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I used Samsung Note 2 N-7108 Chinese version. I can't install Google play and other related software. So I still use the pre-installed Navigation, but it's really old... Crying or Very sad





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Like many above, I prefer my dedicated Garmin sat nav, but I also have Navigon on my HTC phone. I actually prefer the voice instruction on Navigon but as others have noted it is difficult to read street names and other things on the phone because of the size of screen. What is more disturbing, given that Navigon is a Garmin company is the lack of commonality in things such as POI sets and in ease of use. Garmin sat nav wins hands down!
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Hi,
I'm a convinced user of OSMAnd. Works fine on a Asus tablet and my android phone. Anyone else experienced with this sw?





wolfmane

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Knarvel wrote:
Hi,
I'm a convinced user of OSMAnd. Works fine on a Asus tablet and my android phone. Anyone else experienced with this sw?


I paid for OSMAnd, but it was too unreliable for me and I ended up uninstalling. No 3D view, search doesn't work, route distance limitation, no speed cams and map downloads take forever if they work at all. Status info often invisible against map. Needs a LOT of work.
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wolfmane

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I've tried a lot of different Android navigation apps and always end up going back to Google Maps & Navigation. You can download areas for Maps, so going out of data service isn't an issue if you plan ahead a little bit. Nothing else is as reliable and the search integration can't be beat for finding destinations. It is great for commuters, not quite so good for long trips because it does have to have a data connection. It does have cams as well as temporary obstacles such as traffic jams and accidents, and you can easily report problems for everybody else's benefit.

I bought Navdroid years ago, which changed its name to Navdroyd, and just when it looked like it was going to grow into a really usable app it disappeared. Money down the drain.

I bought TomTom apps for two different countries (no cameras available) a few months ago, and now TomTom is "retiring" those apps and introducing a new single app that lets you download any country map and traffic for free. Sound great? NOPE! First of all, they are not giving the new app to customers of the old app for free. Second, since nobody is dumb enough to pay for map or traffic subscriptions they've changed the business model so that now you have to pay a monthly subscription just to navigate! I don't know how this thievery got past Google, but I will never, EVER pay for another TomTom product. Garmin is ten times better anyway, but unfortunately they don't have an Android app yet.

I'm currently using MapFactor Navigator. Like every other app that uses OSM maps, searching for destinations is problematic. It does give you the option to pay for TomTom maps, but they don't have coverage for my country. I like the interface and it works pretty well overall. I've found the best way to guarantee finding correct locations is to look them up on Google Maps beforehand, then browse the MapFactor map and manually add the destination as a favorite. I've been doing that for years with standalone nav units as well as apps.
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caryl_bergeron

GPS: Garmin Oregon 600







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Knarvel wrote:
Hi,
I'm a convinced user of OSMAnd. Works fine on a Asus tablet and my android phone. Anyone else experienced with this sw?


I got OSMAnd as well and use it on my phones and tablet. I like it because I can download topo as well as street maps for use off-line. When I have cell phone data available I usually use GoogleMaps. When I'm in the middle of nowhere without a cell phone signal I switch to OSMAnd with off-line maps. Or when traveling in Europe where data is really expensive I use OSMAnd and my pre-downloaded maps.

Note that OSMAnd sometimes has some pretty good trail data on their topo style maps. Although it won't have all trails. So in the back country I find I'm often taking along a phone with OSMAnd, a Garmin Oregon 600, and now I've even got a Delorme InReach which I use for 2-way emergency communications.

What I'd really like to do is figure out how to put a Garmin csv file into OSMAnd as a local POI file. I've got a campground list that I want to get in there but haven't quite figured out how to get from csv to obd. Anyone done that here?
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Mark

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caryl_bergeron wrote:
What I'd really like to do is figure out how to put a Garmin csv file into OSMAnd as a local POI file.

Hi,
Does this help: https://www.gps-data-team.com/pda-gps-navigation/topic/6631.html

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