Please recommend me a GPS for the car that will cover North America. Thank you.
I used something called Osmand~ on my android phone (the squiggle is important, for some idiot reason there are multiple versions of the thing) –
It comes from here.
It is free, you can pre-download whole states at a time onto your phone. Decent enough maps, and does turn by turn driving directions, all you need is a car charger for your phone.
There is a version on the play store, but it costs money (they are both the same thing with all the features, just this one is a slightly different build that is free).
It isn’t as good as copilot in terms of the clever stuff like lane guidance, but American road layouts are so simple that it isn’t a problem. The maps themselves seemed fine everywhere I was.Posted 5 years ago
I was in the same predicament but just bought a cheapo tom-tom 300 on ebay with the maps already downloaded – £50-ish but figured i could sell it after id got back.Posted 5 years ago
Needless to say it proved invaluable getting around and out of the cities and needless to say its still in the drawer !!
Thanks chaps. You’ll have to excuse my ignorance as far as technology is concerned, I’m a total dweeb when it comes to stuff like this.
I have an iphone 4s (God knows why 😳 ) but I thought that if I was to use it as a GPS it would cost me a barsteward fortune. I take it I’m wrong? 😯
Talk me through what I need to do to use it as a GPS then without incurring having to sell the house to pay the phone bill.
NeilPosted 5 years ago
I thought that if I was to use it as a GPS it would cost me a barsteward fortune. I take it I’m wrong?
It doesn’t cost anything to use GPS. Roaming data, however, will be sodding expensive.
GPS can use a thing called “Assisted GPS” which will use a small amount of data. You can switch this off and it’ll work without (should happen automatically when the phone realises it’s roaming), but it’ll take longer to get an initial lock.
GPS applications which download live maps (eg, Google maps) have the capacity to use a tremendous amount of data. You want to avoid these, or download the maps (cache them) before you go. Dedicated satnav apps should come with maps preinstalled; CoPilot and TomTom certainly do this.
Features like Traffic subscriptions will use data. Again though, you don’t have to use this.Posted 5 years ago
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