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Old 09-08-12, 01:54 PM   #1
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route creation/navigation apps

hey guys,

i will be riding to a different part of town tomorrow. Is there an app that will allow me to create the route then show me on my phone where I am on that route so I know where I am and dont get lost?

or does google maps do something like this?
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Old 09-08-12, 02:11 PM   #2
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I haven't tried this yet, but...
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409140,00.asp

I use cyclemeter on my iphone while riding. It will display a map and location, but not turn by turn.
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Yes, Google Maps will do this. It can even read the turns to you as you approach them. On Android at least.
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not sure if it will send it to your phone but I use ridewithgps.com I will map it out and then send the cue sheet to my phone. works well.
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I also use ridewithGPS and send it o my Garmin.

Powertip - go through the "turns" and delete the stupid ones (a lot of "Stay straight" or other turns that are too obvious to bother printing, along with the turns to get out of your neighborhood) and then copy the cue sheet to some other program and print it out. I typically tape them to my top tube (although I rarely use them)

How does that google maps thing work? I use it in my car fairly often. I get that it says it will do turn by turn but can you pre-program your route? I don't necessarily like going the most direct route. It would be a great safety net if you get lost though.
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Viewranger, or, in the UK, the free Cyclestreets will both do this on Android. And, although it has a rotten interface, the free OSMand will too.
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