OMN maps Love this app. Work out routes on my PC or download them from my walking group's web site and then sync them to my Galaxy S5. One point: have to use phone's internal storage and this means 7.8 GB of 16 GB storage taken up. Cant work out how to get maps to display on external sd card. Tip: always use phone or tablet in flight mode as this will save loads of battery life.
This app gets better with every update. I use it regularly in the New Forest National Park, where I have lived most of my life. It's tracking feature enables me to go off the beaten track to discover places I never knew existed. Even on the busiest of days I can go for a walk and not see any other person for hours..... bliss. A negative?..... I would give it a 5 if I were able to plan a route on the app instead of having to wait till I am in front of a PC or laptop with a modern graphics card!
Poor ui What I'd like to do is open the app and instantly see where I am on a map I've previously purchased. It's not capable of doing this, and that is so annoying that I regret having purchased the app and all the HD maps. Even worse, having opened the correct map, OMN can't locate me. It tells me there is no GPS signal, but Google maps has no problem. Even with an active wifi signal, location is poor... Frustrating to say the least.
Pros and cons In comparison to alternatives I have (Backcountry Navigator, OS mapfinder, viewranger, Mytrails etc) : Pros - can store offline maps on SD card; interface above average, symbiosis with PC program makes map purchase easier; easy to know which maps you have bought; HD maps are nice. Can print them out. Cons: can't import or export tracks into OMN from other sources except via PC; have to manually switch to between 1:25k to 1:50k map (and any other map) as you zoom in and out of which is a bit fiddly; can't buy maps via android so have to do it via PC; track recording and display a bit basic. Overall, better than others for OS maps, and my current best option in UK. I prefer Mytrails in France eg with IGN or free mapping, especially if you have 3/4g there. Mytrails has lost access to OS mapping, sadly.
Cannot create routes on the Android OMN. Has been like this for ages. Got all the mapping and then must use a pc to create a route, then transfer to android. Rediculous. Soooo frustrating after my expensive map purchase. Surely Anquet could licence Orux or another to use the mapping, then we could have a proper, fully featured navigator that does it all.
Should be seriously clever if I could figure out how to use it. Beautifully simple - no way. Clearly built by techies with an appalling user interface. The app interface is totally incomprehensible - it isn't user friendly to work out the button navigation or how to load a route from the cloud. I managed it by accident, but now can't repeat the steps. Syncing isn't immediate. I've lost maps and routes in the cloud somewhere.
188.8.131.52 Small fix for old Gingerbread devices to talk to our new servers. Small bug fix in old SD card paths.
184.108.40.206 Adds compatibility for OS Vector Map Local maps.
220.127.116.11 makes OMN Android compatible with Google Android 4.4's new SD card requirements.
18.104.22.168 enables hi-resolution screens.
22.214.171.124 brings Side Loading allowing maps to be easily installed from a local PC.
126.96.36.199 is a major update bringing a new interface, a new statistics screen, left and right handed mode and themes.
Gps Navigation System for Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.