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.
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!
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!
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.
Great app 5/5
Highly recommend! If you don't like it you should pay $2k for the vehicle with Nav
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.
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.
Not a single good thing to say. I wish I could push Waze to my Lexus screen instead of this inaccurate app. Sigh...
By ابو شهد الظفيري
It's not going step by step u ned updated please..
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.
Poor app 1/5
By Sienna xle
Don't bother downloading, it's not worth it. Way to slow and terrible design. Just use google maps
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!!
Needs improvement 3/5
I love the overview of the route on the right side of the screen. I hate that when I'm coming up in a turn all the screen shows is the "turn". It would be much more helpful if the map was more interactive and larger. I would much rather the map move and show me on the map when the turn is approaching.
Bare Bones & Still Falls Short 2/5
Just finished a 750 mile trip using this app. Although I had no issues with accuracy the lack of features make this app very user unfriendly.The lack of ability to zoom the map and display upcoming turns is a killer.I will likely revert to using Google maps on my phone and using that display for my navigation purposes. Toyota can do far better than this if they just want to.
Worst map app ever 1/5
I bought a 2017 Rav & this is the navigation app used. Totally worthless! The map is a joke, I could pull out a paper map that's better, and the turn by turn doesn't accurately track where you are so unless you're looking for the street signs, you'll go right past your turn. And I have to sign in every time I get into my car, input my email an password in order for my favorites to be loaded. And forget having your passengers add a new destination it doesn't work while the car is in motion.
Not Happy!!!! 1/5
This is really a useless app. Toyota, shame on you for not going with something more robust. This app does not give any sort of map. You must enter an address or point of interest. I will be using google maps and my CD mount to hold my phone instead of this garbage.
Great app 4/5
Works well with my new toyota
Bad app 1/5
By Every Human In The World
This app it's more trouble than it's worth. It is like the idiot leading the idiot. We better off using the Google map, which is 100 times better than this dumb app
This app makes me regret purchased RAV4. 1/5
Worst GPS app ever.
This apps is a mediocre!
Home and work addresses keep disappearing.
No maps, bad directions, voice guidance says "Turn to" instead of "turn on" (2 separate meanings)
Scout and Toyota need to get together and make this lousy app usable.
Using my phone for navigation.
2017 Corolla XSE
Very frustrating 1/5
Purchased a new 2016 Toyota Tundra. I regret I let the dealer talk me into Scout GPS. I can't use it. It gives me terrible directions, it freezes often and there are hardly ever any updates. I have to use Google Maps or Apple Maps on my phone. Don't make the same mistake I did. If GPS is important to you purchase the in car GPS.
Pretty worthless navigation app. 1/5
By HighJacked Flavors
Use Waze instead.
Voice feature is useless 1/5
I can't get scout to understand anything!?! My voice recognition on my highlander works ok and great with Siri. So it's not my voice. I just get it. I plan on calling the company to figure this out but it is good at typing in names and searching for places. But I really want the voice to work because I am testing this for a new car I was thinking of buying and using scout for the nav interface. Bad idea now. I am sure the company will sort this out as its the key feature for having it in the first place.
Works on my tundra 4/5
Work good with my tundra
Needs update 1/5
It is very simple and needs the obvious updates for the car. You guys should look into the appleplay car version. Would be awesome if it would be like that one.
Worst App EVER!!!!!!! 1/5
I was in a very unfamiliar place with my 3 children. It kept looping me around the same block, then rerouted me to another town NOT where I needed to be, then looped me around there. I reset it back to where I needed to be, I chose the interstate route AGAIN!!!! And it took us in the middle of NOWHERE!!!! Thank goodness I wasn't low on fuel! This stupid idiotic app could have gotten my family stranded or worse. Toyota, you could have stuck with the GPS that worked years ago instead of pick this sorry excuse for a GPS app!! Unbelievable!!!! I had to turn this crap off and use the app that naturally comes with my phone and pray that it worked. Thanks a lot Scout & Toyota!!!! NOT IMPRESSED!!! I had my CHILDREN with me!! I was terrified!
Scout GPS Link Review 3/5
By Manny_ Perez
App is average at best works sometimes really well and won't work at all at other times. Good luck trying to get a hold of support when you need them.
Really Bad.. Useless 1/5
Bought new Tacoma and was told this is a great app that will be seamless. Not true! This GPS is THE WORST! No map display and does not give accurate directions. When you miss a turn (because the directions are horrible). It doesn't calculate a new route. Pointless and VERY disappointed in Toyota's solution.
Totally unreliable 1/5
This app is completely a complete mess. Has you make turns on to the wrong road. Even when the correct road is on the map. So far has almost always put the location on the wrong side of the road. I really can't believe Toyota put this junk in their vehicles.
Makes you regret your vehicle purchase 1/5
Worst GPS integration EVER! The app shows your map till the vehicle sees the connection. Once it does the GPS Screens move to the dash display and the app basically bricks. Problem is the map is NEVER displayed on the vehicle but only on the phone where it can't be seen once the car is cranked. In fact it is so bad I missed three turns within the first 4 days of use. Upon going back to the dealership i was told it used to work and I should just use Apple Maps. I had apple maps without the need for the vehicle.
What a huge disappointment. The deciding factor for the purchase of my new RAV 4 SE was a cell based Nav that I would not be paying constantly for updates.
I'm so resentful at this point I feel like I was duped and enjoyment log my vehicle is sub par.
Prius 2016 1/5
Will not connect with Bluetooth
Lacking in features. Disappointing. 1/5
I was hoping I could use the Scout to replace using Waze since it connects to my truck, but Scout lacks features of other GPS' and is not nearly as accurate. I use the real-time traffic and routing feature in Waze on a daily basis. In addition, the Scout database(s) seem to be outdated for destinations and require more specific search parameters.
Took the long way home... 2/5
Tested by comparing side by side with Apple Maps. Scout used a different route, significantly longer, and probably wouldn't have gotten me all the way there.
I bought a Lexus NX without the navigation and downloaded this app to use. It does not provide a map while providing the directions, which makes it much more difficult to follow. I put it on to go to work just to test it out and it gave me incorrect directions. It is a disappointment.
I have switched back to google maps or waze.
Very Inaccurate directions to final destination 1/5
If this app provided accurate directions to the destination it would be a 4 star app. As is, it is terrible, toyota needs to fix it because it isn't accurate and that is dangerous.
By Ali a z
Just bought a sienna 2017 paid for navigation package and took XLE just for that reason than I find out that navigator can only be operated through my phone data which is ridiculous. If I knew before I would never buy this vehicle.
I don't understand if phone data has to be used so why Toyota charging for extra navigation package. This is rip off.