GPS Apps: The Group Test

GPS Apps: The Group Test

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  • Google Maps isn’t the only free GPS option for your smartphone. Thanks to projects such as OpenStreetMap, dubbed “the Wikipedia of maps”, app builders are now able to access free, open-source maps. This has led to free and cheap navigation apps, some with highly innovative means of getting you to your destination.

    Best: City driving
    Skobbler
    £Free I OS: Apple iOS, Android
    Love: Accurate city maps. Easy to use. POIs
    Hate: Having to stream map data can be pricey
    Skobbler review I Link: Skobbler

    Best: Innovation
    PocketNavigator
    £Free I OS: Android
    Love: Innovative idea
    Hate: Vibrations can be hard to feel
    PocketNavigator review I Link: PocketNavigator

    Best: Cycling
    Bike Hub
    £Free I OS: Apple iOS, Android
    Love: Easy to use. Free. Useful for pedestrians too
    Hate: Instructions can be hard to hear and late
    Bike Hub review I Link: Bike Hub

    Best: Driving
    Ovi Maps
    £Free I OS: Symbian
    Love: Excellent POIs. Accurate directions
    Hate: poor touchscreen on the N8
    Ovi Maps review I Link: Symbian

    Best: Overall
    MotionX GPS
    £1.79 I OS: Apple iOS
    Love: downloads maps offline. Extra features
    Hate: Busy interface
    MotionX GPS review I Link: MotionX, Three

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