Eastern Europe with iphone/android GPS?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by swaan, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. swaan

    swaan Adventurer

    May 4, 2010

    I am l planning on getting a smartphone for my Eastern Europe trip as they provide excellent value - gps, web, email, translators, pfds (repair manual). Both the iPhone and android phones have numerous GPS applications which I thought that I could use. Sure, I'd need to weatherproof the thing.

    I am looking for small roads and rivers, no fancy 3D. I can plan routes on the fly as I don't don't need to reach certain spots.
    You see, I don't like pavement that much..

    Just checked android apps and none appeared to have much of Romania or Bulgaria on them :/

    Is there an application that would suit my needs or do I need to forget the smartphone for a while and get a dedicated GPS instead?
    Any experiences and tips to share for smartphone GPS assisted are also more than welcome :)