Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


View Poll Results: Please pick your favourite *offline* maps+navigation app (no more than 3 please).
GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic 56 22.22%
Here Maps/Drive by Nokia 132 52.38%
Google Maps 99 39.29%
Navmii GPS World (Navfree) 8 3.17%
MapFactor 0 0%
OsmAnd Maps & Navigation 5 1.98%
NaviMaps: GPS Navigation by MapMyIndia 39 15.48%
Offline maps & Navigation by Navigation. 1 0.40%
Oruxmaps 1 0.40%
Androzic 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 252. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th May 2015, 14:58   #61
Senior - BHPian
 
DCEite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NCR
Posts: 3,015
Thanked: 441 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Have Garmin Nuvi 45 which uses Nokia HERE and Google Maps+Nokia HERE app in the mobile.

Google maps for some reason does not latch on to current position in offline mode, even with cached maps.

So HERE it is for me.
DCEite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2015, 14:58   #62
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: KA03
Posts: 225
Thanked: 199 Times
Question Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmhossain View Post
.. snip ..

I did upgrade my SD Card to 16 gb. This has also allowed me to increase allotted space for "DailyRoads Voyager" app. Together with these two apps my phone has actually become "triple play" device: Offline GPS Navigator+Car DVR+Communication device!
Thanks. Some more details, please!
Which phone (if relevant, the exact version - some have more RAM, etc) ? Which version of Android? And what apps do you have running on it (Video seems quite smooth, so maybe your phone has a lightly loaded CPU/GPU? )
mvadg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2015, 15:58   #63
BHPian
 
gmhossain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kalyani, WB
Posts: 248
Thanked: 960 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvadg View Post
Thanks. Some more details, please!
Which phone (if relevant, the exact version - some have more RAM, etc) ? Which version of Android? And what apps do you have running on it (Video seems quite smooth, so maybe your phone has a lightly loaded CPU/GPU? )
My phone is Samsung Duos 2 (S-7582) with 768 MB RAM, Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9, Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). I would say it's a rather entry level phone. Data connection was turned off. It helps to keep the phone cooler and faster!

Let me share a photo from our recent travelogue (Mukutmanipur: On a summer drive to the crown jewel of Bankura) that shows the actual mount of the phone. Given outside was too bright, the screen appears rather dark although it's running HERE navigation.


Here is the corresponding video.
gmhossain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2015, 14:32   #64
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: KA03
Posts: 225
Thanked: 199 Times
Question Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Thanks gmhossain

Yes, a dual core with less than 1GB is low-end today. Good to know that a phone with this spec is able to handle the tasks you've set it to do.

Considering the number of Google Maps users; does anyone have a script to download the POI(s) from the desktop version's display onto the map in the phone? Or any other technique to at least cache the POIs on the phone?
mvadg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2015, 14:59   #65
BHPian
 
jfxavier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Kollam, Kerala
Posts: 740
Thanked: 1,155 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmhossain View Post
My phone is Samsung Duos 2 (S-7582) with 768 MB RAM, Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9, Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). I would say it's a rather entry level phone. Data connection was turned off. It helps to keep the phone cooler and faster!
Thanks again for the info.
"Daily Roads Voyager" is on my wish list.
But I am still wondering if I should go for a tablet with its own stand and put it on the dashboard (like Yoga, Heard iBall launched one as well).
Maybe the vibrations will be too much if I keep it on the dashboard.

Last edited by jfxavier : 7th May 2015 at 15:00.
jfxavier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2015, 22:45   #66
BHPian
 
psurelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 237
Thanked: 437 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Here Maps/Drive scores century today. Congratulations to all the fans of Here Maps/Drive.
psurelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2015, 15:31   #67
BHPian
 
sudeep11787's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 97
Thanked: 65 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Here drive is the best according to me, but, on a windows phone.

A lil history:

I started with google maps, fine but no offline navigation and at times crappy route planning.

Moved to Sygic when it was free with map my india maps: Excellent for offline navigation. A bit slow for low end phones but does the job well.

I bought a lumia and tried here maps. Excellent perfect outstanding reliable !
route calculation is very good and up to date.


