The Maui GPS Tour Guide automatically talks to you as you drive around Maui. It's like having a local expert with you in the car as you explore the island. Discover Maui's hidden attractions and learn about the Island's history, geography, and wildlife. Using the GPS built into the iPhone or iPad Wi-Fi+Cellular, the Tour Guide knows exactly where you are and alerts you to hidden beaches, scenic lookouts, historic sites, hikes, waterfalls, snorkel spots and all of Maui's most interesting tourist attractions. You'll also learn about Maui's history and geography. • Includes over 2.5 hours of informational audio covering hundreds of points of interest. • No trivial chit chat, the tour guide is focused on helping you discover Maui. • You can listen to music in the background. The Tour Guide will pause music when she speaks. • Interactive map shows exact locations. • Comprehensive beach and snorkeling guides. • Discover walks, hikes, and waterfalls. • Weather and surf forecasts. • Doesn't require cell phone coverage or data roaming. Utilizes your iPhone's GPS. • The Tour Guide uses a human voice. The Maui GPS Tour Guide is the best way to discover Maui! iPad and iPod Users: If you have an iPad please note that only the WiFi+Cellular models include a GPS. iPods do not have a GPS. Note about Cell Phone Coverage and Data Roaming: The Tour Guide works without cell phone coverage. The GPS has clinical precision everywhere on Maui. International customers can turn off data roaming. A network connection is used, when available, to update the map, but this map can be cached before heading out on a trip. REVIEWS FEEDBACK: A couple reviewers note problems with the GPS/map not working. This happens when you deny the App access to use your current location, which turns off the GPS. Version 1.2 includes warnings to make it clear when your GPS is turned off. FYI, the Tour Guide discusses virtually every attraction on the Hana highway and will recommend which ones to see and which to skip (since most only have 1 day for Hana). Many attractions are very difficult to find. That's where the GPS Tour Guide shines!
Tried several similar apps for Maui and this was the best. It's the only one that supports background music play, although my iPhone 6 battery only lasted about 3 hours with the app running and music playing.
Used this guide during our last trip to Maui. While driving the road to Hana the guide repeatedly reminded us about our time and which stops were best to make if our goal was to get to Hana and back. Unfortunately for us, we took the south road back, very treacherous. Not recommended by me or the guide.
This app is slick. It tells you about your surroundings and where to find attractions. There are also a lot of historic references. No more guess work and wondering what’s about, the app makes exploring very easy and stress free. We’ve been to Maui several times but I think we discovered more on this trip than any previous. Mahalo!
I downloaded the app and the in app Hana guided tour in preparation for my trip to Hana but the tour doesn't work; at least for me on my iPhone 6+ Very disappointing😥
I bought two similar GPS tour apps about Maui. This one (Maui GPS Tour Guide) is $8.98 including the necessary all-tours Maui in-app add-on. The other one (GyPSy Guide Maui) is $9.99 and does not need any add-ons. The GyPSy Guide is WAY better than this Maui GPS Tour Guide. After using both on Maui for several days, it is obvious that this one (Maui GPS Tou Guide) has much less information, mostly just simple directions or telling you what is near wherever you are driving. And this one has a speaking voice that either is a computer or is an emotionless person. The other one (GyPSy Guide) is MUCH more comprehensive, with many more recorded messages, and much much more background Maui information and history and explanations. And that GyPSy Guide has real human voices with more pleasant sounds and showing expression as they speak.
All you get for the purchase is a GPS map of Maui. You can do the same thing with any GPS map ap. You need to purchase additional programs for each area of Maui to actually enjoy any self-guided tours. Little useful info within this map, which seems primarily a sales tool for the other paid aps.
Compared to app store prices it's expensive if you include the needed in-app purchases, but compared to the cost of a trip to Maui it's nothing. We bought only the West Maui tour. The information was surprisingly helpful and informative. Without the add-on you can still get info about beaches, including panoramas. Most missed feature: bookmarking or favorites. Most annoying thing: West Maui & South Maui are separate add-ons when they really should be one. The ability to switch to google maps or another nav app would have helped, also. The GUI design is also weak. It's worth it for the content it provides.
We used this app as well as the Kauai one on our recent month long Hawaii trip. These apps are must haves. I installed on both my iPhone and iPad (it's free to install 2nd time). If you have an iPad with a GPS and an iPhone I recommend using the iPad version. First really cool thing, on the iPad it worked perfectly even though I hadn't activated my data plan. I connected to a wifi to get the app's google map to load. After that it remembered the map every time. The iPads speakers are louder so it's easier to hear. Also, the battery life seems to be better than my iPhone 3G. We had to place the iPhone on the dashboard to get good gps reception or else it would sometimes miss talking about places. On the iPad the app always reported accuracy at 5 yards and never skipped no matter where we put it in the car. The app has great beach guides but the photos are iPhone sized, would be nice to see full sized pictures for the iPad.
This is the first app I have ever reviewed-but it worked so well I wanted others to know about it. I was skeptical at first-paying money for a "glorified map"-but it worked flawlessly. Even when we didn't have service it kept on going. It is a wonderful app that is a must have if you are touring Maui!
We were a bit worried about the price tag and some of the negative reviews on this one but all-in-all we were quite happy with it. We bought all of the tours, plugged the iPhone into the aux jack of the rental car's stereo and let the app do its thing as we drove around the island for 4 days. We learned a lot more and discovered some places that we would have not known about if not for the app. i would recomend it to anyone going to Maui.