Unpredictable start/won’t start 2/5
I love this app so much, but it has a fatal bug. Unpredictably it will simply not start. The splash screen comes up for about 15-20 seconds then you are back to the iPhone home screen.:(. Once it does that nothing seems to work (tried reboot, going offline .. nothing) except uninstalling the entire app and reinstalling - along with GB of map data. Try that on crap hotel WiFi! So the end result is it lets you down when you need it most.
Please please find what causes this and squish it. Everything else about this app is awesome, but it has let me down one too many times now to be about to trust it, and I really want to. It’s maps are better than anyone else’s for Topo type information.
Observations with CarPlay capability. 2/5
This app works great when using media such as Apple Music or music from iPhone. When turn by turn directions are given, the media volume is reduced and after nav volume is gone , media returns to your settings g.
However that is not the case she using Am,FM, or SiriusXM. When App has completed giving directions, the radio or SiriusXM volume does not return. If you restart the radio again it everything works fine until Nav volume comes on again, the radio volume tries to restart, but does not. I have two vehicles that have CarPlay and they both experience this issue. When this issue is resolved and ‘Hey Siri’ is incorporated into the app, it will be so much better. Detailed directions not as good as Google Maps or even Apple Maps which is frankly surprising given HERE is probably the major map creator.
Latest update on 4/27 addressed issue with audio being muted after directions given. Outstanding! Having Siri be able to interact with this app would truly give the ‘hands on experience’ Apple CarPlay was designed for.
The turn by turn directions s are not very precise compared to Google, Apple Maps or TomTom. You can input the right address into the App and on st least several trips to different locations, the App was in the right area , but the actual destination was on the opposite side of the street. Lastly, it would be nice to see the actual vehicle speed and speed limits show up on in CarPlay.
4/30 update on app
A couple of recommendations in addition to the ones above are: verbally telling driver what Lane to be in before there next turn, 2. Move your lane guidance graphic higher so that it’s easier to see the lane options, and 3. Give the exit number as part of the verbal instructions.
Hello: We hope to support the Arabic language, we have waited a lot, we hope to get it in the next update
Great offline features, but needs more options 4/5
Great offline maps featue. Only change I would like to see in the future would be more options for downloadable maps, like satellite an such.
Accurate and easy 5/5
Best offline mode, and easy to get accurate directions.
Does not switch audio back from the infotainment system 3/5
The map is good but when it gives directions on the audio it does not switch back to the radio.
It would be nice to fix as it is annoying to do it over and over again. Just tested on the CarPlay.
No Audio 3/5
I have set up the audio, but it will not work on CarPlay. And, yes, I have the latest version. No problem with audio on my other navigation apps, so the problem is specific to this one. The directions are good, so this is a real spoiler.
Deleting Iran 1/5
By Ali feizii
This app used to be the best offline app for us to go anywhere, I don’t know why suddenly developers decided to delete Iran completely from offline maps list and remove all the streets and freeways of Iran in the map(even online).
Every country around us like Iraq has coverage but it’s a shame that YOU removed Iran.
Hope you fix it soon :,(
HERE Maps are the BEST 5/5
I’ve been using HERE Maps for over 10 years now.
Nokia developed the maps and Nokia phones were all the rage everyplace except USA. I could bicycle through Thailand and not worry about network availability. My Nokia 630 was very robust and ahead of its time.
HERE Maps are compact and they reside within your phone. Goog Maps are good, yet network and battery intensive. Gimme HERE Maps! HERE Maps sip battery power, not so with Goog Maps.
Nokia is now making Android-based phones in China, so who ends owns HERE Maps now? VW / Audi / Porsche bought HERE Maps for a cool $4billion. These maps are what all auto GPS’s employ.
