Handheld GPS

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  1. jabtas

    jabtas Well-Known Member
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    Morning people

    Is there any app on the market, that will allow the G1 to act like one of those handheld GPS units

    Where I can enter waypoints and have a nice handy direction arrow on the screen, with distance to etc
     

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  2. DarkTLRrider

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    Yep there is. It is not in the market at least the last time I looked but the instructions on this page will allow you to download it and install it. They have a 30 day trial available so check it out before you start paying.

    http://www.telenav.com/gps-navigator/t-mobile-g1-phone/
     
  3. jabtas

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    Seems a bit pricey :eek:, do you happen to know if it will work in the UK
     
  4. justjimjpc

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    Send them and Email and ask ... Also checkout AndNav1 beta2 is in the market place I think it works in Europe but not in US because of maps ..
     
  5. jabtas

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    I've tried AndNav, and that does indeed work in the UK

    But its more of a satnav app, as opposed to a handheld gps

    I was thinking of something where I can input various waypoints and get a direction arrow/compass and distance to each, for fell walking for example
     
  6. justjimjpc

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    Take a look at "A2B" then ... it is not geared for waypoint in a single route ... but mutliple points could be set as waypoints and then once you go from A to B, Then B becomes your new "A" and you select your next "B"...
     
  7. jabtas

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    There doesn't appear to be an app called A2B, well not here in the UK anyway
     
  8. justjimjpc

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    It is a paid app ... maybe not set for sell except in US .... not sure ???
     
  9. jabtas

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    We don't have the latest OTA update yet, so no paid apps either

    :mad::mad::mad:
     
  10. pauljriley

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    If your looking for a FULLY functioning SatNav application for your Android phone, it has to be ALK Technologies Copilot Live 8. This app is bursting with all the functions that you should be looking for in a SatNav app, but in the convenience of your mobile phone. What's more the version of CoPilot for the iPh*ne (version 7) is rubbish.

    I have now been using the application for the last five days and feel it's
     
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    Got a reply from them regarding my question (when will their SW be available for Europa, etc). Apparently, they will eventually sell their SW on DVD through their business partners (like Expansys, etc).

    As for other SW, telenav works real good (but costs a fortune). I could never get AndNav to work ok (always got the "3 retries" message) since it can't handle quite a lot of adresses in a satisfactory way.

    Even tough Nav4All lacks a map GUI, it works very well and is what i personally will continue to use until CoPilot becomes available (where you have all map data offline).

    rgds

    Daniel
     
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  15. LansdowneMike

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    Just saw this today:

    Trimble Outdoors GPS Software for Android G1 Phone. Don't know anything about it other than what's on the web site.
     
  16. MoreYummy

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    Is there an app with most world map?
     
  17. justjimjpc

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    Ever tought about using Google Maps ?
     
  18. MoreYummy

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    yes, im using it.

    but need one that is store on the phone when im aboard.
     
  19. justjimjpc

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    Dont know ... there was a program out there to store tiles of the google maps but it is memory intense and you might need most of a 16gb sdcard ... depending on how many tiles you needed
     
  20. MoreYummy

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    yea, big size microsd is a must in this case. Or having different microsd storing different continent is a way to do it like some GPS software company doing now.
     

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