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  1. Richard Devine's Avatar
    We've stacked a few of our choices up on the homepage, but what about you guys. Now that HERE is going away, what will you be using for your mapping needs on Windows 10 Mobile? Does the built in Windows Maps app do it for you, or is there a third-party solution you think everyone should know about.

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    Check out these great alternatives to HERE Maps for Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    03-15-2016 12:47 PM
  2. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I like the standard maps app, and I've used co-pilot before too. Losing Here maps isn't a huge blow, sad to see them leave, but not devastating.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    03-15-2016 02:23 PM
  3. mrmeyer's Avatar
    I miss Waze which I gave up when I upgraded to Win10M, primarily for the auto-routing based on traffic. Which of these apps is best at live alternative routes based on traffic?
    03-15-2016 03:00 PM
  4. ntice_521's Avatar
    Maybe it's best to stay on 8.1 if you need maps.
    03-15-2016 04:48 PM
  5. monedetoune's Avatar
    whats wrong with the maps app? i have been using it for months now. gets the job done.
    03-15-2016 05:13 PM
  6. ntice_521's Avatar
    whats wrong with the maps app? i have been using it for months now. gets the job done.
    I'm trying to use it, but it seems completely broken. Search doesn't work. On the same phone, with the same maps, HERE maps works fine.
    elangab likes this.
    03-15-2016 05:23 PM
  7. ntice_521's Avatar
    Example: search for "home depot". On HERE maps, I get a list of Home Depot stores, listed in order of proximity to my location. On Microsoft Maps, I get two irrelevant results (neither are Home Depot stores) in Oregon, and I'm nowhere near Oregon. MMaps does have my correct location, so that isn't the problem.
    03-15-2016 05:29 PM
  8. ali80's Avatar
    Anyone tried HERE map on ios and Sygic on w10? I hated the HERE on iOS but On WP8.1 was essential to me.

    I really need something replaces the HERE on my Windoes. I don't want to miss it buy city lens is amazing.


    I stopped using my car nav and i use HERE map / drive as my primary nav system. I also was looking to get a cheap tablet to replace my car nav forever with HERE.
    03-15-2016 05:43 PM
  9. patcherd's Avatar
    I find the windows maps perfectly suitable. Shows you what side of the street an address is on and ends with the final destinations address. Didn't see that on HERE.
    03-15-2016 06:02 PM
  10. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I'm confused.... I went to store and got updates for drive, maps and lens???? Have I missed an update somewhere?

    Going to try sygic tomorrow on .164
    03-15-2016 06:22 PM
  11. llckll's Avatar
    Waze is atrocious on WM10. Loved it on iOS and android.

    I would like a navigation app that can reroute you around traffic in realtime. Am I asking for too much?
    03-15-2016 06:51 PM
  12. tomseys's Avatar
    I like to use the Here drive app for the turn by turn voice navigation that Maps does not provide at all. Maps links into Here or your app choice for this functionality. I find Waze generally does not work properly on Windows phone (530, 635, 640) . It either does not start or has no voice nav (sound). Waze does not update for windows only for android and ios.

    In any case it would be nice if Microsoft could make turn by turn voice nav part of Maps and also throw in multiple routes that one could choose from instead of only offering the best route. A and G do this. That would be pleasing the customers which I think would have serious return benefits.

    Edit: Is the new Maps on windows 10 different? does it have turn by turn voice nav built in?
    Last edited by tomseys; 03-15-2016 at 07:47 PM.
    03-15-2016 06:54 PM
  13. zack251's Avatar
    I have been using Sygic since February 2015. I think it has better features than Here+ Drive. It has improved a lot ever since I bought it last year. I have tried other paid apps (trial of course) but I think Sygic is the best because it has voice guided navigation in my language. It also has HUD option, useful when you drive at night but it is a paid add-on. Another plus is Sygic is a universal app, and I have installed in on my Windows tablet (Thinkpad Tablet 8).


    Anyone tried HERE map on ios and Sygic on w10? I hated the HERE on iOS but On WP8.1 was essential to me.

    I really need something replaces the HERE on my Windoes. I don't want to miss it buy city lens is amazing.


