When comparing Sygic: GPS Navigation & Maps vs Waze, the Slant community recommends Waze for most people. In the question“What are the best car navigation apps for iOS?” Waze is ranked 3rd while Sygic: GPS Navigation & Maps is ranked 4th.
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Pro Safe projection like hands free heads up display
GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic offers an in app purchase to add on a Heads Up Display for the app. This works for nighttime driving by placing ones device up by the windshield and the device will reflect all information in the windshield for a convenient hands free experience that is on the level of where ones eyes already are.
Pro Useful lane guidance
GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic provides lane guidance as a feature for safe lane maneuvering while driving which is great especially when on a highway of unknown locations being one never knows exactly what lanes to be in when merging or taking exits.
Pro Highly precise address data
GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic is powered by Tom Tom map data, which is often used by governments as well as emergency services.
Pro Local language guidance
Pro Easily assess location with 3D Navigation
GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic provides a very detailed 3D world during navigation, with elevated hills and even city buildings which makes for a more realistic view of where one is in comparison to their surroundings.
Pro Commercial Map Data
Utilizes commercial data for its maps that are supplied by TomTom Maps. While not strictly better it can have more up-to-date map data than OSM. This is also the reason for the the good address data.
Pro Notification about police
Pro Shows traffic speeds during rush hour
Shows red during heavy traffic along with mph, and orange for mild traffic.
Pro Live routing and alert reports from other waze users
Each waze user has the ability to report traffic and road information changes as well as accidents, road closures, police locations and other alerts in real-time. This information is then displayed on the map to benefit other drivers and used to recalculate optimal route.
Pro Lists traffic accidents
Pro Route options
You can select the route icon and it will give you 3 options with milage and time to get you there if you want to choose your own route.
Con Poor map viewing
Sygic's interface is tailored to navigation. While viewing maps in 2D is possible, it populates the map with a bunch of POI icons which detract from street names. The biggest issue is how easy it is to select something or start navigation when zooming in/out.
Still usable for map viewing though.
Con Bad map accuracy
Even the newest maps seem outdated and have many mistakes or inaccuracies. Entire ranges of house numbers are absent in some streets, 3d buildings are only present in some segments.
Con Bad routing
Con Pricey Android Auto
TomTom is more than 2x cheaper.
Con Updates require running app
After a Play Store update it is important to run the app once to download all the offline data again, otherwise it will not be usable when no external data is available. This is not only time consuming but inconvenient for those that may be in a hurry.
Con No voice controls
Seems a bit pointless having no voice alerts in the free one unless someone is sitting next to you.
Con Advertisement supported
The advertisements usually shown when the vehicle is at rest, and they cover the entire screen. There is no way to get rid of them, it's strictly a free ad supported app.
Con Very high battery consumption
This app literally DRAINS your mobile. With an iPhone 6s, one can drive just a couple of hours before running out of battery.
Con Can freeze up when connected to Apple Play
Especially on iPhone 6s and Toyota Highlander 2020 pairing.
Bad routes, slow to determine where one is in a few locations (for example, exiting the highway and the exit is located lower than the highway).