I'm looking for recommendations for an Android navigation app with the following required features:

  1. Does not use Google Location Services (strictly uses the GPS for location data, or uses another location service that does not require root privileges to install)
  2. Provides voice turn-by-turn directions
  3. Provides real-time US traffic data, and takes traffic into account when routing and re-routing
  4. Is or costs no more (including maps) than a good cup of coffee
  5. Does not require a rooted device

Here are some optional features that would be nice, but are not requirements:

  1. In the voice turn-by-turn directions, state the street name (ex. "Turn right on Elm Street")
  2. Can download maps for offline use
  3. Prefer no recurring charges

(Please indicate which optional features your recommendation includes.)

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  • Hopefully someone has experience with (or knowledge of) an app that meets all the above requirements. – RockPaperLizard Jan 24 '18 at 6:59
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    I cannot tell about US-specific things (requirement #3) – but Locus (mentioned in answers to most of the linked question) should fit the rest. Depending on where you're used to get your coffee, that is. Besides, an alternative to widen the number of candidates is to use microG – which would mean no Google location at all for any app :) – Izzy Jan 24 '18 at 7:04
  • @Izzy Thanks Izzy. I'm not seeing any mention of traffic for Locus. Am I missing something? BTW, I've always been curious about microG... but it requires completely removing Google Play Services. Although I like that idea, I'm concerned it will limit quite a bit of functionality. – RockPaperLizard Jan 24 '18 at 13:28
  • Traffic: Not sure, never needed that. Be welcome to check with my Locus Maps Resources. microG: Why? It replaces them. Do you think you will miss what it doesn't replace (ads, analytics and other spying stuff)? Apart from which, if you only care for location and really want to stick with the GBloat: check UnifiedNLP (at F-Droid, chose the variant for devices with GApps). That part of microG Core is available stand-alone, too (via F-Droid), and would only serve location. – Izzy Jan 24 '18 at 13:44

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