Good Navigator 3/5
By Lyn Deb
When I first joined Scout, we really loved how clean and precise it was in getting us from point A to point B. It was also dependable. Not so much lately. We used to be able to put in an address and have it pop up right away. Now it seems like we have to struggle at times by pulling over to the side of the ride or driving aimlessly before it registers. It seems like these simple problems occurred as Scout started adding more to its program. We really would like to see Scout go back to simplifying and working more on making their program better in getting us back to going from place A to B than inviting friends and all the other extras. Our priority is to stick in an address, have it come up within the next 5 seconds with the all round best route - nothing more.
Invasion of privacy 1/5
By Sam in Mass
Long time ago I used this app. as a backup.
After getting a new phone and updating the app, I notice it’s useless unless you give them your phone number. What a waste.
To share arrival time, just forget sharing with any non-contact person. You have to make the person a “contact” before sharing ETA.
Lagging voice instructions 3/5
The voice directions seem to lag about 10 minutes behind where I actually am when I am driving. I don’t see any settings and how to change this and that makes the app pretty useless
Telenav GPS was better 1/5
By Doc Franklinstein
Apart from losing my address book, the current version of scout “hangs” on profile.
I installed it on my wife’s iPhone 5 my brand new 6 and m daughters 6.
Same “hang” that says “preparing”
I believe Telenav GPS was more configurable for detail. But I will attribute that to “learning curve”
Everything tells me Scout is a downgrade.
Love it! 5/5
Scout never lets me down. It always gives me the best way to my destination.
Been using for about 7+years. Pretty convenient.
Needs work 3/5
It's good but not great there's different routs that are way quicker that the gps don't tell you about
IMPROVED TOO MUCH 2/5
The old Telenav was great, and had everything you needed right on the interface. This is great for bells and whistles not much in simplicity. And your old telenav yearly account does not transfer
Going into a Toyota Tacoma, which I love, and dealing with the Scout GPS is pain. Sometimes the gps App I the truck allows me to search for addresses (when it is connected to my app on my iPhone), sometimes it doesn’t. It didn’t earlier today until I was almost to my destination. No traffic. I finally entered the address, and although my destination was about a half mile ahead on the right, straight road without traffic, it was directing me to turn left at the next light. Makes no sense.
Update: You gave the option to choose highways, car pool lanes, and avoid tolls. If you turn highways ton"green" it's actually avoiding highways. I don't know why the word "avoid" is left out on the highways option. I'll raise my rating from 2 stars to 4 stars.
Worst navigation app!! Steer clear 1/5
Routing is horrible, will put you into traffic where Waze & Google will give you an alternate route. Devs are more concerned with making this a social networking app than a true navigation app. Their stupidity killed this app
Bluetooth has never worked for iOS 3/5
I would give this app 5 stars if they could ever get the Bluetooth audio to work while driving. I got this function to work once for a few minutes years ago when I use to own the iPhone 4s but never worked for my iPhone 5s nor my 128g 6s iPhone. I love using my BlueParrott headsets while driving, they are the best Bluetooth headsets on the market and this is THE only app it doesn't work on.
I find this flaw with Scout to be very dangerous while driving. Scout is by far the best navigational app out there but I'm only left with Google maps because their Bluetooth audio has always worked except google can't pronounce Hawaiian street names and Scout can very effectively. I would love to one day only need Scout for my navigational needs. Bluetooth audio seems to be a common complaint in your reviews, I hope you finally address this issue sometime this year or the next...
Excellent navigation application 5/5
By Internet Dealer
Does the job very well!! Sometimes there's very minor glitches.
Great App 5/5
By COACH TIPTON
Still figuring it out though.
Best mapping around. 5/5
Absolutely love it, never let me down. Much more pleasant to listen to than the others.
