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.
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.
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.
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.
Why is it so complex? I'm not a computer ace by any means but I'm not a numbskull either - when I import a .gpx track file into the windows application, and sync to the cloud, I assume the track file should be available on the Android app? Then why can't I find it? I'm clearly doing something wrong, but I've no idea what! On the plus side, good maps, the basics work well on my PC and phone.
22.214.171.124 Small fix for old Gingerbread devices to talk to our new servers. Small bug fix in old SD card paths.
126.96.36.199 Adds compatibility for OS Vector Map Local maps.
188.8.131.52 makes OMN Android compatible with Google Android 4.4's new SD card requirements.
184.108.40.206 enables hi-resolution screens.
220.127.116.11 brings Side Loading allowing maps to be easily installed from a local PC.
18.104.22.168 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.