What are the best GPS Navigation apps for Android?

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    #1Waze

    Waze
    Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    William Barnett
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "This is a very easy map to navigate while you are driving. It updates to keep me informed of anything that is going on."
  2. 20

    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Lawrence Newman
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "I had recently traveled to another state, so I didn't know how to navigate through the city. I remembered to look on Google Maps for tips and it was such a life-saver."
  3. 18

    #3MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps

    MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps
    MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps is a GPS navigator and vehicle tracking app for Android. Contains free offline maps from OpenStreetMaps.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Billy Ray
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "This is a great solution to a difficult problem. Out here in the Western part of the US, I often encounter places where I do not get a cell signal. Map apps will "continue" a route, but if I needed to start a route I was out of luck. With off-line maps and with the maps updated monthly, MapFactor has provided the best solution for my situation. I have up-to-date maps and I can access the maps and routing information in all the corners of my travels."
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    #4Magic Earth Pro Navigation

    Magic Earth Pro Navigation
    With Magic Earth, you have OpenStreetMap, 3D maps, Satellite maps, Turn-by-turn navigation, HD Traffic, Transit and Offline maps on your mobile device. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Bella Zhou
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "This looks helpful and seems to combine a lot of products like weather and wikipedia information with a more traditional navigation system. However, the in-app purchases range from 3 to 70, which makes me wonder what is actually available with the app alone."
  2. 16

    #5MAPS.ME

    MAPS.ME
    Maps.me is a fast & detailed offline maps and navigation app of the whole world for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. MAPS.ME application gets its data from OpenStreetMap project.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Harry Bell
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "When I'm traveling MAPS.ME is always close at hand. Detailed offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation will get you where you want to go. It also has a great POI database. I haven't managed to get lost since I downloaded the app."
  3. 14

    #6TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic

    TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic
    TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic is an app that lets you get the fastest route, see exactly where traffic jams are and how to avoid them. This app works even offline, so you won't need an internet connection to plan your route.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arthur Richards
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "TomTom is a great GPS navigation system for Android phones that is improved to provide users with improved lane guidance system that will help drivers navigate their way on the roads. It also comes with a Safety Camera Reporting system that is used to report any accidents or constructions on the roads to warn other motorists."
  4. 12

    #7HERE WeGo

    HERE WeGo
    HERE WeGo is a free mobile app designed that makes city navigation easier. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance, including gas prices, and parking places, this app would help you go around anywhere. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ethan Roberts
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "This Maps app stands out from the rest. Being able to download maps for offline use is a lifesave. This has turned into my goto GPS app for its stability."
  5. 12

    #8CoPilot GPS

    CoPilot GPS
    Copilot is an offline GPS / satellite navigation app for iPhone / iPad, Windows Phone 8 & Android Smartphones and Tablets.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roger Turner
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "This app really helped me keep from getting lost on my trip to Maine. It provided turn by turn directions in a really understandable manner. I will use it again for long road trips. "
  6. 11

    #9OsmAnd

    OsmAnd
    OsmAnd is a map and navigation application that has access to the data provided by OpenStreetMap. It features a voice and optical navigator, creating aGPX tracks, a choice between different commute modes, and more!
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Willie Young
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Great little app! I gave OsmAnd a try, and was impressed by how many free maps it actually came with. In addition, it's fast loading (to download), letting me have more time to actually use the maps. Great little Android app!"
  7. 9

    #10ZANavi

    ZANavi
    ZANavi is an offline open source (GPL) car navigation app for Android. It's based on Navit and Openstreetmaps OSM.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Divya Yadav
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I was looking for a great GPS navigation app for my Android phone. I found ZANavi. Unfortunately, ZANavi is not an app I recommend at all. It's a terrible GPS app that frequently had me getting lost when I used it. Although I like the features of it, I just hate how terribly it performs. I've never had such trouble with any of the other GPS apps I've tried. Do not try it or you will get lost too."
  8. 7

    #11Offline GPS route & Navigation

    Offline GPS route & Navigation
    This app is an optimized and fast GPS route finder app to find the best and Optimized route to your Destinations. The Application stores the offline Map on the User's SD card or Memory card time by time thus reducing the extra data traffic and saving the internet data.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Scott Newman
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "This ap is a nightmare. There are hardly any locations recognized on this application. I have to type the physical street address every time. I also cannot get the thing to stay open for more than ten minutes before it freezes and crashes, which just isn't safe. "
  9. 7

