When comparing HERE Maps - Offline navigation, GPS, directions & transit tracker vs MapFactor, the Slant community recommends MapFactor for most people. In the question“What are the best MotionX-GPS alternatives for Android?” MapFactor is ranked 1st while HERE Maps - Offline navigation, GPS, directions & transit tracker is ranked 3rd.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Downloadable offline usage
One can download maps for virtually the whole world. You can download maps for offline use by continents, countries or by state.
Pro Speed Alert notification
The app can alert you with beeps when you are speeding (a user adjustable threshold) over the current speed limit.
Pro Web version for planning/storing favorite places
Specially good for traveling.
Pro Great Lane guidance and Speedway EXIT images
Pro Allows selecting fastest, shortest, or cheapest route
The app offers calculating route by shortest travel time, shortest travel distance or lowest gas cost.
Pro Can be used offline
From the app's settings at the bottom of the screen there's a section that allows downloading new and deleting no longer necessary maps. You can choose between free Open Street Maps or slightly more accurate and feature-rich TomTom maps. Downloading maps locally isgreat for situations when the signal is unreliable or when abroad, since you can use the app without having to consider roaming charges.
Pro Can be installed on an SD card
In addition to installing the app on the device's internal memory, MapFactor can also be installed on an external memory storage device such as an SD card.
Pro Clean, customizable UI
Pro Offers choice between using free Open Street Maps or paid TomTom maps
Pro Day and night switching
Pro 2D and 3D modes
Pro Turn-by-turn voice navigation is available in multiple languages
Pro Searches by address, POI, coordinates and via Google search (allows voice)
Pro Allows recording and replaying travel
MapFactor allows recording travel and replaying back the route later. It also allows exchanging recorded routes with other MapFactor users.
Pro Dedicated routing options for trucks
In truck mode, that requires paid TomTom maps, if you input vehicle's properties such as max speed, height, length, weight, weight per axle, etc, it will take those restrictions into consideration when planning a route.
Pro Has internet based live traffic option
Con No lane guidance
Lane guidance is very helpful in large urban cities or on the interstate, it's easy to feel lost and miss a turn without lane guidance.
Con POIs not as current as competitors
Points of Interest tend to not to be as up to date as other online apps are. Often another app has to be used in order to look for interesting places, or connect to a hotspot.