Going someplace new used to be frustrating because it was hard to read directions while driving at the same time. The navigation apps on smartphones has made going some place new a breeze. Now all you have to do is plug in the address of where you want to go and your phone will direct you the entire way. There are three top navigation apps: Google Maps, Waze, and Apple maps, but which one is the best? Below is a breakdown of each app so you can figure out which one will suit your needs the best.
Google Maps has been considered one of the best, if not the best, navigation app available because of the many features that it offers. It not only offers vehicle directions, but it also provides biking directions and walking directions. This app will also give you lane guidance while you are driving. One of the best parts about this app is the automatic re-routing that it does depending on the traffic that you hit. This app is also available offline, however those maps may take up lots of data. You can also plan the stops you are going to make on your trip through Google Maps.
Waze provides completely different features than Google Maps and Apple Maps. With this app you will be notified when there is a police sighting, traffic, an accident, a rode obstruction, or when there is a stopped car on the side of the road. The best part about this app is you can log any of these things to help alert other drivers coming behind you. You will also be notified what the speed limit is and the speed that you are traveling. Just like Google Maps, Waze offer quick re-routing in the case of traffic or an accident. You will also have access to motorcycle mode. However, the only mode of transportation Waze offers is vehicle. Your phone may also use lots of battery using this app.
Apple Maps is definitely more like Google Maps when it comes to the features that are offered. You will have access to walking, biking, and driving directions. You will also be provided with lane guidance when driving. Apple Maps is also integrated with Siri, meaning she will provide you with voice directions while you are driving. The downfall of Apple Maps is that it is only available on iOS devices. If you are in a new city, you can open your Apple Maps app and look into the food, drink, and shopping places near you.
With all the details written out for you, you can easily choose which navigation app is right for you. The best part is that you cannot go wrong with any of these.
Written by: Megan Williams
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