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    Excluding Google maps what does everyone use for navigation?

    I like maps, but lack of 3g signal had let me down a few times, especially last night in London!

    I need something similar that would show poi such as underground stations
     
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    Google navigation, it's built into most (newer) androids isn't it?

    I have my 1st Android, a HTC Sensation XE, I was going to buy a dedicated Nav app, but so far the google navigation app is fine, I don't use Nav all the time so think will be fine for me. Plus I have unlimited data (3), so should be fine for traffic etc
     
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    Works fine when you have 3g, but when you don't then you are knackered!!!

    Having said that it looks like you can cache 10 miles of maps now, which would have helped last night...although it doesn't work for turn by turn navigation
     
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    Ah didn't realise it uses 3G all the time, I thought I had downloaded a "pack" sometime, but maybe not.

    I've only used it a few times but is been fine, can you not enable it to use offline somehow?

    I'll have to look into it more, but as I have unlimited data and don't use it much it's probably ok for my use.
     
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    As i said the amount of data it uses isnt an issue as I dont use it much. But when I have really needed it on a couple of occassions the lack of a 3g signal killed me. Once on the top of Snowdon and in London on New Years Eve:D
     
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    I thought Navigation works through GPS? Have you had your GPS on whilst using Google Maps Navigation?
     
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    GPS pin points your position on Google maps which is downloaded live as you move via 3g.

    Only apps like co pilot have maps pre installed on your SD card meaning you don't need a 3g connection!

    Try using google maps with your 3g network off ;-)
     
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    have you tried co pilot yet ??

    i did about 40k last year, all over the uk and france, with co pilot & it never let me down :)

    cities or the middle of bleedin' know where, it always got me where i needed to be. i had a stand alone gps in the glove box and never used in once !!

    it's only £27 now for the euro version, shame you can't get snoop dog on it though ;)
     
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    I use Sygic GPS, have been using it for a good year or so(first on Android, now on Symbian) and it's pretty superb, more features than Google Maps, way nicer to follow(the 3D lanndscape is lovely, even the hill contours very accurate), and maps are installed on your phone.
     
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    I've been using iGO8 on android for the last year or so and its been great, way nicer than tomtom etc. with better graphics and 3D landscapes. I though nothing could beat it.
    However I've just upgraded to a Galaxy Note and iGO is not yet fully compatible with its high resolution screen. So I tried Sygic. Wow. It's even better than iGO for its graphics. It's like watching a cartoon as I'm driving along! I recommend it to anyone. And at the moment I you can get it with full UK mapping for a tenner.
     
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    Am I right in thinking sygic has a walking mode?
     
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    It does, although I've never used it.
     
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    nows your chance :devil:
     
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    I am just awaiting my xoom so looking for interesting android apps. Lots of good gps suggestions here I am sure, however they are all paid for ones.

    I use navfree on my iphone and it has never let me down. Unless someone knows of some issue with the android port i suggest you look at that
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.navfree.android.OSM.ALL
     
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    Sygic looks good but they don't have a UK maps package only Europe? Therefore it costs a lot more than I'd be willing to pay.
     
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    They sell maps for UK & Ireland, currently on sale at £13.49!

    Sygic | Sygic GPS Navigation for Android

    Well worth the asking, I paid £27.99 on Symbian where they did only have Europe(they've pulled out of Symbian all together now) and never looked back.
     
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    Silly me. I was on that page earlier but didn't scroll right lol
    Thanks, tempted now. The annoying thing about Google Nav is tgw requirement of 3g.
     

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