Google Maps is an amazing navigation app and all love to use it. Hence, most users may have never considered about checking alternative navigation apps for Android at the Google Play Store.
If you are a navigation geek, there are tons of options out there if you look beyond Google. Here we listed down some of the top navigation apps for Android.
Maps from Google is undoubtedly the most amazing navigation app made for Android phones. All Android phones that offers features like GPS and internet connectivity come with Google Maps preloaded.
Turn-by-turn navigations, walk directions, 360-degree Street View that lets you view inside popular places like restaurants and museums and many more.
Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic
Waze is a new community based navigation app. It’s a unique navigation wherein community members for getting real-time traffic updates and road alerts. Some of the other features include, voice guided navigation, automatic re-routing, and live maps.
Sygic: GPS Navigation & Maps
The Google Play Store describes it as the most downloaded offline navigation app. The reason why its works offline is that all the maps are stored on your phone. It does not need you to connect to the web. However, you do require using GPS for this app.
It comes with features like turn-by-turn voice navigation, dynamic lane guidance, 3D cities and landscape, waypoints and junction view. It comes with a free trail usage of 7 days.
It is smooth and fast navigation app that offers both online and offline maps which enables to use navigation with or without web connection.
It gives you easy access to Wikipedia information and weather on the map. 3D viewing allows gives you realistic views of buildings and popular landmarks. It comes with 30 days trial for free.
Wisepilot for Xperia
As the name goes, this version of Wisepilot is especially designed for Sony Xperia smartphone users. With very low data consumption rate, it offers the best of navigation features like turn-by-turn navigation, traffic alerts, travel assistance, automatic updates, speed limits, store the maps of your country on your phone with My Maps and Wcities for searching forthcoming events in your vicinity. It comes with free 30 days trial.
Navfree: Free GPS Navigation
Dubbed as the world’s first crowd-powered free navigation app, Navfree allows you to download all the maps on to your phone’s storage for no charge at all.
Also, you can update the app for free. It offers features like turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen guidance and user-friendly interface.
CoPilot Live Premium UK + IRE
The CoPilot Live Premium is a navigation app that has been specially designed for UK and Ireland users. Some of the features it offers include offline navigation, high quality NAVTEQ maps, turn-by-turn guidance, comes with free ActiveTraffic for 12 months. You only need to pay once and you can use it for your lifetime.
MapFactor: GPS Navigation
MapFactor Navigator is a free navigation app that brings turn-by-turn navigation to your Android phone. It comes with features like voice guidance, 3D viewing, speed cameras, and offline navigation with free updates every month.
GPS Navigation BE-ON-ROAD
The free app allows you to get content from OpenStreeMap which is known for providing free geographical data, and NAVTEQ Maps which is well-known map data provider. All the maps are stored on your phone for offline navigation.
AT&T Navigator: GPS navigation
The AT&T Navigator is a perfect app if you want to reach your destination by avoiding traffic, find local places of interest, and search the nearest and cheapest gas station.
All AT&T Android phones with GPS feature come preloaded with this app. It includes features like local live traffic, offline navigation, share ETA, battery saver and many more
BackCountry Navigator PRO GPS
It is a wonderful outdoor navigation that lets you view offline maps. The app makes use of different map sources available for the public. The demo version of the app is also available. Other features include OpenStreetMaps, OpenCycleMaps, US Topo Maps, Japan GSI Maps and many more.
The Yandex Navigator makes it possible for you to find the fastest and clearest roads to reach your destination. It offers turn-by-turn navigation for users in Russia and Ukraine, voice navigation in Russian, easy location search, traffic level indicator and many more.
OsmAnd Maps & Navigation
OSMAnd which stands for OSM Automated Navigation Directions gives free access to OpenStreetMap data. Some of its features are turn-by-turn guidance, automatic re-routing, search for finding places by address, and many more.
Maverick: GPS Navigation
Works without internet connection, Maverick is a great navigation which stores maps on your phone. It gives access to multiple worldwide maps. It allows you to share your current location with others.
Other features include trip computer, record tracks, save your favorite places. There is a Pro version of the app that comes with features like unlimited waypoints, lock compass, and FourSquare support.
Marketed as the most complete GPS app in the market, GPS Essentials comes with an easy to understand user interface, compass, ability to record tracks, waypoints and many more. With more than 45 available widgets, you can personalize and build your own dashboard.