• Apr 9, 2010
Occasional Autoblog contributor and Associate Editor at Engadget, Tim Stevens, is our go-to guy when it comes to navigating the intersection of technology and automobiles. So it's fitting that Stevens has published a comprehensive shoot-out pitting six iPhone navigation systems against each other to see which app reigns supreme in the race from point A to B.

The review covers everything from Mapquest's free GPS app to the far pricier Navigon MobileNavigator, along with progs that span the price spectrum from CoPilot, TomTom and AT&T. There's a great breakdown of available features and functionality, along with initial and reoccurring costs, but in the end, only one gets the Engadget tip of the hat. Check it out.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take free Navigation with traffic on my Nexus One, thank you very much.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Waze is pretty cool, and it will only get better. I really don't find whats so bad about google maps? Do most people not pay attention/read their directions beforehand where they are going? Google maps on my iphone is all I need, if you need to be directed EVERY SINGLE TURN then get a copilot to tell you everything else too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a free Nav App for iPhone called Waze. It doesn't have live traffic though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have free turn-by-turn on my iPhone. Sure I had to jailbreak in order to load it, but xGPS on the iPhone works great.

        Now... if only it wouldn't drop 60% of my calls... Oh well, at least the HTC Incredible I'm getting soon will have turn-by-turn AND reliable phone service.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will I be able to use these apps with my new giant iPhone-Pad while I'm steering the car with my knees and video-conferencing? I'd hate to drop a call when the time comes to turn left into a canal.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then I can watch the video of the rescue on my iPad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, it should be a spectacular event.

        I'll post video on YouTube and Twitter as I sail over the edge.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Bartmack: Actually an iPad mounted (w/3G - GPS) would be far preferable. What I dislike about my iPhone for navigation is that it is, well, a phone. When it rings you're out of nav-mode and it seems to always happen right when it matter most. The iPad would have no such issues.

      Here's the basic idea: http://twitpic.com/1eolve

      Plus, it could be a terrific info-tainment platform for a vehicle. Time will tell.