A while ago we featured some of the best Windows 8 GPS apps that you could download and install from the Windows Store. Now, the official ViaMichelin app gets launched for Windows 8 users and it’s definitely one of the best, if not the best, GPS app to have on your Windows 8 tablet and device.
For those who are true connoisseurs, ViaMichelin is a really good route planner tool, with years and years of experience behind. Now, the official ViaMichelin Windows 8 app has got launched in the Windows Store, so you can go ahead and download it (link at the bottom) in order to transform your Windows 8 tablet into a real route planner and a GPS navigator device. If you have been using the web service before, you will be glad to hear that the Windows 8 app has all of those features packed inside a beautiful design, advertising-free.
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ViaMichelin Windows 8 app is the perfect route planner
Enjoy ViaMichelin experience and know-how in route calculation and mapping on your mobile! Take advantage of the various features of this application: – Interactive map displays with geolocalisation, – Driving, cycling and walking route calculation options from your current location or an address with: a choice of several route displays complete with estimated travel times, estimated travel cost and distances for each route, your route displayed in map or road map mode, address search
I have been playing with the app for a few minutes and I can say that it is really, really good. Everything moves really, really fast and you can definitely rely on using it on your Windows 8 tablet, as long as you have a good data plan. The app has slightly more than 10 megabytes but it comes with so many features, that it transforms your Windows 8 device into a real car navigator.
Among the most important features of the app we find the interactive map displays with geolocalisation, route calculations not only for driving, but also for cycling and even walking. Inputting the departure and arrival points from the address search function is really easy and you will be able to see estimated travel times, costs, along with the distances for each route. Also, you can choose to add more details to the maps, such as plans, car parks, petrol stations and even check the weather and traffic in real-time.