Scout Nav Toyota Camry 1/5
By camry hybrid
Horrible Nav System!!!
Complicated path to get a map on screen.
I have a 2017 Lexus ES350 and this has never worked. Either it would not connect with the car or if it did, it would freeze. Totally disappointed that Lexus would use this system in their cars. However, in all fairness, I have to say with this latest update it actually works. It connects with the car over Bluetooth and gives voice directions. The on screen map is rather primitive but it does work.
App needs Tremendous!! upgrade. 1/5
Scout GPS needs a major upgrade to even begin to be called a “navigation system”. Had I known its user-unfriendliness I would not have bought the Toyota RAV4. In today’s technology driven environment, it is beyond me that your app is still in the dark ages.
By no more Scout
I have had multiple problems with Scout in my Toyota Avalon with my iPhone. The “fixes” are temporary, and this is the third time in less than a year that it needs to be fixed, I have been told the iPhone has connection problems.. a navigation system is NO GOOD if it doesn’t work
Needs work 2/5
I have a 2018 Toyota Camry and this navigation works, but needs work. I wish the phone could lock or leave the app and still have the map transmit to the car like literally any other app. Also, I wish you could copy the address and then paste it into the app to transmit to the car. I would much rather put the address in on my phone than doing it in the car.
Also, sometimes it logs me out and I have to go through logging in repeatedly which takes longer than it should.
Completely useless for navigating.. map too small. Directions take up half of the screen. Love my 2018 Camry XSE, but scout app is garbage!
This app doesn’t work even half of the time , I give up. 2/5
Needs some major work
By Candy Pixley
Horrible app. No map, just poor turn by turn directions when it decides to connect. Toyota/Lexus should be ashamed to use this and upgrade all vehicles that is currently using to Apple car play software. I wish I could choose zero stars!
Not impressed 1/5
Do you have is limited and many times takes me to the wrong place and I have to pull out my phone and Rely on it
Awful 2!!!!! 1/5
I agree with the previous review. This is the most horrible navigation system I have ever had to endure. I don’t understand why Toyota would choose this navigation system. I also believe that Toyota should replace all of these navigation systems with one that will actually work. Extremely disappointed.
Scout and Toyota. 1/5
BIG FAIL TOYOTA!
Such a great car but you deliver it with the one navigation app that will put a person in harms way.
Scout is by far the worst navigation app out. I would rather trust my 10 year old Magellan.
The app frequently reports wrong distances and often disconnects only to reconnect but report the vehicle location wrong.
Shame Toyota. Shame.
By n2 grammy
So far this has been incredibly disappointing. GPS Maybe gives me a map, maybe doesn’t. Very sorry I bought the car. If I have an accident it will be because I was fooling around with the app. I bought the car for safety reasons. I think it’s just the opposite
finally can get Pandora working but if there is a phone call or text or if the phone is used for other purpose Pandora goes out. The only way to get back is to turn car off. Took it to dealer and he could not figure it out. He reloaded software but it hasn’t changed
Every time it happens I try to fool around with it, and everybody is honking at me. So I’ve decided to pull over. Great system! NOT!
Toyota Camry # 2 and they switched from a perfectly EXCELLENT system to a second class app! AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL! Now I can’t get it to only use GPS while using. I have to go into settings and stop it. WHY DID TOYOTA GO TO THIS APP? It is HORRIBLE!!
Just bought a new 2018 Camry this app drains your cell phone battery regardless if your using it or not
Complicada de usar 1/5
Una aplicación de mapas debería ser lo más sencillo de utilizar para los conductores, pero esta aplicación es todo lo contrario, hace que sea una experiencia frustrante mas aún al tener que tener conectado el celular al usb del carro y tras eso tener abierta la aplicación del teléfono que terrible tener que tener el celular y la pantalla del Camry para usar la misma aplicación, y tras eso tenerlo conectado al usb del carro sino no se puede ver el mapa en la pantalla del vehículo mientras se está manejando, la verdad que si se hace tan complicado utilizar esta aplicación mejor y más sencillo es utilizar Google Maps o Waze y solo utilizaría el celular en vez de la pantalla del vehículo.
