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Top 5 Free GPS Apps for Android

Written on May 22, 2012 by Lulu

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With the help of Android navigation, you will arrive quickly at your destination.

If you’re someone who loves travelling, are heaven-sent. There are a lot of that are available at Google Play’s Market for you to store in your favorite devices. Just enable your and you can arrive in your chosen destination, the shortest way possible. All you have to do is enter your location and you will get your needed direction.

Here are 5 of the Best for your Android Device:

#5 MapDroyd
Price: Free

Avoid expensive network connections with . This free GPS app features world-wide off-line maps that is powered by OpenStreetMap. It doesn’t provide point-of-interest or turn-by-turn navigation features like other GPS apps. It lets you download smaller areas of map data instead of entire countries, saving space on your device’s storage. It will simply show you a map and display your location on it.

#4 Sygic
Price: Free

is a voice guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation system that is packed with TomTom maps and a robust set of navigation features. The app and maps can be updated for free. You can even use your maps when your offline. This app offers real-time traffic updates, speed camera and speed limit display and audio warning, 3D cities and landscape and more.

#3 Waze
Price: Free

is a social GPS application that not only helps you navigate to your destination, it also allows you to connect to other drivers. This app enables you to create or join local driving groups and the option to link up with other drivers for carpooling. It also features a voice guided navigation and turn-by-turn directions. Once installed in your android device, this free app lets you lookup real time traffic updates and road reports. You can also get notifications about upcoming police traps, speed cams, and occasional road hazards.

#2 GPS Essentials
Price: Free

Known as the “The Swiss army knife of GPS navigation!”, this free app is a powerful gps applications. It showcases navigation values such as: Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Battery, Bearing, Climb, Course, Date, Declination, Distance, ETA, Latitude, Longitude, Max Speed, Min Speed, Actual Speed, True Speed, Sunrise, Sunset, Moonset, Moonrise, Moon Phase, Target, Time, TTG, Turn. You can use it as a compass to show the earth’s magnetic field and also as a marine orientation device. Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, routes, build your own dashboard from 45 widgets.

#1 Google Maps
Price: Free

is the best free GPS application for Android. It is a simple, feature-loaded and stable app. You will never get lost and ask strangers for dirction when you have this Google-made device. It features a free voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation system, detailed maps with 3D buildings. It also includes driving, public transit, biking, walking directions and live traffic updates that lets you avoid congested areas. If you’re looking for a place to stay and eat, this app also allows you to do local search and view business reviews. It also includes indoor maps for select airports, hotels, retail stores and maps with street view and 3D buildings.


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