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Best Offline Navigation Maps Apps for Android Devices

Google Maps and navigation services are the best which can help you out to reach a destination of unknown place also. Since GPS always try to connect with nearest cell tower and tries to catch up signal every time, it consumes more battery on your phone and GPS is the highest batter draining component on the smartphones. It’s always not possible to be connected with data connectivity on your phone and possible reason is no data coverage or less signal strength, if you have 3G or 4G data plans then expect a low coverage to known areas only. In such cases Offline GPS maps are always good for the people which can help them in navigation even though they are not connected to the web.

So you thinking to carry paper maps as well? Just a minute, there are few options available for your before you make a choice as offline map apps can help you store predefined maps location on your phone for offline access.

Android Application # 1 : NavFree: Free GPS Navigation

Navfree is the best Android application available for GPS navigation all of the world and unlike other full featured non time lined turn by turn navigation. This offer turn by turn navigation with on screen instructions, offline maps usage and various other features to show navigate able path via Microsoft Bing and Google Maps. The maps are stored on your device so there is no need for all the time to constant data connection during your navigation. This uses the high quality open source map data from OpenStreetMap which is continuously improved by more users around the world. This is completely available in Europe, North America, New Zealand, Indian, South America, Australia, Latin America and other countries as well and for each country it will download free offline access maps.

NavFree App NavFree NavFree App

NavFree Gps navigation application comes with the following advantages –

  • Drag and scroll browse maps
  • On board maps i.e., offline maps
  • Large button display for easy use with touchscreen devices
  • Day and night maps
  • Automatic zooming at junctions
  • Automatic rerouting
  • Calculate long routes in seconds
  • Several routes options of fastest, easiest, most economical, etc.,
  • Search by exact address or postcode of your destination
  • Search instantly by selecting any point on the maps
  • Use Google or Microsoft Bing directly from Navfree
  • Dedicated pedestrian navigation
  • Music volume automatically fades out when the voice guidance is played

NavFree: Free GPS navigation App Download

NavFree: Free GPS navigation Android application can be easily downloaded from Android Apps Labs for free. To download it directly on to your mobile phone, you need to visit the Android Apps Labs page listing of NavFree: Free GPS navigation and then click on the Install button to proceed automatically.

Alternatively you can make use of the following QR Code as well, you need to open the bar code scanner on your phone and place the camera facing to the following square –


Android Advices Application Rating – 4.5 / 5

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  1. Rich

    January 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I am surprised that no one said a word about all the grammatical errors in the article. You put yourself there as a reviewer, yet what are people complaining about? I was looking for a reliable source to find and now I don’t think this is a reliable source. That means my time was wasted.

  2. Android User

    September 18, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I cannot believe you call this “advice” — this is just a collection of 5 cut-n-paste sessions from Google Play. Did you actually use any of these? Why are they “top 5”? where is the comparison? Actually did you even read the cut-n-paste? One of them listed “precise and accurate” as “feature”. Huh?

  3. Handy Spion

    July 22, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Like the info. Nice to read about this. Thanks

    • mark colenn

      October 2, 2013 at 6:25 am

      the best free offline maps is (rmaps). first, you will need to download (mobile atlas creator version 1.8) on your pc, which allow you to download google maps of any where and any size. unlimited.
      note: select map source (google maps). zoom level (17 is good for cities). atlas settings (format: RMaps SQLite).
      then create it. then, insall (rmaps) on phone. copy paste the saved maps the (phone memory> rmaps> maps). then open rmaps>settings>user defined maps> select the maps.
      it work great. i have all europe (google maps) saved on my phone. enjoy.

  4. h wong

    April 16, 2013 at 1:37 am

    This NavFree is not good. I downloaded the latest version to my Nexus 4. I can enter my hospital’s state, city and street. When entered the street number or the cross-street, it said no match found. When I entered my house and my son’s house, same thing. So it takes you to the street only. If the street is a long one, the software is no good. I live in a fairly big city in California.

  5. raef

    November 8, 2012 at 5:37 am


  6. Fernando

    September 7, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Actually, some of article’s apps are maps cachers, not offline navigation.
    Ok, there is much fewer data comm with map cacher apps. Still, they are useless when you don’t have a connection (either because you’re abroad and don’t want to pay outrageous price to telecoms or you’re in the middle of nothing). Sygic is one of truly offline navigation. You don’t need data comm to search addresses and tracing routes: it’s all offline.

  7. Barkha

    August 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Brilliant and impressive article! I came across another article featuring top 5 navigation apps for android, they are also as awesome as the ones mentioned here, check it out:

  8. furryfootstool

    August 11, 2012 at 3:53 am

    my house doesn’t even show up on the map! the house has been here for 7 years.

  9. Peter Aumord

    July 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Ther is no speed camera information although it suppose to give warning

  10. Stan

    July 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    this app contains only few countries.

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