1. shikhanshu's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 640 with Windows Phone 8.1 on it. I am the kind of user who likes minimal apps installed, definitely not more than one app serving the same purpose.

    Since 'Maps' by Microsoft comes built-in and can't be uninstalled, I saw no reason to look for another app.
    But now I noticed that I need to install another app to get voice turn-by-turn directions!! Really!?

    If I installed something like HERE Drive+, I'd have two apps. 'Maps' would just be sitting on my phone doing absolutely nothing.
    Furthermore, HERE Drive+ says "This app will not be supported on Windows 10". I plan to upgrade to Windows 10 when it comes to my phone via OTA. Will the 'Maps' app in Windows 10 have voice turn-by-turn in-built?

    Am I missing something? Is this really intended? This sounds really stupid.
    04-20-2016 10:28 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    HERE won't be an App on 10 true enough. But Maps is picking up the slack.

    Microsoft will continue to use HERE Maps data but many questions remain | Windows Central

    FWIW, Maps on W10M has turn by turn with voice and draws from the HERE database for its mapping. Yes you can download the same mapping data as HERE for offline nav with Maps. Also in W10M you can save maps to SD card.

    You cannot download voicepacks to get a nav voice distinct from system voice.

    You can import HERE Collections to Maps Favorites by using this tool on PC in a browser: Maps Favorites Importer

    Our Blog has you covered with alternatives for W10M as well: Check out these great alternatives to HERE Maps for Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    04-20-2016 10:59 PM
  3. shikhanshu's Avatar
    HERE won't be an App on 10 true enough. But Maps is picking up the slack.

    Microsoft will continue to use HERE Maps data but many questions remain | Windows Central

    FWIW, Maps on W10M has turn by turn with voice and draws from the HERE database for its mapping. Yes you can download the same mapping data as HERE for offline nav with Maps. Also in W10M you can save maps to SD card.

    You cannot download voicepacks to get a nav voice distinct from system voice.

    You can import HERE Collections to Maps Favorites by using this tool on PC in a browser: Maps Favorites Importer

    Our Blog has you covered with alternatives for W10M as well: Check out these great alternatives to HERE Maps for Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    What a comprehensive response! Thanks a lot!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-21-2016 11:01 AM
  4. Mikefg1957's Avatar
    I am running Win10 mobile on my Lumia 822. I don't know why but Maps turn by turn navigation runs about 20 to 30 seconds behind of where I actually am. I don't have that problem with Here or any other navigation app I am testing for when Here stops working.
    Anyone else have that problem?
    04-24-2016 09:59 AM
  5. Davide Carozza's Avatar
    Yep, me too on my 640. Started with one of the recent builds, not exactly sure which, but it always tells me to turn after I already have. Figuring it will get fixed eventually.
    04-24-2016 02:12 PM
  6. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    Just another view: Here on Android is much better than Here on WP. Years ahead, literally ;)

    Because I have Sygic (Here tried to suggest weird routes -> 3rd maps app :) ) on my phone, I haven't used MS Maps at all - W10M or WP8.1. So I'm not sure if all the MS Maps improvements are only for Redstone...
    04-26-2016 01:06 AM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    HERE won't be an App on 10 true enough. But Maps is picking up the slack.

    Microsoft will continue to use HERE Maps data but many questions remain | Windows Central

    FWIW, Maps on W10M has turn by turn with voice and draws from the HERE database for its mapping. Yes you can download the same mapping data as HERE for offline nav with Maps. Also in W10M you can save maps to SD card.

    You cannot download voicepacks to get a nav voice distinct from system voice.

    You can import HERE Collections to Maps Favorites by using this tool on PC in a browser: Maps Favorites Importer

    Our Blog has you covered with alternatives for W10M as well: Check out these great alternatives to HERE Maps for Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    I am constantly impressed with your knowledge and so glad you know how to share it in a way that is so easy to understand .
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-27-2016 08:09 PM

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