    I stopped using my car nav and i use HERE map / drive as my primary nav system. I also was looking to get a cheap tablet to replace my car nav forever with HERE.
    ali80 likes this.
    03-15-2016 08:50 PM
  14. ali80's Avatar
    I have been using Sygic since February 2015. I think it has better features than Here+ Drive. It has improved a lot ever since I bought it last year. I have tried other paid apps (trial of course) but I think Sygic is the best because it has voice guided navigation in my language. It also has HUD option, useful when you drive at night but it is a paid add-on. Another plus is Sygic is a universal app, and I have installed in on my Windows tablet (Thinkpad Tablet 8).

    I downloaded it and it really better than HERE maps and very responsive with a lot of features but i need to pay for it. I guess it deserve the price.

    Is it better as voice nav? I didn't try it yet.

    Also how is the HUD thing? Good?
    03-15-2016 10:18 PM
  15. zack251's Avatar
    There is a trial version so you can try whether it worth the price. Sygic has had sales before with discount more than 60%. You just pay once and can enjoy map updates for a lifetime - at least that what they promise.

    The navigation app is better with lane assist, and will announce exit you have to take. It also has traffic info but it is another paid option (and it is yearly).

    The HUD thing is best use at night. You put your phone on your car dashboard and an arrow will be reflected on your car windshield. This arrow will guide whether you have to turn left, go straight etc.

    I downloaded it and it really better than HERE maps and very responsive with a lot of features but i need to pay for it. I guess it deserve the price.

    Is it better as voice nav? I didn't try it yet.

    Also how is the HUD thing? Good?
    ali80 likes this.
    03-15-2016 10:35 PM
  16. svknet's Avatar
    GMaps Pro anybody?
    I am using it since WP8, and it is good as Google Maps has accurate information for my Country and City. If only GMaps Pro supported Offline Maps...
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-16-2016 12:50 AM
  17. Guytronic's Avatar
    GMaps Pro anybody?
    This is what I've been using for over a year.
    03-16-2016 12:56 AM
  18. zack251's Avatar
    What map data does GMaps Pro use? Also can you use other navi app for navigation? Like in Here Map, it lets me choose my preferred navi app. I just want a map with good data and POIs.

    This is what I've been using for over a year.
    03-16-2016 01:19 AM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    What map data does GMaps Pro use?
    The app uses Google maps data.
    03-16-2016 01:31 AM
  20. zack251's Avatar
    There are updates for my Here Map and Here Drive. I wonder if this is a killer switch that will automatically render Here apps useless after 30 June?
    03-16-2016 01:35 AM
  21. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    I have used Here Drive and Sygic (paid) for driving, both are OKish and both suggest sometimes utterly stupid routes.

    I have also used Here Transit in a city I don't know and got where I wanted without any problems. MS Maps transit part looks bad and difficult to use - unnecessary complexity to the process. It has no way to plan/check routes in advance. Sygic does not have public transport.

    As long as I stick with WP8.1 there is no problem, but after that - unless MS makes radical changes to transit part - I have to take android phone with me to be able to get through the right bus, trolley and subway routes ;)
    03-16-2016 02:36 AM
  22. zack251's Avatar
    Sygic does offer choices for routes. I rarely use Here Transit but I can see how it is a big deal for some people especially in big cities.

    I have used Here Drive and Sygic (paid) for driving, both are OKish and both suggest sometimes utterly stupid routes.

    I have also used Here Transit in a city I don't know and got where I wanted without any problems. MS Maps transit part looks bad and difficult to use - unnecessary complexity to the process. It has no way to plan/check routes in advance. Sygic does not have public transport.

    As long as I stick with WP8.1 there is no problem, but after that - unless MS makes radical changes to transit part - I have to take android phone with me to be able to get through the right bus, trolley and subway routes ;)
    03-16-2016 02:51 AM
  23. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Been using sygic this morning in my cab. Great at routing etc, and every piece of info you need is there. Downside? 950xl gets really warm and battery gets eaten. Here and win maps is much easier on the hardware
    03-16-2016 02:55 AM
  24. zack251's Avatar
    I just check the Sygic website and they have 70% discount now until 10 April 2016. I am not in any way a Sygic representative.
    03-16-2016 02:58 AM
  25. ali80's Avatar
    I didn't find how to share location offline through sms in Sygic 😐

    To do it, i needed gMaps+ to share
    03-16-2016 04:52 AM
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