1. streetslide's Avatar
    What is the best way to navigate on a Wifi only Note 8 without WiFi? I know you can download a map from Google offline & when/if you find a wifi connection it will tell you where you are. That is the basically like having a paper map. I found some Apps that look like they use the GPS to turn by turn? Does anyone have real world experience using them, especially in the US vs. France? I thought I read somewhere you could connect to you cell phone via Bluetooth vs. tether and do it that way.

    What I am trying to do is navigate using the WiFi only Note 8 (big screen) vs. cell phone (little screen).
    11-18-2013 07:05 AM
  2. Adamsberg's Avatar
    Living in Europe there is roaming all around, therefore one needs offline navigation.
    I use the paid offline navigation app Navigon by Garmin and I've experience also in France ... but not in US

    You might also look for CoPilot and Sygic, a free app is NavFree ...
    11-18-2013 07:21 AM
  3. dadathepanda's Avatar
    But the note 8 has a GPS chip...

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    11-18-2013 10:15 AM
  4. Adamsberg's Avatar
    But the note 8 has a GPS chip...
    Yep, necessary for offline navigation.
    11-18-2013 10:45 AM
  5. rtronick's Avatar
    As dadathepanda said. There is no need to navigate using wi-fi. The Note 8 has a GPS chip. Just turn it on and you're ready to go. If you want turn by turn directions, look in the Play Store for navigation software.
    11-18-2013 05:24 PM
  6. streetslide's Avatar
    I know what I did now. I must have just brought up Google Maps and did not navigate to any address. I was thinking it should follow my route like a normal GPS (Garmin). This time, I made sure GPS was on & navigated to an address, all worked as expected. Then for fun I tried without an address again & that basically sucks because the screen turns off & you will drive off the screen without the screen re-adjusting.

    Bottom line is - just having a map up is a waste, GPS turn by turn navigation by destination works fine. So no biggie, I will just use a general destination and off to see the wizard.
    11-19-2013 08:35 AM
  7. Adamsberg's Avatar
    Only make sure that Maps calculates the turn-by-turn route on the downloaded (cached) area while you're on WiFi.
    Because Maps will indeed turn-by-turn navigate without WiFi, but it won't calculate or recalculate a route without WiFi.
    streetslide likes this.
    11-19-2013 09:32 AM
  8. TheMetalman's Avatar
    I use CoPilot and I like it a lot. It’s fast and easy to use.
    11-19-2013 12:53 PM

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