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canidmajor's avatar

What is a good GPS app to download onto my iPhone 5?

Asked by canidmajor (16860points) May 16th, 2016

I prefer something with audio turn by turn.

I already have Google Maps, I’m looking to explore some other choices.


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Tropical_Willie's avatar

What mobile service provider do you have? Verizon Wireless has Navigator you must have a Verizon Wireless account. There is a monthly charge or you can use it a day at a time, really costly. Sometimes the have one month free available.

I don’t work for Verizon Wireless but have had their mobile service for over 22 years.

zenvelo's avatar

For driving, I have been using Waze. It will give you real time alternatives on side streets to avoid traffic.

canidmajor's avatar

I have ATT as a provider.

@zenvelo: when I tried Waze before, the audio never worked. Have they fixed that? I’d be happy to re-install if they have.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

AT&T has Navigator as an app, but I don’t know anything else about it.

zenvelo's avatar

@canidmajor The sound was working last night on Waze.

canidmajor's avatar

Well, then, I’ll re install it and try it again! Thanks. And I’ll look into navigator as well.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Apple Maps has come a long way since it’s inception and offers the best possible integration with other iPhone applications.

Siri voiced directions is pleasant and familiar.

A word about Waze:

I tried this smarmy, cutesy pile hoping for a replacement when the powers that be shut down the wildly successful Trapster for comprehensive speed trap warnings that actually worked using crowdsourcing.

I gave up in disgust after just a couple of days. As if the insipid, smiley cartoon balloon cars weren’t enough, Waze was needlessly complicated to use, used warnings that reminded me of my overprtective mom, and did not build a permanent database of speed monitoring devices and was therefore useless.

canidmajor's avatar

Good tip about Apple maps, I’ll look into that, thanks!

SecondHandStoke's avatar

^ I forgot to mention that Apple Maps now automatically factors in traffic and proposes a route based on traffic.

If you allow it Apple Maps now memorizes your frequent destinations based on time of day. When you go to your car it automatically notifies you of driving time to your likely destination.

Also Apple Maps communicates with your calendar and reminder events and suggests what time you should depart based on traffic influenced drive times.

But like @ragingloli loves to constantly point out Apple products are nothing but overpriced status symbols.

canidmajor's avatar

Yeah, well, loli is wildly irrational on so very many subjects.

I have never used Siri. Will it automatically enable the audio when I access the GPS?

SecondHandStoke's avatar

^ Audible turn by turn directions is the default setting.

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