Tuesday, July 18, 2023

    7 Best Android GPS Apps for you Android Devices

    When it comes to your Mobile Phone,  Apple or Android you want the best Apps you can find.

    Here we have compiled for your pleasure 7 of the Best Android GPS Apps for all Android Devices. (Sorry Apple owners – we will have to put another list together just for you.)

    Are phone based GPS apps really better than personal navigation devices?

    I believe they are.

    Phone based GPS systems have the ability to do much more complex tasks that would be impossible without a wireless data network.

    These days, a GPS system is a very helpful because with the help of this app we can find anything we need to search for.

    We can locate our friend if they are ever lost or kidnapped.

    Below are some of the location based apps.

    With great advancement this technology is developing day by day, with great advancement.

    The more new apps are originating day by day and some of the new apps with you may be many geeks are now very well familiar.

    But today I want to review 7 of the Best Android GPS apps for Android Devices which are listed below.

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    Best Android GPS Apps for Android Devices

    There are hundreds of GPS apps available in the market place for Android phones so we have done the hard work and compiled for you 7 of the best Android GPS apps for your Android Phones.

    Tell us what you think in the Comments section below.

    1. Maps- Navigation and Transit

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    Google Maps with navigation is available for Android 1.6 and higher.

    This suite has proven itself and is currently the most popular GPS app for Android 1.6 users and above.

    It includes many features that no other GPS apps are able to provide, such as Street View and Satellite views.

    2. MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    Map factor users can watch the maps in both 2d and 3d formats without losing any details.

    The Android version offers all the features including voice command, door to door rout planing, find nearest point of interest and open street maps etc.

    Beyond sharing their location and status information with friends via phones, map factor users can also easily share their information with popular Web services such as Facebook and Twitter or personal blogs and Web sites.

    3. Glympse – Android GPS App

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    Glympse uses the T-Mobile G1’s GPS to find your location, then lets you send a link with that location to a friend, family member, business associate and so on.

    When the intended recipient receives the link, they can click on it to open a dynamic map that displays your location in real-time.

    Rather than being yet another social network that you have to fill out a profile for, invite friends, and all the other usual hassles, Glympse requires no registration or login.

    And friends are temporary. You can choose to allow your location to be seen for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 4 hours which drastically simplifies the user privacy process.

    4. Locale – Android GPS Apps

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    This is the clever kind of app that I love. It uses your location to adjust settings on the phone.

    It might seem a little confusing at first, but you can program your phone to perform certain functions when you get to predefined locations.

    For example – You can set the phone to remind you to charge your battery when you walk through your front door.

    You can set the phone to go switch to silent mode as soon as you arrive at the cinema.

    The list is endless and you can configure it to do exactly what you want. Shame this is only available for Android.

    5. Waze – GPS, Maps & Traffic

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    It is a single application that perform multiple activities such as location search, traffic details and maps navigation.

    It is world’s largest community based location service where users share their locations and alert other users about the traffic conditions.

    Live maps, automatic rerouting, torn by turn voice guidance are some of the interesting features of this application.

    The motive of this app is to provide information for common good. you can also contribute in it by sending the GPS coordinates of your location.

    6. CoPilot- Android GPS Apps

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    If you do a lot of traveling and often travel off your planned routes CoPilot is for you.

    CoPilot’s software works on maps that are downloaded to the SD card on the phone.

    The larger storage of a SD card allows you to fit the maps for all of North America on the phone.

    CoPilot also has a nice interface that is easy to use while driving.

    If you are used to a conventional GPS system like a Garmin, CoPilot is the closest you will come in terms on interface.

    I also prefer the voice alerts much better on CoPilot than on Google Maps.

    Copilot does everything you need in a GPS app, even thought it may not include some of the fancier features like Street View.

    7. Wisepilot– Android GPS Apps

    7 best android gps apps for you android devices

    WisePilot is another of the Best Android GPS apps for Android Phones. Honestly I feel this app doesn’t set itself apart from any of the other GPS apps enough to justify a $69.95 per year price tag.

    Yes, it does get you to point to point. It does have points of interest and voice alerts, but so do the free apps along with CoPilot.

    The one thing that it does do, is it lets you manage all your routes online.

    This can be a very nice feature if you are planning a trip.

    You can map out an entire trip from start to finish, including places to eat and the gas stations you will have to stop at, all on their website.

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    1. I’ve tried all of these apps out at some point or another. I find that the best mapping app for general use is Locus. This is not a social app, but a true mapping app. The free version is plenty good enough for most people, but the paid version makes it even better. The best navigation app to replace an in-car GPS navigation device for Android is CoPilot, which is now owned by Trimble.

    2. This was exacly the information I was looking for. I can’t use google maps navigation because of all the data being sucked out of the limited plan. If I drive in a bad coverage area, then I will be SOL.

      Copilot is very cheap and stored locally on the phone. I did plan on buying the new garmin for 2013 garmin for $380, but this will be great alternative for a large Galaxy Note II 5.55″ screen.

    3. at TWK,
      years ago we invented fire and humans lived approx 25years.
      I get your point, but using “years ago” isnt an argument:p.

    4. @oZo
      he proved his point, you have no intimate knowledge of your surroundings.
      which is better then GPS. GPSNAV doesnt take you off of the roads.
      Go get lost in the woods and then lets see your “turn by turn” help you home.