I guarantee if you are south of Atar, Mauritania, anywhere except on Mars or the Moon, or anywhere in Baja California, HERE Maps are a natural ice breaker. Everyone uses them for daily commutes and adventure/explorations. Load them up now, while you have fast WiFi. Next trek out to your favorite boonies, open them up and become a convert. Run them hard, then sign on and write your own Review.
Needs work for CarPlay 13 2/5
Not bad, but needs work for CarPlay iOS 13.4. When Here’s voice directions come on and mutes whatever is playing on the radio, it stays muted. Because of that one issue I can’t use it. Uninstalled. Might check it out again sometime in the future.
Cuts off radio 1/5
Unfortunately used it today and it really messes up radio/CarPlay. Stops radio/XM and it doesn’t restart. Also, wrong directions to office on first use.
My go to travel app for business or leisure trips... 5/5
Offline maps with offline route plotting is the absolute best feature I can’t go without. There are plenty of dead zones with cellular network services, still, which make Waze and Google maps less reliable at times. But Here We Go app has never let me down, so far.
One request is to support showing posted Speed Limits and speedometer data on the Apple CarPlay display.
I’ve tried so many different maps apps, all have their ups and downs. But out of all the ones I’ve tried, this one seems to stick with me. This is a fully featured navigation app that is totally free with no ads and frequently updated offline maps. I sure hope it stays that way, this has become my default navigation app when I need offline mapping. Which is more frequent than not.
CarPlay version needs some work 3/5
One of my old-time favorite map apps is finally available for CarPlay!! Because it allows you to navigate without out eating up data. However, it’s debut needs some tweaking. The over-speed alerts are not audible when in CarPlay mode and the visual turn-by-turn window takes way too much space in the screen. I have yet to drive in a metro area, so I’m not sure if the 3D buildings will be displayed (a la Apple Map) but I’m hoping it does. Other than that, it’s a welcome alternative to the other major map apps.
Horrible white maps 1/5
By HEAVEN & HELL
No satellite option like goggle maps..very limited mapping options..same old boring arrow icon..looks like maps from the 90's..needs a lot innovation and improvement.
Super App! 5/5
Hello, first it’s a very good MAP app and useful too, having in mind that you can use it offline as well. Today in the new version, i saw that new update supports carplay as well which is super cool!
Beware of the Data Monster! 1/5
How in the world did you use 1.4GB of cellular data when I only used the app for 15 minutes at the most?!? Anyway, I only used it to see how it will act in carplay, and that was very disappointing...
Great app 5/5
Great app I love most from the days when I started my road trips in USA. In the initial days when I stuck with limited data plans, the only app I found that supported offline maps. Now with lot of improvements. When i bought new car same that comes with car play right on time. Only i found some issues with traffic when connected to car play. Otherwise I am more happy to give full stars always!!!
The reason why I don’t have google maps 5/5
I have been using Here Maps since the early days in Windows Phone and they were the first ones that gave you the chance to completely download entire cities or entire countries offline... offline navigation doesn’t have just the names of the streets but also names of places, landmarks, businesses, the navigation can find you routes using public transportation. Your mileage may vary depending on how well a city is digitalized.
I have moved long ago to iOS and up to date I don’t really have the need to switch to google maps as I can see they’re still playing catch up to this amazing app. This should be you maps app wherever you go, specially if you’re in Europe, hands down the best map around.
CarPlay Finally!! 5/5
This is the best navigation maps in my opinion. Having CarPlay now makes me ditch Apple Maps. Thanks!
Amazing offline features 5/5
By This nickname was taken too
I’ve had 4 or 5 apps that claim to work offline but all of them were either really slow or didn’t recognize landmarks such as “hotels” in the search, or even finding the correct address. THIS app does all that, for free! Finding destinations was quick, almost as if it was online. The rerouting was quick. I found it to be faster even than google maps offline! Helpful lane arrows, accurate distances and street names. Some areas on the map showed 3D buildings. ( wasn’t expecting that) all for free!! No ads!!!! I wish I could pay to support the people who run this app!
