Offline Navigation?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TSE, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Going to buy an iPhone once the new ones come out, getting it with T-Mobile which isn't the best in Iowa where I go to school but fantastic in Minnesota.

    One thing I love about my Nokia Lumia is the offline maps. Does iPhone have equivalent quality offline voice navigation and maps tools?
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There are paid Apps but I suggest trying the latest version of GoogleMaps first for straight map and voice Nav Waze, both free.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Navigon and Tomtom are very good.
    And others also offer offline maps you can download.
     
  4. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    HERE ...


    Garmin USA/Tom Tom/Navigon GPS app does not use data time

    Waze Free June 24th, 2013 Version 3.7.2
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-gps-traffic-social-fun!/id323229106?mt=8

    This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

    NAVIGON (Nice) $44.99 does not need data plan. Resides on phone July 11, 2013 Version 2.5

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/navigon-north-america/id321506742?mt=8

    Garmin $59.99 / $49.99 for second link
    July 16th, 2013 version 2.5
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garmin-n.-america/id435740864?mt=8
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garmin-u.s.a./id435490305?mt=8
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  6. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    I've used Navfree for several different countries when travelling, and it does the job very well.

    Hopefully Google will sometime incorporate a proper cache control system into Maps, so you can pre-load regions, and then use off-line.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Never used a Nokia but there are certainly plenty of options for nav solutions with locally stored map data.
     
  8. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I use he Android version of NavFree. It is adequate if you really need an offline navigation app. The issue I have with it is that the search ability has given me incorrect locations before. I recommend that you verify destinations with Google Maps if possible. Before a trip where I have internet access, I double check the destinations with Google Maps. Navigation is fine and gets me to the place I am going to.
     

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