I am looking for the best way to electronically navigate at sea in a recreational ~30 ft sailboat with GPS. I've considered a few options but I have no expertise at all: 1. App for iPhone (con: too small screen, difficult to find good app) 2. USB-GPS and laptop (con: have to bring laptop on boat, battery life is short, no 3G/Wifi on boat) 3. Dedicated unit, like a Garmin eTrex (con: expensive, seems outdated) 4. iPad (con: need to get the expensive cellular model for GPS) 5. ??? Any suggestions? The best iOS app would also be appreciated! Thank you!
My dad and I are now in the planning/training phase of the Presidential Traverse that I asked about earlier this month. I'm hoping to bring my iPhone plus a recharging pack and make that my total electronics solution. However, the one hiking GPS app I've tried is unsatisfactory and the others cost more than I'm willing to spend just to try them out. Review and comparison sites are not helpful. Is there a hiking GPS app for the iPhone that will do what I need? [more inside]
We spend a few months in Italy each year, and duplicate our lives from Australia over there. Last year we purchased a second-hand car, and find it really useful to use a GPS for navigation. Our TelCo also gave us two Samsung Note 3 Android Tablets. We have smartphones and iPads, and are hoping to use the android tablet in the vehicle for navigation when required. Would Google Maps be the best? There is the provision for SIM cards in the Samsung, however I would probably prefer to link it to a portable hotspot if needed. PREFERABLY a navigation app for Italy which works well off-line. Any suggestions? TIA
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?
Does it exist? [more inside]
Has there been any instances where traffic patterns or roads changed because of GPS use? [more inside]
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]
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]
[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]
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.
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...
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?
Various questions about the CoPilot GPS/navigation app for the Droid, especially importing POI files. [more inside]
What's the best iPhone turn-by-turn navigation app? [more inside]
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]
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]
Navigation system recommendations for my 70-something mom. [more inside]
Can anyone give me a reason not to get a Garmin nüvi 350 just because it has been discontinued by Garmin? [more inside]
How long does it take for new data to get to the major GPS data providers and for GPS systems to update? [more inside]
What are useful/fun/collaborative things that can be done with a PDA, computer and a small GPS device these days?
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]
In this day and age of ubiquitous GPS, why are lighhouses and foghorns still operating? [more inside]
What's a good GPS unit for hiking? [more inside]
What is the ideal GPS device that will offer the most versatility? [more inside]
How do I choose a GPS system for my car? [more inside]
Best GPS navigation system for Canada? [more inside]
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
How much should I spend on a GPS? [more inside]
GPS buying help needed [more inside]
I'm looking for a portable GPS-type navigation device that has good road maps especially for southern France, Germany and Italy. [more inside]