iPhone has some really good GPS Navigation apps, but most of them will cost you a lot and will be limited to some functions. Last month I shared about the StreetPilot GPS app from Garmin for iPhone, which although was very good for turn-by-turn navigation, had some limitations. The StreetPilot GPS app did not store apps on your device, it did make the app very light, but sacrificed the availability of maps when there was no internet.
Here’s another app, which is as good as the Garmin StreetPilot app and also provides you with maps when there is no internet. It’s known as GoGo Navigator and isn’t as expensive as other GPS apps with the same/less features on the app store. GoGo Navigator is also limited to the United States and Canada, but provides great Map location elsewhere too. Don’t expect the turn-by-turn navigation to work unless you’re in the U.S or Canada. GoGo Navigator features:
• Turn-by-turn voice directions
• Text-To-Speech (speaks street names)
• Real Signpost display
• Lane Guidance
• Auto re-routing
• Precise voice guidance with adjustable volume
• Multiple routing options; faster time, shorter distance
• Search by Address, Point on Map, ZIP and more
• Intelligent POI searching: search by phone number, Address, Category, POI name
• Advanced POI name searching: search by full name or partial word
• Ability to save and edit favorites
• Recent destinations stored
• Quick POI features (Home, Office, and Emergency POIs)
• Auto zooming (at intersection & on speed)
• Route Planning: create and save route itineraries
• Fuel cost calculator (customizable)
• Route summary for trip information
• Speed Limit warning: adjustable audio/visual warning
• Simulation control
• Languages: US English, Latin Amer. Spanish, CA. French, Korean
I did mention before that this app comes built in with all requires maps and thus doesn’t require an active internet connection to download the maps for use in turn-by-turn navigation. And because of that it weighs a lot too, be sure to have at least 2 GB free space on your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch before you download this. The GoGo Navigator app will cost you $29.99 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and requires iOS 3.1.3 and above.
You can download the GoGo Navigator app(1.83 GB) from the App store and read more about it’s features.