Bing Maps route planner
Since our last test, Bing Maps – Microsoft’s Google rival – has undergone a modern facelift that makes it more enjoyable to navigate. The direction and place search is very good, and the ability to add points of interest or café rest stops along the route is a match for our winner, Google Maps. The routes for our A to B journey were accurate and live traffic was clearly colour-coded on the screen. There’s a step-by-step print option, but its only downfall is having no obvious way to share your planned journey directly with a smartphone mapping app.