Then you have the nice advantage of music - the app voice mutes the music while she whispers directions in your ear, and in my case, phone calls in and out and email on the fly.Excellent for off the grid
So I use this app for all my hiking needs thus far in California. I was able to traverse the Desolation Wilderness with only my cell phone and a solar charger for my navigation needs (honestly I should have had a normal compass as backup). Being able to download maps ahead of time is CRUCIAL when you are with spotty cell service. The issue with battery life is likely due to the phone rather than the app itself- if Verizon allowed GPS usage independent of cell service I'm sure my phone wouldn't have wasted so much battery power in a futile effort to acquire a non-existent cell tower. When cell service was available it was nice to be able to email loved ones where I was. I don't really bother using the tracking because of the battery issues.
One cool thing about this app is your can tap the button to center your location and tap it again so it orients the map correctly when you walk just like if your driving a car.
did not take that way at all.I was not asking as a put down and I hope it didn't come across as one. I've never had a smartphone so I'm ignorant to the way they work.
.I was under the impression that you needed a service plan to install apps and use them. I'm almost still in the twentieth century
You are fine then to use an unlocked cheap iPhone.I still use an antenna for my TV, I do have a basic cell phone with a 250 minute talk only plan that cost me $24 a month and I have $20 internet plan for my home computer.
Only a good deal if it's useful to you...it's not bad for a backup but really the whole standalone GPS is a dead end.I have a Garmin NÜvi 500 that I bought at a marine supply store that was closing and had it marked down to $150. I figured $150 was a good deal for a waterproof gps that at the time listed for $589. The NÜvi doesn't have bluetooth or a port for earphones or headset and I really can't hear it when riding my scooter.
It is very much handy - many times I navigate with the phone in my pocket...I use both a Scala and earphones but Scala via BT will work as well.I have a Cardo Scala Rider that has bluetooth and was thinking if I could get by cheap it would be handy to hear a gps.
Me too, love going where the wind blows me and nothing prevents that - the Winding Roads tho will pick those interesting routes while still moving you towards your destination....and when you make a turn to see something of interest it will simply carry on from there.I don't use the gps often as getting lost can add some new roads to the ride.
My pleasure - the whole Nav on Smartphones is moving forward in .leaps and bounds and I tell for value for money - spending $50 on the TomTom app to getBut if I could get by with only spending $165 or so, and have the ability to hear the gps and add music, now that's something worth thinking about. Thank you for the information and education.