Okay guys, I'm striking my colors. I've been dealing with Basecamp and POI files for the MABDR for the past three days, with increasing disgust. Just trying to get the POI files from Basecamp to my GPS requires two different pieces of software (not to mention how frustrating Basecamp can be all by itself), and I still can't see them on the route when I look at it on the GPS. I've had enough, and I need some advice for an alternative.
I know there have been threads on here in the past about phone apps for navigation, but I'd like to hear some opinions on them that relate directly to what I want an app to do. I want an app that can take a track file (like the one available on the MABDR website) and all the various POIs that are part of that file and load it directly onto a navigation app without juggling it around on two other pieces of software. And by track, I mean one of those gpx files that have hundreds or even thousands of trackpoints (like the MABDR file). Basically, I want an app that has plug and play capability for a previously created track file, that will carry over all the data from that file including the Points of Interest.
I have OsmAnd, but I've never been crazy about it. I've read on here about Locus Pro, and I recall another app being mentioned called Navigator (I think). I'm hoping for some input from other riders (that's why I'm posting here) who've used the app specifically in the way I've described.
I'm not giving up my Nuvi yet; for some things it works just fine. Creating a route on Tyre or MyRoute is is just clicking a mouse (or just copying a gpx route file someone else made), and getting the route onto the Garmin is just a drag and drop operation. That's impossible to do with a Nuvi and a track file.
It's getting time for a new phone anyway (my Droid Turbo is about four years old now), and rather than dumping money into a Montana, maybe I'll get something like that armored/waterproof Kyocera Duraforce Pro.
"No matter where you go, there you are."