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Old 2 Aug 2011
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android tablet GPS

I just bought a Galaxy table and use it as a gps on my tank bag , the google maps loaded on it work really well and if I can download some of other country I will use it as a back up GPS / maps , a bigger screen is usefull while looking at maps and I like the idea to be able to work at the hotel with a better screen. Now the question is what kind of map does this gps use on a droid system...

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Oh oh, let us know how it travels..
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I use OSMand (Open Street Map for Android) on my cell phone.

Not sure if it works for turn by turn navigation, but makes a great moving map display.

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it works well for turn by turn. It's pretty accurate although it does suffer sometimes when you go off the track it planned for you and will ask you to make u-turns etc. I think this is fairly normal for GPS though.
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Originally Posted by HendiKaf View Post
I just bought a Galaxy table

Nice typo Hendi!!!! would love a picture of the table on the bike....!!!!! sorry Hendi- hard to resist!
I was looking at this to use with my Montana (mostly in the 4x4 but it works on the bike too!)
so I went with some RAM mounts and a 10" tablet but running windows 7 Ultimate.
Mapsource, Basecamp and NRoute all working beautifully.
My only wee gripe is battery life at 2 hours on full use is poor but then the table has a 1.6GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 320GB hard disk -
Total job inc. mounts sorted for under £180 - tablet found on ebay.
the 4" display on the Montana is great but a 10" next to it spoils you for life!

p.s info for anyone doing this
If using the Montana and NRoute, your tablet or pc will take the gps data from the Montana BUT the maps will need be installed on the tablet/ notebook.
Both devices will run independant navigation of each other. I find this quite useful.
When using Basecamp for planning (not navigating as it won't) then Basecamp will read maps on the Montana.

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My only wee gripe is battery life at 2 hours on full use is poor but then the table has a 1.6GHz processor,
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You have to love those deliberate mistooks! of putting the 'table' back into the text! well spotted Dash!
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A USB Numeric Keypad is very useful with a windows (not sure about Android) tablet, zoom in and out with the + and - key without taking your eyes off the road and scroll the map around with the up, down and side to side buttons.
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The map that I use every day is Waze because include traffic information. And works perfect on Android.
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