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Old 09-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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What is the Best Android offroad GPS app

I am looking for a Android GPS application for offroading, hiking, cache etc. I would like it to include topo information and have an offline map function. Does anyone have a favorite app?

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Old 09-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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I typically use navigate, but its not offline. How detailed of an offline map do you need? Might be fairly large unless you have just one state.

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I have My Tracks, haven't used it much but there is a lot to it and it's free. It has a satellite mode for the map, elevation, lat and longitude, speed, distance, and you can record your tracks. My neighbor recommended it from bike riding.

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For the offline portion, I figure I would need to download my favorite places for keeps then download and delete on a trip by trip basis. I will take a look at Tracks. I just downloaded a demo of Backcountry Navigator, the full version is $10 but it looks like it integrates nicely with MyTopo maps from Trimble and the USGS aerial photography. If anyone else has one, I would like to try them also.
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I use trackback for hunting. Several plots for potential stand placement has taken me back to the jeep everytime
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #6
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when you are biking or hiking or hunting, how do you use these apps without completely running your battery down in a matter of an hour or so? at least here in colorado, i dont get cell coverage in the mountains, but i can get gps data that can be tracked. but the constant running of the app will kill my phone so fast that i usually dont make it to my turn around point before its dead.
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I have My Tracks, haven't used it much but there is a lot to it and it's free. It has a satellite mode for the map, elevation, lat and longitude, speed, distance, and you can record your tracks. My neighbor recommended it from bike riding.

same with me.. neighbor recomended it.. so far looks good.. haven't used it on trails yet tho
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Might look into Locus Pro. The downside is you have to have a data connection to use pro features because it has to verify your license (wtf right?)
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same with me.. neighbor recomended it.. so far looks good.. haven't used it on trails yet tho
Used it yesterday. Pretty cool, can share tracks and save them for later use. Not saving yesterdays though. Had to turn around in a wash that narrowed to single track.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #11
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I use backcountry navigator. Been a great app. You can download topo and forest service maps for use without signal.

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