What GPS software are you using?

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  1. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Light Load Member

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    I'm looking for an app for my android. I find the GPS units to be way over priced
     
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  3. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    I use Google Maps, double checking my routing using Hammer (free app from this very site).
     
  4. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Copilot live with traffic info, company is paying for us to use on tablet/ELD. It Ok the exact street address is usually off. I think they have free trial. It's a download so you don't need internet all the time for it to work. That's also it downside. They don't update it a lot
     
  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Was using Hammer. But lately it's gotten so useless, I went back to Google and the atlas.
     
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  6. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    I agree, Hammer is useless at times, not sure what’s going on but all kinds of quirky #### lately
     
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  7. Malt Ball Cult

    Malt Ball Cult Bobtail Member

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    Smart Truck Route 2 is quite good. Small affordable subscription.
     
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  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    They are overpriced without a doubt, and it certainly seems that any feature you like tends to be changed 2 iterations on. BUT. Ignoring price, if you take the time to play with settings and make it work for you, they will save you quite a bit of frustration.

    Personally i like the rand mcnally series, the 740 is my current preference, its dedicated on the truck, has many of my common points saved and includes easy to navigate points of interest, for me thats truck stops and rest areas. The speed with which i can pull up a stop on my route or get accurate practical truck routing for an eta far outweighs the price of what amounts to 100$/year.
     
  9. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Google maps and some common sense gets you a long way, and it's free. And since no GPS is "set it and forget it", you have to double check the route anyway. Might as well use Google at that point.
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Copilot worked really good in the set it and forget it mode.

    California was the only problem state when I used it.
     
  11. Malt Ball Cult

    Malt Ball Cult Bobtail Member

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    Something to consider when deciding phone app vs dedicated GPS device: location services on a phone are brutal on batteries. You'll be replacing your phone battery twice as often as you normally would, if you use a GPS routing app heavily..
     
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