Sygic to Bring Offline Maps to Apple CarPlay

With the announcement that Apple was going to open up it’s doors to 3rd party navigation apps in Apple CarPlay, iPhone users around the world rejoiced.  Being able to use Waze or Google Maps instead of the default Apple Maps is a much-needed option. 

Adding to the list of available navigation apps with CarPlay, Sygic has announced they will be offering the first offline navigation app to be compatible with CarPlay when iOS 12 is launched.  How all navigation apps work is that is uses the phone’s built in GPS to determine your location, with apps like Apple Maps and Waze it uses cellular data to download the map of your current location. The GPS location data does not count towards the cellular data plan, but downloading the map data does. Instead of downloading the maps to your phone, the Sygic app stores all of the maps on your device. 


Related Story: How Much Data Does Apple Maps Use?


If data usage is a concern the Sygic app might be something you want to check out. While the app is free, after the 7-day trial period you will have to pay to unlock premium features like turn-by-turn navigation and voice instructions.  For these features you can either do a monthly subscription or a lifetime premium license.

Related Stories

Pandora Tips to Keep Your Stations Sounding Fresh
Pandora Tips to Keep Your Stations Sounding Fresh
The Cost of Getting Caught Texting and Driving
The Cost of Getting Caught Texting and Driving
iOS 10 to let help you remember where you parked your car
Now Your iPhone Will Be Able to Take You to Your Car
How to Keep Your OEM Steering Wheel Audio Controls when Upgrading to a Aftermarket Stereo
How to Keep Your OEM Steering Wheel Controls

Get Connected

Upgrade with Pioneer to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

For the vehicle you already own