Stiffen Warrantest: Google Maps is not the best navigation solution – more and more people are taking expensive navigation systems in advance and preferring to use their smartphones, for example Google Maps, which calculates routes for free. According to Stiftung Warrantest, popular use does not make it worse, but it does not hold a complete special device.
For the current issue of “Trial” (8/2021) (https://www.test.de/Navi-im-Test-4840852-0/) 17 navigation solutions have been tested – six navigation applications for Android, seven for iOS and two navigation devices Applications
Test winners with an overall rating of 1.8 are Garmin and Tom Tom on their current devices “Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Digital Traffic” and “Tom Tom Go Discover 7”
With prices ranging from 200 to 300 euros, these are the most expensive devices from providers, but they have their simplicity, adequate graphics, online and offline navigation and speed cameras and warning functions for high speeds.
But the apps also performed surprisingly well in the test. A total of 13 out of the 15 smartphone solutions tested were “good”. So free is not necessarily a bad thing, however it is purchased with a limited amount of functionality.
Third place goes to the smartphone app “Tom Tom Go Navigation” with 1.9 points
It costs 13 euros a year to use, but it also provides excellent traffic information.
Finally, with a 2.0 rating on Android devices, Google Map follows. On iOS, the app scores even better with 1.9, which is ahead of Apple Map in the rankings. But apps like Sikjik, Weiss, NNG Igo and Tom Tom Amigo are also promising and differ only in quality.
Overall, cheap apps are especially suitable for “quick beginners”. Given that you have enough data for the map download, Google Maps in particular is being negatively noticed due to its relatively high data consumption.
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