Top 5 GPS Navigation Apps for Nokia Lumia Microsoft Windows Phone 8

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No mobile phone is complete without a GPS software, having said that, not all GPS apps are created equally. Waze is a community driven map where you get live report on traffic, road blocks and accidents. Here Maps by Nokia is the only true offline maps that works without any internet connection and CoPilot is the most accurate among all the GPS apps. Garmin is pretty good, the only drawback is it cost USD30. Why pay when there are so many other free alternative? Without further ado, here are the top 5 GPS for Nokia Lumia powered by Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1.

Recommended Reading: 8 GPS Navigator Comparison – Smartphone Apps vs. Garmin vs. TomTom

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Nokia HERE Maps

No matter how you choose to travel, HERE Maps shows you the smartest way across town with fast, offline maps in over 135 countries, so you can find your way even without a data connection. With new collections, you can now group, save and sync your favorites with And with LiveSight, HERE Maps brings the power of sight to your map. Hold up your phone to see floating labels on nearby places through your screen.

Waze (Own by Google)

Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app. With millions of drivers from across the globe joining forces to outsmart traffic, save time, fuel money, and improve daily commuting for all.

GPS Voice Navigation

GPS Voice Navigation Free provides turn-by-turn voice driving navigation using Google Maps. With GPS Voice Navigation Free, you get all the important driving information shown right on the map. Add to this spoken turn-by-turn directions and you are ready to go anywhere! App interface and navigation instructions are available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Bulgarian.

Garmin StreetPilot

Garmin StreetPilot® brings the power of Garmin navigation to your phone with rich navigation features and an intuitive user interface designed exclusively for Windows Phone. Using your data connection, StreetPilot always has access to the most up-to-date maps for the U.S. and Canada so you can navigate with confidence whether you’re on foot or in the car. Install the app while you’re on-the-go and begin navigating in minutes.
StreetPilot is loaded with premium navigation features, including voice guidance with automatic off-route recalculation, integrated real-time traffic, multiple-destination routing, photoReal™ junction views, 3D buildings, lane guidance, speed limits and more.

CoPilot™ GPS

Find the best way to all the places you need to go with CoPilot. Detailed street maps of an entire country or region are stored on your phone, so you can plan routes and get driving or walking directions without a mobile internet connection. Millions of useful Points of Interest are built-in, so it’s easy to find nearby restaurants, hotels and more. You can also search for local places using Yelp, Google™ and Wikipedia.

Windows Phone 8.1 GPS Software App Comparison

 Map SourceCountriesOffline ModePriceRatings

Nokia Here



Waze CommunityGlobalNoFree★★★☆☆

GPS Voice Navigation

Google MapsGlobalNoFree★★★★☆

Garmin StreetPilot

GarminU.S. and CanadaNo$29.99★★☆☆☆

CoPilot GPS


Dedicated GPS vs Smartphone GPS

Yes, smartphone GPS is good, good enough for average use. Just like smartphone cameras, they are average in term of photo quality and it can never replace a DSLR. Therefore a dedicated GPS is always better than a smartphone GPS, go for TomTom or Garmin.

Dedicated GPS vs Smartphone GPS

16 comments on “Top 5 GPS Navigation Apps for Nokia Lumia Microsoft Windows Phone 8

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    dr. abdul sami August 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm [ Reply ]

    your garmin mobile system is good.than iwant same system for nokia n70

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      Chris Davies April 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm [ Reply ]

      Maps and mobile-navigation extras are high-profile news right now, given the Apple Maps saga

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        Jimmy April 10, 2013 at 1:07 am [ Reply ]

        Which is the best GPS nagivation system and GPS software? Where to find free GPS map?

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    notebook August 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm [ Reply ]

    hi i’ve search internet and found 5.00.40.

    what’s differents about 5.00.40 and 5.00.30

    can my nokia 5800 xp use?

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    zol August 19, 2009 at 9:04 am [ Reply ]

    selamat pagi…
    saya ada satu problem yg mana bila kita dah download software Garmin GPS Navigation for Nokia 5800, so kite guna bluetooth utk masalah saya skrg, bila nak install dlm tepon, dia kata ,installer not,mcmana saya nak selesaikan masalah saya ini?saya memakai tepon nokia 5800.terima kasih.

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      anep June 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm [ Reply ]

      zol,i will help u.if u wanna to know the solution.just give me ur leave ur email address in my inbox.ok

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        Jimmy April 10, 2013 at 1:08 am [ Reply ]

        Garmin Mobile XT on Nokia touch screen devices (5800) Garmin Mobile is compatible with the operating system Symbian S60 V5

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    chow September 24, 2009 at 1:12 am [ Reply ]

    ada free garmin software for sony ericsson phone tak???

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      Zeti April 10, 2013 at 1:07 am [ Reply ]

      Nokia N95 GPS navigation using Garmin Mobile XT app

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    Chuah December 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm [ Reply ]

    Does Garmin Mobile Xt support N5230?
    i Install it but i can’t touch my NEXT button

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    mukesh June 4, 2010 at 1:23 am [ Reply ]

    Some body help me to download free Garmin mobile xt for nokia 5800. i am not able to download it pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee

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    mohamed June 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm [ Reply ]

    i am not able to download it pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee

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    othman August 29, 2010 at 3:49 am [ Reply ]

    how are you ?
    i would like to ask any one who can help me to find link for download
    Garmin for Nokia 5800 free ….
    plz help me
    thank you

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    nokia 5800 applications free April 6, 2011 at 7:14 am [ Reply ]

    The multimedia appearance are actual important in today’s adaptable mobile phone and Nokia has able-bodied alien them in its Nokia 5800 XpressMusic archetypal to amuse the users.

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    saeed January 8, 2012 at 12:41 am [ Reply ]

    where is the download link ???????????????

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      ZamZam April 10, 2013 at 1:06 am [ Reply ]

      View installation instructions and system requirements.

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