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Re: It is straightforward to download Google map areas to phone memory to use off line - from the Google Maps menu. I also use this feature for travelling in China, where online Google maps is blocked.
Lack of social networking features is a con?
I thought routing required a connection. Is that not the case?
I've been using CoPilot for a few months; I wouldn't have minded a comparison.
What I do know is CoPilot's a lot cheaper plus you get free maps for life and a year's free traffic. I've got speed cameras too; I can't remember if that's free for a year or a permanent thing. It also works on the S3.
The app seems pretty good, although the UI seems very similar to the version I used on Windows Mobile years ago.
The routing in CoPilot sometimes beggars belief though, and it sometimes refuses to stick to the alternate route I've picked. Bad combination. Routing is the area they really need to work on and the one thing that tempts me to switch to TomTom.
Also the lane guidance is hopeless for me. The full-screen lane thing hides everything that would tell me how to actually get to where the lanes diverge. It's not a problem on motorways (just keep going forwards) but in other areas it's left me high and dry. I've disabled it.
I thought you could download maps - in fact I have done just that. But then when I use Navigation I'm pretty sure it still sucks data - certainly that streetview photo at journey's end came from somewhere. How do you make sure Navigation is forced to use only downloaded maps, and not pull in fresh data?
@Bugblatter Yes, navigation in Google maps or Locations requires a data connection. My post was to correct the statement that Google maps is only usable when data connected. Caching of maps is very useful for some of us travelling outside Europe.
Wow - I used Copilot about 5 years ago on my ye olde Windows Mobile phone and gave up because of the routing and have been TomTom ever since. I'm shocked that they still have this problem. I used my TomTom software on a road trip to New Zealand last year over both islands with no data. It was a life saver
Nice review!! loving it...def gonna buy this & subscribe to the live services like tomtom's HD traffic & speedcams.
Downloaded it today, special offer of £24.99, it's rubbish ! Tried to set my home address by postcode, wasn't listed although it was built 28 years ago ! Tried to input postcode for a hotel I'm staying at this weekend, not there ! Fortunately I had a free £25 voucher, so it didn't really cost me a penny, I colleague has tomtom on his iPhone and its far superior.
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