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Old 02-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #60718
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Originally Posted by Valentino Magoo View Post
Cool! By the way, Google says that their Maps app for iPhone will soon have a function to allow you to download and save map sections to your phone, so that when you are out of cell range, you'll still have access to the Google Maps and GPS function. The GPS on the iPhone DOES work when you are out of cell range, the problem is you have no map data. Out in Colorado I could locate myself with the iPhone in the middle of nowhere (with GPS only), but all I had was a blue dot in the middle of a blank screen.

There is a paid app (and others) that let you download map data now (Offmaps, $2.99), but I don't know how well it works. http://www.ehow.com/how_5963452_use-...s-service.html.
I'll wait until Google enables that function in their Google Map app.
I've got the Motion X app which has downloadable map segments. It's a pretty decent app, It will handle tracks. The Motion X Drive app will do turn by turn directions.

Still, at the end of the day, I don't want to use my iPhone for navigating.
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