I have tested Coyote on Android Auto and it beats Google Maps a thousand times in radar warnings, but there is room for improvement

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A few weeks ago I decided to try Coyote, one of the most famous speed camera notification applications. I was quite satisfied with its main objective, but given that during its 30-day free trial period it is compatible with Android Auto, I have thoroughly exploited it in the Google infotainment system in our Seat León.

So after installing it on my mobile (available on Google Play Store), create the account and activate the free trial period, I got in my car and as usual when installing an app on Android Auto, I limited myself to connecting both operating systems to synchronize them and thus Coyote appears on my Android Auto. This has been my experience, although I can tell you something: although it is infallible with radars, it has sections in which it needs to improve.

A conservative, compliant interface with room for improvement

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The way to solve the interface is quite common between browsers, with a magnifying glass from which to enter the destination either by voice or with the mobile keyboard (although not while moving). From here, it shows the available routes, their status and which one is recommended.

Something that surprised me is that radars do not appear in previews (even if they are only some, for example the fixed ones), since for example for some

Although the maps can be viewed in two or three dimensions (it can be configured from the settings), I have not noticed much difference between the two. The route is marked in blue, with the pointer in green and traffic status indications such as red or orange if there are delays. An absence that I have missed a lot is that it has a zoom to be able to zoom in or out and thus see the path in perspective.

Aesthetically It gives an air of Google Maps in terms of the use of sober and muted colors, light years away from the colorful and casual Waze. For someone who is absent-minded and tends to get lost as a server, I would prefer a more striking design, but it fulfills its guiding mission. In any case, this visual commitment to minimalism makes it quickly become familiar and as for the landmarks on the road, without being the largest and clearest I have seen, they are more than enough to inform you.

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As can be seen on these lines, two large bubbles are shown: one for the indications and another with general information about the

The Notify button in the upper right corner is not only at hand, it is also very complete in terms of road milestones, with three screens of options such as mobile radars, traffic jams, accidents, moving radar or kamikaze car, so that In just a couple of taps we can update the map with notifications.

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Refering to setting, I can tell you that it is quite useful to have the sound alerts activated and there is no shortage of classic options such as avoiding tolls or dirt roads. In general, the default configuration is adequate, although I quickly removed the navigation due to too much information.

The best: its exhaustive radar database and how it warns you

Because where Coyote shines is precisely as a radar warning. How the app information details ‘It has the largest database of radars on the market, which includes: fixed, mobile, section, belt, traffic light and mobile phone radars‘, something that in my experience of use I have been able to verify the exhaustiveness of its proposal.

As it also has a community of people who use it of five million throughout Europe, there is also some coverage in the event of unforeseen events, although it is not as fast as the Waze community (a much more widespread free app).

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I mentioned in the interface section that the icons are not the best, but it has resources so that no matter what happens, you know that there is a radar: a speech bubble is added at the top informing the type of radar and the distance at which it is located. There is a large icon in the area on the right and the audible alarm. Come on, what efforts would have to be made to avoid finding out about the radar.

Coyote on Android Auto: conclusions

The adaptation of the application to the Google infotainment system for vehicles is good in that it is much more comfortable to view or give notices than the mobile phone, but it has considerable room for improvement in terms of aesthetics and integrated functions.

After trying it, I think Its interface is neat, but it is by no means its strong pointwhich is why it can be an interesting option if we are interested in its radar function to have it running in the background and for guidance use another browser compatible with Android Auto, such as Google Maps or Waze.

Because at radar level it is an ax: It is exhaustive and is also noted so that we do not skip it. The decision to check out or not will be something personal depending on how much


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