Navfree GPS California by Geolife Ltd. (Universal)
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Version: 1.7.0
Size: N/A
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Navfree GPS California

Geolife Ltd.
[ This app is no longer available for download ]


Welcome to Navfree!

Navfree offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline map use and address search and live search via Google and Microsoft Bing, among many other features. Navfree is a completely free navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data created by a community of thousands of users around the world. This means that as the community grows so does the quality of the map data. Already in countries like the UK and Germany map data quality is excellent; in others the map data is growing fast.

If you’d like to join the thousands of people contributing to the map data, just visit and edit your local area.

Navfree features onboard maps that are stored directly onto your device so there is no need for a constant data connection whilst driving. It allows you to browse maps anytime, anywhere without paying for data connections. Also, benefit from no additional roaming charges when abroad.

Navfree uses crowd-powered data with the help of OpenStreetMap, a mapping system that has been created by over 300,000 users and, as such, the map data is free to use. OpenStreetMap could be described as the "Wikipedia of map data". As the data is reliant on its users, maps can occasionally be incorrect or not up to date, but with the use of Navfree’s inbuilt map feedback tool, maps can easily be edited by sending error reports.

• NEW! Safety camera in-app purchase – avoid those annoying speed cameras.


• Users can now use Google or Microsoft Bing directly from Navfree. Search results appear instantly on the map interface - then it takes only one click to route there.

• Easier than paper maps! Browse maps with multi-touch dragging and scrolling. Enables instant routing by selecting any point on the map and clicking ‘Route here’ - great when the full address of where you need to get to is unknown.
• On-board maps - no data connection required* to browse maps or use the address search.
• Multiple guidance displays available - toggle between 2D, 3D or safety screen mode.

• Intuitive menus and large buttons designed for easy use with iPhone/iPad
• Day and night maps – switch to low glare mode for safer night driving.
• Access your iPod music from the screen map without exiting the app.
• Music volume automatically fades out when voice guidance is played.
• Automatic zooming at junctions and automatic day/night mode switch.

• Fast routing – fast routing engine allows you to calculate long routes in seconds.
• Automatic rerouting – if you miss a turn, Navfree reroutes you automatically.
• Demo route plan allows you to preview your route in real time before you leave.
• Direction lists allow you to check each step of your journey.
• Dedicated pedestrian navigation.
• Routing options - fastest, easiest, most economical, etc.

• Search by the exact address or postcode of your destination.
• Simple POI search available (points of interest: café’s, restaurants, museums etc.) or use Google or Microsoft Bing to find millions of local places and then fast route to and from their locations.

* Data connection only required for Google/Microsoft Bing search.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Navfree GPS California is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + The app is free.
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