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    Best free GPS software for Android phone?

    Hi,
    I am looking for advice on which is the best free GPS software for an Android phone?
    This is for use when out of mobile signal range, so no data or internet coverage. No problem to download a map beforehand if required.
    I would like to hear from someone who has actually used one of these apps and is happy with it?
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    Can use it offline or online, download full maps, works great, in the settings you just check the box offline, and download the new maps every now and again when on wifi, IMHO the best out there, I downloaded all the maps to my SDCARD on the phone Oneplus 5 and it works flawlessly anywhere.

    https://wego.here.com/?x=ep&map=48.5...0581,10,normal

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    Just been doing some research in that area -

    Waze is totally free, but needs an internet connection at all times to work - (they dropped offline maps some time though)

    Then you have tom tom & co pilot however both want an annual sub £14 & £10 if i recall


    when i get home and load up my other drioid device i will let you know

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    Google Maps - You can download maps but when you do have coverage you also get great conditions based routing
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    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wreford Miles View Post
    Google Maps - You can download maps but when you do have coverage you also get great conditions based routing
    Google is good but you have to download certain parts for offline use, HERE downloads the whole of Europe onto a sdcard and no more thinking, PS Here is NOKIA......

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    Right, home now so can update


    On my test android device i have


    Waze
    Navfree
    Tom Tom Go
    Co pilot GPS
    Navigation
    Sygic
    Navigator
    Igo

    Waze - Free but requires always on data connection
    Co Pilot £10.99 for 1 year
    Tom Tom Go £4.99 PCM or £14.99 for a year (50 free miles per month)

    Igo No maps seen to load- needs more ongoing work
    Navfree Hangs at routing screen
    Sygic Basic free - every option incurs a cost Real view nav £4.49 HUD etc
    Navigator Free Cant get to route properly
    Navigator Paid Uses TT maps £14.99
    Navigation Google maps - cant get to load

    Once my mounts arrive, i will get out to play with them in the real world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa-2512 View Post
    Right, home now so can update


    On my test android device i have


    Waze
    Navfree
    Tom Tom Go
    Co pilot GPS
    Navigation
    Sygic
    Navigator
    Igo

    Waze - Free but requires always on data connection
    Co Pilot £10.99 for 1 year
    Tom Tom Go £4.99 PCM or £14.99 for a year (50 free miles per month)

    Igo No maps seen to load- needs more ongoing work
    Navfree Hangs at routing screen
    Sygic Basic free - every option incurs a cost Real view nav £4.49 HUD etc
    Navigator Free Cant get to route properly
    Navigator Paid Uses TT maps £14.99
    Navigation Google maps - cant get to load

    Once my mounts arrive, i will get out to play with them in the real world
    Try post number 2 you will have a winner...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wreford Miles View Post
    Google Maps - You can download maps but when you do have coverage you also get great conditions based routing
    This ^

    I used to use copilot, but they are just really shit at updating.

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    I use mapfactor. Download maps of any country and use in offline mode. Uses open street maps and works very well.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gator&hl=en_GB

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    Maps.me....download the maps you need and it works offline. Regular up-dates too. Handy for seeing where you are on a flight in flight mode too. Make sure the pilot is on track.

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    I also use OsmAnd and a combination of both can get you through most stuff

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    Whats sort of coverage do you want on-road, off-road, voice direction , amount of detail?
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    myroute-app and sygic seems to do a good job.

    Uploading GPX files and navigation of these routes is never done well by any app.

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    I've been using Scout/Skobbler for a few years - it uses OSM which cost very little for a whole-world licence. It's easy to store the maps on the SD card of the phone so it works offline, and a map licence works across several devices. I tend to use it mostly for finding out where I am when being driven around or walking in an unfamiliar town or city.

    https://www.skobbler.com/apps

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    Just used Offline Maps & Navigation (a variation on Sygic) for a weeks jaunt around the West Coast and it was brilliant. The graphic overlays don't impinge on screen real estate like most of the others and it just seemed to work. All roadworks and delays were up to date too. Can't complain for free.

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    Navmii works great on IOS and android, it can be run off line and only cost 79p to remove the add. There are several items that you can buy at an extra cost but I've never needed them.

    It is handy to when on holiday and pre download the maps before you go.

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