Hero and Google Maps

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  1. tigerspill

    tigerspill New Member This Topic's Starter

    Mar 6, 2010
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    I am thinking of getting a HTC Hero. I am not well up on smart phones. I do like the iPhone but that seem way too expensive compared to the deal I can get on the Hero.

    On Google Maps, the manual says the phone needs connected toi wifi oir gprs for GM to work. I am going on holiday and dont want to use a huge amount of GPRS in case the bill starts to mount up for international usage.

    Can the maps for the area I am going to be cached on the phone in some way? (ps I am in the UK and going to Nice in France.

    The other question I have is - can the phone be used as a GPS tracker. Say, recording my location every 10 seconds. Then downloading this to my PC and Google Maps when I get home so i can trace wherev I have been.

    On comparisons between the Hero and iPhone - this is nearly like a religious debate. Is the Hero a fair match for the iPhone.


  2. mez

    mez Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2009
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    this bit yes. i downloaded an app made by google that you can do this with from the market, its free, i use it to track my walks and bike rides.

    My Tracks v1.0.11 Application for Android | Lifestyle

    dont think you can download maps to the phone for later use. i think you do need to have a internet connection.

    someone else maybe to help better. but the above app is good.
  3. rre_za

    rre_za Member

    Dec 19, 2009
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    yes u can save the maps for later use mate :)

    u need 2 apps , first ContentDroyd the second one is MapDroyd ...

    check this mate :

    MapDroyd | SlideME
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  4. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2010
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    Unfortunately MapDroyd uses OSM maps, the coverage of which is, to say the least patchy. Your best bet is to buy sat nav software with maps included - Sygic's Mobile Maps or Copilot are two that come to mind, and both have very good coverage of the whole of France (and Europe for that matter).

    And BTW data roaming will cost you a fortune.

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