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Is there an iPhone app that allows one to follow an imported .gpx track, in a car navigation-like way?

The apps I found so far, like Trails, can only display the track on a map. What I am looking for is a "download-and-forget" experience for my bike trips. I want to import a track and just look at my iPhone to tell me in which direction is the next waypoint, or how can I get back on track if I get lost.

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Have you checked the answers at What is a good iPhone app for bikers? – Neil Fein Apr 3 '11 at 12:47
I have, actually. I am aware that there is a plethora of GPS logging apps, and a number of apps can import a track and show it on the map. On the other hand, there are car navigation apps. I'm looking for something that can combine these functionalities. – ttarchala Apr 3 '11 at 16:44
See also:… – freiheit Apr 4 '11 at 16:08
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Co-Rider app can follow a GPX file from your dropbox account and it also integrates with Ride with GPS for easy access to your saved routes. You can also drop pins and get directions to random points as well. Voice navigation is available, and I've found it useful.

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While MotionX is not exactly what I was asking for, I have downloaded it and used it for over a year and I can confirm that it's an excellent app for cyclists (or anyone who navigates in a terrain). What's especially compelling about it is that it can download maps to local storage, in a dead easy way, so it's extremely useful during foreign trips, when downloading maps on-the-fly via 3G connection can be prohibitively expensive. – ttarchala Apr 26 '12 at 8:53

No there is no voice guidance now, but probably it's a good feature request for the future. The application supports navigating through waypoints, or routes in GPX files. You can have multiple routes in a GPX file. The navigation is basically showing the direction, distance and some other useful information of the next 2 waypoints. Also you can follow yourself on a map.

There are some more screenshots on the website on the About page. If you have direct questions to the developer, you can use the support email on the webpage.

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Doesn't seem like it's going to prompt you for turns, better for off-road riding I think. – Benzo Jun 20 '13 at 14:41

There is a new iPhone application to navigate through GPX files, you can find it here:

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Does it do voice guidance? Can you post more screenshots of what it can do? Does the GPX file have to have waypoints defined? – ttarchala Feb 6 '13 at 8:56

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