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    Default Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Anybody loaded an app yet that will enable the breadcrumb trail?

    Will also be nice if I can see the speed zone I am in.

    Also have traffic updates.
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Anybody loaded an app yet that will enable the breadcrumb trail?

    Will also be nice if I can see the speed zone I am in.

    Also have traffic updates.
    Why not buy a Garmin GPS. It uses satellites and not tower triangulation, shows speed etc.
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Why not buy a Garmin GPS. It uses satellites and not tower triangulation, shows speed etc.
    I have a Garmin. I was just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    I have a Garmin. I was just wondering.
    I say, keep life simple and worry about the big things
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Granted. But I want a backup for the Garmin.

    Will also like to verify speed zones.

    I have been caught a couple of times for checking a speed zone on the Garmin and on the ground it is different.

    Sometimes it is not signposted clearly, or you miss the signpost. It is seldom that the end of a speed zone is posted.
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Phones use satellites their GPS is excellent especially Samsung. You just need to look for the right app.

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Granted. But I want a backup for the Garmin.

    Will also like to verify speed zones.

    I have been caught a couple of times for checking a speed zone on the Garmin and on the ground it is different.

    Sometimes it is not signposted clearly, or you miss the signpost. It is seldom that the end of a speed zone is posted.
    OK point taken...I have also noticed speed sign differ on GPS vs actual. I'm sure there is a law saying speed signs have to be posted at X distance apart,I'm under correction
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Henris, I've used both Maps.me and Sygic and they work fine. You can download the maps so you don't need a data connection. The speed warnings are pretty accurate in SA but I'm not so sure about north of our borders. But, I haven't yet found an app with proper breadcrumbs - that is the only thing I really miss from my Garmin Montana.

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Waze keeps track of the speed limits and gives a warning if you go over the limit, also warns about obstructions, etc. might be what your looking for
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    But Waze needs the internet to work. And you can't download maps as far as I know. Both of which are vital if you want to use them outside our cities.

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Have not as yet found any breadcrumbs on a phone app.

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    I think this is something T4A should look at.. Could be very popular because it was one of my favourite features with the Montana. It can surely not be that difficult to include. And almost all devices have a lot of available storage these days so that can't be the limiting factor.

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    I use this app, but have not use a breadcrumb trail function. Not sure about it but worth checking out. There is a free and paid edition, I use the paid one.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...untrynavigator

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    Besides geocaching, use GPS for recording tracks and GPS waypoints on your trip, all the while tracking your GPS quest on topographic maps. It may replace your Garmin handheld GPS.

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    I use back country as well great app for not getting lost in the bush!

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    I also use Backcountry Navigator, it is a great app to use where there is no signal.
    It does not use GPS unless you tell it to , and same with mobile signal, so it does not drain your battery like Gogle maps do.

    I paid for the pro version after about a year on the free version, but unless you use it for pipeline planning, hunting, traveling overseas each use with its own databases etc the free version is fine.

    It will not give you road speed warnings, traffic info etc, it is more aimed at off the beaten track usage.

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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Locus Map on Android app store has track record
    Mapmyhike too

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    Waze.

    It was good enough for Google to pay US $ 1.1 bil. for it and then spend another US $ 200 mi. for some extras.

    Does excellent work on my Android devices (Samsung S5 and J5 Primes).

    It works well in most parts of the world using GPS plus users automatic and voluntary feedback and supports great multitude of languages.

    Is surprised me occasionally by choosing unexpected routes until I realised it was routing me away from traffic jams and congestion.
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    Default Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    GPS Essentials on Android has a tracking facility. I have often used it on hikes. It also has an export to kml feature, so theoretically you can import the trail into Google Maps. The dev is also very quick to respond to queries on his Google Group.

    Only issue I have is that it's fairly complex to use, and that gets worse if you don't use the app for a while.

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