1. Zakbak's Avatar
    Hello. I'm thinking about getting the Classic but the deciding factor bas come down to a reliable turn-by-turn voice guided navigation. I know it's possible to download Waze from the Amazon store or through Snap but I've heard time and again that it is buggy or crashes frequently. Are there any apps like that which are native to BB10 and designed to fit the Classic's screen?
    06-27-15 11:55 PM
  2. Ecm's Avatar
    You haven't mentioned whether or not you've tried the native BlackBerry maps app. I've found it to be very reliable.
    06-28-15 09:43 AM
  3. passport1's Avatar
    Blackberry Maps is awesome in my experience for GPS navigation.



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    06-28-15 09:48 AM
  4. joel fisher's Avatar
    As a intermodal. Transportation professional I have used six different map apps. Waze works flawlessly google maps works well too. But bemaps professional from the BlackBerry store offers a superior nav experience. Try it!

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    06-28-15 09:55 AM
  5. daynebca's Avatar
    The native BlackBerry map app works well. The BlackBerry version of Waze did crash a lot for me but i've had not issues with the Android version straight from the Google Play Store. Also, you can install Google maps as well.

    For offline maps, check out Nav Free in BlackBerry World

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    06-28-15 09:57 AM
  6. Zakbak's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for the responses.

    Do you know how often the built-in maps is updated? Is it relatively live changes or done quarterly/annually? There is a lot of construction going on in my area and I know Google Maps for Android is usually updated within weeks. For the voice navigation, does it say the name of the street in addition to the turn left or turn right?

    When it comes to Waze, are you using the older one in the BB appstore or did you download the Amazon version? I've read mixed results for both so if you could share your experience that would be great. You also mentioned bemaps - I didn't know that was a turn by turn voice navigated one. I'll look into that.

    I'm really excited to get the Classic but this is the one feature I've grown to consider a must-have. Thanks everyone for the responses.
    06-28-15 10:02 AM
  7. jhimmel's Avatar
    I have Waze and it works perfectly for me, but BlackBerry Maps is my most used navigator.
    The only odd thing about Waze is that it seems to take forever to load the FIRST time after a fresh install. Guess it is busy configuring itself. Starts fine after that. It never crashes on my Z30. I just prefer BlackBerry Maps for quick, easy, and accurate voice guidance. If BlackBerry Maps is having trouble identifying a particular destination, I try my luck with Waze.

    P.S. - my version of Waze is the latest from Google Play Store - not BlackBerry World.

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    06-28-15 10:05 AM
  8. kitmo's Avatar
    Blackberry Maps works like a charm for navigation. My hubby has a new Lincoln SUV. We will put on his nav and BB Maps and compare them when I am riding shotgun. BB Maps is actually better and more up to date with streets, etc. My car doesn't have nav so I can rest assured that I can find anything with BB Maps.
    06-28-15 10:12 AM
  9. jimk345's Avatar
    Give BeMaps Pro a try. Works great.

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    06-28-15 11:23 AM
  10. Don_Henry's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for the responses.

    Do you know how often the built-in maps is updated? Is it relatively live changes or done quarterly/annually? There is a lot of construction going on in my area and I know Google Maps for Android is usually updated within weeks. For the voice navigation, does it say the name of the street in addition to the turn left or turn right?

    When it comes to Waze, are you using the older one in the BB appstore or did you download the Amazon version? I've read mixed results for both so if you could share your experience that would be great. You also mentioned bemaps - I didn't know that was a turn by turn voice navigated one. I'll look into that.

    I'm really excited to get the Classic but this is the one feature I've grown to consider a must-have. Thanks everyone for the responses.
    Zakbab - I only use BBMaps - it is reliable, fast and accurate. To answer your questions : the map data is obtained "real time" from the servers (as is traffic info as well) - so there is no worry about obtaining updates. And yes - it does say the street name - and when you are close to your destination, it will indicate if the destination is ahead on the left or right.

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    06-28-15 03:53 PM
  11. hplovecraft's Avatar
    As said before, you can use BlackBerry Maps (of course native).

    To have offline maps you can use Navfree
    I used it several times, works good, has problems with cross country (long) journeys as it crashes when trying to calculated the routes on my Classic.

    Via Snap one can use Google Maps
    This I just used today...works beautifully

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    06-28-15 04:19 PM
  12. willtothewong's Avatar
    The BlackBerry maps app is pretty darn good for my uses.

    I mean Waze is pretty darn good but BlackBerry maps is 95% as good for me.

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    06-28-15 05:39 PM
  13. onlybuggin's Avatar
    BlackBerry maps will likely become my gps,of choice again. I really like waze but have had a lot of trouble with the bbw version crashing. I tried the amazon version. It works much better but I don't like some of the requirements of its use and worst of all the amazon version burns down my battery after I've used it. So it's back to BlackBerry maps.

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    06-28-15 06:14 PM
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