turn by turn gps

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by anac, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. anac macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Will we ever see a turn by turn GPS from Maps?

    I have downloaded so many different gps but non work well. I live in Mexico City and it can be confusing...The iPhone´s Maps has the best routes and best reliable maps. I´m afraid I´ll crash one of these days by having to look at it!
  2. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    I certainly hope so. I was very disappointed when they didn't update the iOS 5 Maps app.
  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Which apps did you try?
  4. jeffm5690 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    I liked Tom Tom until IOS 5 broke the HD Traffic Subscription I paid for :(
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Try Waze which is free. Works very well for me and live traffic is also very good since it's user based.

    Or use Navigon. Price a bit steep but well worth it.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    There's also MapQuest (that's free) that actually does (fairly good) turn-by-turn directions too.
  7. stev3n macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2010
    I'm sure one day, there will be turn-by-turn directions. I like how the Maps app now has alternate routes.
  8. pcunite macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2010
    I love the maps too, but miss the turn by turn. Currently, I think the best thing now is MotionX GPS Drive. The menus are confusing, but once you get it going it works very well.
  9. anac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Thanks all! I tried Waze, but it is too new and the routes are terrible, they are still missing half of the city streets. Motion X was so hard that I couldn't re set it on the go. That is one thing I love about Maps, just hit edit, current location and you get a new route if you get off the original track, (which in Mexico City happens often). I also tried Nav free, Global Navigator and Iway. I´ll look Map Quest up!
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Navigon is great. Waze routes pretty much suck
  11. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Coming from Android, the lack of turn-by-turn is pretty painful. Hopefully Apple will implement this ASAP.
  12. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2010
    why couldn't apple license google's navigation? it's clearly one of the best.
  13. anac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Tried Mapquest but although it finds my street, when I look up another one, it gives me options in France or Spain, not Mexico!? :mad:
  14. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Probably not, but I have the tomtom and the Garmin (full map version) downloaded on my phone and they work great. The reason I prefer them over the 'theoretical maps' version everyone seems to want is I don't need internet or even cell service to use them. I also have a GoGoNavi Japan GPS app. When I bring my iPhone to Japan I turn of the "phone" portion and use it as an iPod and a GPS.

    So yeah, turn-by-turn nav might be nice, I still need GPS apps with full maps downloaded already. (yes I don't need tomtom and garmin, but I am a garmin fan but tomtom released theirs first)
  15. anac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    So here I am praising maps just to have gotten terribly lost yesterday because it would send me through wrong direction on one way streets! It marks the right circulation with arrows just to ask you to turn on the wrong way! Kept doing it even after editing route. :p. I think I'll wait for Tom Tom to upgrade to ios5 and will get it.
  16. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    TomTom is ios5 compatible, they updated it just the other day. They just added ipad compatibility too. I like TomTom quite a bit for turn by turn and having on board maps. Have read about the traffic subs being hard to transfer, hope they improve on that. Myself I have never used their traffic.
  17. ACardAttack macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    Ill second this
  18. ryanstewart macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    MotionX GPS Drive!

    I'd highly recommend MotionX GPS Drive! I've tried several different GPS apps and have found this to be by far the best and best part is that it's a one time purchase of $1! Can't beat that.
  19. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    I have a feeling that iOS 6 will feature a major upgrade to Maps. It will integrate Find My Friends and Find my iPhone, as well as having some unique and awesome Apple-like interface that will blow away other navigation apps. And, of course, being integrated with Siri. This is just a feeling of course.
  20. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Waze is only good if people are using it in the area you're in since it's crowd sourced.

    I still haven't settled on a paid one myself. MapQuest4Mobile is definitely the best free one.
  21. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    "Best" based on what criteria? Does it download map data or are maps stored locally? Info like this is important for people reading your recommendation. Don't assume that their preferences are identical to yours. For example, I strongly prefer locally stored maps and for others that do as well, I recommend TomTom & Navigon.
  22. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I agree with everything you said. I have both Navigon and TomTom but I prefer the Navigon interface to I use the Navigon app more. I have not used the TomTom app since their latest universal app update so that may change
  23. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    You don't need to store maps locally. If you think you're going to lose data signal, then just pre-load the maps prior to leaving. Takes just a couple minutes to do and there's no need to bloat your phone with maps. I used to do this on my first iPhone, the regular 3G as it was slower to load the graphics once they did come in. Preloading them made it seamless.

    The reason I really like it over the other apps is that ti's interface is clean yet sophisicated, easy to use, and it's fast as hell and very accurate. Includes traffic and all kinds of features.

    I too highly recommend Motion X Drive. However, can't wait for Apple to license something and build a turn by turn system into the iPhone.
  24. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    yeah, they all suck...the show maps app needs to be torn down and re-written...lose google if thats the problem! We need nav by now...its beyond about time! Especially with siri able to read the turn by turn...its a real wasted opportunity!

    BTW, I paid for several GPS apps, including Navigon and they ALL SUCK! Thankfully I just bought a new car with gps built in.
  25. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    TomTom USA, it's Awesome!!!

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