There are a lot of smartphone owners who prefer to use the Google Maps or Apple Maps that their device came equipped with. However, it is good to know that there are other way better options out there and today we’re going to reveal you top 5 maps and navigation applications that you can use.
We’re pretty sure that a lot of people who have an Android device are using the Google Maps application in order to get directions while driving. The application is integrated into Google Search, Voice command and it comes with a lot of features.
In addition, while using Google Maps, you will be informed about the traffic that’s ahead of you, allowing you to avoid any jams by taking a different route. The Google Maps application can also be used to find locations such as hotels, bars, pubs, coffee shops, train stations, bus stations, stores and more. It is surely one of the greatest applications out there that you can use for free and get directions in a town that you don’t know at all.
inRoute is a free application that also comes with a premium option which costs 5 dollars. The application will give you up to 25 locations for each route, allowing you to find the quickest and most useful fuel combination of stops.
All applications come with point-to-point direction, but what if you want to make multiple stops during a long trip? Well, don’t worry, because this application allows you to plan up to 5 stops on a trip and even search for points of interests between where you are and where you’re going.
In case you pay an extra fee of 4.99 dollars, you will be able to plan up to 25 stops on a single trip, including how much time you you’re planning on spending with each location. At the same time, the “premium” version of the application allows to reorder stops into the fastest and most efficient route.
HERE application is developed by Nokia and it was recently bought by a consortium of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi for 3 billion dollars. This application also the ability to download offline maps for states and even countries around the world. The application can be downloaded for free and to set a route preference is pretty easy. In addition, the application comes with public, driving and walking transit directions in one place. This way, you won’t have to search again for each separate option. In case you didn’t download it yet on your device, then you should do it later and we’re pretty sure that you will love it.
By gathering information from other drivers in the area and all around the world, Waze comes with road hazards, traffic updates, speed camera, police officers and even detours.
Waze is an application that has had big success and there are a lot of people who are using it on a day to day basis. The users will be able to give detailed information and even post photos or add notes about what you might encounter on the road.
The downside of this application is that it doesn’t have an offline mode and it relies only on the cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. However, if you want the latest information about what lies on the road ahead of you, you should definitely install Waze on your smartphone.
There are a lot of applications out there, which you can use for free, and CoPilot is one of them. However, there is also a premium version of this application for the people who prefer to use it in offline mode. This way, you will be able to download maps and use them while you’re offline, only with your GPS connection.
CoPilot doesn’t cost as much as a TomTom or Garmin, but it still allows you use the maps in offline mode without any problems. You can even get turn-by-turn directions, use Google search to save new places, plan new trips and more. In case you want to travel overseas or if you don’t have enough data to burn on your mobile device, CoPilot is one of the applications that you will surely want to use.
The application comes with a 7day free trial, but after that, you will need to pay 4.99 dollars for it.
These are the top 5 maps and navigation applications that we suggest you to use right away on your mobile devices. In case you don’t have a favorite application to get directions while driving to a foreign country, then you should definitely install all of these applications and see which one is better for you.
What map and navigation application do you use while driving? Will you prefer to use a free application or a paid application? Do you think that a paid application will always be better than a free one?