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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Hazardsneon, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Hazardsneon

    Hazardsneon Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am looking for a completely offline GPS/nav app. I am currently using OSMAnd with the intent of using it offline for navigation. I found out that it works well for offline map viewing but the navigation requires web connection to plan a route. Can someone recommend a navigation app that is run entirely offline? Shareware or paid downloads are welcome but obviously shareware is prefered. Thanks!
     

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  2. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    Download NAVIGON MobileNavigator USA for your Android phone on AppBrain

    Reviews say it's average. I personally think it is fantastic. Used it a lot on my iPhone and tried it a bit on Android. I prefer to use android's built in navigation app simply because I generally have data everywhere I go, and it integrates with google maps when searching for an address in google rather than having to retype it all into navigon. Other than that I would say navigon is on par with Google, Graphically it looks nice too IMO.
     
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    I use Navigon on my Desire HD and CoPilot on my Desire.
    Both apps can navigate completely offline.

    Harry
     
  4. ozzzy3z

    ozzzy3z Well-Known Member

    I use both Navigon and CoPilot on my X. They are both very good offline navigators.
     
  5. RKBAGUY

    RKBAGUY Lurker

    Another CoPilot user here. Pretty good, and I think they have a trial version. Even still, at $20 for a full featured GPS system, it's a home run.
     
  6. grentuu

    grentuu Member

    Isnt that data? (as in not offline?)

    Copilot for me. walk/cycle/car full TTS with place names.

    Brill piece of kit, just make sure car charger is charging on AC or battery will die lol (with any of satnav progs)
     
  7. grentuu

    grentuu Member

    Ah got yer!

    Still prefer to have all maps on my phone. If I can't get a data signal it doesnt matter, as long as the phone can see the sky I can find my way lol
     
  8. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Copilot Live USA ($4.99) user here... I tried it for the price, but I stayed for their ActiveTraffic ($9.99/year), that reroutes around known traffic. Compared to my (now sold) $400 TomTom + $9.99/month traffic, it's a bargain. And Copilot's traffic info is better in my area too.
     
  9. doctajay

    doctajay Well-Known Member

    The first time i downloaded copilot on my droid x it sucked big time...lots of FCs. They updated and now it works great. Especially for $4.99 for the U.S. version, its the way to go.
     
  10. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    So I got lost in all the chatter here. Are you saying that CoPilot stores maps on the SD card and works offline?
     
  11. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Yes, CoPilot stores maps on the SD card and works offline.

    And it stores a part of its own app on the SD card.
    That is important for phones with little phone memory.
    Therefore I use CoPilot on my Desire.

    Harry
     
  12. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Read the OP again.

    It's also not "free" if you're roaming internationally.

    Not everyone wants to deal with MapDroyd. CoPilot and Navigon are far more convenient in that they don't require manual management of maps like MapDroyd.

    Don't assume that everyone's preferences are identical to your own. Worth is always highly subjective.
     
  13. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    Right. But to date they have no downloadable maps for Alaska, which I'll be visiting this summer. The website lists "AlaskaWest" and "AlaskaEast" but they don't appear on the map list in the phone.
     
  14. Sulfur

    Sulfur Member

    You seem to be confusing meaning of worth that he clearly intended with strict monetary cost.
     
  15. Hazardsneon

    Hazardsneon Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I believe that I will go with CoPilot. If you buy the full version do they offer map updates for free or do you have to pay for updated maps?
     
  16. pwabbit

    pwabbit Android Enthusiast

    Backcountry Navigator has been my choice. It a real nice offline nav program. And no, I am not connected with the developer in any way (other than owning a copy)
     
  17. smegoul

    smegoul Newbie

    I use NDrive. It is expensive to purchase the maps but I've had zero issues and use it almost exclusively. When I used the Google app my Droid would be very warm when I got to my destination. Not nearly so with NDrive.
    It doesn't have the 3D stuff but I find that a gimmick not a necessity.
    Phil
     
  18. larrycl

    larrycl Member

    Copilot offers free quarterly map updates.
     
  19. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    I use Sygic. It is fast and uses minimal internal memory (5-6MB). The maps are very recent and the SW supports all the modern features.
     
  20. larrycl

    larrycl Member

    As far as the earlier discussion goes, it should be pointed out that the free Mapdroyd is just that: maps only, no navigation.
    If you want full navigation, you'd need to purchase the program Navdroyd (from the same company).
     
  21. larrycl

    larrycl Member

    I spent some more time with Mapdroyd and I am sadly unimpressed.
    Yes, it's free, and yes, it downloads maps for offline use. But that's it. It has NO other features.
    I'm not talking about full navigation. It has no search whatsoever. That means, for example, if you download a state map or a country map, you can't even type in the name of a town (and certainly not a street) to find where it is.

    Heck, paper maps do this: They usually have an index where you can see that Springfield (for example) is in grid G4. So really paper maps have more functionality than Mapdroyd.
     
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