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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by SCCAguy, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. SCCAguy

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    Is there a good free GPS app for the iPad 2 ??
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    I just downloaded Navfree from the apps store, I haven't tried it yet but it was free and also noticed that it sucked up almost 2gig worth of memory

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    I will be eager to hear how well (or not well) it works.
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    Yeah but I think I'm going to remove it, it's taking up some valuable memory which I can't afford to give up.

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    The NavFree app includes a map and maybe an address database. That means it works offline as well as when you have an internet connection. The lighter Map apps will only work if you have an internet connection, at least when you are setting up the trip. Most of them will work offline after the trip is computed.

    You won't find a full offline GPS navigation app much smaller than NavFree. It's the nature of the beast.

    There are lots of GPS navigation apps of various types. Many are free, or provide limited light versions. It depends on what you want to do with them, so if you were a bit more specific about what you want the app for, you might get more recommendations.

    However, as far as I know, NavFree is the only free car navigation app with full offline maps. Some versions may still require internet for address lookup. The USA version does not, but it's unclear whether this recent update applies to all regions.
     
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    My hope was to find a GPS app that would give me turn-by-turn guidance while in a car and on a trip.
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    If you pay for the 3G service, and don't stray too far from service, almost any nav app will work.

    I like Motion X GPS Drive, but while the app itself is cheap at 99 cents, turn by turn audio is an in-app subscription. Only 2.99 a month, but you wanted free.
     
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    I have NavFree... yes it's a huge download. It has trouble locating my home and finding my work addresses. I've read where others have had better luck, though. That's the only testing I've done with it and haven't actually used it to find a place I don't know.
     
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    OK, I checked out Motion X and I bought the $2.99 version. I do think I'll like it.
    Many thanks for the suggestion.
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    I have Motion X. I'm wondering if I can get driving directions on it.
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