When comparing Be-on-road (Offline Maps & Navigation) vs Magic Earth, the Slant community recommends Magic Earth for most people. In the question“What are the best offline GPS navigation apps for Android?” Magic Earth is ranked 3rd while Be-on-road (Offline Maps & Navigation) is ranked 6th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Display of speed and (current) speed limit
If exceeding the current speed limit by more than 10km/h, the current speed display turns red.
Pro Display of next speed limit change
When routing you can see the next speed limit traffic sign displayed, so you can better estimate when to release the right pedal to drive more efficiently.
Pro Easy to set up map data
It is easy to select for which country to download the maps initially.
Pro Navigation-orientated interface
Easy to select target(s), easy definition of home/work addresses, clear interface while navigating.
Pro Smooth update of the display while driving
Pro Good display of lanes to use
e.g. on Autobahn exits.
Pro No tracker
Pro Offline mode
Possibility to download maps for offline access
Pro Speed limitation
Speed limit display with the possibility of signalling an excess of speed
Handling of traffic
Con Needs quite some time to recalculate and select an alternative route
When intentionally driving a different than the suggested street, it tries a long time to get you back onto the initially suggested route though alternatives would be faster and shorter.
Con Speed limits often are incomplete or outdated
Con Outdated map data
Con Unclear what map data source is used
If it would use Open Street Map data, it would add the option to fix something, e.g. the speed limits, yourself.
Con No routing options
E.g. there is no option to configure average speed values to use for certain kind of streets.
Con Proprietary software
The source code is not available