The most typical drawback of Google Maps for navigation is the data usage that occurs during the entire time you are navigating. Unlike Google Maps, CoPilot GPS doesn't have to constantly download and update the map as you move along the road. It operates similarly to a traditional GPS.
Copilot GPS welcomed us with an attractive layout. The app is well designed and intuitive. During the setup, this app requires you to pick a map and download it. At this stage of setup it is highly recommended that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network due to speed and data charges. The map is between 150MB and 1.5GB, depending on which one you choose to download. There is also a North America map available that is around 3GB. Once the map is fully loaded, this app starts to function very much like a standalone GPS. It works seamlessly and is bug-free. The only slight drawback we found was that on a few occasions the map was out of date by at least six months. Some additional features such as voice-guided navigation and 3D map views seem to be available with the paid version of this app.
For users conscious of data use who require the assistance of a GPS occasionally, CoPilot GPS seems to be an appropriate application. On the other hand, those who require absolute accuracy should perhaps look elsewhere.
This app update is full of improvements and bug fixes:
- Fixes a crashing issue that affected circa 1% of devices
- General performance and stability improvements
Have questions? Find answers in our support center support.copilotgps.com
Built for you, the driver. CoPilot is always ready to guide you with clear directions, reliable offline maps and powerful trip planning.
Trusted by over 16 million drivers, emergency services and professional delivery fleets worldwide, CoPilot is packed with advanced features and smart routing to help you navigate with confidence.
This latest generation CoPilot (version 10 to be precise) has been completely overhauled, making planning and driving easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Includes 7 days voice-guided navigation and ActiveTraffic. After 7 days you can purchase premium navigation features through in-app purchase or enjoy route planning and offline maps for free.
RELIABLE OFFLINE GPS: CoPilot does not need a mobile connection so there's no risk of being left stranded without maps in mobile dead spots or incurring roaming fees when driving abroad. Premium quality street maps are stored directly on your device.
DRIVER-FRIENDLY DIRECTIONS: CoPilot minimizes driver distraction with clear driving views, easy to read turn instructions and fluid uncluttered 3D maps.
CLEAR VOICE DIRECTIONS: Enjoy detailed voice-guided directions with text-to-speech technology to pronounce full street names.
POWERFUL ROUTE PLANNING: A choice of 3 routes and comprehensive multi-stop trip planning for up to 52 stops. Intelligent trip optimization finds the most efficient way to go, ideal for road warriors and long distance drivers.
KNOW YOUR TURN: Safely change lanes and know which lane to be in ahead of a turn with lane indicator arrows and highway signposts. ClearTurn junction visuals make it easy to stay on the right track.
ACTIVETRAFFIC: Beat the clock with real-time traffic for accurate ETAs and automatic re-routing around delays. A traffic status bar keeps you updated about conditions and delay time on-route*.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE EVERYWHERE: Navigate like a local with millions of pre-loaded offline places and integrated online search. Quickly find the right restaurant, gas station, car park and more.
Plus many more advanced navigation features to make driving easier, more predictable and more fun.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
Winner of AutoExpress" Best Sat-Nav App" 4 years running (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Awarded"'Best Overall Sat Nav App" by trustedreviews.com
As featured on Engadget, MacRumors, The Times and USA Today
Choose and download any one offline country/region map for free (Buy additional regions through in-app purchase):
North America: USA & Canada
Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Vatican City
South and Central America: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Falkland Islands/Malvinas, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Barthelemy, Uruguay and Venezuela
Australia & New Zealand
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Middle East/GCC: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
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*Requires a mobile internet connection
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life