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5 of the best offline GPS maps apps for Android

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5 of the best offline GPS maps apps for Android
As much as we appreciate Google's extensive Maps app, it's got a very serious weakness that has allowed relatively smaller companies to compete: offline navigation. 

Sure, nowadays Google Maps allow you to cache a piece of a map for later use, but the size limitation simply won't cut it for most. Especially if you're touring another country, and are looking at ludicrous roaming charges for data, or, for example, if you're the wilderness type and need something really solid to rely on during your outings.

Thankfully, the Play Store does not want for offline navigation maps, of which there are plenty. Many of them are free, but many also have some type of limitations to them that the developers have put in order to motivate you to buy the full version. In any case, find below 5 of the best offline navigation apps for Android that we picked for you.

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posted on 15 Aug 2014, 05:38 1

1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 921; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No Tom Tom?

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:33

18. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 294; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


"GPS Navigation & Maps by Sygic is The World’s Most Installed Offline GPS Navigation App powered by TomTom Maps."

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:47 1

19. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 921; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I know Sygic uses TomTom maps, same as Apple Maps. But TomTom has an app themselves as well. Btw I do use Sygic myself

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:24

26. ivanprskalo (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


and no Navigon and CoPilot live??

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 05:43 2

2. nlbates66 (Posts: 299; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


mmk, hadn't actually heard of any of these ones before. On my Android devices I used Navigon which had offline availability, but now I no longer use an Android device as my phone.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 06:41 1

4. elitewolverine (Posts: 1625; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Thats the one i used on my note 3, though wish they would have done ios and wp too.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 05:49 3

3. gd761 (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Where the HELL is NAVIGON?!
NAVIGON is one that should be in the TOP 2, but someone was Sleeping, Drunk, or High for leaving NAVIGON off of this list!

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 14:44 1

21. torr310 (Posts: 376; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


They are recommending FREE apps. Navigon costs $30 for USA map.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 17:04

25. Fellwalker (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


No, they said many of them are free

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 06:44

5. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1321; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Thanks for the article.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:23

6. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 412; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


One of the big advantages of using a Nokia; Good ol' Here Maps FTW! B-)

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:26

7. RandomUsername (Posts: 470; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


City Maps 2Go?

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:32 1

8. gd761 (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


NAVIGON is on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. I have had a NAVIGON GPS in My car long before it was even on Any Mobile.
I have tried All of the other Major GPS and none could match NAVIGON on it's worst day.
Now that Garmin has bought NAVIGON, they have a Really Good GPS for the Car.
I have Recommended NAVIGON to ALL My Friends and Family and Co-Workers.
All of My Mobile Devices have NAVIGON Installed as the Primary GPS and ONLY GPS that I use.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 08:28

14. gd761 (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


See for yourself about NAVIGON for Android, iOS, & Windows Phone.

http://www.navigon.com/portal/us/produkte/navigationssoftware/index.html

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:34

9. uvaman (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


PAYED ARTICLE

Because Sygic is now on discount 50%......

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:46

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1208; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Copilot has gotten better. I recommend a test run if you haven't used it for a few years. Not perfect but it feels close to a true gps unit.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:46

11. ibap (Posts: 699; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


CoPilot in various flavors.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:48

12. ibap (Posts: 699; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Maps.me - Cyrillic? Really?

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:49

13. ibap (Posts: 699; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


And for Sygic? BAD links for most of these.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 08:59

15. neela_akaash (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


The article image is from sygic and its not even in the list...

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 09:22

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5804; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Ummm. Sygic is number two in the list.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:10

17. Totse2k15 (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


TomTom USA and Sygic only for me.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 11:28

20. younger06 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


I have been using Sygic since my Nseries Nokia days, it's brilliant!!

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 17:13

22. wilsong17 (Posts: 919; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Google offline win win

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 19:40

23. mildorzalost (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


HERE Drive?... Is the best

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 22:32 1

24. henpan (unregistered)


The size for Google offline map is so limited that you can't even use it to travel across one small state let along touring across the country which is too bad, Google Map is the most easiest navigation app for android. I tried out Sygic and a couple of other offline map before, it was far from user friendly.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:29

27. jhattara (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Please, fix the links. They go to the Bulgarian language Google Play site.

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