up on the screen of the audio system they also made it sound like it was Toyotas version of Apple Car Play.... this is not the case at all.
The system really needs a live map not just directions on where to turn. I hope the developers can some how incorporate moving maps into the next version very soon.
Integration is nice, but not much else 1/5
The app does connect to the car, which is nice. In theory, it means my car's navigation could potentially get better over time... and it better.
This app is missing quite a few features that severely limit its usefulness.
It doesn't display a turn by turn map in the car. It only provides a list of instructions and intersection diagrams.
It doesn't pause other audio when it gives instructions, so the directions and the podcast I'm listening to are both talking at the same time, and I can't understand either.
There's no quick and easy way to add a destination to a trip in progress.
It seems as though the intersection information hasn't been updated in a while.
I'll probably end up just getting a phone mount and using my phone' native maps app.
Sooo bad! 1/5
Needs a serious update. Needs voice muting, updated maps and traffic display. Uses way too much memory! More than google maps and maps combined! More than any other application on my phone! You guys are pathetic. Put some work into your application!
Great idea, Great App works for me!!!! Room for improvement 5/5
Updated review. It seems like this app gets better, the more you drive. It's has been finding me more businesses restaurants quickly. I does give you Turn by Turn directions. Tells you ETA in time and miles to your destinations and always tells you how far away from home you are at home screen.
Is doesn't work like google maps or Waze, but I think this app could have great potential. Love the fact the app connects with Entune Plus via Bluetooth and you can have it on you car screen. sometimes the directions are not accurate, i.e. Streets names are different, the turn is correct but it tells you different street name, turns sometimes aren't clear so they should update data base about new streets. You can also enter address or search for locations ahead of time on your cell phone app and once you are in the car, you are ready to go. Again, so far, I like it, but needs to update data base and search function and keep it connected with your entune system at all times
. Has more potential and I hope the developer can address this to make it better and provide the users a great navigation experience. Thank you!
Navigation? Ha ha ha! 1/5
Yup. It's a joke. Like many other reviewers I bought a 2016 Toyota RAV4. If you want to know details, read their reviews. I see no reason to duplicate such information. That being said I will tell you that using any other decent navigation app on your phone and having the phone paired with the car, say for calls, etc. the voice for turns comes through the car's speakers. The small map on the phone is 1000 times better than no map at all with "Scout". Dunsel app.
Doesn't know where I am 1/5
The app thinks I'm in California. Useless
Good concept, horrible end product 1/5
The idea of having this app connected to my 2017 Tundra is awesome, but unfortunately the end product is very poorly thought out...can't stand the fact that while driving (with or without a destination plugged in), you can not see an actual map...I've never seen a GPS that won't show you a map...it displays these huge arrows instead, which is horrible...it would be so much more beneficial to visualize an actual map to see where you're going...the other thing that is not good AT ALL, is the fact that you can't zoom in...when you're in an area that you've never been before, a zoom feature would help a great deal...I really think this concept has a ton of potential, but some major changes need to be made...hopefully the app developer is listening to all the reviews, because they seem to say the same thing for the most part
Please fix it!!!! 1/5
My blood boils and tears come to my eyes when I use or think about this app! If I had known this app was this bad it would have been a deal breaker for me. If you live in an area where cell phone coverage can be spotty or you want to view the coverage area you are traveling on your car's display monitor don't buy a vehicle that uses this app. I have never given anything this bad of a review, but on more than one occasion I have feared for my safety because of the lack of capability of this app.
Worse App Ever 1/5
Shame on Lexus for allowing this crappy app to be installed in their cars. Is worthless.
By Sankalp Kalbag
Most of the roads are unnamed.
It only displays the next turn. Would be great to display the entire map similar to Google maps or any other GPS. The entire screen is available. Why not use a UI that every other GPS is using. Just follow Google Maps UI design.
Crappy App 1/5
By Big Lee NY BX
Worse app ever.. piece of crap. No turn by turn.. no volume adjustments.. crappy reception.. Toyota should be freaking embarrassed using this piece of crap app.. Go back to Entune Toyota.. this app is a f$@&ing Joke!!!! If there was lower star to give I would give it..
By Tundra depressed
Exited to have a built in screen for navigation on my 2017 Tundra. Didn't it used my cell for data. Directions so far seem correct. BUT overview map is almost useless to decide which route. Also having NO map is very poor idea. Toyota should be ashamed to even included this as an option. I hope it can be improved by apps upgrades.
Complete let down 1/5
By Sp developer
The apps was fairly easy to use but truthfully why bother. Turn by turn makes it sound like a great app. Really what a let down. Without a map this app is completely useless. I will stick with my the maps on my phone. If you are buying a car and this a selling point for you. Don't waste your money.
Great app 5/5
Highly recommend! If you don't like it you should pay $2k for the vehicle with Nav
PLEASE UPDATE THIS APP ASAP! 1/5
By Mr. Critical
Help! This can't possibly be the best technology available for a brand new 2017 car! I naively hoped by now that we would have the technology to connect Google Maps on our phones via Bluetooth to the screen but this app is worse than my 7 year old GPS unit!! Why would Toyota tolerate such primitive technology? Some one needs to invent a device that provides a work around until they update the app and provide decent maps and graphics.
No nav purchased disappointment 1/5
By Disappointed Lexus Owner
Excited when the Lexus people told me I didn't need Nav because of the App. Saved $1800 on my purchase based on this promise. Lexus NX 200t is expensive and I loved the idea!
No map on the screen! Only on my phone.
Staying with Waze which is dangerous
Need a map on the screen
If apple play can do it, then why not
Attention Lexus! Please upgrade or train the sales people on the issue
Love the car, just need the upgrade to the connectivity!!
Huge disappointment 1/5
This app has potential if it mirrored exactly what is viewed on your phone. For now though, it is terrible.
I like using active maps to see where I'm going without necessarily navigating somewhere. I hope they read my review and make changes.
Love scout GPS 5/5
By Tha Karux
Simple Navi App serving the purpose 3/5
Works ok, serves the purpose. This helps in major roads but not on internal ones.
Just shy of useless. Needed to use Waze instead 1/5
Traded in my 2007 Camry for a 2017 Camry. The old navigation system was 1000x better than this.
No need to repeat what others have said in their review, just read below.
Toyota should be embarrassed by this product. Who approved this worthless navigation system?
I miss being able to see a map that I can zoom in and out of on my dash. I miss the ability to turn off the volume when directions are given.
I'll use Waze instead. Sad.
By ابو شهد الظفيري
It's not going step by step u ned updated please..
Not a single good thing to say. I wish I could push Waze to my Lexus screen instead of this inaccurate app. Sigh...
Very Limited 2/5
I was really excited about this map. I thought it would be like having a navigation system until I realized you can't input an address to a specific place and get directions. That defeats the whole purpose of a navigation app.
Scout link is awful. 1/5
By CR McKenzie
Tried using this app in a 2016 Camry. It is worse than useless.
How does this app get a 4+ rating on the App Store when almost all of the ratings a one star?? Makes me wonder!!