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    Phone as GPS

    Anyone use their phones as GPS's. What app do you use?

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    Google maps on my samsung galaxy got me 3000 miles through Europe twice without any major problems also used navmii as a back up and you don't need a data connection but you need to download the relevant maps free of charge it has speed cameras on it and other premium features at a small one off cost

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    Google maps or Waze

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    Big comparison in this month's Ride mag, numerous Phone apps, free and paid, all rated. Probably this will provide the answer to all your questions. One thing I will say - it's probably worth the hassle of coupling your phone (in a waterproof case) to a mount on the bike etc etc with a decent App, over the cost of a "good" bike Satnav. I bit the bullet (or rather persuaded Mrs Wharfe to, last Christmas) and bought a well-rated bike sat nav, and TBH, it ain't all that for the considerable outlay.... no names, no packdrill...

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    Do the phone map apps have alternative routes apart if you have downloaded tomtom or Garmin app ?.

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    My Chuffin TomTom (oops) has various random "alternative routes" for the same journey. Just one of the reasons it completely baffles me...

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    The alternative routes are good for if there is any trouble on route like road works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlebruv View Post
    Do the phone map apps have alternative routes apart if you have downloaded tomtom or Garmin app ?.
    Google maps gives you alternative routes and has live traffic information road works accidents etc and then gives you an alternative route

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    great...thx for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlebruv View Post
    great...thx for the reply
    Give it a go mate it might save you buying a tomtom I have a ram mount x grip, usb power supply for the phone and a waterproof cover on my phone paired up with a senna intercom it works really well

 

 

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