Nowadays most of the smart phones are come with in-built GPS navigation feature. This somewhat makes the standalone GPS devices unnecessary. If you own an iPhone or iPad, its default map (Google Maps or iOS 6’s Maps) is not the only option as there are a huge number of GPS navigation apps available on AppStore. So, which is the most powerful and reliable GPS navigation app? Well if you are having the difficulty of choosing the right app, here’s a list of our recommended GPS navigation and mapping apps, both free and paid, for your Apple devices. We hope these apps will help you get back on track once you’ve lost your way.
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GPS and Mapping Apps for iPhone and iPad
TomTom navigation app offers users accurate maps, no mobile signal needed. The GPS app provides daily free map updates wherever you are and gives you a clear turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone. It not only lets you search with Google, Facebook and foursquare, but also enables you integrate with your phone’s contacts, photos, music, email and calendar.
AT&T Navigator constantly monitors your position as you progress along the route, and gives you up-to-the-minute guidance, showing the distance to upcoming turns, highway entrances and exits, and road name changes. If you miss a turn, AT&T Navigator detects that you are off route, calculates a new route and guides you back on track.
MotionX GPS Drive
MotionX uses the latest NAVTEQ maps, Bing search, and live predictive traffic information from INRIX to deliver complete navigation solution designed exclusively for the iPhone. Some of its notable features include real-time traffic-based routing and guidance, full support for portrait and landscape mode, visual lane assistance, live local speed limits display, pre-load maps for offline use, multi-stop routing and many more.
Waze is a navigation app that provides community generated real-time traffic and road alerts, with complete voice-guided navigation. The app also lets you find the cheapest gas station on your route.
Navigon North America
With Navigon you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functional mobile navigation system. The app has intuitive user interface and can be used in portrait and landscape format. It provides precise spoken announcements, intelligent address entry, lane assistant pro, real road sign, speed assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning, and many more features.
GPS by TeleNav
The full featured version of TeleNav provides spoken turn-by-turn directions that sound like a real human voice. You can get turn-by-turn directions for where you want to go, search millions of new places, including cheapest gas prices nearby, see daily traffic on a map and more.
Skobbler GPS Navigation 2
This is another voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation app for iPhone and iPad. The app provides local search, map view, “take me home” button, contact list navigation, iPod playback, stationary speed trap warnings in various countries.
iGO Primo offers fast, short and easy-to-follow routes. Other useful features provided by this navigation app include automatic route recalculation, multipoint-route support, smart keyboard & history, speedcam databases, 3D citymaps and many more.
GPS and Mapping Apps for iPhone Only
MapQuest is a free voice-guided, turn-by-turn, GPS navigation for iPhone. This free app speaks to you, telling you when and where to make a turn. It lets you easily search for restaurants and other popular places with a single tap. If you take a wrong turn, MapQuest re-routes you automatically.
Gokivo GPS Navigator
Gokivo is a real time, voice-guided, and turn-by-turn navigation app that provides turn-by-turn spoken directions with street names. It lets you navigate using realistic city views, real highway signs and road views. You can choose the navigation view that works for you, including List View, Dashboard View and 3D View.
G-map is a voice-prompted turn-by-turn GPS navigation software available for iPhone and iPod Touch. No wireless connection needed to get you to the destination. The app displays the level of traffic on your route in different colors and allows you to avoid traffic tie-ups by choosing alternative routes.
Magellan is another navigation app that offers turn-by-turn guidance with a number of voice options. It lets you instantly search, browse ratings, and navigate to places that interest you, all from within the app.
Garmin StreetPilot U.S.A. is packed full of great navigation features from Garmin. The app includes Garmin’s photoReal images of complex junctions to help you navigate with confidence. It also includes rich mapping with detailed 3D buildings and landmarks, lane guidance, speed/red light camera alerts and many other advanced features, while remaining simple and easy to use.
Sygic North America
Sygic is a voice guided GPS navigation app. It’s packed with latest maps and a set of navigation features. Both app and maps are updated for free. Maps are stored on the phone for offline use.
CoPilot Live turns your iPhone into a high performence GPS with offline maps, live traffic information and advanced navigation features.
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