    5. Get over yourself, TWK. Before maps, people used animal trails, the flight of birds and the stars. What’s your point? The technology is here. Use it.

    6. hi
      thanks for list its very helpful for me
      but I’m face issue in Google map when I connect my device to WiFi
      Google map find my location using IP address which point to place away from
      my real location by miles (about 5 miles !) .
      this is big issue in Google map when you have internet connection
      They should use Embedded GPS Instead of IP
      because many internet providers give users fake location for their IP address for security reasons and Google Don’t know that !

    7. Get out of your house and look at your computer screen less.  Clearly you have never been in the deep wilderness for extended periods of time where an intimate knowledge of the terrain is not known and GPS can save your life.  And “years” ago people didn’t look at their phones, they looked at maps…

    8. Does anyone know of a GPS that works on Android that does not need online connection, ie, stores the map in memory, just like a GPS?  I am traveling outside the country and will have no data connection where I am going (that i can afford to pay for), so i would like to download the maps in advance or purchase a real GPS software that has map data stored in phone memory.  Something like a real Garmin on my Android.  Any info you give me would be helpful.

    9. look around more, look at your phone less.  that app has worked for years. only issue is that it is extremely dependent on available RAM of the individual.

    10. Does anyone know of an app that uses google maps and shows the route I have just taken? That would be fantastic. It would be great for learning the new city I am in.

    11. the very first picture is showing “GPS STATUS” that is the name of the app in the market…it is free…you can show a RADAR and Status…you just click the menu box and select….You can even put in cords. in it and then click the menu button mark the point, and then click show map…it will pull up ur cords on a map…mine is Google map

    12. For car navigation, I have tried both CoPilot and WisePilot (and also Sygic which is not mentioned here), but I prefer Mireo Dontpanic. Perhaps Dontpanic should have made it to this list?

    13. I just downloaded and then uninstalled a gps just like the photo at the beginning that the pilot was asking for. I don’t remember the name of it, but I found it in the droid apps market by doing a search for GPS. It was one of the first 3 or 4 gps apps in the free section

    14. Dear editor
      at the first picture of the page i see an image of a phone simulating a simple gps (not a navigator for roads). Since i am a pilot i would be interested at an application showing me the north, assigning waypoints and having info such as distance to waypoint , time to destination, etc.
      Would be glad to have this info. Thanks

    15. On my Droid X, the Google Maps will not play through my VW Jetta Sportwagen’s built-in Bluetooth system = it goes silent. Will one of these work?

    16. @Rich Yes, the Streets and Trips GPS receivers work with all android apps we have tried.
      We have the X-Blox S&T recvr and the earlier (can’t remember the model) S&T receiver.
      Have NOT been able to use any of the DeLorme Bluetooth recvrs and limited success with DeLorme USB attached recvrs.

    17. who is family? brits? aus? anyways, I am lost without gps and these apps like great. I need to focus on designing and making a few apps but this is boosting me to save up to finally get the droid hardware!

    18. Ovi maps with turn by turn gps navigation, free for life with Nokia. I’m waiting for Android phones to have the same function before I consider changing my Nokia. That is if Nokia remains in business.

    19. @Nick there’s one called Phone locator, by family safety production I found it by accident looking for a good gps. free to try I think then $4.99 a month or something. I’m thinking abt getting it so I can “Lojack” my teen as well.

    20. Glympse shows the route taken, speed, duration, even shows you how many people(if any) are watching your Glympse.

    21. Try Galileo. It’s current project with different functionality. The average speed will be added during some days.

    22. “Im Here Plus” is a combination of “I’m here”, “Where are you?” and SMS popup.
      “Im Here Plus” allows you to use SMS text messaging to check the status and GPS location of any person on your contact list, as long as they have “Im Here Plus” installed as well. You may also choose to send others your current location via SMS, whether with just your GPS address or with an edited personalized location.
      Anyone can also text you “where r u?” from any device and receive an automatic response with your availability (which you may manually select: busy or free), as well as your current GPS location.

      Unique feature “Smart GPS”:
      We all know GPS doesn’t work well when you’re inside of buildings, upon this point, Phone will use tower signal to only get approximate address which may be too far off from your current address. “Smart GPS” will solve this issue.
      How Smart GPS works? It learns the position’s data from your activities in the past, combines with time and signals data, try to provide the best address.

    23. Nilimesh,

      At the top of the page you have a picture of a GPS application that seems to make your phone work like a conventional GPS, giving your current position, bearing, speed, etc. (And, I think with a satelite view.) That is exactly what I have been looking for. Do you know the name of that application?

    24. All these apps use GPRS which eats minutes.  How about featuring some GPRS apps that have no GPRS use  — that is no need for a data connection.

    25. I am partial to the Garmin maps and hope that they will bring out a version Similar to Garmin XT for Android.  This works nicely on Symbian, however, Android is where the action is today.

    26. What about if I want to gps a mountain area that has no roads? I want to make sure I can return to my starting point.

    27. Is any of the above applications able to track and log the actual route you take and show it on a map, along with trip distance and duration?

    28. Waze is probably one of the best freeware navigation apps for the Android. Very surprised to see it didn’t make the list. It


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