Best FREE ipad gps app....

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by glasswave, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    Hey there,

    I am mid tour and just picked up a tank bag that can fit my iPad. I have a new 4g smart phone (razr maxx) w/my new unlimited talk/text/data plan for $100 (pm me if you want on!). I have power to my tank bag. I already have my phone set up as a 3-4g wireless hotspot fot my iPad2 (3g version) and my laptop.

    I am looking for a decent FREE gps app to use on my travels. The app store has 869 free apps. :eek1 Where to get started? I can't do any paid apps right now, but would like a good freeware app to mess around with. I can dnload maps through wifi or my 3-4g hotspot.

    Any suggestions to get me off the ground would help.

    Thanks,
    n
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  2. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Souds like you have all covered . I use Nav free and Co pilot GPS .:D
    You can buy for a small cost Mud Maps and then load the area you want i think for free ,this is for off road .:clap
    Tezza.:D
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  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    CityMaps2Go is free, and allows you to download maps through WiFi or 3/4G. Motion X is cheap, and allows map download as well.
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  4. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    I have Nav Free and Motion X on my ipad, plus some others. The one that lets me do the easiest route creation is called Routes.
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  5. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    My favorite is Motion-X, but I don't think it's free. The maps are free once you pay for the app though. I bought the AccuTera (now NeoTreks) app but have since discovered their map resolution sucks badly.

    Rob
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