1. Brad_Man's Avatar
    Hi all:

    I have never had a smartphone.

    The only reason I am considering one is to have one relatively small package that will provide Voice Navigation (OFFLINE) while listening to music, and have a camera and phone for motorcycle trips.

    As I said I would be listening to music, but would want the voice directions like "Turn left in 500 yards onto Elm Street" to either mute the music/phone while the directions are being given.

    Can this be accomplished
    08-02-2013 03:43 PM
  2. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Yep. There's a multitude of navigation apps available. Google Maps/Nav (which comes with the phone) has an offline mode as well (I think it's a bit limited), but if you're want it all offline, you'll probably want to invest in a truly offline app.

    As far as I know they all mute the music, but admittedly I've only used maybe a half dozen navigation apps (currently using either Google Nav or Waze, depedning on where I'm driving)
    08-02-2013 04:05 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I've never tried myself to see if music mutes when nav speaks. A web search comes up with various forum threads about this, but they're all relatively old (the most recent was from 2012). Remember that most wireless providers give you something like a 14 day grace period where you can try a phone out--if you don't like it, return it with no questions asked.
    08-02-2013 09:04 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi all:

    I have never had a smartphone.

    The only reason I am considering one is to have one relatively small package that will provide Voice Navigation (OFFLINE) while listening to music, and have a camera and phone for motorcycle trips.

    As I said I would be listening to music, but would want the voice directions like "Turn left in 500 yards onto Elm Street" to either mute the music/phone while the directions are being given.

    Can this be accomplished
    I think most apps like that should must music. A good way to test it is use it on a trip to work. You already know the way, you are just seeing if the nav app does too and kills the music to tell you.

    Google maps and Waze are both popular navigation apps. Tomtom has one too but very big, very expensive ($70 for the app and $20 per month), but well liked.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-03-2013 01:21 AM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! Let us know if you decide on getting an Android device as your first smart phone. :-)

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    08-03-2013 10:07 AM
  6. nickgalaxys4's Avatar
    Welcome to forums I'm sure you will find an Android that fits you.
    08-03-2013 06:18 PM

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