Needs work-hang up!
Needs work-hang up!
When searching for an address in The Villages, DO NOT hit the “Search” button. If you do, the app will go into a loop from which it cannot recover. The only solution is to close the app, delete it from your phone, then reload from the App Store. Once typing in the address you want, just wait , and eventually selections may appear. For 95% of addresses in The Villages, use Google Maps bicycle mode instead. You’ll be happier in the long run.
I tried to use this app to take the golf cart around. It crashes in every tunnel and you have to put in your destination all over again. To make matters worse, while trying to use the app to get to the Lake Miona rec center, it took me many, many miles out of the way, and left me in the middle of Shay street, rather than at Miona. Having wasted almost two hours going the wrong way, I was unable to get my swim in. Can't believe I paid for this app!
This has the potential to be a great app but at the present it isn’t. The free app is much better because it is more up to date for finding addresses and business and it does not lock up. Upgrade to 4 stars. The app developer responded quickly to complaints with an explanation of how to find locations that do not immediately show up in the search.
I just used the app for the first time and it was awesome!!! I had to travel 24 minutes by golf cart and the directions were right on. I even turned the wrong way and it corrected me immediately with voice and picture! Thank you for designing this app. I will not be afraid to travel anymore by golf cart in the Villages! Marlene Dignan
Driving by car directions are very good but I can get that for free from many apps. Golf cart directions which is the most important part of the app is terrible. The app becomes confused when you get near a tunnel and the directions given to you is always far ahead of where you are actually located. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!
Recently, The Villages GPS has had some technical issues. I know the developers are working diligently to fix them. However, even with these issues, there is no better app for golf cart GPS. If you drive a golf cart in The Villages, this is a must have.
Villages GPS is very helpful getting around the trials and tunnels that make up the paths in the villages. i took two stars off for different reasons; 1). each time the navigation prompt "speaks" through the bluetooth connection, it "knocks out" whatever musing is streaming and the music needs to be restarted manually 2). there does not appear to be a feature to de-select voice prompts for navigation (as a work-around for item #1 above). Having the music constatntly interrupted for each prompt can become irritating on some of the longer routes (over an hour). other navigation apps (maps, waze, google maps) intterupt the music for the prompts but the music resumes after the prompt is complete but those apps do not provide the detial required to navigate all trails and tunnels. Keep up the good work!
The App does not work at all . I spend 6.99 for nothing all money should be refunded to all who purchased this sorry App. It should be removed from the App store
There seem to be two apps with almost identical names. They also have identicle logos. Yesterday, I asked this one to find me a store, but it failed. I just asked it to find me a recreation center in The Villages, but it failed again. I have no idea what use this app has, but I urge you to try the other flavor, or just use the app from The Villages.
I don’t even you trying to stay current in the villages. It is much improved and badly needed. When I wrote my original review it took me outside TV to go to an address near Havana CC. NOT HAPPY then😬 You missed the library in Pinellas plaza along with the county offices there. You might also add “Shooters World “ being built on Powell Road. Going to be a very busy place when they open.
I really like the Village GPS. I use it all the time to determine where something is located and to travel to various locations in The Villages. The voice activation is a huge plus. I recommend it to everyone.
Current version (11/29/2017) will not give directions - by cart or car.
Tired of recommending your app, then getting calls from people because it is incomplete. There is no excuse for a Pool, Rec Center, etc. to be missing. WHY CAN’T YOU KEEP LOCATIONS CURRENT?
We’ve only used the app 12-15 times, but 3 times we ended up being taken to routes that no longer have golf car access. According to a local, one of those routes was changed “years ago.” We paid for the upgrade and feel the routes should be updated!
This App has kept me from getting lost more times than I can count. Maps are very detailed, easy to read, and accurate. If an issue comes up their team is great with communicating to me, and the fix was less than a day. Well worth the money, and a one time purchase gets you all the future updates.
There are so many things to do and places to go in the villages. This app is an invaluable trove of information. Need a phone number for any of the 12 Championship or 36 Executive courses, or GPS voice guided directions? It's easy. Shopping, restaurants? Rec Center? Lost and need guidance? All there in a well laid out, intuitive format.
The program is great but you better hope nothing ever goes wrong with it because there is no phone number to contact them and they do not respond to emails. I wrote 3 times to ask them to adhere to their promise that once the program is bought you never have to pay again, but when the program did not transfer to my new phone, I had to purchase it again.
Recent update was nice. But usually the app crashes on reroute. I still use it but after two years it should be better
Voice commands are so fast we can't ubderstand them, they sound like a tape in fast forward. The GPS doesn't track forward, you have to continue rotating the phone in the direction of travel. The app was constantly, every few seconds, stopping and we hat to hit the resume button. The only help we received was to get the latest update, which we already had, so there were no updates available. A total waste of money!
This is the best app ever. Love it so much. Could not survive without it. My daughters have it also and use when visiting here.