Where is Japan?? 1/5
On the advice of several friends, I installed this program today. I opened the program, only to find that Japan seems to be entirely missing from Here’s world. Even choosing the Japanese voice did nothing to help the map, which still shows a railroad line slicing through our neighborhood elementary school! Am I missing something?
Downloaded Maps - Busted! 1/5
A MASSIVE WASTE OF TIME! Don’t bother using this app for offline maps! You can download them as many times as you want -but guess what - THEY DELETE A FEW MINUTES AFTER COMPLETION.
Best Offline Maps, needs CarPlay support 4/5
The best offline maps app for driving. Period. Download entire cities (or sometimes even countries) to use completely without data. The app really needs CarPlay support though, that will complete the package when traveling overseas with a rental car.
You need to update your app so it works with Apple CarPlay like google and Waze did then you’ll have a winner. It’s great you can download the whole USA or other countries so you can use it offline . But it needs to work with Apple CarPlay
Offline maps disappear weirdly 2/5
Honestly speaking, herwego is good to have especially its downloadable offline mpas, however, it's also quite annoying that downloaded maps would disappear for no reason-it occurs on and on. So is there a fix for this bug?
Amazing app! Great offline 4/5
Only had to rate 4 star because my question is if and when this will be compatible with CarPlay. If so, this app would be the go to app for navigation! This is a huge drawback to the app.
Come on HERE make it compatible!!!!
Superior Offline Mode 3/5
The thing that I love about Here Maps is the ease of downloading a country instead of sections like Google’s. Though, it’s still not capable of reliability like routing, place of interests, and live traffic. The routing takes you to more turns than making it simple, most of the business listings are either outdated or missing, and you get barely traffic report updates. The 3D building is a great feature especially how it shows an imagery of a tower building, which is another great thing but although it doesn’t cover that much area. I also like the voice guidance they’ve provided, it has a detailed guidance like it tells me to “enter the highway”, and it comes with more languages but the quality of the audio is low which you can barely hear at all. The most I disliked about this app is CarPlay support and it’s been 3 years that they still haven’t implement it but yet Magic Earth already have. This navigation tool has it’s potential but I believe that it’s putting less effort to improve it overtime. It is safe to say that you can use it for your holiday trips but be sure to be alert with your surroundings as this app would not be accurate all the time.
Great offline map, especially for outside of US 5/5
So I went for a 10-day road trip across 6 countries in Europe and chose not to get data service (I kept in mind I could always activate 24-hr for $10 anytime), so it was super stressful to rely on Google map because I had to load it in the morning at airbnb, find a nearby Starbucks, McDonald’s or airport when I lose connection, sometimes just by accidental taps or being idle I guess. On day 3, I met my cousin in Switzerland who introduced me to this life-changing app. It has rerouting function which I love, the appearance is fine, the voice is a bit weird, and I have a love/ hate relationship with the fact that it beeps (love) but jumps me out of radio (hate) every time I go over speed limit (too sensitive and many times the limit is not up to date). The last day, to deal with strike traffic in Paris and to make sure I could get to the airport, I still chose to pay $10 so that I could have Google Map. For a free app that saves money, this is great! If I spend the previous night adding destinations into my favorites, it becomes even more convenient. Make sure you have space and the download is complete because the map for France is heavier and when I came back to France from Switzerland, I realized the map was halted only when I needed it the most. Still, very highly recommended.
Like here maps but where is iPad version? 4/5
I miss having an HD version for iPad version like you do for the android Tab S2.
Not working 3/5
It wont open on iphone 11. I have tried to restart the phone, to delete and install app again and it still does not work
I have used this for years and its the best app for navigation for me, please make it work
Pretty Good. 4/5
By Lexis AL
Has great directions and an easy to read map. Very helpful to navigate around. I enjoyed the graphics on the map they were very nice. Good up to date information as well. Overall a nice navigation tool.
