|The Extra Mile dashboard view is simple and beautiful!|
Extra Mile is not packed with features but it does a few basic things and does them right. It has
voice-guided navigation, mileage log with maps, driving pattern log, a speedometer and fuel cost per trip information. All this is done in one beautiful app.
How to use: Basically you just launch the app, press start and start driving. The app does the rest for you. It even continues to log in the background so you can use your iPhone for listening to music or anything else. Once you reach your destination press the end button and the trip info gets saved. You do have to manually enter your car's approximate fuel economy and the price of gas before you start using the app. This gives the most accurate information. The saved log file of your trip contains such information as the geographically tracked course, fuel consumed, distance and speed. There is also a slider at the top of the screen that moves based on your driving pattern. It warns you if you accelerate too quickly or simply drive too fast with beeping sounds.
|The buttons are nicely laid out and easy to read.|
Maps: The maps in this application work the way it should. You can view the map on the AppRadio screen in a unobstructed fullscreen view mode. There is almost no lag when you pinch to zoom in or out. Panning across the map is also effortless. The GPS locator works nicely and can pinpoint the current location. Your route can be traced on the map and voice-guided navigation makes good use of this. Points of interest can also be searched for from the current location. You can also estimate the cost of your trip before you start driving.
|The unobstructed fullscreen map view.|
Navigation: Voice-guided navigation for FREE! Nothing can beat that. While there are others available for a few bucks this one actually works very well. The voice is clear and crisp, the map is easy to use, you can track your route before you take it and points of interest search is easy. Everything just works!
|Route input for navigation is simple.|
|Points of Interest (POI) search screen.|
My app rating: 4.5 out of 5.