Not Sure What Happened 2/5
By Darian D
I reinstalled this app after a long time and suddenly 90% of the features I remember are gone. It used to give you many categories of destinations to find (restaurants, lodging, gas stations, recreation, etc). Now its only features are a standard GPS (without suggested destinations) and a system to coordinate routes with friends. Very odd changes. Currently the app doesn't do anything other apps don't already do better.
Too bad 1/5
This app was pretty good and something I used often until the recent change where it required me to input my phone number in order to use it. I'm not sure why it needs my phone number nor do I care why the developers feel that they need it. I uninstalled and switched back to what I had been using before trying this app.
On the go 4/5
By Tried by JM
I have traveled many places in the United States. I love the way scout maps gives a detailed directions whenever needed.
It is very easy to use. All directions are voice activated. Very very seldom is there an error and the directions.
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Settings aren't user friendly 3/5
Prefer Apple Maps/Google Maps. The settings are unnecessarily complicated in Scout
Great App 4/5
By Wee Zoe
I use this app whenever I am traveling to a new destination... works for me every time.
It is a good app but it don't reroute my location if I miss my turn.
Superior app gone sour 1/5
I downloaded this app years ago in my iPhone 4S and it worked like a champ never failed me. Now the app doesn't seems to know where I am. I constantly get the error that GPS is too weak and I'm told that I have a 33 hr drive to something working 15-20 minutes of my location.
Not the same app for car ! 1/5
This is only an app for your cell phone was trying to get a better app for to use in my Toyota Tacoma. The other Scout app is terrible !!! Please upgrade, fix, do something to allow users a better nav to use with the system that came with Toyotas. I am reviewing here because your Scout app will not let me. This is the same company that makes this app. Maybe that is because of all the bad reviews.
By Cheree S
For a free app, I cannot complain. You can get me basically from point a to point B. Occasionally he'll give me the wrong side of the street. But, again for a free app I am thankful to be able to use it to get me from point a to point B
this is a horrible gps app 1/5
this app always takes me to the wrong place whenever i use it. it's never accurate.
Horrible search ahead 2/5
Scout has been doing this a while and its search along route is horrendous. If it cant find anything it locks you on the error message oops we cant find whatever and has no button to return to navigation. Further more it doesnt even search along the route. It gives you crap that would require a 20 to 30 minute detour. Its overall very un intuitive
Larry Rogers 5/5
Amazing. It works great. 5 stars out of 5.
The Bluetooth is not supported with app
Best navigation app I've used 5/5
I have been using Scout as my navigation app for as long as I can remember. It's always gotten me to where I'm going and I would recommend it to anyone who uses GPS. I'm using the free version.
Better Than Before 5/5
By Jaylin G
This Thing Used to Have Syncing Issues. All My Liked and Recent Locations Never Showed Up When I Was on LTE, But Showed On Wifi. I Had to Restart My Device to Get it Working. I had stop using for a While but now it seems to be working and im very glad all my locations are still here!
You've ruined Scout 1/5
By grandama driver
The only response I get to searches is oops! I'm very disappointed in what you've done. I'd used scout so often & found it helpful in the past. I will have to delete the app since it no longer functions for me.
Needs updating 2/5
I've had this app for several years and more and more frequently it fails to locate my destinations. I've given up and gone to google apps
Lexus incompetence. Completely useless 1/5
By Gregg, Santa Barbara
Not sure if made specifically for Lexus but that's why I tried it. Thankfully the best option by far is to just use your smart phone. It works like a beta version that fails miserably. I tried it several times since it was provided specifically to enhance the Lexus features and software pre-installed (in a new 2017 Lexus). Lexus should be embarrassed.
Didn't try, requires phone number to work 2/5
By Chris 83 M
By Happy Amazon Listener
This app gets me everywhere!
Used 2 b good 1/5
Now they want ur phone# so im just going to stick with google maps or find something else.
How long does it take for them to figure out how to change profile pic 1/5
By Farm girl 24
People have been requesting over two years to be able to change profile
Used to be good..... 1/5
This was once a great app.
However, after a number of misroutes I am banishing it from my phone.
