This is a discussion on GPS App within the iPad Apps forums, part of the iPad App Store category; Originally Posted by twerppoet Thumbs up for Motion X GPS Drive, but if you want offline maps I've found the CoPilot Live Premium app for ...
I have not as yet found TomTom for the iPad, only for iPhone. If it has an iPad screen, not just a 2X iPhone screen then I'll get it also. I had really high hopes for TomTom and Copilot as I'd used them on previous mobile devices.
Of the bunch I keep going back to Navigon. It has things I definitely don't like, but the others have more things I don't like so in balance it's Navigon that I keep using. For me none of them come close to being a "really great" GPS app. Navigon is however "good".
If I was forced to keep but one GPS app then I'd keep Navigon.
Based in Canada using iPad 2 64GB WiFi-3G but without a SIM can in it.
I also own a Magellan GPS device - using the iPad makes you never want to go back to the 4" Magellan screen!
So I decided to try MotionX Drive (NavFree got some pretty bad reviews on the App Store) and I used it yesterday. I get 30 days of free voice turn by turn with it so I could really get a feel for it.
The funny thing is I didn't activate my 3G yet however, I punched in the address at home over WiFi and it still worked perfectly!! It was downloaded before I left and it got me right to my destination!! It was AWESOME!!! I will activate my 3G though because it couldn't recalculate (obviously) when I went off the route but the graffics and the voice and the timing - everything was really great!! I loved it!! I don't travel too often that I need GPS so paying $2.99 a month should work great for me!
And it's certainly a nice option for those who don't have 3G because it works off the GPS if you map it before you leave your wifi. Pretty cool!!
Now I just want to try to see if I can play it through my stereo with the adaptor I use for my music - that would be cool!!
Thanks for all your recommendations!! Love this forum!!
You do not have to activate 3G service for the GPS chip to work. In fact, you dont even have to turn it on.
The GPS Drive app integrates beautifully with the iPad's audio output... I listen to downloaded/ripped music with the iPod app and I stream internet radio via 3G with the 'Tune In' radio app when I'm in the car.
You have an option in the GPS Drive menu to have the voice guidance announcements pause the music while the voice guidance instructions take place and then resume it when it's done.. Or, you can have the voice guidance sound over top of what you're listening to. In this case, you are able to adjust the volume of your music and the GPS voice to get the right mix in levels.