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Top 5 GPS Apps For The iPhone

Find your way around town or across country with one of these navigation applications for your iPhone.

iGo primo

iGo primo has decent graphics, including both 2D and 3D navigation displays. My iPhone 4S had no problem getting and retaining a decent GPS signal in testing and my onscreen location was very accurate, generally matching my actual geographic position.

There is a free, maps-only "lite" version of iGo primo that lets you search for points of interest near you. The full app, which I looked at, provides unlimited navigation including an on-board map.

Using text-to-language technology, iGo primo correctly pronounces city, street, and highway names as it guides you to your destination. It can also read out a summary of the planned route, traffic events, and relevant country info after crossing a national border. Choose from seven different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian.

Another standout feature is its realistic junction view capability, which provides true-to-life images of motorway junctions. This is a huge boon, especially if you're making the "great American road trip" and driving places you've never been. Knowing exactly what the exit you're supposed to take looks like can be a big deal.

One of iGo primo's other advantages is its optional Live Traffic add-on software. Live Traffic lets you see road congestion and traffic jam information in real time, and iGo primo automatically generates alternative routes based on this up-to-date info. You don't have to lift a finger. In addition to North America (an extra $37.99), Live Traffic is available for Europe, Italy, France, Scandinavia, Benelux, Brazil, and Russia.

iGo primo
$24.99/$89.99 (maps included)
iTunes – North America, iTunes – Europe



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