Best Navigation app for iPhone 4s ?

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  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

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    What is best Navigation app for iPhone 4s ? I'm planning to use mine as a navigation while driving as well as replace my iPod for music. Does anyone know if iphone 4s can handle navigation as well as playing music at same time ?
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    Navigon, hands down. Especially with their upcoming update form Garmin.
     
  3. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. Navigon is awesome!
     
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    If you want free, turn-by-turn voice, and have a constant data connection, I recommend Waze.
     
  8. NYCphone macrumors member

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    I'm not able to get the navigon 3-D map add-on working on my 4s
     
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    Standalone (priciest): Navigon gets my recommendation.

    Connection required (very inexpensive): MotionX

    Fun, connection required (free!!): Waze

    Waze is awesome, by the way. It uses crowd-sourcing, has free turn-by-turn voice guidance, and just received a complete rewrite with iOS 5 (it's very nice in my opinion). There's also a gaming component to it where you receive points. It is worth checking out at least, because it's FREE. However, it is not the most accurate always, it has to learn. The other two apps up there will get you where you need to go.
     
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  12. spyderx macrumors member

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    Navigon. Did this last night, music + navi. Navigon lets you adjust volume of guidance so you can get it to be right when listening to music at the same time (it softens the music and does the announcement)

    I'm sure others work fine but I use Navigon all the time and have never had issues with it. Yes, it does have a few quirks but overall it's fine.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I've tried them all. MotionX GPS Drive is by far the best.
     
  14. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

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    I find TomTom to have the best routing, incredibly accurate traffic and the most up to date maps (UK version).
     
  15. spyderx macrumors member

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    What sort of data consumption do you get with this app?
     
  16. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay I forgot to mention that I'm looking for app that will work with least amount of data connection and reason behind it is (if I'm understanding correctly) without data connections this connected apps wont know where you are as they do live data connection to update location. If there is data connection app that basically brings down whole route before you start trip so that way it is not constantly consuming data and you wont be out of luck if data connection is lost while you are routing.
     
  17. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to assume since it costs $60.00 that you haven't tried Navigon. It's by far the most complete GPS app and doesn't rely on a constant data connection.
     
  18. icchy macrumors newbie

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    I'll second navigon. Been using it since the iphone 2g!
     
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    Navigon replaced my stand alone units.
    Could not be more pleased.
     
  21. pittpanthersfan macrumors 6502

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    Does Navigon require a data connection or just GPS?
     
  22. remo72tg macrumors member

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    I have a limousine business and because of that I travel all over NY tri-state area and use GPS everyday, I've tried several GPS devices and TomTom wins hands down. It gives you the most accurate directions.
     
  23. zachimal macrumors member

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    Navigon stores maps locally on your phone. No data connection is required (unless you're going a Google search or something similar within the app). You can get wherever you need without having service with Navigon. I recommend it if that is a requirement.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    Another vote for Navigon. Very happy with that app.
     
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