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General Chat Thread, Any good Android navigation apps in General; I have driven round France and the UK using the free Google navigator and actually found it very good so ...
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    Any good Android navigation apps

    I have driven round France and the UK using the free Google navigator and actually found it very good so long as we could tell it where we needed to go when we had a wireless connection. If we needed to divert during the journey I would need to turn on data and that costs money.

    Would you recommend I pay for a navigation app and have the complete map on my phone? and if so which apps are any good?

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    Co-pilot is quite good, and you can download the map to your device beforehand. Can't remember the exact cost though.

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    Sygic is good, wouldn't say it's brilliant as you have to be careful with it on some roundabouts and look at where it is sending you on the map rather than following the voice instructions which can be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    Co-pilot is quite good, and you can download the map to your device beforehand. Can't remember the exact cost though.
    I use co-pilot and have found it to be very good.

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    CoPilot and/or TomTom.

    I bought both apps when they were on offer. Overall, I think I prefer CoPilot over TomTom although I still haven't made my mind up.

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    NavFree

    Works without data connection if necessary. Plenty of maps downloadable.

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    Waze is a good freebie app, after that I only use TomTom

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    google maps navigation is awful

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    Thanks. Will have look your suggestions and do some more reading.

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    +1 for CoPilot, and CoPilot Premium is only 20. Be prepared to spend more on maps though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    NavFree

    Works without data connection if necessary. Plenty of maps downloadable.
    I like the look of this!

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    Another vote for navfree. The only draw back i have about it over google nav is that its not smooth.

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    I used co pilot on my iphone, shame you can't use it on android without having to re-purchase it as I loved it. I don't like any of the alternatives mentioned above but at the minute i'm a little reluctant to fork out again for co pilot. I might just have to go for it.

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    Did you all know Google Maps has the ability to download maps and make them available offline?

    Just press the menu button and there's a "Make Available Offline" option. Zoom out until the blue box covers the area you want to download, and wait. I use this quite often to download entire cities I'm visiting so I'm not reliant on having a signal to be able to use Sat Nav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    I like the look of this!
    Works great on my Tab2, with no data connection. I have downloaded S Africa maps ready for October. All I need is a bracket for the car.

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