cheap ebay satnav as a back up to my android phone

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  1. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

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    Hi all, any recommendations for a cheap & cheerful backup satnav for my android phone one. I became very dependent on satnav & always like a backup of everything just in case of loss/failure. :thumb:
     
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    I posted an ebay link a week or so ago, it was a 5" android 4 phone with GPS, might not have been the best phone but for£70 looked a good platform for GPS.
     
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    GPS = global positioning system. That legally implies it receives satellites. Return it if it does not.

    You then use a Satellite Navigation program that has maps resident on the phone/tablet and that program uses the inbuilt GPS receiver.

    Since that post I bought an Acer Iconia 7" tablet, it's a pretty decent tablet in it's own right, with GPS. Rare to get GPS at the £60 (ish) which is what you can get them for on ebay. I've loaded NavFree, Copilot Live and Maps With Me.

    Maps With Me as posted by another funster is brilliant. Free. Fully downloaded maps that you can "pinch" zoom. Does not seem to do routing but for planning it's excellent.

    Nice little tablet despite the naysayers in the original thread.
     
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