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#109572 22-Sep-2012 06:55
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Is there a decent nav app that will work off-line and also speaks street names?

 I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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  #689781 22-Sep-2012 07:57
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Check CoPilot. I've used that with Windows Mobile 6 and they have an Android version with offline maps.

Installed last week on a LG Net Android 2.3 and it works well with some good features.

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  #689785 22-Sep-2012 08:30
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NavFree is reasonable for a freebie

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  #689786 22-Sep-2012 08:48
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Ndrive is excellent, came with my lg p500.

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  #689792 22-Sep-2012 09:32
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I have been using SYGIC for 2 years, first on A 2.2 now on ICS 4.0. I have used it with complete satisfaction in UK and here. It is an Android version of one of the full-blown car navigation suites with excellent spoken directions, full lane guidance, 3-D buildings, lots of laters, and regularly updated maps (updates free). Not free, but worth every penny.

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  #689818 22-Sep-2012 10:51
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Sygic would get my vote for a comets offline solution (keep in mind to use the very useful google search feature still requires a data connection).

Depending on your use you can download large chunks of google maps and store on your device thus minimising data use to a bare minimum if any.

Personally I have Navigon, Sygic and google maps on my phone and only ever use google, it is a brilliant app

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  #690051 22-Sep-2012 23:43
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I've got sygic . navigon , copilot & google nav installed. I prefer google nav.

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  #690135 23-Sep-2012 13:03
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peejayw: Is there a decent nav app that will work off-line and also speaks street names?

The latest versions of Maps allow offline-caching of routes and maps within a user-defined radius. I think you can also specify the amount of space you'll allow for this purpose. I haven't tried it because I'm wasteful and just use data like there's no tomorrow. ;-)  


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  #690137 23-Sep-2012 13:07
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btw - all of them speak the name with voice.

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  #690567 24-Sep-2012 12:19
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I use Navigon (owned by Garmin), the exit-lane helper in it is quite handy. Sygic isn't half bad though, and the native Google one is surprisingly good, although it insists on running a lot of battery-eating background processes even when you're not using it.

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  #690583 24-Sep-2012 12:35
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I use CoPilot when I'm in countries where I don't have a local sim/cheap 3G. Otherwise its Google Maps all the way...

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  #690661 24-Sep-2012 15:11
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I use Navigon but while I love the way it works on the phone its a pain in the neck to get updated maps. I wouldn't recommend it for now because of this. 

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