5 Apps for On-the-Go Driving Directions
For: Apple iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
Cost: $50 for the app; add-on features (such as speed cams and traffic updates) are $5 to $40 each.
Best for: The driver who wants to leave nothing to chance.
The gist: The basic app will get you from point A to point B, but the coolest stuff is to be found in the extras: one guides you on foot to nearby public transportation stops; another helps you avoid congested roads.
Nice surprise: The “reality scanner” uses your phone’s camera to provide a helpful look at your surroundings—noting, say, which nearby buildings contain ATMs.
Biggest minus: The costs add up, as does the memory usage on your smartphone if you load it with extras.