iPhone users leery of dropping $40-50 on a navigation app now have a much cheaper alternative: subscription-based Gokivo. A buck buys you your first 30 days of service.
We look at the performance and features of the MapQuest Navigator and Gokivo Navigator applications for GPS iPhones.
Gokivo + Yahoo Local Search seems to do it all--pair with Bluetooth, play iTunes songs, deliver turn-by-turn navigation. But does it do it well?
Apple is pushing users towards alternatives to its own Maps app with a new section in the App Store that highlights competitors.
With new tools like turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, Offline reading list in Safari, and Passport, Apple is likely to undercut several existing third-party applications.
The latest entry into iPhone land navigation features IQ Routes, which taps into the actual experiences of other TomTom drivers to determine the fastest route.
If you'd rather not pay 10 bucks per month for navigation software, consider Navigon's non-subscription alternative. It works nicely, but desperately needs some updates.
U.S. Cellular's Kyocera DuraPro has both the brawn and the reliable call performance that make it a good choice for users looking for a rugged feature phone.
AT&T's releases subscription GPS app for the iPhone.
The XL 330-S is new--not refurbished--so you not only get a full one-year warranty, but also a free download of the latest maps from TomTom.