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adam_d_richardson

GPS: Apple iPhone 3GS







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I have used some free nav software and it is ok. I have used it occasionally on an iPhone 3GS.
Certainly not bad for a free app. It calculates the route fairly quickly but its a bit slow reloading the maps when you scroll around or zoom in and out.
It is also only worth using if you have your iPhone plugged into a power source as it goes through your battery really quickly (especially on older phones where the battery life has already taken a bit of a beating).

The only other issue is that there are adverts throughout the app but again its pretty much what you expect for a free app.

Also make sure you download the app at home either over WIFI or via iTunes on a computer as it is well over 100Mb in size so the app won't download over 3G.
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sandruvlad

GPS: Garmin 2390







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sygic is good all around europe
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wayne.hodder3

GPS: TomTom VIA280







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fabiovin70 wrote:
Hi,

I have TomTom on iphone4 and it does work very well.
Anyway I still have to check if it is possible to manually add POI.


I agree with the iphone4 app v1.11 is very good, it has gotten me where I want to go.

You can manually add poi but it is very complicated and not for the less tech savy.
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stjepan.soos

GPS: nuvi 255w







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Does any know what is the best free app to download for GPS?

I have some Michelin apps but it is just route calculation, nothing else.
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adam_d_richardson

GPS: Apple iPhone 3GS







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If you have iOS 6 or higher on your iPhone then the maps application that is included is actually pretty good as a GPS. It now included turn based navigation including voice instructions and I have found it good. It doesnt include POI or any of those extra features, but if you are looking for a navigation tool to get you from point A to point B then it will certainly fulfill those requirements.

For more detailled GPS features such as POI I personally use the free maps app which seems to work fine. I will warn that it does take a while to start up so as I previously said if you are just trying to find your way to a destination and not use POI then I would stick with the Maps application.

The Google Maps app is also free and offers turn based navigation now as well (although if you have iOS6 then you will need to download this separately as the Maps app is now Apple's own app)

Hope this helps
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gop-1

GPS: iphone5







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hi... i know this is a very old thread, but this might be of use... i've travelled in the US a fair bit recently, and found CoPilot very good on an iPhone5, and at £7 for the whole of the US, it's a real bargain. The user interface isn't quite a slick as TOMTOM, but at a fraction of the price, it did a perfectly good job. Smile
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sebastian

GPS: iPhone 4s







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I have Navigon and I think that it does its job better than others, such as TomTom and Sygic. The price is fair!
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roddy.davey

GPS: Garmin nuvi 2555







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Before I got a dedicated Garmin unit, I used Motion X GPS. It was decent but I found it a drain on the battery and a pain if you needed to use the phone for anything else (only while safely stopped, of course).

I have played with the Apple Maps gps and it seems "good enough" if you aren't going to use it enough to warrant a standalone unit.
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undrum

GPS: Garmin ESSENTIAL 42







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Try Sygic or Navigon for Android and iOS.
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garybutler

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 2497







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You can download maps for each individual country you visit without paying a penny
I downloaded all maps for central Europe and it worked well. Just like a commercial satnav with voice and arrowed directions
Less reliable for POI's than a commercial satnav but not too bad either
I was very happy with it
It didn't use any of my phone data which I had turned off just to be sure
If you don't have plenty of storage on your phone you could always install the maps as needed.
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cgier

GPS: Garmin







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steve.wilton1 wrote:
Reading the reviews independently on the net they all seem to have a drawback or two.


I agree.
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