Having an application on your android device that helps you track your way around some really new place is something that nobody would  want missing in their phone, especially the type that love the adventure of exploring new places. Some apps however arrive with a paid version though this one should not be a worry since the basic apps do not require you to spend a penny. The apps in this case were all tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S3 smartphones using both 3G and Wi-Fi internet connections. Some of them require consistent flow of the internet to give accurate information. However, no technical hitches were noted with the apps at the time of testing them.

  1. OsmAnd Maps

This app has sharp connection to the OpenStreetMap information that can be stored in your phone even when offline. Another pretty amazing thing about this app is that you can give it vocal commands, which makes navigation quite fun, as you make each turn. The comprehensive app with the latest features and updates comes in form of a paid version on Google Play Store. For those who need to use this app at its best, it’s recommended that they buy from the Play Store, as this also comes a long way in helping the developers serve you better.

  1. BackCountry Nav

Also known as BackCountry Navigator. This app is the real thing for those who love adventure out in the wild. The ability of this app enables it to navigate beyond streets and paved roads into the world of jungles and waters. This is the recommended app whenever you go out for kayaking or hiking escapades.

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  1. Sygic GPS Navigation

This is the most downloaded offline navigation app in Google play. This is because it has over 160 maps from different states and countries that can be downloaded. The massive number of annual downloads of this app already tells that it’s quite trustworthy. Most of the app’s features come freely except for traffic service as well as navigation guidelines from Head Up Display and Homer Simpson, which are individually purchased.

  1. MapFactor

It may be taken as any other common navigation app but what makes it unique is its ability to give warnings when one is approaching speed cameras as well as its GPS-guided 2D and 3D satellite navigation modes. Having the day and night switch as well as the  vocal guidance adds to its extra-ordinary nature making it an  irresistible app as it comes freely too. One last thing about it is that it can help you search for the nearest points of interest around you.

  1. Google Maps

This is the most well-known GPS Android Navigation app, with millions of users worldwide. It is considered as the standard in the navigation apps arena. Many people enjoy using it because its simple and user-friendly. It has 2 types of the view, the ordinary map and the satellite map.

  1. Waze Social GPS

This is another unique app that intertwines traffic navigation with social networking. It also comes with an avatar that starts as a baby when your phone is new and can be modified as you use the app. It provides quite useful information such as the location of social amenities and service  sites. It also enables other people to see where you are, which some people find uncomfortable.

 

With these apps and many more, life is indeed easy and fun as you have the power in your hands to solve navigation mysteries as you find your way around the world.

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