navigation on android tablet/phone

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  1. PORKSTER

    PORKSTER Funster

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    Hi I am of on a cruise soon and I would love to see whereabouts I am what free sat nav can I download. I will need something that didn't need internet connection so any suggestions ? Thanks in advance Paul
     
  2. Chockswahay

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    I use Co-Pilot and Googlemaps...........both on Android :Smile:
     
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    Navfree works for me:Smile:
     
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    Well obviously Google nav/maps need Internet
    Co-Pilot costs..

    Navfree is a good alternative apparently
    (I use Co pilot)
     
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    Im off to the USA in a few weeks, Bungy told me to download Copilot. If I come back you know it works well. If I don't ? Bungy obviously doesn't like me :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I also use NavFree works a treat but dont think it will work at sea as all countries and states have to be downloaded separately. Callumwa spends his life at sea so he could have the answer.:thumb:
     
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    Not quite.............Co-Pilot is free if you don't need lane control and voice, and with Googlemaps you can download 'tiles' of area's you wish to use for offline use :Smile:
     
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    Check out MAVERICK, that gives you access to all sorts of different maps, including OS (actually better than the OS app), Microsoft....in fact loads.

    I got the Pro version for free through AppGratis' daily deal. Even so, it's only £3.23....................................:thumb:
     
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    Hi Paul,

    I use Navionics chart plotter software. I have it on the boat, iPad and iPhone and I think I only paid 99p for the iPhone version. I also paid £199 for the boat version which does the same thing :Eeek:

    I take iPhone when we go on cruises and it tells you speed and direction all on a chart showing your actual position. I really like it and it works on GPS so no charges :BigGrin:

    Have a great cruise

    Andy
     
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    do you have to have an Internet connection to use Nav Free
     
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    No just GPS. I have used it in the US without costing a bean. Great idea.
     
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    No, and as I have said a few times on here, I used to work for an electrical wholesaler and tried many satnavs they sold and I have found that a nexus 7 and navfree works better than any of them, it never gets lost and never has to go off to reroute it shows where you are immediately if you ignore it and turn off the route
     
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    Fair one re co pilot.. But I would always want voice from a sat nav tbh
    (some of its other features are quite good too)
    But Google map tile download isn't very practical (or obvious to a lot of ppl) for long distances.. I agree for local travel it's excellent..
     
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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.maps.mytracks&hl=en

    My Tracks records your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else outdoors. While recording, you can view your data live, annotate your path, and hear periodic voice announcements of your progress.
    With My Tracks, you can store your tracks with Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, or Google Spreadsheets, or export your tracks to external storage. With Google Drive, you can also sync your tracks, share tracks with friends, and see the tracks your friends have shared with you. With Google Maps, you can share the map url with friends via Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. With export to external storage, you can select GPX, KML, CSV, or TCX format.
     
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    Nav free :thumb: even better than my built in satnav on my stereo head unit, who loves taking me down country lanes, even when I am driving alongside a motorway !!
     
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    I don't know a huge amount about Android apps but I was tempted to try NavFree. Only thing I am not sure about is when you go to install and get to the 'permissions' screen it says the app can 'directly call phone numbers' under the 'services that cost you money' section.

    Does this mean the app can actually make phone calls or am I misunderstanding this?

    Paul
     
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    I must admit I didn't notice that when installing mine. I have been using it for a year or two and never notice any phone calls, Not sure how it will make phone calls while just using GPS.
     
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    Not on a nexus it can't , no phone on it
     
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