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    Using GPS w/o WIFI/3G?

    Is there anyway to use the GPS without WIFI or 3G? My mother has a gps and she uses it without data or wifi. It's just a GPS Navigator. Why does my mom's gps navigator doesn't need wifi or data but the droid x do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dAi View Post
    Is there anyway to use the GPS without WIFI or 3G? My mother has a gps and she uses it without data or wifi. It's just a GPS Navigator. Why does my mom's gps navigator doesn't need wifi or data but the droid x do?


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    Really what you need is data, not wifi. Unless you're getting directions on where the bathroom is in McDonalds.

    If your mother has a GPS, she's using some type of data. They don't work without it.
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    you basically have to cache the map while in a data zone. so look up the map with a connections, then turn off the connection and GPS. this will work temporarily but it is not a very reliable way to navigate.

    what phone and what navigation is your mother using? either way you need some sort of data to download the map. Google Maps does support maps caching so if you loose data for a bit on in the middle of a trip you wont be screwed.
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    Navigon... Great app with all the maps stored to your SD. I love it!!!

    No data needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidTh3ory View Post
    Navigon... Great app with all the maps stored to your SD. I love it!!!

    No data needed.


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    yeah for $60....if you are made of money i guess it is pretty sweet....but i will stick with my free google nav.
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    It's simple. She has the maps loaded onto her navigation device. Google maps doesn't have the maps loaded onto your device, so you have to download it. The GPS functionality doesn't require any data, it's the maps that do. The only way to use it without data is to buy one of the apps that downloads them to your device such as Navigon, like DroidTh3ory said.
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    Oh ok, thx guys. Navigon it is. On navigon, how do I use it avoiding tolls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by turdbogls View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DroidTh3ory View Post
    Navigon... Great app with all the maps stored to your SD. I love it!!!

    No data needed.


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    yeah for $60....if you are made of money i guess it is pretty sweet....but i will stick with my free google nav.
    Well, you wouldn't have to spend $60 if one were so inclined. Cough*** applanet ***Cough





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