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Turn your android phone into a “proper” sat nav

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Anyone who has been following my posts on either LinkedIN or Twitter over the last couple of weeks will know I have been on a permanent roadtrip around Scotland for work. I have been to some amazing (and not so amazing) places and met some wonderful people but the one thing I have come across time and again is the lack of 3G signal. I have covered this in other blog posts so I will not go over old ground, however there is one issue I just had to solve and that is navigating with my phone. Google maps is great when you have 3G (or wifi) but is pretty useless when you don’t have either.  I have lost count of the amount of times I have started shouting at my phone because it lost signal and I have no idea where I am!!

Hopefully I have found a fix and it is called MapFactor Navigator which you can download and install through Google Play.  Once installed you have two choices – use it like Google Maps (ie with 3G) or even better buy and download the TomTom maps onto your phone which in effect turns your phone into a fully functional sat-nav!! I could buy a “normal” sat nav from Amazon etc but they cost a hell of a lot more so I thought I would try this out first.

Initial testing has proved to be positive and hopefully this app can prove itself over the next couple of weeks when my “Canonball Run” continues. If you travel to some remote places (for work or pleasure) I suggest you take a look.

About the Author

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Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows, Mac and Linux based IT Support to small businesses in Stirling, Alloa and Falkirk.

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One thought on “Turn your android phone into a “proper” sat nav

  1. I use MapFactor, and you don’t need to get the TomTom maps to use it without data connections. So you can get a proper Satnav for free.

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