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Post by Corky » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:18 pm

I was using "Maps" on my iPhone last week to navigate around Mallorca. Surprisingly better than my Garmin or the Wife's TomTom. Mind you the car I'd rented had Apple Play built in, so my iPhone screen was almost mimicked onto the large central display. Damned clever bit of kit, in a Skoda as well :lol:

However, I've also used Google Maps, Navmii and Waze on my phone to navigate around the UK and Europe without any problems. All of which are free on the iPhone. I would imagine they are on Android too.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:32 pm

One thing to remember about Google Maps etc is they do use your data allowance as you drive but as a benchmark I used about 100MB to drive the full length of France. You can reduce this by downloading partial maps when on wifi beforehand, reducing the load whilst on the move.


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Post by nickkeyser » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:40 pm

I like Waze on my iPhone, but as phil says it does use data.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:23 pm

As well as Google, I use Maps.Me on my phone, which uses Open Streetmap data. You can download as much as you want, for anywhere in the world, and store it on your device, (subject obviously to how much storage you've got - my phone takes a micro-SD card for extra storage). You can then use the app without a data connection. But if you just want a GPS readout of your position, on a moving map, then it works fine (and the map is arguably clearer than google's)

Obviously if you want live traffic info, you're going to have to have an active data connection, to pick it up.


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Post by td99 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 pm

I'd go with smartphone and tomtom. Regular updates and the hardware doesn't get obsoleted like the real tomtoms. You get yourself a new smartphone every so many years anyway.


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Post by jag12 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:04 pm

Just remember if you are using your phone it must be in a cradle attached to the screen or you run the risk of being done for using a mobile phone while in motion :w


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:04 pm

jag12 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:04 pm
Just remember if you are using your phone it must be in a cradle attached to the screen or you run the risk of being done for using a mobile phone while in motion :w
Indeed, and it is, of course :)


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Post by Archibald Tyre » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:16 pm

td99 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 pm
I'd go with smartphone and tomtom. Regular updates and the hardware doesn't get obsoleted like the real tomtoms. You get yourself a new smartphone every so many years anyway.
No I dont. Ive never had one.



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Post by Rattling » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:38 pm

I use my now out of date tom tom along with my 1988 map of Europe :D
I've never got totally lost !


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Post by Rattling » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:41 pm

One more related question,what voice do you have on your sat nav ,mines the Barnsley Boys :D


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