Sold off my lumia and now I am using a lenovo A6000, installed here drive, but maybe due to internal gps issue or lack of compass, it doesnt work well, random directions, bad positioning.
Tried Navmii, excellent and stable with good interface. Yes, locations arent a lot as compared to google maps, but solves the purpose.

So, according to me:
Lumia/here drive (BEST) > Sygic on android> navmii> google maps
sudeep11787 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2015, 15:43   #68
BHPian
 
nareshov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 268
Thanked: 165 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudeep11787 View Post
...
Sold off my lumia and now I am using a lenovo A6000, installed here drive, but maybe due to internal gps issue or lack of compass, it doesnt work well, random directions, bad positioning.
...
That's probably because the A6000, unlike the Lumias and the iPhones, doesn't come with GLONASS in addition to A-GPS.
nareshov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2015, 15:45   #69
BHPian
 
sudeep11787's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 97
Thanked: 65 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Quote:
Originally Posted by nareshov View Post
That's probably because the A6000, unlike the Lumias and the iPhones, doesn't come with GLONASS in addition to A-GPS.
I totally agree. My lumia 630 had GPS, GLONASS and even BeiDou capability.
Is here drive working fine on other android phones?
Currently i use Navmii, works well with just the GPS on also.
sudeep11787 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2015, 17:07   #70
BHPian
 
psurelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 237
Thanked: 437 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudeep11787 View Post
Is here drive working fine on other android phones?
I have recently switched to Micromax Canvas Nitro A311 (Android 4.4.2). No issues with Here Maps/Drive so far.
psurelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2015, 16:02   #71
BHPian
 
psurelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 237
Thanked: 437 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

I would like to thank all the participants for their contribution to this thread. This thread is going to be guiding star at least for some time to those who are considering an offline mapping app on their phones for the first time.

AND THE WINNERS ARE...
  1. Here Maps/Drive by Nokia - 102 votes
  2. Google Maps - 83 votes
  3. GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic - 43 votes
psurelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2015, 12:05   #72
tez
BHPian
 
tez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: pune
Posts: 381
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

This thread has solved a query I had raised some time back on forum and duly replied by sg sir.
it was suggested that my search for offline navigation would stop at HERE maps and happy to know that the feedback has been good.
tez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2015, 17:40   #73
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: kolkata
Posts: 4
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

Hi guys I have an Android HU needed to know which is the best offline map.
divyanshdaga19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2015, 07:23   #74
BHPian
 
psurelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 237
Thanked: 437 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by divyanshdaga19 View Post
Hi guys I have an Android HU needed to know which is the best offline map.
@divyanshdaga19, the result of the poll here is the answer to your question - Here by Nokia.
psurelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2015, 13:46   #75
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Noida
Posts: 69
Thanked: 36 Times
Default Re: The best *offline* maps + navigation app

I just came back from a highway trip and suffered because none of the GPS apps available with us worked.
I have Here Drive+ on my Lumia 720. Since past few months the app freezes when I click Start Navigation after setting the destination. The map just hangs with the navigation arrow stuck on the origin. I tried restarting, re-installing but nothing works. The phone GPS should be fine because it is able to identify my current location and suggest routes to destination. Even Waze and GPS Voice navigation (free edition) did not work well and kept freezing randomly.
I also tried Google Maps on an Android phone. This also behaved erratically. It got stuck at a particular point on the map and kept giving me directions from there to the destination, even when I was already way ahead of that point. I don't know, is my car spooked? Infact, I never had a satisfying experience when using any of these navigation apps.
amit.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NaviMaps - MapmyIndia launches OFFLINE 3D Navigation App iVento Gadgets, Computers & Software 14 22nd December 2014 16:51
Sygic Maps Vs MMI maps, what's the difference? rkbharat Gadgets, Computers & Software 38 1st July 2014 07:43
In Dash Navigation vs Navigation Module vs Separate Navigation SirAlec In-Car Entertainment 27 20th January 2014 22:19
Nokia offering maps and navigation for free joecherian Gadgets, Computers & Software 132 23rd September 2011 16:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:50.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks