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Find the best route to your destination even without an internet connection. Magic Earth uses OpenstreetMap data and a powerful search engine to offer you the optimal routes for driving, biking, hiking and public transportation.
• We do not track you. We do not profile you. We do not trade in your personal data; moreover, we do not have it.
• Save big on mobile internet costs and navigate reliably with offline maps powered by OpenStreetMap. 233 countries and regions are ready to be downloaded.
• Choose between 2D, 3D and Satellite map views.
• Get ready for travel and know every detail of your route like surface, difficulty, distance and elevation profile.
• Learn more about the points of interest near you from Wikipedia articles.
• Spot nearby parking places to easily park your car.
• Stay up-to-date and enjoy regular free map updates.
• Connect to Apple CarPlay and enjoy the ultimate navigation experience.
• Find the fastest or the shortest route to your destination when you travel by car, bike, on foot or with public transport.
• Plan your route with multiple waypoints.
• Stay safe with the free Head-up Display (HUD) feature which projects the most important navigation info onto the windshield of your car.
• Know in advance which lane to take with precise turn-by-turn navigation and lane assistance.
• Get notified about speed cameras and stay up to date with current speed limits.
• Get real-time traffic info, updated every minute.
• Discover alternative routes that avoid the traffic jams and save you time on the road.
• Get around town quickly and easily. Choose from public transit routes that combine all transportation modes: bus / metro / subway / light rail / train / ferry
• Get walking directions, transfer times, departure times, number of stops. And when available, the cost.
• Find wheelchair or bike friendly public transportation.
• View current temperature and local weather forecast for your favorite locations.
• See what weather conditions to expect in the next hours and view the forecast for the next 14 days.
* Some features are not available in all countries.
* Some features require internet connection.
What's New in Version 7.1.2
• Application build with Apple latest SDK 13
• New options are now available on iPhone while connected to CarPlay: Free text search, Search Contacts, Search Address and Search Lat/Long
• Route Overview button is now available during navigation also in CarPlay
• Solved application crash in Search Address
• Dark/Light mode support for iOS 13 devices. This is available when Night Mode settings from Magic Earth is set to Automatic.
• New “Warning Type” setting. You can now choose to receive warnings as voice messages or beeps.
• Stability improvements
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I have just started using this app and would rate it as a B- From a user’s perspective what would make this creep into the A category would be if along the bottom like other apps, while driving, it displayed the name of the road you are actually driving on (unless it’s there and I haven’t got the app set up correctly. I know on the map the road names are quoted but think the above would be a great finishing touch.
Also and this is really frustrating, the app does not seem to recognise door numbers! For example, I live at number 32 and have loaded this as my address and saved it yet in the favourites, it only seems to store the street name, so according to the app, ‘home’ for me is 50 metres up the road. Fix these points and you would certainly get an A* from me!
Update to developers response: I am not sure if you do listen to feedback. Prior to posting my first review, I sent an email last Wednesday at 18:49 BST but up until now, have not had a reply and with regards to street numbers -NO door numbers are being stored whether within my favourites nor when I enter a door number when entering an address into my search bar, it just automatically defaults to the street name. My question is simply, does Magic Earth store door numbers and if so, is there a setting that I need to change? Thanks
The app is using my data. It even tells me there are updates available, when the internet is active. So, I know the app can see a connection. But the app still says it can't connect to Magic Store.
I'm not stupid. I worked in IT for 25 years. I know my phone has an internet connection, and I know how to use it.
Sorry, there's no way to email you, without giving out my email address. For privacy and junk mail reasons. But, if it's any help, OSMAnd has the same (similar, anyway) fault.
Take a look at the Thailand map. Zoom far out and you'll see town names starting with Ban (not Bang). Most of them are small villages. Tha Pla (near Queen Sirikit Dam) is also a small village, but the nearby Provincial city of Uttaradit is not visible for many zoom levels. Many provincial cities have the same problem. Including Surin and Lopburi among others. All over-prioritised by small villages.
49 times out of 50 (approx 😋), this app refuses to use my 3G connection. It says it can't connect, but the app knows there's a connection. I have to play around for ages to connect. Starting the app before or after activating the 3G makes no difference. 4G doesn't fare any better. My internet is plenty fast enough, so it's not that. Other apps have no problems.
I'd be happy to pay for this app, it's that good. Especially since I just paid for a similar app, that was completely rubbish. Sadly, Apple make it too much hard work to get a refund. Same old story. 🙄
My only complaint with this app...
Often, village names are equal in size to names of large towns and cities. In Thailand and Laos, at least. I'm not sure if this app is the cause, or if it's the OSM maps that are at fault.
It would be nice to have some settings to change that, if possible. I find that I need to zoom in close, to see a city name, but village names are still visible when zoomed far out. It makes reading the maps very difficult.
Overall, this app is brilliant. It's only let down by that small issue. 4 Stars though. For now.
Using the CarPlay version the GPS spins around randomly or jumps streets. I’d have thought this a fundamental need which is a shame because the detail of the maps is around the best available. Disappointing.
A year on since my last review and Magic Earth continues to be my go to for Navigation. It hasn’t been without its hiccups. But, those bugs seem to be largely ironed out, and lets face it, with such a proactive development, it would surprise anyone if there hadn’t been the odd bump or pot-hole en route ;-)
So many sat-nav apps come and go and offer little in contrast... the General Magic team take on board suggestions and coupled with the advanced driver assistance features enabled by safety lens, make this app truly unique. The aesthetic is fab and I understand that car play is soon to be on the cards too. Though not essential for my use (yet), the feature displays another innovative augmentation to an already excellent tool for getting from alpha to omega.
Thank you so much, General Magic :-)
- - - review a year before follows - - -
The Magic Earth apps coupled with their advance driver assistance harness called 'safety lens' have become my go to for an iPhone sat-nav with the added extra eye (the phone's camera) watching to warn you if you drift from lane, get too close to another vehicle and even pedestrians - though fortunately the later has never had to be tested on the roads. The team at General Magic at all times seem most courteous and responsive to any comment you might offer or question you might ask. The developers are very active and there are regular app and map updates (especially on the openstreetmap version). I can truly say that this app is moving in the direction of the future, offering an elegant interface to the world and the routes that it will help you navigate through. Keep up the excellent work.
Having been an advocate of Nav apps that employ offline (OSM ideally) maps for some time, I didn’t think I would find anything to better HERE (WeGo)’s clean functionality and it’s ability to check Addresses/POIs online as well as traffic.
Magic Earth is at least every bit as good and I’ve found it’s traffic notifications second to none, even besting Waze so far.
Keep it up, appreciate all your hard work and the fact this is so incredibly full featured for free!
I have been using magic earth pro / Route 66 for years, bought speed cameras and traffic updates annually and found it very accurate and useful.
The Pro version is now missing from the App Store and I can no longer use my purchased items... any ideas about what’s going on?
Hi, can you please add google search in the app, it will beat any app in the market after that. I have seen Navmii has this integration so please do.
Been using this App for a week or so and it works perfectly on my iPad Pro 9.7" and iPhone 6. The offline maps are great and routing works well. You can download alternative voices for free and maps for the countries you are interested in navigating (also free).
In addition to terrain you can also have satellite images but they are low quality. Guess that is to save mobile costs.
Particularly liked the way you could click on a road and then select 'Drive via'. This then altered your planned route to take in the new waypoint. You can add lots of these 'Drive via' to tailor your route.
You also get free traffic reports and speed cameras.
Favourites sync between iOS devices which is really good if you have more than one device. Would recommend trying this App especially as it is free with map updates from OpenStreetMaps every few weeks (according to the authors).
I tested this by going offline and didn't work
This is the best sat nav amongst all other app.
Works without Internet and has different languages countries
Went on a long journey used google maps on the way there and it was a nightmare used this little gem on the way back and was very impressed
Wanted to update Route 66 on Sat Nav but no longer supported and told to use this instead. Fiddly to use and no instructions. It's unable to locate several postcodes I wanted to save.
Really straightforward to use, beautiful design, quite accurate maps and a fairly short loading time