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  Topic: Sync between MY85XLT and Samsung note

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PostForum: Technology   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 07:17   Subject: Don't bother with an external GPS via bluetooth
Why bother with a bluetooth link to a GPS if you have a Samsung Note? Doesn't it already have a GPS built in? I accept the aerial may not be a good as a purpose built unit, but surely it is good enoug ...
  Topic: Will you really use your expensive smartphone to navi?

Replies: 10
Views: 795

PostForum: Technology   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 07:08   Subject: Phones can do it but they are a bit fragile
I agree that my Note 2 is a bit fragile for tramping navigation, but I do use it to record my daily walk using Maverick app. It has a useful background map from Open Street Map that has all my local p ...
  Topic: Android GPS data costs

Replies: 6
Views: 1235

PostForum: GPS Phones   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 07:00   Subject: Use your phone with an app that allows offline navigation
Get an app that can download a cache of background maps (while connected to a WIFI network). They you can use your phone for navigation offline just like a custom GPS device.

I have been trying Mav ...
  Topic: Is iOS or Android better for navigation?

Replies: 11
Views: 1990

PostForum: GPS Phones   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:36   Subject: You are stuck with the OS on your phone
Its a strange question unless you are still considering buying a phone.

I have gone for Android on principle of a more open system, more hardware choice and more features. Android is a multitasking ...
  Topic: What are people using with their Android phones?

Replies: 21
Views: 5205

PostForum: GPS Phones   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:28   Subject: Alternative Android Apps for navigation
I have been trying a lot of phone mapping apps to substitute for my Garmin 78s because the Garmin is too hard to update the basemap.
You would think that Trimble would do a good app, but sadly it is ...
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