Because Google Maps often lags a lot and sometimes just hangs completely or crashes, I've been trying to get away from it (and over-reliance on Google isn't good anyway). But finding a good alternative is surprisingly hard.
I'm looking for an app that can tell me where to go with my bike, it's basically as simple as that. So what it needs is voice navigation (because I can't hold my phone the entire time), route planning for bikes (so it shouldn't tell me to use highways) and actually run properly (which isn't guaranteed apparently).
The main contestants that I've tried so far:
- OsmAnd: This would be good if it actually gave correct instructions. But for some reason, they are often either plain wrong (like "make a U-turn, then make a U-turn") or much too late or too early, meaning I never know which of the intersections I should actually turn at without looking at the screen.
- Here we go: Seems to have no voice navigation, even though others say it does. I found no evidence of this in the app.
- Waze: This is what I currently use, but it's made for cars. It often tells me to use the left or right lane, which I could ignore, but it might also one day try to lead me on a highway. It's also yet another Google product.
I also tried a lot of other apps, but I was able to quickly filter them out, because they either didn't have voice navigation or no navigation at all (for example some are only for recording routes, not planning them), some crash on start or simply close themselves when the screen is turned off (not killed by Android) and so on.
I'm using Android 8.1 and live in Germany.