Best GPS app?

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  1. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    What is the best GPS app that gives turn by turn directions?
     
  2. ap3604, Mar 14, 2012
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  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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  4. miss.manson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Waze is perfect. Free and I don't have to pay extra for voice or subscriptions :)
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't TomTom also have on-board maps?
     
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  7. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Waze is great, and it's free.

    I have Tom Tom, which is good. The only thing I don't like about it is that it always tells me to "Stay to the left...500 feet ahead.." when there is one exit only lane to the right ahead on a 5 lane highway.
     
  8. d0vr macrumors 6502a

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    I have and like TomTom. As a developer, I don't like TomTom. You can't pass addresses to it from native apps, and then be returned to your app. Makes it hard for some apps...
     
  9. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone compare MotionX and Navigon? I'm currently using MotionX and I'm on the free trial for the voice-guidance, but I don't know the difference really.
     
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  11. K3v1n macrumors newbie

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    I use Waze + Aroundme but I am trying to find a good offline GPS in bad areas.

    What would be the best offline GPS that is FREE, It looks like Navigon you have to pay for.
     
  12. pirarre macrumors 6502

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    Wow..thanks a lot for posting that. I didn't know that Around Me tag teams with other Navigational Apps.

    Thanks
     
  13. k3roro macrumors 6502

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    I use Navigon, it hasn't disappointed me yet.
     
  14. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely. I second this.
     
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  16. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Waze I never cared for, it depends on your area. Motionx GPS Drive is good for the money and has a cool interface, have used Tom Tom, Navigon and Telenav as well. I can't recall which is better since I'm too used to Google Nav now lol, but MotionX is a bargain for the money for what it offers, though there's a $10 feel yearly for voice guidence.... so after some years it may make sense to just splurged for one of the more expensive ones to have started with like Navigon.
     
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  18. dav146 macrumors regular

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    I used to swear by CoPilot, but then made the jump across to TomTom.

    I now swear by TomTom! If you don't mind shelling out the cash - adding the speed camera & traffic options are awesome. The software plans ahead - scans the traffic and advises if there is a faster route around the congestion.

    There will be some videos on youtube no doubt so look them up before you decide!
     
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  20. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Motion X Drive by far. On board maps isn't an issue as you can pre-fetch maps before you leave on a trip if you think you might hit dead space. I've gone 3hrs out, pre fetched maps, hit dead space with no signal and never missed a beat.
     
  21. thelead macrumors 6502

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    any other suggestions? I don't want to regret a $50 app purchase... not having demos for higher priced software bugs me :mad:
     
  22. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Read the countless existing threads on the topic. There are plenty of posted opinions. Take the initiative when doing your own due diligence.

    Subjective matter. Don't assume that your preferences/situation are universal.
     
  23. mukeshkt00 macrumors newbie

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    The Best iPhone GPS Apps

    AmAze GPS
    Automilez
    Free GPS
    GPS Logbooks
    GPS-Logger
    GPS-R
    GPS Tracker
    iWant
    Waze
    Why 9 :)
     

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