Sygic Launches Free Offline Navigation App for Android Users in India


Sygic Launches Free Offline Navigation App for Android Users in India

Sygic India: Free GPS Navigation App for Android
Sygic India: Free GPS Navigation App for Android

Offline mobile mapping services company Sygic has made its app for India free for Android users. The free offline navigation app for Android works without an Internet connection.

Sygic India: GPS Navigation which cost Rs 1399 earlier, is now free on Google Play. The app is powered by map data from MapmyIndia.

Sygic provides over 30 million global users with navigation in 115 countries and integrates data from travel and mapping companies like TomTom and TripAdvistor. Maps in the Sygic app are stored on the user’s phone instead of streamed from the Internet like most navigation apps, which means that Sygic users don’t have to worry about data caps or getting lost in an area with poor cell reception.

Features of Sygic India: GPS Navigation include

  • Turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS navigation
  • 3D cities and landscapes
  • Voice guidance in more than 40 languages
  • Multi-stop routes and Drag & Drop route editing
  • Speed limit display and audio warning
  • Road incident sharing with other drivers
  • Sharp curve warnings for added safety
  • SOS/Help to find assistance nearby
  • Spoken street names (text-to-speech) in American and British English
  • Interactive map – tap on any street, POI, or photo to choose action
  • Pedestrian navigation and stopwatch for outdoor activities

MapmyIndia provides mapping products across devices. It’s flagship product- the ‘MapmyIndia Navigator’- is an in-car GPS navigation device. In April, MapmyIndia had launched a new version of its maps which added Union territories and various other features.

In July, Nokia launched HERE Maps to its Asha Platform, which works without the GPS. The Here maps on Asha 501 needs cellular network data to offer you drive, walk and public transport directions. Other free alternatives such as Google maps also require a data connection to work well.

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