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  # 989920 18-Feb-2014 19:39
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I've used Navfree, generally quite impressed and have also used successfully in Canada and Australia
For topographic maps, I use Locus Free. This allows you to download sections of maps and use them offline for tramping etc

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  # 990013 18-Feb-2014 21:24
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Mapswithme.

It's free but the ~$5 Pro version allows you to import saved points after you saved them with Google Earth and maybe others. You can also save points on the phone itself too. You can download entire country maps at a single click and not having to cache them manually so you have the entire country when you are there so if you have change of plans or you decide to head somewhere unplanned it's all on the phone, you don't have to cache particular sections of each area ...

But no turn by turn guidance.

Some travellers like Orux which is more powerful but you need to set it up etc.... and cache them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 990023 18-Feb-2014 21:44
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jcddcjjcd: I have tried them all and find Sygic by far the best.

+1 for Sygic; the version for NZ also comes with Australian maps  <or is that the other way round  :-)  >; but that wasn't a problem to me.  In fact, having the AU map proved really handy last time I was on holiday...


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  # 990036 18-Feb-2014 21:48
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Mapfactor seems ok as well. 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapfactor.navigator

I usually use the google offline function though, it does seem to get better.

Let us know what you think if you test a few of them!

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  # 990743 19-Feb-2014 21:09
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I have happily used Sygic for several years here, Australia, Asia, UK and Europe. I recommend the application.




that would be an ecumenical matter

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  # 1001057 7-Mar-2014 23:07
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jcddcjjcd: I have tried them all and find Sygic by far the best. I also use ViewRanger for topo maps and it has replaced my dedicated Garmin Vista unit for outdoor stuff.
Regards,
John.


Have you tried OSM AND. ? Free and open sourced too.

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  # 1001107 8-Mar-2014 07:19
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Navfree was updated a few days ago, and seems to have addressed a lot of the minor niggles with it.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1001117 8-Mar-2014 08:29
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Thanks for the continuing tips, But I dropped my phone a few days ago & I won't be buying a replacement for a couple of months until I save up.
Until then I'm using my old Nokia Lumia 800, I like Nokia maps/Drive but I dislike WP.

When I do get a new phone I'll check out the Mapswithme & OSM AND (both looks good) I Navfree worked fairly well, UI wasn't the greatest (No pinching) but I rather liked it.
I installed Sygic but the server was down so I couldn't get maps then I forgot about it

Concidently if anyone wants a Purple Sony Xperia Z with a cracked screen check out
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=703557664

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  # 1001148 8-Mar-2014 09:42
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Danieldrache: Thanks for the continuing tips, But I dropped my phone a few days ago & I won't be buying a replacement for a couple of months until I save up.
Until then I'm using my old Nokia Lumia 800, I like Nokia maps/Drive but I dislike WP.


You could try either of the Nokia X, X+, or XL models and have Android and Here (Nokia) Maps.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Here Maps as a stand alone app for Android before too long.




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  # 1001154 8-Mar-2014 09:58
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When I heard about the Nokia X series I was really excited, I'm a big fan of Nokia's they're tough & built to last.
But the Andoid they're running has been skinned to look like WP to much for my taste & I'm worried that if Microsoft buys Nokia Phones then they may drop support for Android

I read that it's very easy to root & run stock Android on the X Series, Would that effectively mean I have a standard Android phone that runs properly? Or would there be Lag, Issues etc since the phone wasn't designed to run Standard Android?

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