Global Positioning Systems (or GPS for short) is a technology that was originally developed by the US military, but is now a widely used system that millions of civilians and of course military personnel around the world use to get them to where they need to be.
Even the latest smartphones have GPS built into them, making them true multi-function mobile devices and popular with people that spend a lot of time on the road such as sales people, people who work in project manager jobs, business people, musicians and lorry drivers to name but a few.
Check out these 5 iPhone sat nav apps for those that live a life on the road!
TomTom UK & Ireland (£39.99)
One of the most popular sat nav devices to help you get to your destination safely and on time is the TomTom, and utilising your iPhone’s GPS system they have brought out an app for use with this awesome smartphone.
The TomTom UK & Ireland app also works for iPads too, and sports such features as free map updates for life, fast route calculation, and via in-app purchases you can also get traffic and speed camera information. It’s also much cheaper and more convenient to use than a standalone sat nav device.
Garmin UK & Ireland (£44.99)
Another popular sat nav app for the iPhone, the Garmin UK & Ireland app has similar features to the TomTom app but also has intuitive functions such as a “Where am I?” locator, 3D buildings and landmarks, and optional in-app purchases like speed camera, traffic information, and fuel pricing.
CoPilot Live Premium UK & Ireland (£19.99)
For those looking for a sat nav app that is more within their budget, the CoPilot Live Premium UK & Ireland is for you. This award winning app features driver-friendly 3D maps, speed camera alerts and live traffic information (free for the first 12 months) as standard.
Map updates are also automatically included free for life, and it looks and works great on the iPhone 5 Retina display.
If you are travelling around London and wish to use the city’s famous black cabs to get around (a wise move, given how stressful driving in central London can be), then you need to get the free Hailo app.
The app works with London’s 23,000 black cabs, and is quite simple to use. You simply use the app wherever you are to get a black cab sent to your location, and payment to the driver can be made in cash or by card. After your transaction is complete, you get emailed a receipt for your payment, which is handy for people that need to keep receipts for expense claims and tracking.
TripIt Travel Organizer (£0.69)
A perfect companion for people that spend a lot of time on the road, the TripIt travel organiser helps you to plan your itineraries and keep a track of all of your journeys. You can also simply forward your reservation emails to TripIt and it automatically adds those details to your itineraries!