Best GPS App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mpossoff, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Hello anyone have suggestions for the best GPS app for USA only free or paid?
     
  2. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    I like Motion X a lot. Reasonably priced and I think pretty fast and accurate.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Navigon. Absolutely love it. Has never let me down in over a year of owning.
     
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    TomTom Navigator for when I'm driving, and Runkeeper when I'm jogging. Motion X is also very good.
     
  5. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    well, that really depends on what you're planning on using it for...

    Car navigation: TomTom
    Tourist navigation: CityMaps2Go
    Bike/Land navigation: MotionX
    Geocaching navigation: Geocaching
    Topographic navigation: ?
     
  6. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I need a good car navigator.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Same here. Navigon is near flawless. I think it has the best UI too. I also found it the easiest to input an address(besides voice command).

    Waze isn't the bad neither and is pretty accurate for being a free app. And the live traffic beats most paid apps(at least in big cities) being that Waze is user based.
     
  8. Alisstar macrumors 6502

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    I love my TomTom app when I go on road trips. I had tried Navigon on my old 3G, but I didn't like it as much as TomTom. Around town I use waze just for fun. Waze's map just isn't accurate enough for me to trust it to go anywhere.
     
  9. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    Co-pilot N. America works great for me and it is inexpensive.
     
  10. navguy macrumors regular

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    I own both, and TomTom edges out Navigon by having better traffic service (begin/end and delay accuracy are very good) ... and when calculating alternate routes (particularly surface roads), the IQ Routing makes better decisions ... couple of features that I depend on regularly.

    I use TomTom for car navigation 100% of the time.
     
  11. eelpout macrumors regular

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    Agreed on Waze, I've tried to use it out of town, but the census-based "Tiger" map they used as a base needs so much work, you can't trust it. I mostly use it around town so I can help flush out the local map errors for others. They recently received $25M in additional funding, I hope they use some of that towards accelerating the solidifying of their map data.

    MotionX GPS Drive recently added text-to-speech for 3Gs and 4 users. But I still find their routing somewhat odd. I guess this has something to do with traffic data, but since they still don't show visual traffic info, its hard to tell. And they should stop charging the $2.99 monthly fee to 3G and below users since we aren't allowed to use TTS and having to pay for basic "turn left here" voice guidance now seems really silly.

    Co-Pilot NA is what I use the most.
     
  12. azstinger macrumors member

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    Not sure if you guys know the answer to this but thought I would ask. For the TomTom App, if I buy the US version and then want to buy the Europe and Middle East maps, can I do that from inside the app or do I need to set up an iTunes account in each of those regions?
     

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