Travelling to Grand Cayman with Bionic -- Question

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  1. dmbatcofc

    dmbatcofc Member

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    Getting married and honeymooning in Grand Cayman. Renting a car and would like to use Google Navi while I'm over there. In theory, I would be able to cache the whole island using pre-cached maps in labs, and will not require a data connection, right? Thanks for the help.
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    Try waze. It is a great GPS app that caches the maps to your phone. I tried on a phone that wasn't even activated and it worked like a champ.

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    Yea from what I read maps is great for that. Just cache the area and you don't need data. Just GPS
     
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    How do you cache an area? Or is this a root only thing?

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  5. dmbatcofc

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    No root required
    Menu-settngs-labs-enable caching

    once enabled, go to map and long press an area, you'll see option to cache area.
     
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    Thanks for the Waze suggestion and maps confirmation! If neither works, guess I'll revert to the stone ages with a paper map.
     
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    I was in grand Cayman last month with my bionic. Make darn sure you turn data roaming off as it ain't cheap! :)

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  8. dmbatcofc

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    I bet it isn't! From what I've heard, nothing in the Cayman Islands is cheap... could be a detrimental trip for my bank account :icon_eek:
     
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    Yea, but they got GREAT rum there! Brought back a few bottles myself. :D Texting, however, is the way to go. It's still not cheap, but, it's cheaper than data and voice calls.
     
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    Thanks for the tip!! and... I love some good rum!
     
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    Grab yourself a bottle of Tortuga 12 year old then. It's AWESOME!
     
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    Alright.... just wanted to report back on this. Just got back and this DID NOT WORK!!!! Had to suck it up and rent a GPS unit from Avis. Google navigation requires an active data connection even if you pre-cache the entire island. On a side note, Caybrew beer and Tortuga rum are AMAZING!!!
     
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    That sucks about the GPS. However, you are correct about the drinks. :D
     
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    Was in St Martin - pre-cached the island, and could use off-line gmaps for the entire island down to the street level.
     
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