Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Provence, Strasbourg, Paris early September
  2. 2 Uber in Rome & Lisbon
  3. 3 Milan and Lake Como
  4. 4 Private transportation between Italian Cities
  5. 5 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
  6. 6 Mallorca: Hotel in/near Palma?
  7. 7 Mid-late Oct in Slovenia?
  8. 8 One week in Europe
  9. 9 Budapest to Kosice
  10. 10 Montserrat, Spain - Sept 8 or Sept 10?
  11. 11 Venice in October... by myself! (Please advise.)
  12. 12 Itinerary Germany 9/10 - 9/24/17
  13. 13 UK or France or elsewhere, July 2018, good price from west coast?
  14. 14 First time to Spain: Seville & Madrid
  15. 15 Munich itinerary review
  16. 16 What is the hostess gift you love to give or receive?
  17. 17 11 Days in Ireland w few hotel changes
  18. 18 Switzerland in September
  19. 19 Where to eat in Rome?
  20. 20 Area with nicest countryside--Assisi, Veneto or Emilia?
  21. 21 Trip Report Estonia, Finland, and Iceland: Summer 2017
  22. 22 Athens hotel with Acropolis view from room/balcony
  23. 23 Capital One 360 Card -- Fees for Cash Withdrawal?
  24. 24 AMS Car Rental
  25. 25 Posting Packages from Central Europe
View next 25 » Back to the top

Smartphone (iOS) GPS navigation good enough? Which app?

Jump to last reply

Hi,

I've decided to go with a GPS navigation app for my iPhone while driving in Italy. I can't get a GPS Unit from my Car Rental service due to non-availability at the pickup point and as I am not a resident of the US for other online suppliers.

The options with positive reviews seem to be Navigon, TomTom and Magellan for the iPhone. (I need to be able to download the Maps to my phone so I don't have to rely on 3G, so the free Google Maps is off the table.)

Two questions:

(1) If anyone has used any of these, how does GPS navigation on Smartphones compare to a standalone device?

(2) Has anyone used Navigon, TomTom or Magellan? Any recommendations?

Hope someone can help. I'll post a review of my experience once I get back anyway if it may be of use to someone later on.

Thanks!

This is a followup from a previous question by me (http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/possible-to-rent-only-a-gps-unit-to-be-picked-up-in-rome.cfm).

I hope it isn't against forum rules or etiquette, but I'm posting this under a new topic as it's a different area I think.

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement