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G'day All, has any one had any experience with an android smart phone appCo Pilot Gps. The maps are downloaded to the phone so you don't use data when using the gps ( only need to be able to acces gps satellites )and you are able to plan a route with many way points (in excess of 50) Regards Paul
 

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at 50 bucks it would want to be pretty good. Had a co pilot app on an pocket puter a few years ago. bit flaky from memory.

Happy enough with the google stuff supplied. can force it to download maps of area in question if I want to go outside coverage.

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Co Pilot android app
G'day All, has any one had any experience with an android smart phone appCo Pilot Gps. The maps are downloaded to the phone so you don't use data when using the gps ( only need to be able to acces gps satellites )and you are able to plan a route with many way points (in excess of 50) Regards Paul
I have posted this on the Australian section but has anyone on the top side of the world had any experience plotting a route with multiple way points( is it easy and quick to do) Regards Paul
 

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it's a great little program, used it for a couple of years now. It lacks a little though in some features. It tends to try and get to smart with the route, so instead of following along a road for 50 miles it will try and take you on a lot of what it thinks to be short cuts. Typically this winds up being cutting through the heart of a city because it thinks its .00001 km shorter or 1/10 of a second faster lol and it turns out to be NOT. I find a lot of times I turn off a road, only to turn back on the same road 15 minutes later. Having said that I have found a lot of great places this way!

The other issue with it is that it does not reroute very well if you have a detour.

For planning with it use Tyre to travel, it works fantastic.

Overall for 10 bucks its VERY good. It's not as good as my buddies tom tom rider though, but he also spent upwards of 400 to my 10 :)
 

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MAPS.ME, works great - can download maps for all (most?) parts of the world, all free and wonderfully detailed. Not a brilliant turn by turn style GPS but a great tool.
 

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I do use Co Pilot in my car when I'm traveling. It works ok. The feature I like most is it has up to date listings of what is in the area.
Interestingly, I was on a plane flight from Rochester, NY to Orlando, FL last week and I turned that app on. It tracked the flight just fine and didn't seem to have any issues with the current speed being roughly 530mph.
 

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Post is a couple months old now but I use Co-Pilot on my cell phone for navigation on my motorcycle. It isn't great but it's good enough for $10. I can't use anything like Google Maps because it doesn't work if you don't have cell coverage. With Co-Pilot you download the maps to your phone. You can also save custom tracks and share them. I have Republic Wireless for my cell phone service and they use Sprint's network which is spotty but for less than $20/month for a smartphone it's hard to beat!
 
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