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    Google Maps Navigation Lifesaver

    I decided to spend more time testing the navigator today. I have a standalone GPS, the problem is it's never around when I need it and when it is in my vehicle I always have to remember to lock it. I live in a Montana mountain town and Verizon coverage is excellent in each town and spotty to no coverage in between. I driven these roads thousands of times so really no need for GPS.

    Well today I had to make a short 90 mile trip to the next town most of which there isn't cell coverage. I turned on the navigator and said my destination, as I entered the canyon, to my surprise, the map was there. The cell signal was off but the map kept refreshing the route.

    All of a sudden a full on winter blizzard hit and it was a complete white-out. I had to slow down to less than 50 mph and visibility was 20 yards. It was extremely difficult to tell where the next curve in the road was. Then I looked at the Droid navigator and there it was - like radar, showing me the whole layout ahead of me. For travelers in inclement weather, this application is priceless. Just remember to enter your destination and Google Maps Navigation will download a cached file even though cell coverage is gone. Awesome app!
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    you should call Verizon and pitch that as an ad ;P.

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    lol @ short 90 mile drive.. I couldn't imagine 90 miles to the next town.
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    so how does the navigation work when there is NO reception? i know verizon has a magical net all over the us, but say you go deep into the wilderness... you still have the GPS signals, but does the droid actually have the maps in it? seems like it loads everything from the web...
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    That is good to know. I am traveling to a place that has spotty cellphone coverage (also because of mountains and canyons). I was worried that the navigator would completely crap out.
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    That's just awesome. I agree the App is just AWESOME. Also glad to hear you got back safe. Stay warm !
    Sometimes , It is what it is !
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    Quote Originally Posted by volando View Post
    so how does the navigation work when there is NO reception? i know verizon has a magical net all over the us, but say you go deep into the wilderness... you still have the GPS signals, but does the droid actually have the maps in it? seems like it loads everything from the web...
    it does. but if you set your route up PRIOR to losing cell coverage it remembers your trip. if you needed to change destinations and didn't have cell coverage, you'd be out of luck.
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    ill bet it also uses gps signals just like a real gps not just cell phone towers

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