AppDictions App Review
The CoPilot Premium app for the iPhone and iPad will take you places! Ok, excuse the cliché pun, but ALK Technologies has delivered a winner with this voice guided navigation app. There is a ton of great and easy to use features which make this app powerful and easy to use.
You can create an account or simply proceed to setting up your routes. There are multiple options once you have established your route. POI or Points of Interests will display nearby restaurants, hotels and ever important gas stations. The detour tab lets you choose how much of a particular route you would like to avoid. You can even get more information about your destination with a simple tap on the Wikipedia, Bing and Facebook icons. In addition, the walk tab will guide you to your destination if you decide to hoof it, using the iPhone native compass interface while tracking your progress.
The map display uses the screen real estate effectively, making the text display just the right size, and the voice guidance is clear and understandable – multiple languages are supported. The true test of any GPS is to go out and road test, which I did successfully. I haven’t had the opportunities to us CoPilot Premium in the confusing streets of an inner city, but the directions were accurate and the app passed the initial test with flying colors. Best of all, the maps are downloaded and stored directly on your device.
A couple of powerful subscription based add-ons such as ActiveTraffic™ will help you navigate traffic congestion real-time. Another cool feature; “take me to my car” will help if you cannot find where you parked in that mall parking lot where each level looks the same! ALK Technologies delivers, and CoPilot Live Premium looks to set the standard for iPhone voice navigation apps.
Now there’s a better way to navigate.
CoPilot Live Premium is the full-featured voice-guided GPS navigation app to get you where you need to go, by the way that suits you best.
Detailed USA street maps are stored on-board your iPhone so you don’t need to rely on cell phone coverage for navigation or worry about losing directions in dead spots.
“A completely competitive product” – TUAW
“Now even better than before” – Trusted Reviews
THE BEST ROUTE FOR YOU
CoPilot Live Premium puts you in control, with a choice of up to 3 routes to your destination. Alternatively simply drag your route or destination to a different street for the ultimate in personal navigation.
TAP, DISCOVER, GO!
Tap on the map to go there, discover more information or share the location with friends using Facebook or Twitter. Search Wikipedia or Bing™ directly from CoPilot and find all the local places you need.
CoPilot’s optional ActiveTraffic service uses real-time traffic conditions to intelligently calculate the fastest route to your destination and automatically avoid delays. (In-app subscription purchase required.)
All the navigation features you need, when you need them:
- Clear, non-distracting 3D, 2D and Directions-only guidance views
- Text-to-Speech (TTS) voice guidance with street names
- Alternate Routes: Choice of up to 3 ways to your destination
- Drag the route to a preferred road you wish to take
- Navigate to a house number, street, address book contact, geo-coded photo or favorite
- Speed limit display and audible warnings if you exceed it
- Lane indicator arrows to help you see which lane to take
- Realistic ClearTurn™ display at major highway exits and interchanges
- Offline walking mode with support for iPhone 4 digital compass
- Take Me to My Car to easily find where your car is parked
- Detour to avoid unexpected delays
- Powerful pre-trip planning and unique multi-stop itinerary optimizer
Premium quality maps with free MapSure™ updates:
- Complete map of USA stored on-board your iPhone
- Exclusive ALK MapSure™ service provides free monthly in-app map improvements and full quarterly map updates for 1 year
- Millions of useful Points of Interest (POIs) to navigate to or call from in-ap
Useful LIVE services to keep you informed on the move:
- Bing™ Local Search
- Wikipedia – find interesting places nearby
- In-app Facebook Places check ins and Twitter status updates
- Real-time weather forecasts
Enhance your journey with these additional Live services via auto-renewing in-app purchase:
- ActiveTraffic™: intelligently calculates the fastest route to your destination and automatically avoid delays based on real-time traffic flow information from INRIX. Subscription Length: 12 Months, Price: $9.99
- Live Fuel Prices: Find the cheapest gas station nearby. Subscription Length: 12 Months, Price: $4.99
Notes about optional Live Services subscriptions:
- Payment for optional subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase
Follow CoPilot Live:
User guide, FAQs and more information available at www.copilotlive.com/iphone
IMPORTANT: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later