What Are Some GPS Apps for IPhone?


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Some of the more popular GPS apps for iPhones are Magellan RoadMate, TomTom, Garmin USA and MotionX GPS drive. These apps typically provide multiple features, including map updates, route planning, lane assistance and live traffic monitoring. All of the listed apps are available through the iTunes App Store.

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Magellan RoadMate serves as a navigation utility while providing a search functionality for Foursquare and Yelp venues. The app remains functional even when the iPhone loses cell reception. It can also remotely send the desired location to a Magellan SmartGPS device in the user's car, allowing him to prepare navigational instructions in advance. Magellan RoadMate offers a voice guidance option that recognizes street names and more prominent landmarks.

TomTom provides access to maps even when the user is offline by storing them locally on the iPhone. It also seamlessly integrates with other iPhone functions, including contacts, photos and music, through its multitasking support. Garmin USA integrates the local search functionality provided by Google and provides access to more than a million of points of interests, such as restaurants, business locations and gas stations. It lets users create a trip plan in advance by setting multiple stops and letting them manually order the desired destinations. With a price of 99 cents, as of 2015, MotionX GPS Drive is one of the cheapest premium options that provides route planning, live compass and speed limit notifications in addition to other common features.

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