Updated 28 Oct 2014

Sygic

Australia and New Zealand

Snapshot: This GPS navigation app is available for iOS and Android devices. But how well does it guide you from A to B?

Australia and New Zealand
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$50

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Test results

Overall score
69
Offline search
?/10
Online search
?/10
On-road
?/10
Navigation
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at finding urban destinations offline.
  • Good at finding rural destinations offline.
  • Excellent at finding urban destinations online.
  • Good at finding rural destinations online.
  • OK navigation.
  • OK to use.

But

  • Just OK on-road performance.

How we test

In the lab we determined how well the products located destinations and created routes. We searched for 15 urban and 10 rural destinations – a combination of addresses and points of interest – with and without a data connection. We then took each product on a road test, covering an urban and rural route (that took us out of mobile reception). We tested the visual and voice guidance, plus the ability of the app or device to reroute after a missed turn and continue guidance after a tunnel. We also assessed how easy they were to set up and use.

Price is taken from an October 2014 survey.

Overall score is comprised of:

  • Offline search (40% of overall offline score) based on locating and routing to 15 urban destinations and 10 rural destinations with no mobile data connection.
  • Online search (40% of overall online score) based on locating and routing to 15 urban destinations and 10 rural destinations with an active mobile data connection.
  • On-road performance (20% of overall score) assesses the stability and accuracy of GPS signal, ability to reacquire a signal after a tunnel, and speed of route recalculation after a missed turn.
  • Navigation (20%) assesses display clarity, map accuracy, spoken instructions, visual instructions and voice clarity.
  • Ease of use (20%) assesses installation and setup, searching for destinations and selecting a route.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$50

Specifications

Operating system
iOS, Android

Features

Offline maps
Free map updates
AU maps included
Lane guidance
Speed limit warnings
Walking mode
Itinerary planning
Live traffic info
×

More Info

Notes
This App received an overall score of 66% when run in offline mode. Live traffic information available as an in-app purchase (at additional cost).
Availability
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