Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Best GPS/Navigation Apps To Know Your Location


Have you ever missed road and could barely recognised or know the exact place you found yourself, or have you ever wanted to visit a friend and got confused with the actual road or pathway to follow then that shouldn't be a problem now as long as you have your Android phone or tablet with you.

Many a times when we hear about GPS and and navigation apps, our mind always go to Google maps but there are other good quality GPS or navigation apps for your Android phone or tablet. Below are the GPS and navigation apps which i recommend for you.

Best GPS and Navigation apps for Android phone and tablet 

HERE Maps


HERE Maps is developed by Nokia and it made quite the splash in 2014. It made another splash in 2015 when it was sold to a consortium of automobile manufacturers including Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. It features a simple, elegant interface with mapping options all over the world. You can download maps for offline use in your region so you don’t need a mobile data connection. HERE also shows you traffic information (where applicable), public transit maps, and you can customize by saving places for quick directions later.

MapFactor: GPS Navigation


MapFactor is one of your classic turn-by-turn navigation apps for those looking for a replacement to Google Maps. It downloads and installs the map files to your SD card so you can use it offline if you need to. It uses OffStreetMap data which has support for a lot of countries around the world with more being added every day. It’s not as polished as Google Maps but it has enough features to use it effectively and enjoyably.

BackCountry Navigator GPS Pro


BackCountry Navigator is first on our list and if you’re a camper or hiker it’s one you should look at it. We looked at it briefly on our indie apps of the day segment and liked what we saw. It’s pretty expensive but what you get is a number of offline topographical maps that is perfect for those places where there is no data service to download them. There are a few fun features like marking the map and maps from multiple countries. There is a trial version you can try first and it’s a great option for those who need maps for things like hiking and camping.

GPS Essentials


GPS essential dashboard that allows you to monitor all kinds of stats including your average speed, altitude, distance traveled, moon phase, ETA to destination, and a number of other stats. Another unique feature is a HUD that will show you your waypoints and we liked that a lot. It also comes with some of the standard navigation features which means you don’t have to change to other apps for directions. It appears to be designed for the outdoors rather than driving so if you’re one of those kind of people this is definitely worth checking out. It also comes with a few plugins to give it additional navigation features, but those do come with an extra charge.

Google Maps


Google Maps is better than all other GPS Apps i must say. There are consistent features and app updates, worldwide support, you can download maps for offline use if you need them (there is a 14-day time limit on downloaded maps), the venerable Street View is included, you’ll get detailed information about 100 million places, and you’ll be using a service controlled by Google. There is simply no other way to put it. Google Maps is awesome.


These are the best GPS and navigation apps for your Android phone or tablet and truly Google maps is the best but you should also try the other other above. If you love this post please don't forget to share it by clicking on the share buttons below thanks. 


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