iPhone GPS apps review and compare

We test nine turn-by-turn voice navigation apps for the iPhone.
 
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02.What to buy

 

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5 CHOICE buys

Navigon Mobile Navigator

Scored 85/100 | $99.9985%

Good points:


Highest Overall score.
• Highest Performance score.
• Equal highest Ease of Use score.
• Destination by contacts.
• Previews up to three routes and allows you to take your pick.
• Gives warning when you are in a school speed zone.
• Can warn when speed limit exceeded.
• Warns when approaching a speed or red light camera.

Bad points:


Does not announce street names.
• Side street names are hard to read.
• Equal most expensive.

 

NNG Global iGo My Way

Scored 81/100 | $74.9981%

Good points:

• Second highest Performance score.
• Speed adaptive map zooming.
• Very easy to use a street address as your destination.
• Very easy to use a POI as your destination.
• Option to avoid unsealed roads.
• Has an Australian voice.

Bad points:

• Does not announce street names.
• Destination cannot be specified by tapping on the map.

 

TomTom TomTom

Scored 79/100 | $99.9979%

Good points:

• Equal highest Ease of Use score.
• Equal third highest Performance score.
• Destination by contacts.
• Speed adaptive map zooming.
• Very good auto zoom at roundabouts.
• Has option to avoid unsealed roads.
• Can warn when speed limit exceeded.
• Warns of red light camera.
• Has an Australian voice.

Bad points:

• Was not aware of some “no right turn” restrictions.
• Equal most expensive.

 

Sygic Mobile Maps

Scored 78/100 | $59.9978%

Good points:

• Equal second highest Ease of Use score.
• Destination can be specified by contacts.
• Speed adaptive map zooming.
• Displays street number on arrival.
• Displays current speed limit signs.
• Can warn when speed limit exceeded.
• Warns when approaching a speed or red light camera.
• Equal cheapest among the What To Buy.

Bad points:

• Was not aware of some “no right turn” restrictions.
• Routed through small lane ways when there was an equivalent road 30m further on.
• No option to avoid motorways.

 

ALK Technologies Co Pilot Live 8

Scored 76/100 | $59.9976%

Good points:

• Equal third highest Performance score.
• Clearest marking of the route among the apps.
• Can warn when speed limit exceeded.
• Has an Australian voice.
• Equal cheapest among the What To Buy.

Bad points:

• Does not announce street names.
• No initial warning if upcoming turn is less than 500m away.

 
 
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