If you want to quickly find the right path to your destination, you can lead for free. This is the result of a stifling warrant test that tested 17 navigation solutions. Seven of the 15 navigation apps are generic and “good”. Two paid apps are “satisfactory”.
The magazine “Test” (Issue 8/2021) rated a total of 13 applications and two classic navigation tools, “TomTom Go Discover 7” (299 Euros) and “Garmin DrivesSmart 65 & Digital Traffic” (250 Euros). “Good” Here, the testers only compared the two most expensive models from the major providers. With the increasing popularity of smartphone navigation the demand for something like this has dropped significantly.
TomTom surpasses Google Maps
TomTom has been involved in applications several times, and the fee-based app is at the forefront of the pack of Android devices with “TomTom Go Navigation” (Grade 1.9). This is followed by “native” Google Maps (2.0) and paid “Cijic GPS navigation” (2.1). In iOS applications, “Google Maps” (1.9) precedes “Apple Maps” (2.0) and is free. , And “Sijic GPS Navigation” (2.0 per rate).
Some apps, such as TomTom Go Navigation, save maps to your device. It consumes memory, but consumes only a small amount of data on the phone while moving. Otherwise, depending on the tariff outside the EU, it will be more expensive. In the case of “Apple Maps” or “TomTom Amigo” (2.5) and “Ways” (2.2), which are compatible with both systems and rated “good”, for example, the map material is on the Internet. It will then load to the relevant route. Then it works in another way: storage space remains free, but the amount of data increases.
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