Navfree for android, anyone tried it in france

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  1. Scooby1973

    Scooby1973 Read Only Funster

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    Its free app for android has maps for most of the world for free and works on gps so no data download, anyone used it around europe with a motorhome?
     
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    The biggest question is WHY ?

    What's the catch, it looks a saleable product, why give it away ?
     
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    Its made up of shared maps from other people, it works fine in the uk, i just need to know how good it is in europe, i have heard it will get you to the street but not the house number.

    http://www.navmii.com/navfree/?country=GB
     
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    Thanks for that, new one on me, thought the GNU concept isn't.

    Checked a few rural bits round here and it's excellent mapping.

    The link you posted hinted at a paid upgrade, now that I can understand.

    I'll give it a try.
     
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    Does it need full time internet to work as well ----
     
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    It says not.
     
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    What I have noticed is it didn't like London to Paris for example. It uses map for UK and a different one for France so would have to map to dover then use France map when you arrive in calais.
     
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    I have tried it with data turned off and wifi off and it still work's .
     
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    There is an advertising banner at the top.

    You can remove it for £1.49 !
     
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    Tried the navfree for a 100 mile journey in the uk yesterday, wifi and data turned off and found no problems at all. Works great, if you do make a wrong turn it is very quick to recalculate. Just need someone to try it out in europe. The navigation maps that come with your phone all need data this one doesnt.
     
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    Thanks, I've loaded up the UK for a trial, unbelievably good for the money.

    Now can I afford £1.49 ?
     
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    All I see from the link is downloads for Crapple products. The Android page is strangely reluctant to do anything.

    Has anyone downloaded the Android version of this?
     
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    * bump *

     
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    try this link

    Downloaded it the other day and used it for the first time this morning in anger to get to the head office - 90miles and it did OK

    Only real grumble is adding POI's - dont think you can or at least i havent worked outhow, and i have loads on copilot for campsites, wildcamping spots, aires etc etc

    But...it worked quite well, lots of options to fine tune your route planning, traffic and speed camers are coming sometime soon
     
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    Bungy, thanks for that.

    I was especially confused when the OP specifically started a thread "Navfree for Android" when there was patently no (insert swearword of choice) Android download available.


    * .... and r e l a x .... *
     
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    Yes, no problem via the nauseatingly named Google Play.
     
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    Must agree about google play, however, I also loaded it successfully and works ok.

    It is a great pity that it doesn't cover north America as this would have been very useful in a couple of weeks time. Is anyone aware of a paid for update with the US maps included.
     
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    here you go...and its free
     
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    Thank you so much bungy, that will make my two weeks in the US a lot easier. I will download it in the morning. We go on the 15 Sept so I will let you know how we get on with it.:BigGrin::thumb:
     
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    navfree

    I have been using it for over a year. It seems just as good as any other GPS unit. There have been regular updates to maps and functions. They added post codes this year and seem to have done a good job.

    Highly recommended.
     
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