I am taking my family sometime in the future - special thanks to of the Covid-19 - around Europe for a three-week-long roadtrip. We had been planning this excursion for 2 months, now we have time to rethink the means of transport. These weeks I had several problems with Google Maps and Waze too, but none of the other gps applications meant better solution. These are the two most common and hopefully reliable mobile applications that should be used on a trip more than 3000 kms long. Do you think I should trust any of them? Which gps applications have you tried that would fit my plans and would drive us in the middle of nowhere?
I am a truckdriver from Poland and drive back and forth all around the EU. I would say Waze is the best but sometimes you'd better use both of them or at least duble check the route in every two hours.
Google Maps isn't the most reliable but at least it is free. As the other responder before me I also duble check the route the day before the departure and along the road, too.
Last year I took my family to a roadtrip from Romania, to Hungary, Czechia, Germany and Austria and back to Romania. We were using Sygic because it has a huge pro: the offline maps you can download, update before the trip so you don't need mobilenet connection all the time, only GPS. I would reccoment you to buy a GPS app that keeps you on the right way even if there is no reception. Be safe!
Two years ago Sygic lead us to nowhere in Germany. We were searching for a small vilalge where the relatives live and were viziting them the first time. It was close to the Czech border among the hills. The gps thought it would be nice to take us to the longer, panoramic route so we drove an hour more but luckily there was much to see so admired the beauty of the countryside. Turned out funny 'cause there was no rush... though when you have an appointment wouldn't laugh getting lost or mislead.