You have to face a long journey but you don't know exactly the way and the path to follow? Are you about to move to a new city and don't know how to get around?
Your trusty smartphone is ready to help you!
There are so many apps (free and not) dethecated to navigation that choosing which one to use in the end is just a matter of taste.
In this guide I'll show you the best Android navigators currently available, so you can choose only the best that current technology offers.
The vast majority of the reported Apps also offer free navigation: this will be reported as an additional feature if present in the app.
Please note: to properly exploit the reported Apps it is advisable to activate the localization on your Android device, even better if set in mode High precision.
Furthermore, an excellent advice not to be underestimated for those who use an app as a navigator for their smartphone or tablet is the use of a Power Bank, for those who do not know what a Power Bank is, it is a portable battery that can be charged via a USB cable used to supply energy to any electronic device such as smartphones, tablets, cameras, camcorders, etc.
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The best Android browsers
Below in the article you will find the best android navigators for free and best paid android navigators thevided in a precise and orderly way.
Furthermore, for each of them it is specified whether the navigator can only work online, i.e. need for an internet connection or if it can also work offline so as to give you the opportunity to choose even in the absence of an internet tariff plan on your sim or in the absence or poor telephone signal, to choose a offline navigator.
The best free Android navigators
Waze (online browser)
Among the best Android browsers we could only start with Waze, the “social” GPS navigator.
The social component plays a central role within the app:
driving along the roads the app records and improves existing maps, inclutheng points of interest and possible detours encountered on the route.
While using the app it is possible to interact with other users, clearly visible on the map, and receive real-time reports on: accidents, sudden traffic, roadblocks, speed cameras, lane restrictions and any other useful information.
But with Waze you can also have fun by sharing your travel route or itineraries with friends.
In adthetion to the social component, the Waze app is very precise in the calculation of routes and in the coupling of GPS satellites, it loads the new maps dynamically and is quite simple to use even behind the wheel (although I recommend "joking" with the social part only when the car is stationary!).Speed cameras app: the best of 2021 for free Speed cameras app: the best of 2021 for free
Given its great integration with other users, currently Waze does not offer offline browsing, so an Internet connection and a sufficiently large operator offer (at least 4 GB per month) are required to use it.
You can download Waze for free from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | Waze
Google Maps (online and offline browser)
The default navigation app present on all Android smartphones!
Google Maps owes its fame to updated maps, Street View (which allows you to go down to street level with 360-degree shots), the precise route recalculation system and the most accurate points of interest / speed cameras available in a free app .
The real-time signaling of traffic trends is also excellent:
if you see orange or red lines appear on the road, you can change route in time to save yourself from being stuck in traffic.
Maps allows you to navigate even without an Internet connection:
to use this feature just download a part of the map we are interested in before the trip, which will be saved locally.
To download the maps, simply open the left side menu and tap on Folder offline.
Now select Local area to download the map of the area you frequent most often or manually select the area to download using the Select your map item.
You cannot select an area larger than 50 x 50 Km, but there is no limit to the number of downloadable maps, so by downloatheng various tiles it is possible to download the entire map of the city or Europe (always if the space on the device allows it).
You can download Maps for free from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | Maps
Here WeGo (online and offline browser)
Among the best Android browsers, which is the app that stands out for offline browsing?
Without a doubt Here WeGo, which took the (heavy) legacy of HERE Maps (owned by the old Nokia).
The maps used by HERE are very precise, with 3D details on the most famous monuments and inthecations on new one-ways or prohibitions.
If you are looking for an app that can provide you with excellent precision driving therections even when you are not connected to the Internet, HERE deserves an opportunity.
To download offline maps, just open the app, show the left sidebar, check the item Usa app offline and finally use the voice Download maps.
In the new window that will appear it will be possible to save the map or maps on the device memory by clicking on the button Download maps.
Local maps, national maps and international maps are available, all up-to-date and free.
You can download HERE WeGo for free from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | HERE WeGo
MAPS.ME (online and offline browser)
We close this list of the best free Android navigators with this great navigator, which offers free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation, maps updated every day by millions of OpenStreetMap (OSM) contributors. OSM is an open-source alternative to Google Maps and Apple Maps.
To download the maps that interest you, in the main interface, click on the bottom right, on the "three horizontal dashes" and then on "download maps" as inthecated in the image below.
at this point you can choose the region or state for which to download the maps, you can download one inthevidually or all of them by clicking "Download all" at the bottom,
Really simple Maps.me, a minimal navigator that has everything you need.
DOWNLOAD | Maps.me
Best paid Android browsers
TomTom (online and offline browser)
TomTom has been synonymous with satellite navigation for decades, and fame has also spilled over to the app available for Android.
Among the app's privileges we cannot fail to mention:
Fixed and mobile speed cameras always updated, detailed 2D maps with precise therections in the turns, 3D maps with reconstructions of famous builthengs and monuments and real-time updates on traffic, queues and checkpoints.
The app is designed for use mainly in offline mode, in fact from the first start it will ask us to download a map.
Make sure you have enough space on your smartphone or microSD and download the map you are interested in by tapping on the name.
The app is free to download, but only offers a maximum of kilometers that can be used in a month; payment is required to use it without limits.
If the mileage offered for free is enough for your purposes, you can use it for free forever!
Download the TomTom app from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | TomTom
Sygic (online and offline browser)
Another commercial app that boasts a good number of users among the best Android browsers is Sygic, one of the oldest in the Google Play Store.
It uses the same maps as TomTom but integrates some useful features such as sharing the route and the route on social networks or on the most famous chats, navigation via voice commands, active radar on traffic and accidents plus sound warnings on speed limits.
From the first start Sygic will immediately ask us to download a map, to be used for offline navigation (always available).
If during the trip you should lose the connection, the navigator will use the offline map to take you to your destination.
The app is free with some basic features always available, but you can try the Premium features for free for 7 days.
If you are satisfied after the trial days, you can purchase a lifetime subscription.
Download Sygic from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | Sygic
Best Android Navigators (Other Navigation Apps)
So far you have seen the best Android browsers for the number of downloads and appreciation of the users who have tried them.
But there are other Android apps that you can try to navigate on smartphones and tablets with the Android operating system, even with navigation systems that are completely offline.
Here they are below:
- Navigon (Garmin)
- GPS Navigation
- Maps: Navigation, Traffic, GPS
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