For someone looking for a navigation app, which would you recommend?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by emacna1, Jul 3, 2012.


Which navigation?

  1. Garmin -- $39.99

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  2. TomTom -- $44.99

    3 vote(s)
  3. Navigon -- $29.99

    1 vote(s)
  4. Waze -- Free

    2 vote(s)
  5. Just wait and use iOS 6 turn by turn

    2 vote(s)
  6. Other (specify)

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  1. emacna1 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2012
    There are a few paid navigation apps that are on sale right now, and I'm in the market to get one.

    I'm not sold on a specific one, or any yet, because iOS 6 will have turn by turn. I think it would be nice to have offline navigation though.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Waze is probably the best free version

    I use Navigon and have been pleased with it
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Read the countless prior threads on nav apps and see what sounds like it would suit you best. I have TomTom and Navigon. Both are very good but I generally use TomTom. Can't specifically say why. It's at least partially a subjective matter.

    If you want suggestions then post your specific needs/wants. Decide if have locally stored maps is a must have or not and you'll reduce the list by quite a bit just on that point alone.
  4. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Wait. If u don't like the new imaps, then you can get something else.
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    It depends on where you live. I use navfree UK & ROI which is pretty good for free for short journeys. If I'm going somewhere a bit longer (or on my own) I use my actual Tomtom (not the app). Mostly because it has a holder (which I don't for my iPhone) and it is slightly better. However when it breaks I don't think I would buy a new one, just get a suction mount. On that subject any good ones out there that don't mean I have to take it out of the leather case I have?

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  6. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I use TomTom, but as another poster says the choice between that and Navigon is subject - I just prefer TomTom's interface.

    As for in-car mounts, Brodit are the best. No suction cups or any such nonsense - just a stable, reliable mount. They come in two parts - one specific to the phone, the other specific to the car.
  7. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    I have Garmin and haven't been too thrilled with it. I have played with Waze and iOS6 maps, they are good, but if you need offline maps, check out TomTom.
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Just started using Waze and I like it a lot, for basic GPS directions Waze does a great job. I gave my Garmin to my daughter so i am looking for a good replacement. I like the traffic updates and the spoken turn by turn directions are good.

    The app is free so it does not hurt to try it. The Ui is simple but it does all I need, try it for a week and see if you like it.
  9. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Every release of Navigon has been terrible.

    They add something new and cool, then break something.

    This update (July 3rd) broke the ability to remove Extras or Register your device.

    The last update added a new interface but destroyed performance.

    I don't know how good/bad the other pay options are, but they HAVE to be better than Navigon.

    That being said, Waze is a pretty sweet online map program. For offline, anything but Navigon.
  10. qubeofwar macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    Navigon may be getting a bit sloppy, but I'm sure they will fix that soon enough. It's still worth looking at and purchasing. That is until iMaps is out and about.

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