Reliable offline maps for navigation 5/5
Even though Google maps allow you to store offline map tiles, I prefer the ability to save maps based on geographic boundaries.
The worldwide coverage offered by Here maps from the good old Nokia map days have been part of all my road trips.
Some potential additions:
Support for multiple via points for a road trip would be awesome. Adding stops for refuel, food are part of most road trips.
Good before bad now 4/5
The newst update is awful
It was the best App of its kind before but now it can’t find the place and your location so confusing
I need an iPad app 4/5
It will be awesome to read maps on a larger screen such as PC or an iPad instead of on such a small iPhone screen. Please give me an iPad app.
CarPlay with this app would end my navigation problems! Thanks
As good as it gets! 5/5
This app is as good as it can get. It even works good for over the road trucking as I have been using it forever to drive a semi truck to all of my customers. Do not get me wrong, this is not a truck gps, but what this is.... is a very nice gps that gives you routes on the main highways and for this reason, I have decided that this is better than Google Maps anyday!
By the way, Google tracks and records your location at all times and saves this information along with your ip address stamped on it at all times and even use the info to market products toward you depending on your travel habits! As a offline mapping software, I can trust this more than I trust Google who also owns Waze.
Apps like these use less data, are easier on your mobile phones battery, and will even help your phone last longer by not depleting the battery by logging your data all day! I know this app is not as popular as Google or Apple Maps, but it should be!
Last iPhone 5c update killed the app 1/5
My husband has never had a problem using the app on his iPhone until he installed the update from the App Store. Now the app won’t open. You get splash screen and then exits. Can someone please revisit the 5c update that was just made?
Not quite 2/5
I love my gps program. It was waze. I was a devotee. But it and I had it out as it sent me wrong ways repeatedly. Then the screen turned grey!! So I’m looking for my next love.
I do lots of adventure and go off appointments. I need to know how long where and traffic issues. I’m not in love. Then the beeping started. Now I’ll just move to the next app. This did not seem to have way to connect with my calendar. I loved the dark background which was easy to see. Drat. I’ll keep looking.
Great Google Maps Alternative 5/5
By Industrial Emgineer
For those who have un-googled, this is a great alternative to google maps.
Best offline nav app 5/5
I tried many, and this is the best one. I had used Navigon for many years with great results, but Garmin ended support. This one is just about as good. Easy to use and it gets me there safely regardless of network connection. Look no farther.
Great offline maps with a major flaw. 3/5
The place you're most likely to want to use maps is in your car, but Here doesn't seem to support Carplay. This seems like a pretty major oversight. The other oddity is that rideshare search never actually seems to return results even when both Uber and Lyft are available.
Other than that, this is a very usable offline map program with offline navigation, easy searching, integrated public transportation, and none of the creepy big-brotherness associated with Google products.
Get out of the Google and Apple monopoly! 5/5
I much prefer the UI of HERE maps to all other navigation options. Plus we need more solid competitors in this space.
Google dominates too much and is a privacy nightmare!!!
Rooting for the team to continue with a great product!!
David Dereta 5/5
By david croatia
The best navigation, would be even better if it had a possibility to choose a ‘Add stop’ (or Via) option!
I love it 5/5
Best navigator i have seen, easy, durable
So useful 5/5
The Offline feature is great when your not sure where your going in a new city or even your own but for whatever reason don’t have internet access at the time. Downloaded it after I ran into something similar and I’m glad to have it on my phone just Incase. Thanks for making this app guys! :)
Great app. Need CarPlay support!!! 5/5
Please ads CarPlay support!!! The fact that you can download the maps is great for areas with poor cell service.
Perfect app! 5/5
I had all south of Spain on lock with this app! 3D representation is a plus! Big up!
Best navigation map I’ve used 4/5
There is always room for improvement and that’s why I’ll never give a five star rating. That said, in the “collections” feature of this app, there is no sorting option within a specific collection.