Bought this thinking it would be great. Wrong. It crashes every time I ask for directions to a rec center. At least I can get the address from the app and use the maps app that came with my iPhone. I uninstalled and reinstalled just go make sure but still doesn't work. What gives???
If your an owner or a snowbird this app is a must have. The Villages is now the size as the island of Manhattan. That's 34 square miles covered with 660 holes of golf. Make it easy on yourself and get this app before you arrive.
Not a bad out but the cost is too expensive compared to the free app from the developer for iPhones. Highly recommend the villages app!
Best money I spent on an app! Works great and has all the golfcart paths accurately plotted.
The app is good for directions, however, the voice sounds like a drunk female. The voice speaks so slowly that you are past the turn when it's still telling you to turn!!! Speed her voice up PLEASE😫
You can do the same search with Google for free. Another way the Villages squeezes money out of us. Sad.
If you want to get around The Villages in your golf cart this is the app for you. It has mostly all of the places you would want to go and the support team is most helpful and prompt if you have any questions or problems.
If you live in the villages this is a must have app it will take you where you want to go or where you need to go so don't leave home without it!
This is a must have if you live in or are visiting TV. The AP team is very responsive and are constantly updating as new golf courses, Rec centers and restaurants are added. Well worth the fee.
I purchased this for the golf cart trails which is not on here. A waste of 7.59$. The information on this app can be found on any GPS. Not worth the money.
Voice too fast
Being new to The Villages, getting around can be daunting. This product was just what I was looking for. Initial startup was rocky. An email voicing my issues met with a quick response and a satisfactory resolution to my problem. Will give them a fifth star when they get up-to-date mapping of the southern buildout of TV.
Great app and the developer worked out a modification for me in just a couple hours. Good job!
The app is wonderful and the tech support is fantastic. A must have for new Villagers. Buy it for yourself and give it as a gift this Christmas
The first version was ok but now that it has been fully updated this app is amazing!! Anyone who lives or is visiting The Villages should download this app.
This app is priceless. Never lost, never late & and I know where every thing is located. Just as helpful As the Garmin in my car.
I recently downloaded the Villages GPS! It has so many useful categories! Excellent information about locating anything within The Villages by golf cart or car! It is a must for "Villagers"! Also, The Villages GPS team was extremely helpful. I sent them an email about a problem I had with regards to the app. They responded almost immediately and were determined to find the solution! It turns out that my phone needed an update! Now the app works perfectly! Wish I had they had created the app when we first moved to The Villages! It is so much better than those paper maps!!! Way to go, Villages GPS!
This is not a very good app it doesn't give voice directions well. Gives you wrong directions, it goes off track and it's very difficult to get back on track. I should not have purchased this app. Google is much better and it's free.
We used this app during our one week visit and it was great! We still managed to get lost a few times, but the map guidance got us back on track immediately! Thank you...worth every penny!!
I downloaded The Villages GPS app. It is great except for one serious error. It shows a golf cart crossing at Morse and route 25/27. No such crossing exists. The only way to access the "historical" section and Orange Blossom Hills Country Club from the south is via the golf cart bridge.
I just downloaded this app on my iPhone and used it to get to a golf course here in the Villages. There were no problems arrived on time and love the app. Thanks you making my life easier.
I've been waiting for an App like this for a long time. I just started playing golf this summer and have no idea how to get to some of these golf courses by golf cart. My only advice is to download it on your phone, as it is not transferable from your iPad. They have a great customer service team
Still needs work. Not worth $5. Better to use Waze or your GPS and try to adapt it for the golf cart tunnels.
I to bought this app. But found that it also has a lot of bugs in it! I'm a single woman I go out alone a lot so I feel before you sell something like this consider who's buying it! You don't want people older or by themselves getting lost😁 very scary😪 fix the problems before someone gets hurt!
Needs work-hang up!
I'm new here to The Villages and I moved here from NJ with my mom. I downloaded the app and started using it...I noticed that it does not stay on while I am driving...I use another gps that is free and it stays on till I close the app. I also found that the voice is unrecognizable and slurred at times. I used it to get to the Savannah center and when I started navigation, I could not understand a word the person was saying... I'm sorry about all this, but it would help if these were tweaked a little.
This app is potentially quite useful but is still in the beta version. They shouldn't charge $5 for an app that is basically being tested. We as users are providing valuable info, don't charge us yet. The dark blue line mapping out the route makes it impossible to read street names. Also, there are no step-by-step instructions and there is a very annoying spontaneous snap to zoom out and orient north when you are trying to zoom in to see where you are. The most useful thing here would be to actually get a route that follows the golf cart trails- yet the paths and turns are very difficult to view. Needs a ton of work!
This APP continously addresses the changes of The Villages, which generates APP updates as needed. Nice to be able to communicate with the back room that listens to their customers and proceeds to help and makes the necessary changes as The Villages continues to expand. Well worth the cost for sure.
Still has major bugs. Directions from my home north of CR 466 crossing at Southern Trace/Tall Trees by golf cart to golf courses south of CR 466.