iOS navigation apps for Kyiv

Quick overview of GPS navigators with traffic information in Kyiv, Ukraine. November 2016. What is available:

  • iGo is based on here maps that is 1-2 years old. Traffic is more or less adequate, but loading of traffic is slow, and there are no traffic events. UI is old-school and slow, but nice. At least during driving. It is not free.


  • here good free up-to-date map with traffic, but without traffic events and without events reporting.


  • Google have 3D building but unable to show it during navigation. Good  map of traffic, but without events. No traffic events reporting.


  • Yandex  good traffic and a lot of user reported accidents, road works, etc. Without navigation in offline mode.


  • Waze have poor traffic map contain only reported data. Map is average quality, but may be edited by on site


  • Navmii ad when search and using menu, no traffic




  • Sygic  no traffic for Ukraine, traffic data not free.


  • Apple part of iOS, have no traffic in Kyiv, slow map update. Old street names, etc.


  • Visicom (that I usually try to test if possible) is not available at store at the moment.

Some summary about navigator with traffic feature (Apple as reference):

iGo Waze here Google Yandex Apple
Price 30$ free free free free free
Traffic price 10$/y free free free free free
Traffic in Kyiv yes some yes yes yes+ no
Offline map yes yes yes yes* yes* no
Offline Nav yes yes yes yes no no
Map quality *** ** *** *** *** ***
Map Updates * **** *** *** *** *
Reporting no all no places events error
Lanes yes no no no no no
3D buildings no no yes no* yes no

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