I've struggled with the app for a while now. The main issue is once I start navigating the detail disappears when I zoom in so I can't see street names. I'm trying out some others for now and may return to this later. Edit: the detail disappears once I am using the offline vectors map. The detail disappears when the zoom goes from 0.25 miles to 200m.
This app has a very weak Map Downloading Engine. It feels like a Map App rather than a Navigation one. I have to admit that Open Street Maps has a lot of details which is a big PLUS but the App needs a lot of work to be user friendly and Competing App.
I used this app as my main navigation while cycling two weeks through Europe. Overall, it was a great experience. I do think there are a few things that need improvement. The first being the behavior of the app with lock screen enabled. It just flips out on my G4. I had to disable lockscreen to get the app turn on the screen when guiding the way (nice feature btw). And the search function may improve from my standpoint. It just doesn't find much. It's very picky on how you enter the search phrase. But other than that I didn't really encounter other difficulties. 4, 5 stars for sure. (so 5) Small feature request: instead of voice guiding, would it be possible to let the app beep once when the screen it turned on (because of a turn coming up) ? I had the voice guidance on so I knew when I had to watch my phone. Keep up the good work!
Using it cycling in Bavaria and Austria. It has sent me down some completely unsuitable footpaths, including one where it would have had me cycle for 6km along the side of a river toward Innsbruck when a signed paved cycle path is the other side of the freeway. It nearly killed me with the choice going up to Schoenberg. It must be used in conjunction with a handle bar mount because it will sometimes fail to signal a change of direction. I think this happens when going from an unnamed road to another unnamed road.
Searched 5 different addresses, couldn't find any of them through this app. If you are not looking for a POI search is useless in the USA. So I also tried a navigation to just the street I wanted from my current location, and it gave me a travel time that was hours longer than it actually is. I feel like I can't even get basic search functionality out of this, and if I even go to the right street, I will end up there hours ahead of time. It is really nice for navigation in the moment, where if you know where you are going but want to see what's around you, and there is less clutter in the function than the leading map software.
The maps are good but the navigation algorithm finds a path which isn't the shortest or the safest to be found. It also directed me once to a closed area i could not go through. Strange thing was it was early noted on the map as closed area. There is some work to do in that area.
• Mapillary plugin with street-level imagery
• Ruler tool for distance measurement
• GPX split intervals with detailed info about your track
• Other improvements and bug fixes
GPS navigation app for hiking, biking, geocaching and other outdoor activities