Crazy system Short: Dont bother unless it is very cheap (mine was, 12 for hd lake district maps). Longer: Im coming from an old memory map, you installed app and it linked to your account. OMN have 2 accounts (even with same email) one for the shop and one for the app, this was not clear. The token is also ONLY emailed (not online)to unlock in the app. You also cannot install to SD card without knowing the proper path (mine was /storage/extSdCard). Very user unfriendly, im technically minded and i needed to google.
I use anquet on my pc...have done for years, now I can plan routes on the pc and sync them to my phone. I have the whole of the UK os maps on the phone so no signal required...note maps cost extra. OK, I've just dropped from 5 to 3 stars. Why? Well, in my view you shouldn't have to have a degree in computing to configure OMN to store the maps on an SD card! There are articles on the support site attempting to explain how to do it which I figured out after an hour or so. To me, the app should be environment aware. It should be able to cope with different versions of Android and their quirks.
Started crashing recently! The app has started crashing mid track log so now rather than getting an exact route of my journey I get a series of straight lines because the app has crashed and when I reopen it it resumes it's tracking and updates my position and draws a straight line between the two points! Used to love this app but now it's close to garbage unless it gets an update!
OMN Outdoor Map Navigation goes from strength to strength Been using this app for over 12 months as such it has had a lot of use. Extremely pleased with my purchase very functional and great to use. About six of my friends have taken the plunge and purchased. All very pleased with it. Highly recommended. You won't be dissapointed. Still very pleased with OMN, every time I use it I'm impressed. Always take a hard copy of the route that I printed. Very pleased with being able to add distance locators onto the map route.
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.
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.
18.104.22.168 Small fix for old Gingerbread devices to talk to our new servers. Small bug fix in old SD card paths.
22.214.171.124 Adds compatibility for OS Vector Map Local maps.
126.96.36.199 makes OMN Android compatible with Google Android 4.4's new SD card requirements.
188.8.131.52 enables hi-resolution screens.
184.108.40.206 brings Side Loading allowing maps to be easily installed from a local PC.
220.127.116.11 is a major update bringing a new interface, a new statistics screen, left and right handed mode and themes.
Play in the outdoors with Android as your Handheld GPS and offline topo maps!
GPS Navigation & Maps. Online & offline. Incredible technology. For free.