Stop looking at your phone, start using this head-up display with Sygic GPS app
R. Matthew Ward |
March 10, 2014
The turn-by-turn navigation features of modern smart phones are so good they've almost entirely replaced standalone GPS units. But in actual use, many drivers take their eyes off the road to check the map, which can be extremely unsafe. Even if you have a car mount to keep your phone in your field of vision, using it for navigation can still result in diverting your attention from the road, however briefly. The built-in navigation systems in many cars have the same problem.
Ultimately, though, I appreciated the convenience of the HUD for minimizing distraction. The app is available in a number of paid versions bundled with maps. I recommend starting with the free version of the app (which doesn't include maps), checking out the interface to see if you find it workable, and then deciding whether to purchase local maps (US maps are $30) and the HUD feature in-app.