MotionX GPS Drive

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by guklein, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008

    I will travel to US next month and rent a car to drive there between Miami and Orlando.

    The app MotionX GPS Drive needs an internet connection? If yes, I will not able to use it, right?

    Thank you!
  2. Davydd macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    MotionX GPS Drive needs a cellular Internet connection to see the underlying maps. It will still track via assisted satellite GPS if you happen to drive outside a cellular area but from Miami to Orlando I would suspect it would not be for any amount of significant time if at all. In Miami and Orlando itself you'll always have a cellular connection.

    There are apps by Tom Tom, Garmin, CoPilot, Navigon and Magellan that have their own maps and data stored on your iPhone and don't need a cellular connection at all. However, they have a cost considerably higher than MotionX GPS.

    I use the Tom Tom GPS app as I do a lot of driving in an RV outside of cellular areas like national parks and forests and off the beaten path roads.
  3. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    I guess the problem for me is as I dont live in US I will not have a celular internet data plan to use MotionX GPV Drive.


  4. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I believe the Navfree GPS Live USA app has free turn-by-turn directions without a wireless connection. After you install the app, then you download the map packs for the states you want. It’s based on OpenStreetMap.
  5. Mrbobb, Apr 23, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013

    Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Update for v15

    MotionX GPS is for hiking, biking etc, with NO turn-by-burn voice prompt and can import GPX.

    MotionX GPS drive is the more traditional driving app with turn-by-turn but can't import pre-defined routes.

    Update MotionX GPS drive v15. It does have a feature to pre-load maps to operate wo cellular but the download, depending on your hotspot connection can take 15 minutes I hear.

    GPS drive currently has an annoying $10/year fee for voice turn-by-turn, 30 days free trial.

    GPS drive also has the capability of displaying its screen on selected JVC and Pioneer head units for another usd$27.

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