Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:00 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: phone navigation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 22097
Location: A City near Birmingham
is there a GPS-enable phone that doesnt use download data for navigating?

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:13 am
Posts: 139
Most of them will, you just need to download an app like scout navigation


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:58 pm
Posts: 3131
Location: Plymouth
wannabeeahack wrote:
is there a GPS-enable phone that doesnt use download data for navigating?

Why not get a Satnav - with a phone facility?

Or perhaps a Satnav that links to the phone with Bluetooth?

_________________
Chris The Fish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdlyi5mc ... re=related


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:44 pm
Posts: 10476
Location: Scotland
Get the RNS 510 for your Skoda it swaps straight in, all you would require is a different facia, available from Skoda for around £20, the maps can be updated for free, they cover the whole of the UK and Europe, then get a Bluetooth module, then you can use voice activation, and use it for your phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MImvXM-COog
or ebay with up to date maps


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:56 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:45 am
Posts: 9815
Location: Clandestine, soon to be Russia.
skippy41 wrote:
Get the RNS 510 for your Skoda it swaps straight in, all you would require is a different facia, available from Skoda for around £20, the maps can be updated for free, they cover the whole of the UK and Europe, then get a Bluetooth module, then you can use voice activation, and use it for your phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MImvXM-COog
or ebay with up to date maps


Why would he want to lump £300 on a system?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:44 pm
Posts: 10476
Location: Scotland
Nidge2 wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
Get the RNS 510 for your Skoda it swaps straight in, all you would require is a different facia, available from Skoda for around £20, the maps can be updated for free, they cover the whole of the UK and Europe, then get a Bluetooth module, then you can use voice activation, and use it for your phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MImvXM-COog
or ebay with up to date maps


Why would he want to lump £300 on a system?


It makes the interior look tidy, its a good talking point and it makes a Wanabe look half professional :wink: :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:56 am
Posts: 24
Location: Gloucester
Here Maps is a free app available on iphone, android and windows phone. It used to be called Nokia Maps. You install the app and then download the regional maps you want. In the settings it has an option to work offline while navigating.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:45 am
Posts: 9815
Location: Clandestine, soon to be Russia.
skippy41 wrote:
Nidge2 wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
Get the RNS 510 for your Skoda it swaps straight in, all you would require is a different facia, available from Skoda for around £20, the maps can be updated for free, they cover the whole of the UK and Europe, then get a Bluetooth module, then you can use voice activation, and use it for your phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MImvXM-COog
or ebay with up to date maps


Why would he want to lump £300 on a system?


It makes the interior look tidy, its a good talking point and it makes a Wanabe look half professional :wink: :wink:



You've got to much money


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 22097
Location: A City near Birmingham
skippy41 wrote:
Get the RNS 510 for your Skoda it swaps straight in, all you would require is a different facia, available from Skoda for around £20, the maps can be updated for free, they cover the whole of the UK and Europe, then get a Bluetooth module, then you can use voice activation, and use it for your phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MImvXM-COog
or ebay with up to date maps


no good, cant operate one where that sits, also why pay £400 for one?

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 22097
Location: A City near Birmingham
westside1 wrote:
Most of them will, you just need to download an app like scout navigation


except then the gps uses data for map info, which costs and fails when there no connection


only the Iphone and the Samsung range had built in GPS it seems

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:07 am
Posts: 2531
Location: Hampshire (HC)
I believe most phones now will have GPS capability. You need at stand alone offline app which doesn't rely upon data to operate in the way Google Maps, for example, does.

I have downloaded 'Maps Me' from the PlayStore which stores the maps on the phone. I don't know if it is available on Apple or Windows. You download each country as you need it. England Scotland and Wales are separate countries. It has some excellent reviews and scores in excess of 4 stars. The negative reviews appear to be from those parts of the world that are not well covered by the latest technology. There should be few problems for our purposes.

Although I haven't yet had to use it in anger, playing with it in the local area that I know has found it up to the job. I will try it out on a run to Reading this weekend but it gets a real workout in Spain in October!

I'm running it on a Samsung Galaxy S5 and will also give it a try on my wife's HTC and our Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Hope that helps.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 22097
Location: A City near Birmingham
cabbyman wrote:
I believe most phones now will have GPS capability. You need at stand alone offline app which doesn't rely upon data to operate in the way Google Maps, for example, does.

I have downloaded 'Maps Me' from the PlayStore which stores the maps on the phone. I don't know if it is available on Apple or Windows. You download each country as you need it. England Scotland and Wales are separate countries. It has some excellent reviews and scores in excess of 4 stars. The negative reviews appear to be from those parts of the world that are not well covered by the latest technology. There should be few problems for our purposes.

Although I haven't yet had to use it in anger, playing with it in the local area that I know has found it up to the job. I will try it out on a run to Reading this weekend but it gets a real workout in Spain in October!

I'm running it on a Samsung Galaxy S5 and will also give it a try on my wife's HTC and our Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Hope that helps.


Cheers, i think the Samsung it is then

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:29 am
Posts: 12
Try map factor its great..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: phone navigation
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:07 am
Posts: 2531
Location: Hampshire (HC)
Just to report:

Maps for Me was brilliant in over 800kms of motoring in Spain. It found some out of the way places around Javea and a hotel in a pedestrianised area of Benidorm. Highly recommended as a stand alone app.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group