Mobile devices have replaced gps navigators dedicated, and very few people buy this type of product when they can enjoy it with an application installed on their mobile.
In Google Play we find a great variety of navigation apps and maps, most of them free and very good, that allow us to enjoy turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation to reach our destination.
As in these summer dates, trips increase to take advantage of vacation days and good weather, that is why we are going to do a little review of the best GPS navigators for Android.
We begin our review with Google maps for Android, the navigation and maps application that comes standard on most devices, so we don’t have to install anything to enjoy a completely free GPS navigator.
In the last year it has improved a lot, with the downloading of maps by areas or the multiple stops to go to various destinations that were added to the real-time traffic alerts and the recalculation of the route to avoid traffic jams. Google maps It is a great option and the most used. It allows us to calculate routes by car, on foot, by bike, taxi and public transport.
The most downloaded GPS navigator after Google Maps is Waze, the social GPS navigation application that allows us to join its large community of drivers to share traffic and road information in real time to save time and money on gas.
Its application makes use of Google maps and also allows us to share our routes with our friends and see how long we are going to be stuck in traffic. It only allows travel by car. It is completely free but requires a data connection to work. It is unrivaled in traffic alert information.
Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic
Here WeGo is presented as a tough rival for Google Maps, with downloading of maps by countries for use completely offline, which allows us to calculate routes by car, foot, bicycle, public transport or order a taxi or shared car. It shows us the traffic in real time and information about the incidents.
Despite its outdated interface, MapFactor It is one of the most downloaded and valued browsers on Google Play. Use the free maps of the project OpenStreetMap and allows you to buy Tomtom maps. It has speed cameras, cargo vehicle mode, pedestrians and street blocking.
Downloading MapFactor is free, but to enjoy the alternative routes, the Head Up Display function to see the directions reflected on the windshield and remove the ads will have to go through the checkout. All its functions are unlocked by paying 6 euros, except TomTom maps, which cost between 14.99 and 19.99 euros. It works completely offline.
MapFactor: GPS Navigation
If we are looking for another totally free GPS navigator we have Maps.me which has more than 40 million downloads worldwide. By downloading maps for offline use we can move with your routes by car, on foot or by bicycle. It makes use of the free maps of OpenStreetMap.
MAPS.ME – offline gps maps
With more than 50 million downloads on Google Play and with the TomTom offline 3D maps we found Sygic, which in its free version offers us offline maps and speed camera warnings. If we pay 19.99 (Europe) or 29.99 euros (World) we will enjoy navigation with voice instructions, speed limits, Head-up Display and real-time traffic service.
GPS Navigation and Sygic Maps
CoPilot It has more than 14 million users around the world. It is a GPS navigator that allows us to test its turn-by-turn navigation mode for 7 days that learns our preferred route to go to work and back home, checking at all times the traffic conditions of our movements and the warnings of speed limits and radars. It does not require an Internet connection and its price is 14.99 euros. After the trial period we can only see your map, use your route planner and use your pedestrian mode.
CoPilot GPS – Navigation
GPS Navigation (BeOnRoad)
BeOnRoad allows us to enjoy your free navigation for vehicles and pedestrians, speed limit warnings and offline 3D maps. If we pay between € 3.99 and € 6.99 we will enjoy navigation with voice instructions in several languages, lane instructions, HUD, travel book, speed camera warnings and its function navigate to photo. We can test all its functions for 7 days.
Magic Earth Pro Navigation
Formerly known as ROUTE 66 Navigate, Magic Earth Pro Navigation is a paid GPS navigator with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Use TomTom 3D maps with real photos. Its download is free and will allow us to test this navigator for 30 days with radars, real-time traffic alerts, alternative routes and much more. After the trial period, you will have to go through the box to unlock features.
Magic Earth Pro Navigation
OsmAnd It is an open source GPS navigator but with integrated purchases. It works with OpenStreetMap maps and is online or offline, with voice turn-by-turn directions (recorded and synthesized voices), with lane directions, with support for waypoints on your itinerary and automatic rerouting when you deviate from the itinerary.
TomTom It also has its GPS navigator for Android, it is about TomTom Go and allows us to navigate for free for 75 kilometers every month to enjoy your guided navigation, traffic information, speed cameras and points of interest from TomTom. If we want to do more kilometers, we already have to pay its annual subscription, of 19.99 euros for one year, or 44.99 euros for three years.
TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic
Updated on 07/21/2017: This article has been updated with the screenshots and prices of the latest versions of these applications.
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