When comparing Sygic vs Be-on-road (Offline Maps & Navigation), the Slant community recommends Sygic for most people. In the question“What are the best GPS navigation apps for Android?” Sygic is ranked 5th while Be-on-road (Offline Maps & Navigation) is ranked 10th.
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Pro Heads up display
Pro Offline navigation
Internet connection is not required.
Pro Lane guidance
Pro Detailed and up to date commercial map data
Utilizes commercial data for its maps. While not strictly better it can have more up-to-date map data than OSM with better coverage. This is also the reason for the the good address data.
Pro Good address data
This app can locate address without external data.
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.
Con Updates require running the 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.
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.
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Con Speed limits often are incomplete or outdated
Con Outdated map data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.