Top 3 Best Offline GPS and Navigation Apps

The Google Play Store offers a wide range of GPS and navigation apps. If you are looking for the one that is the most suitable for you and your needs, but you find it hard to choose from such an abundance of apps, then keep reading. We created a list of the three most easy-to-use and best offline GPA and navigation apps out there.

Top 3 Best Offline GPS and Navigation Apps

Google Maps

Google Maps has a wide range of useful features, and it comes pre-installed with any Android device. Users will have the chance to explore the turn-by-turn very detailed directions, multiple view options, detailed route information, live traffic updates, and more. Google Maps is a well-respected app that offers everything you may need.

However, this app still has a downside: you can’t use it offline. Of course, you can download the area map that you want to use beforehand, but you won’t have access to traffic updates without a steady internet connection.

Recently, a lighter version of the app, Google Maps Go, was released. If you want to give it a try, install the app from the Play Store.


Waze is one of the most popular navigation apps. What’s exciting about Waze is that it also offers offline support. After the app gained the right amount of popularity, Google decided to buy it. Some features have already started to be passed between Waze and Google Maps. You can’t download maps from Waze for now, but you can still use a little hack to get the job done.

First, press the Search icon in the Waze app, then go to Settings. Go to Advanced settings, then Display & map. Go to Data transfer and select the Download traffic info option. Now, your route data will be stored in Waze’s cache memory.

Sygic GPS Navigation & Maps

Sygic is a widely popular offline navigation app. It offers high-quality maps for countries all around the world. The maps are regularly updated to provide you with the most recent information about the area you navigate. However, this app is not free-of-cost. You do get a 7-day trial, but then you have to pay if you want to continue using it.

Some of its features are offline map navigation, voice-activated GPS with route guidance, 3D mapping and imagery, dynamic lane assistance, and more.

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