Best ios App

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Sabre170, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Sabre170

    Sabre170 Been here awhile

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    Ok,

    So, I realize that there are like a bazillion ios gps apps here, and I looked through a lot, and none of the threads I found quite addressed what I'm wanting to do.

    I'm looking for an iOS app that can do 2 things:

    1) Import/open a route that I make in Google Maps on my computer. I don't want to simply go from point a to point b....rather, follow a specific (usually not shortest) route. Or even better.....if there is a way to make (and follow) a very specific route in the app itself

    2) Audible Turn by turn directions. I don't want to have my phone mounted on my bike....rather, I want it in my jacket pocket and have headphones in. That way, I'll simply hear in my ears...."Turn Right on XXXX street in 1/4 mile".

    The google maps app is ALMOST what I need, however, it can't access the routes I make on google maps on my computer.

    Any tips???
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    Sabre170 Been here awhile

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    Yes, it's a software to re write google maps. You can use your own POIs to plot your route. Then save thie map on your google account. When you open Gooogle maps select from your history and the navigation option will guide you.
    Not very friendly at first, but once you get a hang of it as easy as any other software from Garmin or Magelllan.
    Cheers

    Ps
    It's a javascript and you can get a cheat sheet if you click on maps options
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    Sabre170 Been here awhile

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    Holy Moly Batman!!! :eek1:eek1:eek1

    Yikes, I'm pretty good with computers, but this is going to be a good test for me.

    I'm struggling how to drop a POI at a specific place!

    Yikes
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    Here's a clearer link:
    http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/12475/how-do-i-plot-a-bunch-of-points-on-google-maps

    Then again, have you tried just dragging a route?
    Look at this vid, once you have a complete route save it to your history. So far I think there are only 3 points you can do, but you can route from point to point and make it custom.
    You will have to save several maps if you want to hit more than 3 poi and can't drafpg a route. Nevertheless it's the easiest way. I have a Nav IV on my bike but find it easier to use my iPhone and Google maps to navigate. I strongly recommend a Scala communicator if your phone has Bluetooth.
    Anyway here's the vid, don't worry about the Garmin upload part:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gPvV_c1M8yc&desktop_uri=/watch?v=gPvV_c1M8yc
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    Sabre170 Been here awhile

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    Yes, I am fully capable of making the route in google maps (on my PC). I'm able to save the route, access any link, .kml file, etc.

    The step I get hung up on however, is how to then access that route on my iPhone and use it to navigate.
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    im interested in the same thing too. don't really need number 2 as much though, i leave mine on my handlebars.
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    im interested in the same thing too. don't really need number 2 as much though, i leave mine on my handlebars.
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