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You get a lot for your money from NLife USA Premiumfor just under $20. Offering offline navigation for the USA, it’s a fairly inexpensive way of enjoying the delights of turn-by-turn navigation wherever you are in the country. It’ll even offer you traffic reports and speed camera tracking for a small annual subscription fee.
It doesn’t take long to set up, either. You can opt to choose to use your current location or type in a starting address, before entering where you want to go. Then NLife USA Premium does all the calculations for you, producing an easy to understand route for getting from A to B. It takes a little while to finish calculating if you’ve asked for a large trip but it’s not prohibitively long winded. Notably, you need to be located at the starting point, otherwise NLife USA Premium restricts you to a demo mode showing you what to expect on your route, although the same principle applies here.
The route is dictated via turn by turn navigation as and when required, along with a clear but uncluttered map. This map also includes details such as parking locations or places to eat. It’ll also offer up speed camera info here, ensuring you shouldn’t get caught out if you enjoy tapping the gas a little too readily.
NLife USA Premium offers other less important but quite useful features too. There’s a favorites function, along with a way to add things such as ‘home’ and ‘work’. More originally, you can also view Wikipedia entries for certain locations such as the Empire State Building, and learn a little more about a place. Alternate routes are provided too, so you’re never restricted to one choice from the app. That’s handy if you have some local knowledge and would prefer to follow a particular path.
Of course, the main selling point behind NLife USA Premium is its offline navigation functionality. That’s a real bonus, saving you from worrying about the data charges that can rack up. It’s a hefty download because of it, weighing in at 2.68gb, but it’s worth it for avid travelers who need some guidance. It’s a very convenient package.