4 of Australia’s Best Navigation Apps
With travel restrictions finally easing in many parts of Australia and the holiday season around the corner, we’re fairly confident most of you are planning your next getaway.
If you’re travelling by foot, by plane or even by car, the last thing you want to be doing is getting lost. That’s why we’ve done some research to compile a list of Australia’s best navigation apps, so you don’t have to!
This one really goes without saying. Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps that you can find. Whether you’re an Android or an Apple user, this is more than just your standard navigation app.
Once you get moving, Google Maps is able to give you real-time traffic updates with voice command, so your hands stay safely on the wheel.
Do you know what the best part is though? You’ll be able to check out what your end destination looks like in real life with Google Street view. How cool is that!
If you’ve never heard of Apple Maps, it might be because you’re a Samsung lover. Yes, that’s right, you’ll find this one already installed on your Apple device.
What we love about this one is that it will provide you with real-time traffic information, turn-by-turn voiced directions as well as lane guidance if you’re driving a car.
If you’re one of those people who is lucky enough to have an Apple Watch you guessed it, this app will work on your watch. This is perfect if your phone is out of batteries or you’re exploring by foot.
If you’re wondering what Waze is, we’re here to help. Featuring bright colours, sounds and some cartoon characters, Waze will add some entertainment to your adventure.
Just like other navigation apps, this one has all the standard features. But one of our favourite things about Waze is that unlike most other navigation apps, it gives you the ability to record commands in your own voice or the voice of your favourite celebrity.
It gets even better. The app will notify you of the closest parking spots to your destination and has the ability to remind you to check your baby seat before you get out of the car. A feature that is perfect after a long trip or for new and exhausted parents.
If you’re a seasoned adventurer, you know that you’ll spend half your time off the beaten track and with little to no reception. Maps.me is an offline app that you can use in any location around the world.
It’s no charge to download and works for both Apple and Samsung lovers. One of the best things about this app is that it uses absolutely no data. So, if you’re planning on spending long hours in the car, this app is a major plus if you want to preserve your phone battery.
Don’t forget to download the map of your destination’s surrounding area and you’ll be good to go! Sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure.
Disclaimer: We wanted to highlight some of Australia’s most popular navigation apps. Please take into consideration that all information is general and based on our research. If you’re a learner or P Plate driver, please make sure you check your relevant states rules and regulations about using navigation apps while driving. Please always follow all road and driving rules and regulations.