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5.0 out of 5 stars Killer feature., 24 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: OsmAnd+ Maps & Navigation (App)
This is a sat nav app with free maps (Open Street Map); free maps = great (though they may or may not be quite as good as one of the premium European sat nav map company's maps eg Navteq).

Route planning looks like it has some weird limitations (I don't think it will plan long routes..).

UI is for the tech savvy.

It has allot of tech savvy features compared to a consumer type sat nav app.

It has an absolute killer 5* feature: it will follow routes you have designed on your PC so is ideal for road trips where you want to follow a scenic route.

Using Tyre on your PC you can design your routes, then save them as a GPX route. You can then load this GPX file in OsmAnd+ and follow the route in your car.

AFAIK There is currently no other app for Android that will work as a sat nav and follow a pre designed route. I have tried many many apps and this is the only one that can do it. For example Co-pilot has route planning but this is just a list of waypoints and the route is recalculated when you load the route... so to follow an exact route you need to enter a silly amount of waypoints so that it follows the exact road you want).

Planning on trying it in anger during the summer when on a road trip; I have already made route files for all of my main drives.
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