5 Apps for On-the-Go Driving Directions
If you want a calm, authoritative voice in your ear, expertly guiding you onto highways and byways, look no further than your smartphone. These GPS apps give clear, concise road directions, but that’s not even the half of what they can do. Which one is right for you? Real Simple test-drove five of the top offerings.
For: Apple iOS and Android devices.
Best for: The no-nonsense driver.
The gist: Just like regular Google Maps (think: easy-to-read routes and live, color-coded traffic conditions), except now it talks. And it does so in the most pleasant, crystal-clear voice of all the apps tested.
Nice surprise: Want to stop for lunch? Check Zagat restaurant reviews right on the app.
Biggest minus: It’s bare-bones basic; other apps on the market offer more exciting features, like clever accents and tips on speed traps.