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How can I turn my old iPhone 4 into a great (offline) bike computer?

I have an old iPhone 4 (running iOS 7) that has no sim card. GPS and wifi and all that still work fine and it's got plenty of space. I want to find an app that will allow me to download a big swath of map around my house for offline use, then stick the phone in a bracket on my handlebars and use it as a bike computer to tell me speed, mileage, route, etc. Ideally it would show me where I am on the map as I go, too. I'd gladly pay for the app if it is not free. Is this possible?
posted by AgentRocket on May 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Working GPS Navigation app for HP Palm Veer?

Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by Arachnophile on Jan 21, 2014 - 7 answers

GPS and traffic pattern changes

Has there been any instances where traffic patterns or roads changed because of GPS use? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Aug 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Is a tablet computer a good tool to use for marine navigation?

Is a tablet computer a good tool to use for marine navigation? (A question related to the accuracy of a tablet computer GPS sensor when there is no WiFi or carrier based signal available) [more inside]
posted by Dave. on Jan 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there a GPS navigation app that does voice recognition?

This is the only thing I miss from my Android phone. On my Android phone, I could hold the search key and say, out loud, "navigate to 123 main street" or "navigate to the nearest drugstore" or "navigate to John's house" ... and Google Nav would open and begin navigating. Does anything voice-activated like that exist for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Oct 17, 2011 - 10 answers

[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside.

[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jun 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Navigation without data connection on Android

I used to have an app on my Nokia E71 that would allow me to set waypoints and then provide a distance and bearing back to that position using the phone's built-in GPS. You could store thousands of GPS waypoints, either by using your current location or by entering long-lat; and organise waypoints into groups. There was no need for any data access. Does something like this exist on Android (HTC Desire)? What I'm not looking for is an offline SatNav program like CoPilot or MobileNavigator.
posted by alby on Apr 16, 2011 - 4 answers

How to upgrade in-car navigation system?

How to upgrade in-car navigation system? We have a 2008 Toyota Landcruiser which came with in-built satnav. An upgrade disc here in New Zealand will cost $800!! This seems like a ridiculous rip-off. You could buy half of the roads in New Zealand for less than $800 ;-) Does anyone know how to upgrade in-car nav systems? My parents had the same problem with their old Jaguar...
posted by sinbarambam on Dec 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Zoomable GPS

Zoomable GPS: my last car had built in nav that I never used for finding locations, but found real useful for exploring & driving in unfamiliar areas - I'd just turn it on and use it as a live moving map. Now I have a new car with no nav so I'm shopping for a system, but the ones I've seen in Target appear to be more oriented to route finding and don't have a very good perspective/ too high a zoom level for assessing the surroundings on the move. Is there one available that I can use for exploring in this way?
posted by forallmankind on May 19, 2010 - 12 answers

CoPilot GPS/navigation questions

Various questions about the CoPilot GPS/navigation app for the Droid, especially importing POI files. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 9, 2010 - 2 answers

iPhone Nav App?

What's the best iPhone turn-by-turn navigation app? [more inside]
posted by lore on Dec 27, 2009 - 10 answers

iPhone or dedicated portable GPS?

I've resisted getting in iPhone so far. However, now I need a good, portable GPS and am wondering whether I should go for an iPhone, or a dedicated GPS. If the latter, which one? [more inside]
posted by thread_makimaki on May 18, 2009 - 32 answers

GPS without the navigation

My Garmin Nuvi (350) won't navigate when I attach it to my car's charger, which is a bummer for obvious reasons. It turns on, but the screen shows an image of it being attached to a PC, and it only goes back to navigation mode if I unplug it. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Feb 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Which GPS for older driver?

Navigation system recommendations for my 70-something mom. [more inside]
posted by TedW on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

ok to buy dicontinued garmin nuvi?

Can anyone give me a reason not to get a Garmin nĂ¼vi 350 just because it has been discontinued by Garmin? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Dec 1, 2008 - 6 answers

My GPS didn't know where I was!

How long does it take for new data to get to the major GPS data providers and for GPS systems to update? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Interesting GPS applications?

What are useful/fun/collaborative things that can be done with a PDA, computer and a small GPS device these days?
posted by vizsla on Aug 20, 2008 - 4 answers

What's a good traffic-enabled GPS navigator?

Lazyweb, I need help choosing an automotive GPS navigation unit for a directionally-challenged relative. It must receive traffic updates, have an ability to remember programmed routes, and be reasonably easy to install and use. [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Nov 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Why are there still lighthouses?

In this day and age of ubiquitous GPS, why are lighhouses and foghorns still operating? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Nov 8, 2007 - 26 answers

GPS for hiking

What's a good GPS unit for hiking? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Versatile GPS?

What is the ideal GPS device that will offer the most versatility? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Apr 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Picking GPS for Vehicle

How do I choose a GPS system for my car? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jan 25, 2007 - 15 answers

GPS Navigehtion

Best GPS navigation system for Canada? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Dec 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Any good car GPS systems for use in Boston?

Are there any good car GPS systems that you can buy that work well in Boston (Big Dig and all) and surrounding areas? Thanks, --spatially-confused person
posted by Malad on Nov 11, 2006 - 8 answers

And I Can't Find My Way Home...

How much should I spend on a GPS? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Aug 23, 2006 - 9 answers

GPS Buying Help

GPS buying help needed [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Nov 17, 2005 - 13 answers

European Navigation Devices

I'm looking for a portable GPS-type navigation device that has good road maps especially for southern France, Germany and Italy. [more inside]
posted by mosch on Jun 8, 2005 - 5 answers

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