CoPilot Premium UK & Ireland – Full Featured Offline Sat Nav and Maps
By ALK Technologies, Ltd.
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***** Auto Express Best Sat Nav app 2014 & 2013 *****
CoPilot is the best-selling in-car sat nav app that drivers trust for turn-by-turn voice directions everywhere they need to go. With premium-quality detailed street maps, driver-friendly 3D map displays, speed camera alerts and live traffic as standard your iPhone IS your CoPilot.
"The best blend of features, performance and cost" Engadget
"A real threat to stand-alone devices" Which? Best Buy 2013
"The best paid-for nav app" Stuff
FASTER, SMARTER, EASIER SAT NAV
► No mobile connection needed. UK and Ireland maps are stored on your iPhone or iPad for offline use.
► Navigate to a full UK post code, house number, pr address book contact
► Premium quality street maps, as used by the best in-dash systems
► Spoken driving directions with text-to-speech technology
► 12 months free ActiveTraffic™ service as standard*
► Lifetime use: pay once, get a CoPilot for life
► Powerful multi-stop route planning. Get from A to B better.
THE DRIVER-FRIENDLY IN-CAR COPILOT
► Navigate complex junctions easily with lane indicator arrows and 3D ClearTurn™ view
► Alternate routes: a choice of 3 ways to the destination
► Drag and drop route editing
► Multi-stop trip planner and route optimisation
► My Places: easy access to home, work and favourites
► Tap on the map to navigate there
► Unique non-distracting directions view
► Speed camera alerts with FREE updates
► Speed limit indicator and warnings
► Low glare night mode
► RV routes for caravans and larger vehicles
12 MONTHS ACTIVETRAFFIC™ INCLUDED*
► Save you time by detecting traffic delays in real-time
► Automatically finds a new route if there’s a lengthy delay
► Colour-coded live traffic map and status bar
► Traffic incident display
YOUR LOCAL COPILOT
► Offline points of interest: car parks, petrol stations, car hire and more
► Online search with Google™, Yelp and Wikipedia*
► 5 day local weather forecast*
► Parking wizard: never lose your car again!
► High quality Great Britain + Republic of Ireland street maps
OPTIMISED FOR iOS
► Universal app: iPhone and iPad ready
► Navigate directly from Apple Maps
► In-app music controls
► Copy & paste addresses
► iOS multitasking for background navigation^
PLUS ALL THE FEATURES YOU'D EXPECT FROM A SATNAV
3D and 2D maps – fastest/shortest routes - ETA and distance - instant detour - personal routing options - avoid ferries and tolls – speedometer - congestion charge alerts - Twitter and Facebook status updates and more!
Full details at copilotgps.com
* Requires a mobile internet connection
^ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
> iPhone 3GS and later
> 3G/4G iPads and iPad Mini
> iPod Touch and WiFi iPads (requires a 3rd party GPS accessory)
> Does not currently support CarPlay... although hopefully in the future!
What's New in Version 220.127.116.118
• Pioneer NavGate HUD Connector (in-app purchase)
• Free Map Update: The latest premium quality street maps
• Better Routes: We're working hard to get you from A to B via the best way possible, so we’re pleased to introduce some improvements to CoPilot's standard routes based on your feedback
• Fresh, new look for Themes
• iOS 7 Text-to-Speech: Now you can use Apple's own speech engine for voice directions
• Back by popular demand: Purple route line in the UK map style
I've been running this app alongside the TomTom app for the past few days. My main use for sat nav is live traffic so I know which of my 3 options is best to take each day.
I can only find one area where this app betters TomTom, and that's the ability to save waypoints to force route calculation to the routes I want to take (if the functionality is there in TomTom I haven't been able to find it).
The rest of the app however is poor.
The display is nowhere near as easy to read as TomTom, with only two selectable pieces of information compared to 4 on TomTom. The traffic status bar is really poor and the font size which shows delay time is so tiny it's almost unreadable.
Worst of all though the live traffic is not as accurate as TomTom, and has been consistently wrong on my route over the past 3 days. It seems to be some way behind with traffic updates and has shown 20+ minute delays when TomTom traffic has show pretty much clear (and when I've arrived at the point where Copilot still says there is a queue it has actually cleared).
I bought the app as a potentially cheaper alternative to TomTom, but I'll definitely be sticking with the TomTom app and deleting Copilot. £20 wasted which I'll have to put down to experience.
Could be great
I have mixed feelings about this app. One the one hand it does a good job of selecting routes, it gives you alternative options, includes 12 months of active traffic in the price, has speed cameras included, warns you when speeding, and is very customisable.
On the downside the map is a little small on a cluttered screen - this is especially evident when approaching junctions where it needs a zoom feature as you approach the junction. Also, it has a habit of crashing to the home screen. I contacted the developers about this and received a standard response which was instructions on how to delete the app and reinstall. This didn't work and to be honest I don't have the time to mess around with this. I want it to 'just work' - other sat nav apps have not crashed on me like this. Finally, I don't like apps that keep bugging me to rate them. This is the most expensive app I have bought and so I am a little disappointed that it crashes. I hope an update will sort this out.
Why does it keep asking me to rate - I have already rated it.
Best app purchase to date
Had several gps guides in the past but often they crashed or failed spectacularly.
Bought CoPilot for iPhone 5 and am very impressed by its speed and accuracy. Am always bemused that the symbol for my car crosses bridges as I am actually crossing bridges and the run ups to motorway exits change the display to really help. Sorry Tomtom, this is far and away faster than you! Well done copilot developers.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 07 February 2014
- Version: 18.104.22.1688
- Size: 397 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Developer: ALK Technologies Ltd.
- © 2013 ALK Technologies, Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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