    #12Offline Map Navigation

    Offline Map Navigation
    Offline Map Navigation is a free navigation app in which you can find the driving route in few seconds between any two locations you set. It will show step by step instructions with voice navigation and make your travel easy.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kathy Kim
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "This is a free app on the Play Store that allows for offline navigation and instruction. It seems like a good solution to the problem."
  10. 6

    #13Polaris Navigation GPS

    Polaris Navigation GPS
    You can convert your mobile device into a powerful GPS with Polaris Navigation System. With a tool-set that includes online and offline maps, a panel for all standard GPS parameters, odometers, altimeters, speedometers, and directional compasses, you'll never feel lost and alone again.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marie Curtis
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "GPS navigation is what I needed and I found it with Polaris Navigation GPS. I wish I found it sooner because it coverts my mobile device into a powerful gps system better then what I had before."
  11. 6

    #14Maverick: GPS Navigation

    Maverick: GPS Navigation
    GPS off-road navigation for Android devices. This app is great for hiking, boating, geocaching and other outdoor activities.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gerald Gray
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "As an avid hiker, it really bothers me to be out of signal range when I am hiking causing the my phone to fail to show were I am at. The Maverick GPS is a hikers dream being able to still have GPS without having signal. After trying out the app I am highly impressed when It was able to give me my location while out hiking and in an area that does not have cell signal. It helped me figure out how to get to the nearby river that was in the middle of my hiking route."
  12. 4

    #15Wisepilot

    Wisepilot
    Wisepilot is a free turn-by-turn navigation, voice guide, and speed signs as well as speed limit alerts you can be sure to feel safe and sound all the way to your destination. The app will automatically keep track of your travel data, like distance, time and average speed.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cathy Jiang
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I like the stats it collects. I made a deal with my son that he could use the car if he used this app for navigation always, and now I know he is at least aware of the speed limit and I can see when he doesn't follow it!"
  13. 2

    #16MapQuest

    MapQuest
    MapQuest is a free online web app that provides you driving directions. With this app, you can also see any street in detail and travell it virtually.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Catherine Hicks
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I hadn't checked out MapQuest in a while--Google Maps and Waze kind of took up my attention for a while--but I'm glad that MapQuest is an option. It's easy to use and lets me explore alternative routes. The data are current for roads that just underwent construction."
  14. 1

    #17BackCountry Nav Topo Maps GPS

    BackCountry Nav Topo Maps GPS

    BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS is a flexible app to have fun in the outdoors.With this topo mapping app, you can find any remote place using offline topo maps and GPS. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    José Antonio Villanueva
    Written on June 18, 2017
    "There are all types of GPS's for the city but not too many for places with no roads. BackCountry Nav Topo Maps GPS for Android has you covered. If you're out hiking or camping and really need to know where you're at, BackCountry can put you on the map. "
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    #18Neongeo

    Neongeo
    With Neongeo you can search geocaches on the go. It features map serves, geocache listings and offline support.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Susan Barrett
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "This app is fantastic for geocaching! It can help you find geocaches in cities you haven't been to before! I used this once, while I was in a new city, and it helped me find lots of hidden geocaches throughout the city I wouldn't have found otherwise! Best of all, you can prepare your maps for offline use: so you don't have to use your data around the city!"
  16. 0

    #19Sony SmartWatch 3

    Sony SmartWatch 3

    This Sony Smartwatch 3 is a smartwatch and a fitness tracker powered by Android Wear. It has voice, touch, and gesture control with built-in accelerometer, compass, Bluetooth, and GPS. It is dust-tight and waterproof.

    Electronics

    Check price

    Sarah Jordan
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Sony SmartWatch 3 is the best GPS Navigation apps for Android"
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    #20Neongeo - Demo

    Neongeo - Demo
    This app is a 30-day free trial of Neongeo. In this game you can search geocaches on the go. It features map serves, geocache listings and offline support.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Lori Ramos
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I do like this for navigation but sometimes the maps are not correct and you can be more lost then you started with, however, that is true with every navigation app I have ever tried, so use any of them with caution. This is just average."

Summary

Best What are the best GPS Navigation apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WazeApps 24 Free
2Google MapsApps 20 Free
3MapFactor GPS Navigation MapsApps 18 Free
4Magic Earth Pro NavigationApps 17 Paid
5MAPS.MEApps 16 Free
6TomTom GPS Navigation TrafficApps 14 Free
7HERE WeGoApps 12 Free
8CoPilot GPSApps 12 Free
9OsmAnd Apps 11 Free
10ZANaviApps 9 Paid
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