Mapquest stands tall on our list. It’s quite a different navigator app. You can speak to your Android device for searching places and destinations. With this hands free input, you can focus on your driving. It even provides walking directions, so when you park downtown and still need to know where to go, MapQuest will continue to guide you on foot. The map itself is highly precise, and you don’t have to worry about getting lost. Information regarding road incidents and traffic flow is updated every 5 minutes. This app can also provide updated gas prices.
Google Maps is perhaps the most recognizable and popular Android GPS Navigation App, as shown by its half a billion users worldwide. It is also considered the standard in the field of mobile navigation apps. Even Apple recommended it as an alternative to its own mapping system. Users will surely enjoy its user-friendly interface. Plus it can be switched to different views, from satellite to the ordinary map view. It is not confusing to use unlike other navigation apps.
Maverick: GPS Navigation
Maverick: GPS Navigation is a detailed and easy to use navigation app. You can use this app offline, which is great if you hike to places where Internet connection is poor or non-existent. The map is accurate and automatically caches for offline use, which is really handy. It offers similar features like others but what’s good about Maverick is that you can navigate it easily. Your tracks can be recorded in just a single tap.
NavFree is a completely free GPS but it does have some premium features like celebrity voices, safety camera, live parking information and more. These features can be worth the money depending on your daily use-case scenarios, and because of this ability it has a slight similarity over Google Maps for some things. Not only that but NavFree is based on OSM map data, which is user submitted and corrected, so if you find a mistake or something that’s just plain not on the map you can add it for all to see.
GPS Essentials is a pretty decent app. The app’s quality feature is its dashboard that allows you to monitor all kinds of stats including your average speed, altitude, distance travelled, moon phase, ETA to destination, and a number of other stats you can look at it. It also comes with some of the standard navigation features which is seen in all the above apps. 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.