best navigation app at a good price?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tjespo22, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2007
    Staten Island NY
    Im ready to buy a gps app im sick of reading the maps while im driving, plus its dangerous. How is the tom tom app? Do you NEED the windshield mount and all of that for it to work or can you just use the app on the phone? If thats not a good navi app which one would you recommend?
  2. msduncan macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2010
    I'm using MotionX GPS Drive. It is very good, and only a couple of bucks.
  3. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    Grabbed Navigon West when it was $15. It blows away NDrive (which, if it's back online—steer clear of). Haven't bought any of the other ones, but I don't plan on needing to.
  4. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
  5. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    Google Maps =)
  6. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I second that. I bought it for $0.99, and it works great (for the price). They also offer a free 30-day subscription to voice guidance (additional months are available as in-app purchase). It's on okay app. Certainly the best in it's price range.

    I'm sure the more expensive navigation apps are much better, but you get what you pay for. Just depends on your needs and your budget.
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    MapQuest and Waze.
  8. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Does Google Maps include voice directions?? looking for a free app that provides voice directions. not necessary, but useful.

    getting the iphone already helps since i dont need to print out directions anymore :)
  9. SexyBeast macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    I bought Copilot for around $20 and it works great. Voice guidance and it announces street names.
  10. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    If you really want voice and function, it might be worth it to pay for one of the better apps.
  11. twowinns macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    McKinney, Texas
    Which apps are the better ones?
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    I highly recommend Navigon MobileNavigator in either the full or regional version. It blows away my old standalone Magellan and my parents' TomTom by wide margins.

    I much prefer the way Navigon displays routes and highway signs and tells you which lane(s) to be in. And the live traffic add-on, which is an in-app purchase, is really helpful, especially living and driving in the traffic hell that is Southern California. It has full text-to-speech (meaning it tells you to turn on Main street, not just to turn in 100 feet.) That means you don't have to take your eyes off the road if there are short blocks.

    As for window mounting, I have a Griffin WindowSeat, and it was great for my 3GS, but it doesn't fit the 4, so I've been keeping it in a cupholder in the center console, and the GPS can still read my location just fine. :)

    I also like the little touches, like the fact that you can tell it whether to pause or fade the audio you're playing while it gives you directions. If I'm listening to music, I tend to have it fade down, but for podcasts, the automatic pause feature is great.

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