As well as cycling and running, the app can also track around 40 other sports. One of the main reasons sat-nav apps aren't cheap is because of the map data that's required to power them. Only around 5% of the properties in the world have accurate latitude and longitude coordinates associated to them, the rest is mostly guesswork. Or a hard-to-spot police speed trap? It's generally served us well on holiday road trips across much of Western Europe. In the most recent update, Apple introduced live traffic updates, an easier way to check ahead on your directions, and the ability to search for food and petrol stops en route a feature also available in Google Maps. Available for:, , Price: Free premium version also available Website: Fill That Hole Fill That Hole app Few road cyclists can boast a pothole-free journey on their local roads, and up until the handy Fill That Hole app came along it was a struggle to report tarmac carbuncles.
The data is gathered by knowing about most other TomToms and Vodafone phones, so although it's probably evil we're happy to use its suggestions. You can enter a postcode, street address or point of interest. While some of the advanced features are good, and we liked that it used the iPhone's keyboard, without its hardware dock it's just not very good at being a sat-nav. Smartphones have changed how we interact with the world around us and with sat nav being one of their most useful features, apps also mean we can get around more easily. At the end of your ride, you can view further stats such as calories burned and elevation ridden — plus whether you have set a new record on any of the numerous Strava segments. All of this can be uploaded to the Map My Ride site for detailed analysis and sharing with other users, if you wish. The app gives you three choices of routes, and highlights the amount of traffic on the way.
Directions for walking, cycling and public transport are also provided, making it ideal for a whole-journey plan. We used an , although all these apps should work the same with the , and we made sure the phone always had a clear view of the sky by using a handlebar mount. Traditional sat navs are built with navigation in mind and this means they usually have good speakers so audio guidance can be easily heard, and matte screens to avoid car windscreen reflections and ensure visual cues are readable. The maps Fire up Here WeGo and it displays your current location with a green arrow. Like Strava, Map My Ride also includes timed sections, called Courses, where you can try and set the fastest time. CoPilot's user interface uses large, square on-screen icons, and although they weren't quite as pretty as TomTom's, we found them easy to use and more helpful-looking.
We strapped on our helmets and took three of the most popular sat-navs for a test run around the concrete jungle to find out which was the best -- or at least the best of the worst. Available for: , Price: Free requires compatible Garmin device Website: Relive Relive cycling app Record any ride on Strava or Garmin Connect, Endomondo or Polar and see it played out for you on a 3D map, complete with speed, heart rate and power data if you like and any snaps you took along the way if you uploaded them to Strava. Some newer models have built-in dashboard cameras too. Simply re-download your maps from the Navmii Store. The driving display is easy to read and uncluttered, with a good contrast between the directed route and surrounding roads. It uses gps pulses from other users devices and translates that to speed by colour direction and right down to the wire on location.
Instead, we brave the mean streets on buses, Underground, trains and bikes, and while we rarely get , we do sometimes need a little help when we're walking or cycling somewhere new. It also zooms in and out of the route when it feels this is useful. But as you make your way through the menus, it lacks some of the polish and smoothness of the TomTom or Garmin apps. But you do have to spend time learning to use it properly as it's not very intuitive- don't expect your passenger to be able to use it while you're driving - sure recipe for arguments!. Navmii is available for both , , and. Can you please contact our Support team at: support. TomTom came close to being as synonymous with navigation as Hoover is to vacuum cleaners, with good reason.
Even in highly developed cities, address ambiguity can cause frustration for those travelling to a specific location. Nowadays, Google Maps remains a slick and stable navigation app, with live traffic updates, offline caching, a wealth of routing options and more. A version for caravan routing is also available. The buttons are big, making them easy to press, and they feel polished. Check out our and our. It's missing a lot of the features that are standard in the others, such as contact lookup and some point of interest searches.
Also, we'd like to hear specific feedback on the issue you have with rerouting in CoPilot. All offered the choice between landscape and portrait views, which you can't get from most dedicated sat-navs. Update: The TomTom car kit hardware dock is now available from the or from. For example, there are eight different Lonsdale Roads around London. Other gaps in the application mean you can't browse the map without planning a route, and you can't plan a route just by tapping your destination on the map -- you must know the address. This route was specifically designed to test the different ways of setting your destination, as well as the app's knowledge of prohibited roads. There are no monthly costs, and public transit planning is a major feature.
With offline maps, for reliable navigation at home or abroad without an internet connection. We hate seeing people with issues we can easily help with and bad reviews make us sad. You can get warnings from other drivers inside the app, and warn other drivers in return. The default voice that reads out instructions is by far the most natural-sounding of all the apps. It often had trouble getting a fix and keeping up to date as we moved.