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    Lover of Old Chrome Moly Myosmith's Avatar
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    Android app for turn by turn navigation

    I have a Samsung Galaxy III and am looking for an android app for turn by turn navigation that would also allow me to import GPX files. I know there are several out there, but which ones do experienced riders recommend? I'm looking for something user friendly for day/weekend touring and charity rides. Our local Tour de Cure is now offering GPX downloads as an alternative to paper navigation (I'll take both).
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    I have used two apps with good results. Both are closely tied into the RideWithGPS website (which is good!). I think that you can import a GPX file into the RideWithGPS website, and I also think you can import a GPX file into either app.

    CueSheet is my favorite, because it warns you two or three times before you get to a turn. It's also simpler than the RideWithGPS app.

    The RideWithGPS app has the ability to share and upload rides. It's the more sophisticated of the two apps. Turn-by-turn directions require you to be a customer of RideWithGPS, with a monthly or annual charge.

    In either case, you can couple a Samsung Galaxy SIII with the Schwinn CycleNav for loud, clear directions and a visual indicator. I just bought one at my local Walmart for $50. Unfortunately, the CycleNav will not work with my phone, but my first impressions are HERE. Later this year the Hammerhead will compete with the CycleNav.

    Both apps will use about 15% of your battery per hour, so a spare battery or an external battery that plugs into the USB port on your phone may be needed on longer rides.
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    I added some experiences here:-
    Android app that will follow a predefined route?
    In addition, I could say I found locus very un-intuitive, although it clearly has a lot of options.
    I only considered apps with spoken turn instructions.
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