1. joedm126's Avatar
    I am looking for a good GPS offline mapping app to use on my Note 3 for long trips once in a while. I would like an app to have the below features at a minimum:

    -Voice turn by turn directions
    -Offline mapping – for long trips
    -Traffic conditions with automatic rerouting – I know I will have to engage the online mapping from time to time to get updates on traffic conditions
    -Realistic map display with lane assistant (when changing major intersections/lanes)
    -Points of interest – for finding a place to eat

    I am driving from Long Island to upstate NY and then Long Island to Florida. I won’t need this too often but just 2-3 times per year as I can use google for local directions since it works well for this need. I am looking at both MapFactor GOP and Sygic GPS Navigation. I am leaning towards Sygic since this is most like the GPS I had before it broke.

    Both cost about the same when using the Tom Tom mapping. MapFactor offers a free version using openstreet maps data. I am not familiar with openstreet maps and if it’s better or worse than the paid Tom Tom version. Any thoughts on two versions?

    I am thinking of trying the MapFactor free version for my trip to upstate and then the Sygic to Florida since it has a free 1 week trial. Then I would have to decide which one I like better for the trip back. But I still wouldn’t know how the MapFactor compares when using the paid for maps.

    Suggestions? Thank you.
    07-28-2015 08:59 AM
  2. gozirra's Avatar
    I was going to suggest HERE (beta) in the Samsung App Store, but when I try to launch it, it says there was a problem, try later, so I don't know if it even still works.
    07-28-2015 03:05 PM
  3. jpr's Avatar
    You can download Here in the Play Store now so you don't need the Samsung version. I can open it just fine on my Note 3 so try that version.
    gozirra likes this.
    07-30-2015 08:45 PM

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