There are 3 main options:
What navigation software can be used on my iPhone in Thailand?
Please note it is a paid app from iTunes. Price: USD 29.99.
If you already have purchased this app, to updated it click:
File size: 495 MB.
This is CN Thailand NT version 2015.40, while the latest Garmin City Navigator Thailand map is still 2015.20 (garmin.co.th/mapupdate).
To download from iTunes click here (redirect to iTunes).
NOSTRA is free. To download from iTunes click here (redirect to iTunes).
There are at least 4 options worth mentioning:
PAPAGO I M8 Thailand (USD 24.99)
The order listed above, has nothing to do with my preferences 😉
Files sizes of Garmin Thailand map v.2015.20:
1. Thai V.2015.20 – 506 MB
2. English Nt V.2015.20 – 326 MB
Any problems updating? Leave a comment…
The GPS Garmin map for Thailand has been updated to version 2012.30. Formal name: Thailand Street Map version 2012.30 (TSM v.2012.30).
Your decision should depend on where you are planning to use your GPS the most?
If you purchase the GPS in Thailand:
In case this is just one-time trip to Thailand (which is hard to believe anyway, I thought so when I came here for two months of holiday; and that was 8 years ago), I would suggest buy the unit in your country because of the reasons I mentioned above (having map updates is important, as well as the local support). If you have GARMIN you can always buy a map for Thailand (at the time of writing: 2,000 THB, approximately USD 62) or surf the web for free options, as Garmin is in my opinion the most popular GPS, there are many users willing to share their maps, tracks and POIs.
Would you agree with the above, or do you have any other pros and cons – please leave some comments.
GARMIN RELEASED iPHONE NAV APPLICATION WITH THAI MAP
The application supports menu in English, Thai, Chinese and Malay. It consists of preloaded NAVTEQ map covering Thailand (only; some other available from iTunes). It supports dual languages on map: English and Thai, and also:
Compatible with iPhone 3GS,4 and 4S. Also: iPod touch (3rd and 4th Generation) and iPad. Size: 488 MB. Price: USD 19.99 (promo until 8 July, 2012)
Related links: iTunes Garmin Thailand app
The app makes good impression at first. But truly I don’t think it will replace my nuvi while navigating in Bangkok where decision must be made quickly. iPhone tends to delay display of current position. Easy to notice after a turn (still showing previous driving direction).
Still it’s nice to have it just in case ;). iPhone car charger highly recommended – the GPS drain the battery really quickly.