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Mapping Data Usage?


Quickbeam
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Does anyone know whether the 1gb of data per month that most providers offer is plenty for a smartphone to use for satnav use in a commercial vehicle, something like 50 hours per week?

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Woolwell

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Which satnav app?

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Woolwell

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ps I have unlimited data with my package.

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Coltch

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I use an app called 3G watchdog on my android phone,once set up it monitors my usage (I only have 500MB) and gives total to date and an estimate of what you expect to use within the date range set.

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Coltch

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(grrr no edit key), depends on which satnav app you intend to use. i use Google Navigation and it doesn't seem to eat much data.

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Quickbeam

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Google on Android on an HTC desire.

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Woolwell

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Have a look at the last post on this thread Google support forum. Based on that the 1 Gb is insufficient. The problem is that the map isn't stored on the phone and has to be downloaded. There are other apps that store the map.

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Woolwell

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I did a comparison using Google Navigator on my smartphone and my TomTom. I found that the satnav on the phone wasn't as accurate and the voice was irritating. If you lose signal then you're stuck. Street view just as you approach your destination is fun though.

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Quickbeam

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Thanks for that link Woolwell, it's as I suspected, that am app using maps stored on the phone will be the better option.

Any recommendations for that anyone?

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Quickbeam

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I've just found this map caching app, has anyone used it? It looks to be an OK idea.

Map Cache app

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Woolwell

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A rival mag in their July 2011 edition did a review comparing stand-alone satnav and satnav apps. Their recommendation was for a TomTom standalone. For iPhone they recommended TomTom app and for Android CoPilot Live 8 but neither are free. CoPilot Live stores maps on the phone.

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