Do you to transform your handset into a navigational device? In case you’re one of the Android users who find the default map applications insufficient, there are numerous feature packed and cool navigational applications waiting for you. Thanks to the navigational apps since traveling and driving nowadays is not problematic and difficult. The apps are tested on Android handsets. Some of them require internet connection to deliver directions.
1. OsmAnd Maps (Free & $7.99}
This application has a priority access to a high quality OpenStreet Map data which can be stored in your handsets for offline use. This navigation app allows you to dictate the instructions through your voice. In the paid version, Android users get the latest features and updates first. Other than that all the features in the paid version are available in the free version.
What makes it special is that you can hear warning (audible) when approaching the speed cameras. Its GPS satellite navigation is availed in 2D and 3D modes. The audible feature and day and night switching makes the app valuable. The app has a quick search feature that allows you to do instant searches to your nearest points.
3. Waze Social GPS
This application converge traffic navigation with social networking. Users have an avatar. In case you are new to this application, the avatar will begin as a baby and can get customized while using the application. The app has relevant info such as schools, police, hospitals, groceries, etc. The app also displays transportation stops, traffic jams, parking and other vital information.
4. BackCountry Nav
This app allows the Android owners to navigate outdoors beyond streets and paved roads. The app is recommended for outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking. The paid version does not have time restriction thus can be used whenever you want.
5. Google Maps
This is the most popular and recognizable GPS Navigation app. The app is considered standard in the field of navigation applications. The app has a user friendly interface. Moreover, users can switch into different views, from the ordinary map to satellite view.
6. Polaris Navigation GPS
This is one of the newest navigation apps on the Play Store. However, the app has managed to capture attention with its stylish and sleek interface. This is the top navigation app when it comes to utility and style. The app can work without the need to a constant internet connection.
7. GPS Navigation by Sygic
This is one of the most downloaded offline navigation apps. The app has over 160 downloadable maps of different states and countries. The application provides a free access to many features but if you want a traffic service you will have to purchase the application.
8. Maverick: GPS Navigation.
The app is easy to use and detailed. You can use it offline. The app is awesome if you hike to place with poor internet connection. Its map is accurate. What special about this application is that you can navigate it easily.
This app allows you to speak to your handset for searching destinations and places. With the hands free input you can be able to focus on your driving. The map is highly reliable and you do not have to worry about getting lost. Info about the road accidents is updated every five minutes. The app also informs when the traffic is low and the updated gas prices.
This is one of the most efficient and outstanding application. However, the users have to pay to enjoy the wide range of features.