SO DISAPPOINTED 1/5
By Vita Liti
Would not have chosen Camry if I knew navigational system was so bad. Would not recommend Camry to anyone who cares about navigating, as I do.
Worst app ever 5/5
Waze, Google, Mapme, Apple are all superior. Sometime it links to the car sometimes not.
Regarding Toyota, stick to making cars/trucks. $200 radio in my other car with Appleplay is much better than Yota Apps.
Very frustrating 1/5
By demented pickle
I don’t see any reason for this app unless you can’t use any other method. Even a paper map is faster. The only reason I’ve even tried this is because it came with my Camry but I still use google maps for navigation and audio. The maps aren’t up to date and it takes a long time to load. I’m constantly reconnecting because it uses a lot of battery power. My 9 year old Ford system was lots better, as is Google & Apple maps. I
Very Disappointing 1/5
By RGT184's account
GPS Link 2/5
Just purchased the 2018 Corolla and hate the navigation system. It does not give map directions only gives from point A to point B. It gives voice turn by turn but no map guidance.
By Brill word maven
Absolutely worthless. You would think Toyota could do better
Love the car— HATE the Scout Nav Ststem 1/5
By Another Dissatisfied Diana
Bought a 2018 Camry XLE Hybrid. Love everything about the car, but sorry I bought it with this as the required navigation system. My old 2012 Toyota Prius had a far better, more user-friendly, accurate system with better map graphics options.
Spent close to an hour on the phone with the technician to get it working properly with my I-phone X... so now I can actually see a map! Eureka! This involved removing the software on the phone and care and uploading an update.
BUT, the map isn’t great. It seems to have only 2 graphics options 2-D and 3-D... and they look pretty much the same.
And, unlike the old Prius system, I have to use my cell phone data plan to get the 2nd rate info. What if I am in an area without coverage....
And, to get the map communication, I have to have my phone wired with a data cable creating clutter and mess.
And, on a short drive from my house, it directed me to turn on a street that no longer exists and where it was is called a totally different name. I’ve lived here for 15 years and that “street” hasn’t been there for at least that long. Shall I go on???
The mapping of points of interests—-I.e. gas stations— It doesn’t map them—- just gives you a list to choose from which you can then choose for directions. Forget that.
I would be better off with a Car play system and use Google maps!
Hope Scout GPS has a MAJOR MAKE-OVER in the works because I wouldn’t buy another car with it or even recommend my otherwise great car to anyone!
Navigation System Should Get LOST 1/5
By Walliga Tor
I bought my TOYOTA Camry not knowing anything about this navigation system, and I still don’t because I’ve gotten so frustrated In trying to get it to work that I don’t use it. So I can’t provide much details, except to say most people feel the same as I do.
Worst ever 1/5
I agree with others. I have a 2018 Camry and I can’ stand this this navigation! I have a 2015 Scion and I love the nav on it. This is the least user friendly navigation system ever.
So disappointed 2/5
Our 2018 Camry came with Scout instead of the GPS like we wanted. It doesn’t display the speed limit, like the GPS will. It also doesn’t notify us of traffic problems, like our 2016 Camry GPS did. I guess the navigation part is OK, I really have not had to use it much. Those 2 features are what we wanted
Not up to Toyota Standards 1/5
I agree with many who have rated this app. I hate it. It is not usable at all. It doesn’t allow transfer from phone to car, it doesn’t allow entry while driving EVEN IF YOU HAVE A PASSENGER??? What the heck???? I’m driving and I need to go somewhere and I want my lady to type in the address so we can go BUT NOOOOOOO I have to pull over put the car in park and wait a LONG time for the app to finally tell me how to go? This is dumb because now I just use google and Waze on my phone anyway - this nav app is a complete waste of time and money
Very frustrating 1/5
After trying and working with this app I fixed my GPS needs with a Garmin $200 GPS. Forget that “Scout”.
