Battery Draining Android Map Apps: Google Maps battery drain, Waze battery drain, and other popular Android map apps

 

With Memorial Day, and the beginning of summer, just a few short weeks away, Android app users will be turning to their favorite Android map apps to get them to their favorite vacation spot. It is truly impressive how Android map apps can pinpoint your location, and predict optimal routes through fine GPS tracking. This capability comes at the expense of the Android battery drain of your device. These Android map apps can get you where you need to go, but can also cause your Android smartphone battery to run out of gas. Below, M2AppMonitor reports on the Android smartphone battery drain rate of 5 popular Android map apps.

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Google Maps battery drain rate for Android in new M2AppMonitor report

Google Maps, inarguably the most-used map app across all of Android, clocks in with a battery drain rate of 745 mW for Google’s Android navigation app. Tens of millions of Android users turn to Google Maps every day for voice-guided GPS navigation and in-depth maps in over 200 countries.

Waze Battery Drain Rate: 866 mW

Waze battery drain rate for android in new M2AppMonitor report

Waze is a fun, community-based mapping, traffic & navigation app. Waze’s popularity is based off its community functionality, which allows users to report accidents, cop sightings, and more. The Waze Android app battery drain rate is higher than most of the competition, which can mainly be attributed to the crowdsourced features it feeds back to the users.

Maps & GPS Navigation by Sygic Battery Drain Rate: 679 mW

Sygic battery drain rate for android app in new M2AppMonitor report

Maps & GPS Navigation by Sygic claims to be the “World’s Most Installed Offline Maps & Navigation App.” Sygic features turn-by-turn GPS navigation that Android users can try for free. High quality maps from TomTom and other providers are stored on your Android phone, tablet or SD card and you can navigate without internet connection.  The Sygic Android app has a battery drain rate of 679 mW.

MapFactor: GPS Navigation 604  mW

MapFactor Android app battery drain rate reported by M2AppMonitor

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. MapFactor’s maps are updated for free every month. MapFactor is the most efficient map app in today’s report, with a slim battery drain rate of 604 mW.

Scout GPS Navigation & Traffic 816 mW

Scout Android app battery drain rate reported by M2AppMonitor

Scout is fueled by over 100 million traffic sources and is a combination of traffic reporting, travel navigation, and local event finder. The Scout GPS Android app battery drain rate is 816 mW, which is the second highest to Waze.

 

Map app battery drain graph

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