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Sygic's 'Car Navigation: GPS & Maps' iOS App Introduces CarPlay Support

How does this company stay in business? There are so many good free options like Apple Maps and Google Maps for navigation. I looked into using this with a car without CarPlay and couldn't believe how expensive it was for the entire US maps.

This app is absolute trash. It is janky, has an interface from '08 and just really, really sucks. Stay away

How does this company stay in business? There are so many good free options like Apple Maps and Google Maps for navigation. I looked into using this with a car without CarPlay and couldn't believe how expensive it was for the entire US maps.

I was wondering the same thing. Why would ANYONE buy this?

I just bought the wrong version (purchased lifetime)! It never occurred to me that they would have two different GPS apps. This sucks!

I guess the GPS version will have it soon too. Their promo teaser of Carplay shows the GPS App with the newer interface:

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3D offline maps are gonna be heavy on storage, when TomTom shifted their offline maps from 2D to 3D the app size grew from 2 GB to 6 GB for the same area!
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Check out maps.me, it is free and their online/offline maps are very accurate down to the building numbers. You can also download just a particular area, similar to Google.

I have it already. I will try their navigation again, last time i used it the interface felt more appropriate for walking/bicycle use.

I’m guessing those trashing Sygic simply have not used it. It’s not a junk app.

I travel frequently so having offline maps is a blessing. For example I was recently in Malaysia and South America and using the usual suspects would have cost me $100's in data costs. With Sygic, I just prepared ahead and downloaded the navigation maps for the countries I was in. I immediately then have driving and walking navigation (which is also brilliant for taxi rides in unknown cities).

I also find their lane navigation far superior to Google and Apple.
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MR needs to put “Sponsored Post” or something to that effect when they’re clearly being paid shills for a product.

How did you work out it's a sponsored post? It's nothing of the sort!!!! Check the links. There is no affiliate ID on any of them, and I rather like the fact that MR have highlighted this change for me. It's industry news.

Seriously people….a little common sense…..

I was wondering the same thing. Why would ANYONE buy this?

Very good offline map support.

If you don't have a good data plan, this is a big deal when travelling. In Europe, this used to be quite an issue until roaming was opened up [1].

[1] Roaming in the EU – https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/internet-telecoms/mobile-roaming-costs/index_en.htm

You know, I was going to defend Sygic, as I kinda like their interface (it is much smoother than some other GPS apps, like the now-removed Navigon, and it works a lot better on older devices), until I noticed that this is NOT their main GPS app.

They already had a GPS app, and charged a ton for the maps. Then they came out with another GPS app, and charge a ton for the same maps.

This other GPS app gets CarPlay update, but not their other(s). Why not update the other GPS app(s) that people already paid for?

I was excited to try out Sygic GPS in my car until I found out that I have the "wrong" one.

I have Sygic's "GPS Navigation & Maps", and they added CarPlay to "Navigation GPS & Maps"

How does this company stay in business? There are so many good free options like Apple Maps and Google Maps for navigation. I looked into using this with a car without CarPlay and couldn't believe how expensive it was for the entire US maps.

Most people are better off with Apple/Google Maps or Waze, but they are still missing a few key features. Sygic can get away with their old-school interface and prices, because there is still a need in certain countries for real offline maps. E.g. Europe has a surprisingly high number of areas with barely any 3g/lte coverage. In addition to that it offers multiple destinations, radar trap alert and a few other nifty things for people, who drive regularly long distances. And by now there is barely any alternative. Navigon is gone, TomTom switched to a subscription model and HereMaps is lagging behind (and datamining).

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