Navigation App recommendation

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MacDryCleaner, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. MacDryCleaner macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Since the apps tend to be fairly expensive I can't just download these navigation apps and hope they have the feature I'm looking for so I thought I would turn to the forum.

    I am looking for a navigation app that allows multiple 'waypoints' so I can plan a 10 stop route with navigation between the stops.

  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I recently purchased the TomTom app. I haven't used it much, but I like what I've seen so far.
  3. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
  4. ajpslp macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    Navigon is like $59.99 , is that yearly ? sound like a bit much . After 2 yrs u can buy a small lifetime map update one ? no ?
  5. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
    It's a one-time purchase, but you can also buy extra features.
  6. ArainLA macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    Navigon rocks!
    I paid the $79 it was when it first came out and I dont regret it, its that good.
    You can buy regoinal (west, midwest, & east coast) for cheaper.
    The in app traffic is great too since it routes you around the traffic.

    My brother has TomTom and he likes mine better and bought the West coast Navigon.

    Not sure about others.

    I have 5 people who have seen Navigon and bought it and thank me all the time for it.
  7. ajpslp macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    Really - One time fee? and u can always keep it on ur phone? sounds like a plan !!! if thats the case it sounds very affordable !! any negatives from users of it?
  8. stisdal macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010
    I too got the Navigon app when it came out. Love it, especially the lane assistance which is awesome when youre in an area you are not familiar with. The one time fee has also included all map updates so far.

    Another point to mention is that this app's maps are on the phone, so no need for a cell signal to use it.
  9. agtwashington macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    I've had Navigon for a while and have used it to drive over 2,500 miles. I only got lost once and that was my fault and it was easy to find my way back. I tried out the TomTom app but I didn't like it because the routing wasn't as good. I would say that Navigon is on par or better with my Garmin Nuvi. It has traffic upgrades and you can pay for 3D mode. Overall I would say that you won't be disappointed with Navigon! (PS if you used Google Navigation, Navigon is a heck of a lot better)
  10. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010
    I didn't like Navigon much. Part of it was I was coming from a "real" TomTom device, so the interface was a little foreign. Definitely like the TomTom app.

    Something about Navigon drove me a little nuts though. Specifically, in some cases, it wouldn't show the names of many of the streets that intersected the current road I was on. Then, in another oddity, it would show the name of streets two and three blocks away from where I was, that didn't intersect with my current road at all. It drove me nuts.
  11. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    I'll +1 on the props for Navigon. Best NAv app I have used hands down.
  12. LeroyTheGreat38 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2009
    What are all the navigation apps to choose from?
  13. TheGodsInRed macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I tried all the major navigation apps through installous before purchasing Navigon and I love it. Its definitely the best one and I got the in-app purchases (traffic + panorama 3d) which has improved in further.
  14. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Navigon is king!!! Worth every penny.

    A nice free one is Waze. It's pretty accurate with routing & traffic in populated cities. Haven't tried it any rural areas tho.
  15. wowotoe macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'll vote for Waze. It's free, fun, and has international maps too. But I don't think it can do waypoints if that's really important for you.
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Another free one that does not rely on a data connection, but stores maps (like navigon) is Navfree

    Pretty decent imo
  17. Pomeless macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    I've been using the Verizon Application on my current phone for free but with the iPhone it will now be $9.99/month.

    At that price it will only take 8 months to hit $79. With traffic alerts I'd bet the Navigon is better too. Definitely NOT going VZ Navigator.
  18. Pheelyx macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2007
    Brookland, AR
    I would recommend Navigon, I got it when they were running a sale for $30.
  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I also recommend Navigon. Purchased that almost a year and a half ago, purchased 2/3 in-app purchases including traffic and absolutely love it. Has yet to let me down.
  20. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2009
    +1 for Navigon. You can't beat the price for the MyRegion version. And lifetime traffic for $19.99 can't be beat!

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