Google Mapsflaws aside, is probably the best Android Auto navigation solution (have you checked out our picks for the best free apps for Android Auto in this regard?), partly because Waze it probably has more bugs. However, after the latest update, a new contender has emerged: Magic Earth Navigation and Mapping.
It’s a navigator that’s been around for Android for a while and is now finally compatible with Android Auto. Let’s talk about an app with Over a million downloads It is a grade point average of 4.2so not really the latest addition.
Drive The user interface is very similar to Waze: Navigation and arrival time information on the left, map, navigation and speed controls on the right. Maps are full of Sightseeing features (even too many), like supermarkets, pedestrian crossings, bus stops, parking lots and more, but Real-time traffic is not displayed.
In case there was speed cameras Nearby, a somewhat alarmed voice will warn you to be careful (and, truth be told, it will too often, causing a bit of panic if it’s not directly in your path).
Speaking of the guiding voice, this is that of speech synthesis from Android so it sounds a bit tinny unless you have a Samsung phone where the default voice is much more natural.
Again, like Waze, we can do it report an event for other app users: traffic, police, speed cameras, etc. Or we search for interesting places: parking lots, bars, restaurants, gas stations, etc.
Among the navigation options we find those that choose the route or not fast, but longer, but there are no changes depending on the type of on-board power supply; on the other hand, we can easily avoid it tollMotorways, dirt roads and even ferries.
He let us ride a couple of times better itineraries than those suggested by Mapsso faster, which is not trivial.
If you want Try Magic Earth We recommend that you first update Android Auto to the latest version and then download the app directly to your phone from the Play Store. If necessary, remember this before enabling them in the list of apps available on Android Auto. According to our opinion Google Maps remains superiorbut it’s an alternative to evaluate, especially if the Google app is struggling.
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