The 5 Best Navigation Systems for Singapore Streets

Are you searching for a good and reliable GPS Naviagtion solution for Singapore? Then continue reading! It’s a battle between Navigation Apps for your mobile phones and the normal GPS navigation systems. With a clear and not surprising winner.

The Cheapest And Best Solution in Singapore

The cheapest and best solution in Singapore is to turn your mobile phone into a Navigation system instead of buying the actual navigation system hardware.
Available navigation systems in Singapore are not well maintained from their manufactures in regards to updating maps / streets etc, plus they are relatively expensive.

The much better option (since almost everyone in Singapore has a more or less advanced mobile phone anyway) is to install a Navigation software on your mobile phone.

  • • Software can quickly be downloaded and installed
  • Much lower prices for apps then navigation systems
  • • Maps / Streets can be easily updated online
  • Only carry one device, your mobile phone

1. iPhone / iPod Touch: TomTom Singapore Navigation App

Price TomTom App: 70 S$
Price TomTom Car Kit (only for iPod Touch and old iPhone): 140 S$

With a steady increase of iPhones and iPod touch devices in Singapore, the GPS functionality and TomToms experience in navigation software, this app is the clear winner. The application runs on all iPhone and iPod Touch devices but requires an additional TomTom Car Set if you dont have the latest iPhone 3GS. Voice navigation, traffic jam reports, all included.

It perfectly works on Singapore’s streets and makes navigating to your desired destination an ease.

2. Google Phones: Google Maps Navigation

Price Google Maps Navigation App: FREE

Singapore Google navigation With the Google Nexus One phone just being released in Singapore, the android based phones will win market segments quickly. Google released their own (free) Navigation Software just recently and caused big trouble for the manufacturers of GPS systems already. The software is free and works perfectly, including all features like voice directions etc.

3. Nokia: Ovi Maps App

Price Nokia Ovi Maps App: FREE
Price Nokia Ovi Maps Driving Navigation: 15 S$ (30 Days)Details

With the Google Nexus One phone just being released in Singapore, the android based phones will win market segments quickly. Google released their own (free) Navigation Software just recently and caused big trouble for the manufacturers of GPS systems already. The software is free and works perfectly, including all features like voice directions etc.

4. Blackberry: Amaze Navigation App

Price Amaze Maps App: 54 S$ (1 year)

I used the free Amaze version myself for quite a while and was positively surprised by its functionality. For the Blackberry there are not many good navigation applications on the market yet. One being TeleNav, the other Amaze. Amaze gets my recommendation because of its very good price.

5. Garmin GPS Navigation System

Price Garmin Nuvi 255W: 449 S$

Singapore Garmin navigation And finally the only “real” GPS navigation system in my list. Garmin and TomTom seem to dominate the local market for Navigation GPS Systems. However they often lack in precision and up to date maps. There are plenty of user created maps online, to download and copy to the devices, but this wont be an optimal solution for the less tech-savy person, searching for a simple navigation device.

The Garmin Nuvi 255W seems to be one of the devices that work pretty well in Singapore.

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leo

I believe the Google Maps Turn by Turn Navigation only works in the US. I guess like Google Voice. Seemingly not working on my Nexus. I guess you can’t expect so much for free.

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Yogesh

Hi,

Is there any voice-guided GPS App whatsoever for Singapore that might work on Android phones?

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