• After 15+ years, we've made a big change: Android Forums is now Early Bird Club. Learn more here.

CoPilot or Navigon or ?

(G)

Android Expert
Dec 16, 2009
751
48
Minnetonka, MN
www.gleone.com
I'll be going on a trip to Alaska in a month and doing a lot of no-cell service hiking, and I need a self-contained navigation app for my Droid OG. I'd also love to be able to record hikes (like "Tracks" does with Google Nav).

Mapdroyd doesn't have any maps for Alaska... go figure.

I've looked at CoPilot and Navigon, and both seem to have great reviews and lots of problems.

Does anyone have experience with either? How do you like it?
 
Both are good!
But I like Navigon a little better.

I have CoPilot on my Desire. The Desire has a small phone memory avaiable for apps. Therfore, it's a good thing that CoPilot moves a big share of its app at the SD card.

Navigon is on my Desire HD. The Desire HD has about 1GB phone memory avaiable for apps. Therefore, it isn't so important that Navigon can't move its 23MB app to the SD card.

For hiking I have ViewRanger on my Desire HD.
ViewRanger has outdoor maps on the SD card and records tracks (export as .gpx).
But the problem may be (good) maps of Alaska.

Maybe you could use Google's MyTracks for track recording.
As I read, for tracking it doesn't need data service, only GPS
When data service avaiable again, it shows the track on the map.

EDIT: Yesterday Navigon had an update for their app. Now the app moves a big share of its app at the SD card too.

Harry
 
Upvote 0

BEST TECH IN 2023

We've been tracking upcoming products and ranking the best tech since 2007. Thanks for trusting our opinion: we get rewarded through affiliate links that earn us a commission and we invite you to learn more about us.

Smartphones