Toyota’s worst decision ever 1/5
By Houston- Cajun
Terrible app crashes constantly is been six months since I bought my Camry and still this app doesn’t work well
Voice of the customer Toyota friends: get rid of this company !
People will NoT Pay for this as it doesn’t add any value to customer we’d . They way I search for addresses now is I go to google then over Bluetooth I get directions needed. It’s unfortunate that I’m some way we have to pay for this system that we are not using At all.
Absolutely terrible 1/5
This application fails more often then it works. It is shameful that Toyota would allow such a miserable feature on its high-end cars. I am imagining a class action suit against the company.
Not user friendly! 1/5
This is the most unfriendly app for navigation on the market.
Passenger cannot type in an address while the car is in drive. You have to close the app on your phone then type in the address then reopen the app on the cars system and if you are lucky it will transfer over.
If you use your phone (pass it off to the kids for entertainment) and the app is running in the background you cannot see the map on the screen.
Saving addresses rarely work.
Doesn’t update with traffic, construction or slowdowns like google or Apple.
Rarely has the fastest route.
When I can find one, I will update my review.
Please do not ask me to submit this in an email. You see it. You have it. If you want Toyota to continue to use you solely I suggest you fix it. They will eventually listen to their customers and want to stay competitive.
Scout GPS for Tacoma 1/5
Can never connect to vehicle. Delete account and app and start over almost every time I need it and have only been able to use it 4 times in 6 months. Can’t connect to vehicle.
No Help 1/5
Tried working with Toyota to fix the multiple problems with the navigation system. The end result is that my local Toyota Service Manager told me that “....it’s a terrible navigation system and there’s nothing that I can do to make it better.” I also had several conversations with the Toyota Service Help Line, they said, “We know there’s a problem with the Navigation System, but we don’t have any information about an upgrade or recall.” So, bottom line is that everyone knows that it doesn’t work and Toyota doesn’t intend to do anything about it. I’ve made it my mission to persuade everyone that I can to NOT buy from Toyota.
Hope this gets better 1/5
I love my 2018 Camry. But this is very disappointing. I end up using my iPhone maps. Scout never works. I got it to work once but when I got a phone call it wouldn’t work at the same time. Frustrating. I hope it improves over time.
Best GPS Navigator 5/5
By One brother taxi.
The idea that there are 3 different types of option of routes you can choose before you hit start your trip is a relief. Best App.
Complete Junk 1/5
By Central Illinos
I rented a RAV4 that needed this app for navigation. The biggest problem is that the app disconnects from the car within the first 30 minutes of navigation. It can’t reestablish the connection other than to reset the phone and car head unit. This is an issue when driving.
When it is working, the display on the car and the instructions for the navigation or rather poor. I’m lucky because this was a rental car. If I had bought a Toyota and ended up with this, I would be really annoyed.
The system works great with my 2018 car now I use it every time I’m in the car
By trey tampa
I had this app before on a android phone worked awesome ,but now I have a Apple phone it’s uggggg really sends me to tolls when I have tolls turn off in settings doesn’t give good directions I can be at the address I’m looking for retype it in scout it tell me I’m miles away from the address I’m seeking when I’m at that address.
Too Cumbersome to use 1/5
I tried to (use and) like this app while driving my 2018 Camry but it just doesn’t work well. I’ve resorted back to just using Apple Maps on my iPhone. I recently rented a car that had Apple Car Play and found the vehicle integration to be fantastic. When my lease is up, I will make sure my next car has Car Play.
Needs more improvements 3/5
I have been using Scout GPS since getting my Lexus NX 2018 and iPhone X. Yes the app initially had connectivity issues, but it has gotten a lot better, almost none existent. The needs more integration to make it feel reliable as evidenced by other GPS apps. Some lacking features are standardized in other apps.
