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Android Navigation Apps Other Than Google Maps

By Monica U Santos , Nov 03, 2016 05:01 AM EDT
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Google Maps is the king of the online mapping industry, we know that. But that doesn't mean that the Google Maps app is the best navigation app for your Android phone. Let us admit that sometimes it gives us a headache on searching and finding a certain place.

There are plenty of other navigation apps on the Google Play, and most of them are just as speedy, accurate and reliable as Google Maps. Here are five other Android navigation apps you might want to check out on the store and download. Thank you to CNET for making a list for us.

Waze

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.
Just by driving with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Plus, you can add friends, send locations or keep others posted on your arrival time.

HERE WeGo

HERE WeGo is a free app that makes city navigation effortless. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance and information about every way of getting around, it’s the only app you need to get through the city.

It offers transport information in 1300 cities around the world including: New York City / NYC, San Francisco / SF, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and many more. Get to where you need to go via subway / metro / underground, bus, bike, train, tram, or ferry.

Moovit

Moovit is the #1 local transit app in the world trusted by over 45 million riders across more than 1200 cities. With the most robust and precise information of any public transit app, Moovit adds a new city every 18 hours.

Combining all your transit options together in a single app, Moovit gives you total control over your travels so you can finally enjoy peace of mind when riding public transportation.

Because public transportation is always unpredictable, Moovit constantly updates as transit operators change schedules or alter service, so you don't end up at a station that is closed, or waiting for a bus that isn't coming.

BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS

Download topo maps for an offline outdoor navigator! Use your phone or tablet as an offroad topo mapping handheld GPS with the bestselling outdoor navigation app for Android! Explore beyond cell coverage for hiking and other recreation.

Download topo maps for the US and many other countries in advance, so you won't need cell coverage for navigation. Use storage memory for maps.

Maps.Me

Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation – trusted by over 50 million travelers worldwide. With Maps.Me, you can do the following:

  • Save mobile data, no internet is required.
  • All maps inside and all features are free. Always were and always will be.
  • Use driving, walking and cycle navigation anywhere in the world.
  • Directions to points of interest (POI), hiking trails and places missing from other maps.
  • Maps are updated by millions of OpenStreetMap contributors daily. OSM is an open-source alternative to Google Maps and Mapquest.
  • Offline search, GPS navigation along with optimized maps to effectively save memory space.
  • Save locations you love and share them with your friends.

 

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