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  1. fldude99

    fldude99 Well-Known Member

    I'm traveling to Europe and will rent a car and tour around France & Germany. I'd like to use the Transformer as a GPS nav device. Has anyone had any luck with anything? It obviously has to to self containe and function totally offline. Thanks!

  2. AutobahnSHO

    AutobahnSHO Well-Known Member

    Mapdroyd is free and works well, but it will only show you on a map where you are, not give turn by turn directions. .There ARE some out there, but expect to pay.

    And I'd definitely take a car charger so it doesn't die in the middle of the trip- Euro cars have the same 12V power ours do, trick is finding a car-USB adapter that pushes enough power. It would need to be USB3, original and USB2 don't send enough amps.
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  3. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    Patrick Norton from Tekzilla always recommends Navigon. I've never used it so your mileage may vary. The guy seems to use a lot of GPS systems and software, so I tend to trust his opinion. Not the cheapest solution though.
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  4. wilkster

    wilkster Member

    For navigation there is also Navdroyd by the makers of Mapdroyd. Not free but cheap.
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  5. fldude99

    fldude99 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies guys. I installed Sygic since it has a 2 week trial. I'm definitely figuring it will cost. We also travel to S America frequently and have used mapdroyd, but as mentioned its only good for locating yourself. Would be nice if Navigon had a free trial. I may go ahead and give sygic 60 euros for their pkg of Europe, North America, Africa and parts of S America and be done with it. Using sygic during the trial has been quite impressive actually. It's amazing how nice it is to have nav on a tablet instead of a little 4 inch screen.. Especially for my 50+ eyes
  6. fldude99

    fldude99 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip on the charger. I picked up a Belkin from Walmart that puts out 2 amps. It's like a trickle charge but better than nothing. Having the keyboard fully charged will help in a pinch but then it's kinda cumbersome. The belkin just about keeps the device from losing charge while in use, but barely.
  7. squirreluk

    squirreluk Active Member

    I got round the problem of the in car charger by buying a cig lighter inverter from asdas for fifteen pound. All i do is plug my mains charger into the inverter so get enough power. Works well.
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