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Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by kaybee, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. kaybee

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    Having just bought a Samsung Galaxy phone recently (after washing my BB in the washing machine) I downloaded and tried it out this week.. thoughts are..

    It is much better than the other phone guidance systems using Google or Bing maps, which depend on having a good data connection for the mapping.

    All maps are free.. I've only added UK & RNI

    On the road, It is very good, gave clear voice guidance and stayed on track 100% of the time. Never once lost the GPS signals.

    It has a couple of niggles.. which I believe will be sorted out in the future

    * Can't input GPS co-ordinates,
    * Can't add custom POIs
    * Street addresses don't have street numbers yet.. (at least the ones I tested didn't)

    I like it... One of the best free apps from Playstore.. score 9/10
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    I'm going to try out on my small Sony lappy.. with a usb GPS device..

    will give a report back when or if I get it to work..
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    It got us down through France & Spain on Jean's Nexus, but as Jim said it does need some work to really compete with the standard sat. nav. opposition.

    There were some roads in Portugal it had problems with, couldn't find part of the N125. :Eeek:
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    As you say Keith, on the Android phone, it's not as good as a dedicated sat nav ... however ,

    I've just loaded it onto my Sony laptop and downloaded almost all of the Europe maps.. including Morocco.. and it works with my USB GPS device.. being able to see a full country and where it has plotted the route is a big plus over a sat nav..

    You can also add custom POIs and it accepts GPS co-ordinates.. so it's much better than the Android version..

    All this mapping is free, I'm grabbing it before they start charging ..
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    Cant use it, I don't run windows or have an android phone
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    I feel your pain.. I assume you have a Mac ?

    I used to complain about this when I used Macs.. a total lack of mapping software ..

    but can the new Intel Macs not run Windows software using the emulator .. boot camp ?
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    Wash your mouth out with coal tar soap
    Run windows on a mac............
    Its possible but why would you want to!
    Plenty of software for macs now
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    because you don't have mapping software perhaps ? :Laughing:

    It's a few years since I looked, but the only one for Mac was Route66 .. and it was utter carp.. now discontinued.. wonder why.. :RollEyes:
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    Hey...so I wasn't the only person who bought a copy then :Laughing:

    I did manage to get some use out of it....but trying to drive with an iBook falling off the passenger seat every time I hit the brakes didn't work so well :RollEyes:

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