**better notification of rerouting when anticipating traffic (perhaps announcing it)
**better traffic recognition (the green line appears when in reality traffic is at a standstill... DC DMV traffic is no joke)
**Better lane assistance
**speed limit, speedometer
Don’t Buy....worst GPS 1/5
I bought 2018 Camry SE, Car is good but Scout GPS is worst. More precisely I would say this is worst GPS ever made.
The Worst 1/5
By Shawn Reilly
This app is terrible and is the worst thing about my new 2018 Corolla. Usually it cannot connect, forcing me to completely re-pair my phone. But, guess what, it’s not worth the time or frustration. There is no visual map, which is amazingly bad. I would start from a parking lot and it simply says to turn on whatever street. Where’s the street? The routes are bad. They take you down random streets that are certainly far from the best route. I don’t use it anymore, I hate it. Toyota and Lexus should really be embarrassed of this pile of junk in this day and age. I have a 2017 Honda Civic also and the infotainment in the Honda blows Toyota / Lexus away hands down no competition. Run away if you still can.
Not good 1/5
Not user friendly and gave incorrect directions. Said my destination was on the right when it was on the left. It made no adjustment when I missed a turn and took a different road.
Screen icons in the way in my Tundra 1/5
By get a clu
The “Search, recents & likes” icons are always in the way when I’m driving my Tundra, the maps app in my iPhone does a better job. Get rid of the three big icons, then I’ll consider using Scout again. Not user friendly at all, no way to adjust what displays on the vehicle screen.
Does not work as advertised 1/5
This app does not provide traffic incident updates. The information is not current on streets. It would be nice to be able to select surface roads vs interstate. It does get confused during a long trip. It can lose its way and it takes some time to catch up. During this confusion the map did not match the voice prompts. I can’t trust it. It is not user friendly.
Not impressed 1/5
Why not allow me to use other gps apps from my phone? Im already using my data for the Scout app, why not allow me to use apple maps?
Passenger’s should be able to use keyboard! 1/5
It would be relatively easy to detect a passenger via the passenger airbag in switch...so that the keyboard is not disabled! Passenger’s could also be required to agree that they are a passenger as with GasBuddy, and/or agree to liability on an initial screen.
Alternatively, as a passenger a location and directions found via Scout maps....should be LINKED to Scout GPS! As it is directions can only be heard, not visualized.
This lack of integrated functionality makes these Apps among the worst of any directional systems. Toyota and Scout need to get together and fix this. As it is this Navigation system, which also relies on consumer’s data plans another huge negative. Scout should use the GPS link without consumers footing the bill!...as does our Garmin Nuvi...which has to sit on the dashboard because of Scout’s dysfunction. All major consumer auto reviewer’s have noted the downfall of these systems, which include Scout GPS/Maps
Load of Crap 1/5
This is the biggest piece of crap software I’ve ever seen. I cannot believe that Toyota is actually associated with this.
Useless on Lexus 1/5
I had high hopes, purchased my Lexus without Nav system because I thought it would be way easier to keep everything on iPhone. 99% of time it doesn’t recognize the request, says try again later. And I can’t find an alternative, I guess Lexus wants to lock up market with scout.
App isn’t good. 1/5
Got the 2018 Camry and this app is trash at the moment. I’ll update my review if something changes.
Toyota was better off not including a navigation app at all. This one is ridiculous and is so frustrating I end up mad at it every time I attempt to use it. You have to use the app on your phone to use it in the car. Yet, if you type an address into the phone, it doesn’t transfer to the car. It freezes often. It also doesn’t show up as a map application in the car. Only step by step written directions. It doesn’t allow you to search in the car while driving, even if it’s a passenger trying to navigate. And even if it did, there’s no way you could get it right because it doesn’t recognize any points of interest. Only addresses. And even then it’s not accurate so I don’t trust it at all.