I have an upcoming trip to the US and I need to buy navigation software for my Android (Samsung Galaxy II) with maps that can be downloaded to the phone and does not require data roaming. I have seen the following tools on Google Play:
1) Google Navigation - but it's not available here in Israel and I cannot install it (it won't let me) until I physically get to the US. 2) Copilot Live: looks ok, but has many bad reviews 3) Navigon: relatively expensive and has even worse reviews than Copilot.
Is there anything else out there? What do people recommend for foreigners who are visiting and don't want to roam? My preferred tool here in Israel is Waze, but that requires roaming as far as I know.
I use waze, to get around the roaming, I unlocked my device, and I use a US sim card while I'm there. There are free wifi hotspots almost everywhere in the US. Before I did the unlock thing, I'd cache the area where I was for the day in google maps over wifi. It shouldn't be a big deal to install google maps once you're stateside.
Locus has some options for downloading vector maps to your phone, but I don't remember how well they are for navigation.