Not a fan of new update 3/5
I've had this app for ages, love it and use it all the time. Only once it steered me wrong. Used it to travel out of state. I'm not a fan for the update dumping everything I had. All my recents, my favorites my username everything gone. Not happy about that. Some of that stuff I won't be able to get back.
I just wrote a bad review and at the end was asked to select to how many stars to award out of five stars. I selected 2 stars.
After writing an exhaustively detailed review of the problems this navigator has, The review software dumped my entire review by statin that my nickname was already taken.
It did that at the end of the review instead of at the beginning when I chose a nickname.
That was a way of posting only good reviews.
This time I'm going to press five stars to test my theory.
Oops, they got me again, there's no visible way to post this interview-that choice has been removed from the screen, I guess my number has been flagged as one that gives a bad review.
I'll save it and wait for another day to see if that works.
Nickname already taken seems to be the method of filtering out my reviews no matter what name I put in it dumps my review and says nickname already taken.
Gave me wrong turn 1/5
Got a 500 dollar ticket because of this app! Directed me to a toll road lane and overall bad with directions. I'm using Waze now
Used to be great 1/5
UPDATE: I tried contacting the developers about the issues with this app. It was a huge pain just to figure out how to do that, because it's not intuitive. They finally sent a rude response that implied I'm misusing the app or that I didn't keep up with updates, and it's not their problem anyway. I'm done with Scout.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: This was my go-to navigation app. Even when it suddenly changed my directions and led me on a seemingly out-of-the-way path, I'd find out later that it was steering me around a new accident. Now not only does it give bad directions (the destination is one exit north! Why send me south for two exits just to turn around?), it just randomly lost all my recents and favorites, including my home and work addresses. It says I'm still logged in, so it won't let me log in again. The estimated arrival time used to be spot-on. Now it's waaay off, generally in a way that makes me very late.
I miss Telenav. Scout, either get yourself together super-fast or I'm looking for a new app.
Was good 1/5
Does not work at for me since the update. What a waste of a download and my time. I would give it a 0 star if there was one.
Not great anymore 1/5
By Green Gunslinger
I have used this for years. Recently it has given me bad directions sending me miles in the wrong direction and just to the wrong end of a street sometimes. It has also told me to turn the wrong way on to one way streets. Then it just shut down and told me to pay. I would happily have done this, except they never text me the code as they state they will.
Outstanding Navigation Update 3/5
By Dave Loomis
I left my original assessment below for comparison. Versions created since the original have not worked out. Much more difficult to use. Recently added a feature "on my way" which is pulling from an old contact list and doesn't find my wife or either of my sons as they entered with first name only.
I have used many navigation apps and Scout is "head and shoulders" above them all. Many subtle features the others haven't even thought about.
Good App 1/5
By First Lady Lorna
The message below was from a long time ago. Now IV'E STOPPED USING SCOUT ALL TOGETHER. It's leading me in the wrong direction and telling wrong information and street names all the time. This is for a year now. IT'S CRAP!!!
Love scout, but prefer the previous color and layout. It's 99.999% accurate, but can sometime lead you in the wrong or circuitous direction if you don't know the area. Have sent messages but the problem still exist.
Calibration needs work 3/5
When first starting driving, app has actual location WRONG by at least half a mile more than 90%, thus making directions at beginning of trip more miss than hit. Doesn't properly show location for at least 1-2 miles of travel, frequently as much as 5 miles. It's NOT the iPhone, it's the app itself. Apple Maps, by comparison, gets location and directions correct 100% of the time right from start.
By the way, I confirmed that the US National Transportation and Safety Board and FCC both require GPS apps like this to have location right 100% of the time within 30 feet, not wrong by half a mile or more! Please fix this asap!
Scout GPS App 5/5
Works great for me every time I need it!!!!!
Best gps I've tried 5/5
Tried 3 or 4 others means, but keep coming back to Scout.
By Only 1 Me DMC