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    truscott is offline Registered User
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    Default Android Basic GPS

    Does anyone know of a basic GPS App for Android? I'm looking for something that gives a large readout of SOG, VMG Course to Steer, etc...

    Much the same as you can get on the Garmin 72.


    I already have the Navionics chartplotter app, so if someone knows how to configure that to do something similar to the above, I'd be most grateful (and yes, I know that I could always just use my Garmin 72).

    Cheers, PT.

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    Have been Googling as I have android phone and an Android tablet with Navionics, so am interested in the same thing

    Have you tried http://www.letscreate.dk/letscreate/?q=node/276. Looks good on the site. I havenot downloaded it - yet

    TudorSailor

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    Registering my interest too..!

    And if anyone can provide a suggestion that works outside of phone coverage areas, I would be all the more interested :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptile Smile View Post
    Registering my interest too..!

    And if anyone can provide a suggestion that works outside of phone coverage areas, I would be all the more interested :-)
    Your GPS is independent of phone coverage. Navionics on Tablet worked perfectly while sailing and has no phone connection at all!

    TudorSailor

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    I use gps essentials compass view which came with motorola defy, does most of what you need. Navionics is good as well but no compass display.
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    +1 for GPS Essentials .
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    truscott is offline Registered User
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    Thank you! Downloaded GPS Essentials and it is exactly what I was after. Now.... Anyone got an easy way to upload my Garmin 72 waypoints?

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    I keep getting an error report when I try to download . It says " the application google play store ( process . com. android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again."

    But every time the same result. Any ideas? Could it be because I responded to the google privacy thing with a NO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosun Higgs View Post
    Could it be because I responded to the google privacy thing with a NO?
    I think it might be. I don't use Android (or Google services beyond search) but I'm sure I heard a colleague say that he couldn't access the Android app store after turning off some Google snoopery setting.

    Bit of a rubbish error message from a consumer device if nothing else.

    Pete

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    GPS Essentials is fantastic! Well, I don't know whether it works or not, but 'on paper', it's good. V similar to Garmin 72, but with better ease of use and more options. Great find!

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