The iPhone with it’s GPS has the capability to make an awesome (and very handy, always in your pocket) satnav and if you’re considering CoPilot Live from ALK, then consider no more… it’s very, very good.
When talking about satnav/GPS systems the obvious name that springs to mind is TomTom, however at £49.99 for TomTom on your iPhone it’s one of the more pricer apps, whereas CoPilot Live is a snip at £19.99 and does everything you’d need from a satnav and more.
CoPilot Live’s interface is clean and simple, I previously used a standalone TomTom device to get me around (admittedly not TomTom’s latest version) and CoPilot Live compares favourably - both navigate to where I want them to get to, but CoPilot seems a little more slick overall.
One of CoPilot’s standout features is it’s ‘Live’ services - as standard you get access to live weather, live local search and live link, and if you sign-up to the premium service you can use the live traffic updates and live fuel prices.
What I found particularly clever is the ‘social’ integration; via Facebook connect you can actually post status updates to Facebook and using the live link function you can coordinate and track meeting up with friends, enabling to see where each are on a map, message, etc which is a neat idea.
An iPhone holder and in-car charger are always a good idea when using your phone as a satnav - accessories are available direct from ALK here.