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GPS Navigation, Maps & Traffic - Scout (Sat Nav)

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Scout offers the proven quality of the multi-award winning international bestseller GPS Navigation (formerly known as “skobbler”) in a further advanced and significantly enhanced version. It’s the ultimate map & orientation tool for your phone or tablet.

Global online maps and an entire country (incl. its city maps) for offline use included (upgradeable), all core app features available offline

Full-fledged voice-guided turn-by-turn, now with dynamic traffic data (upgradeable), alternative routes, speed limit display, text-to-speech & top-notch pedestrian navigation, etc.

Complete digital map functionality with high-end map engine for seamless display and interaction, Foursquare search and TripAdvisor information for hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs, sights, etc.

Global interactive and extremely detailed OSM map with several map updates per year free of charge

Various search modes, free drive capability for orientation and warnings on each journey, routes for car, bicycle and pedestrian, etc.

Get Scout on your device and find out yourself, why the app has been sold millions of times (as “skobbler”) and has been one of the highest-rated map solutions for years.

In the following, you’ll find more detailed information on some of those points:

- In addition to the already included free country map, your app can optionally be enhanced with favorably priced map packages for offline usage (at a bargain price).
- Save storage space and install only those maps you currently need. That’s how the app can easily be customized to suit your needs.
- You get continuous map updates. Free of charge, of course.
- More than 1.5 million contributors make the OpenStreetMap one of the most detailed and dynamic digital maps, that is brought closer to perfection every day.

- Let yourself be navigated to your destination. Precise and clearly understandable voice instruction will show you the way.
- Choose from three alternative routes and go for the best way.
- The already included traffic information feature keeps you updated on the current traffic situation. Avoid being caught up in traffic jams and make a detour round construction sites.
- International INRIX Traffic: This optional upgrade provides you with superior traffic intelligence by international market leader INRIX. It will greatly enhance routing during turn-by-turn navigation and displays additional color-coded information on the current traffic situation.
- Our free speed cam warning feature alerts you when approaching fixed speed cameras while in free drive or navigation mode and prevents you from getting speeding tickets.

Please note that the continuous use of the GPS will cause the battery to discharge more quickly. That’s why we recommend to leave your device connected to the charging cable during the entire trip.

What's New in Version 7.2

Today you receive the latest update of Scout. It contains the following improvements:

- iOS 9 support
- Fresh map data

We hope that you will like the app’s new version and would be very glad if you decided to leave a positive rating in the App Store.

In case of questions, problems or suggestions, please contact our support via e-mail (

Thanks for using Scout.
Your Scout team


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Customer Reviews

Great App, could be the best with minor tweaks

I have used this app all over Europe and South Africa. Downloading the maps, as other reviewers have written, means no roaming costs abroad, though sometimes without a Wi-Fi connection some small, and even not so small places are not found on the search function! It is a little confusing to use initially, for example the switching between walk/bike/drive modes, especially if you forget to switch back to car, fast route after cycling, and wonder why you are driving along minor roads when in a hurry!
Little, but important things continue to irritate: often a dangerous bend or series of bends is not mentioned, then on a relatively easy bend one is given instructions to turn left; instead of "keep on the A47", the instruction is to "turn left ONTO the A47" - completely illogical, when one is already driving along that road! Careful attention is needed at major multiple intersections and roundabouts, especially if travelling quickly, as the final instruction which exit to take often comes as. One is driving past it. Also searching for a place, only recently I discovered that I could select show on map rather than navigate to! However the pluses far outweigh the minuses. This is an easy and reliable app to use and highly recommended. Route changes are picked up quickly and the route amended accordingly. It is the only app that I now use, you will not be disappointed, keep the upgrades coming please.

Excellent app....BUT!

Having downloaded this app for driving and navigating around Iceland I found it was excellent! Being able to download your map and then use it without data is brilliant! No roaming charges. Plus you are able to save locations to your favourites and plot out your trip. However. Having used the app walking around Reykjavik during the day, later that night my girlfriend and I set out in the car to a hot spot to see northern lights. Everything was going well until...we were routed to go onto the the opposite direction! Luckily there was no cars coming off the slip road and I was able to reverse very quickly back to safety! We later figured out that the app was still set to pedestrian mode. I think that if the app can figure your going 80kmh then it should realise that possibly this person maybe driving a vehicle and not walking. I think this would help the app saving idiots lives.

Excellent Value!

... wanting a cheap sat-nav for a motorcycle trip from London to Budapest and back, I looked at a couple of basic apps and finally chose this one. At its price, even after buying the maps I needed, I am very happy to recommend Skobbler.

I downloaded the maps for the UK and all of Europe and installed them on my phone. Note that you should install the maps you've bought, and load a route at least once BEFORE leaving your home country to use it properly in off-line mode. In 2200miles of almost continuous use, the app unexpectedly quit only twice. It does eat battery and the gps signal is stronger with a fully charged/plugged-in phone. The interface is easy to use, and there are lots of useful options - eg. find-the-nearest-gas station/hotel etc button. Note that when off-line the destination interface is different (harder to use) than when on-line. It only takes a moment/minimal data to load a route though so roaming charges are minimal. You just minimize the app and switch off your data roaming once you've set the destination.

I've also been using it in Qatar and, despite the daily road changes here, it still gets me where I need to go.

Only glitches have been getting the voice instructions to feed regardless if the phone is on 'silent'. With iOS9 make sure you have the phone OFF silent to get voice instructions.

Good app!

GPS Navigation, Maps & Traffic - Scout (Sat Nav)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.2
  • Size: 139 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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