In this article we review the most popular, well known and, arguably, best GPS motorcycle navigation apps for usability with motorcycle riding. We focuss on useful features for motorcycle riders like scenic route planning and track importing.
UPDATE Feb 25, 2017
For a review of motorcycle specific apps for iPhone check out Best Motorcycle Navigation Apps for navigation and Tracking on iPhone – 2017 edition
To be as unbiased as possible we did not include our own app MotoMap in this comparison. We’ll leave it up to you to decide on that one.
Most of these apps require you to see the screen, while others you can use in your pocket. If you need (or want) to see the screen you’ll probably need a weatherproof case and mount. I’ve always been very happy with my lifeproof cases and mounts, but there are other options out there.
The apps reviewed are
- Google Maps (by Google)
- Maps (by Apple)
- Motion X GPS Drive (by MotionX)
- Waze (by Waze)
- Motion X GPS (by MotionX)
- Scout GPS (by Telenav)
- GPS Navigation by Scout (by Skobbler)
- MapQuest (by AOL)
- TomTom (by TomTom)
- Garmin (by Garmin) (a.k.a. Garmin Streetpilot Onboard)
- Sygic (by Sygic)
- CoPilot (by ALK Technologies)
- Navigon (by Garmin Wuerzburg)