Best Android Tablet GPS APP?

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Marc Lee's Comment
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I have a T-mobile Alcatel Android tablet with unlimited cellular data on which I plan to do trip planning and use as a supplement to likely company-provided GPS and truckers road atlas.

Looking for suggestions / inputs.

I like the idea of a portable unit which gets real time traffic updates and does not need manual map updates via wifi, tethering, etc.. I get that nothing is perfect and multiple tools and devices should be consulted.

I also plan to use it to pull up satellite maps (in GPS app or via other apps like Google maps/Earth/street view).

Thanks!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I have a T-mobile Alcatel Android tablet with unlimited cellular data on which I plan to do trip planning and use as a supplement to likely company-provided GPS and truckers road atlas.

Looking for suggestions / inputs.

I like the idea of a portable unit which gets real time traffic updates and does not need manual map updates via wifi, tethering, etc.. I get that nothing is perfect and multiple tools and devices should be consulted.

I also plan to use it to pull up satellite maps (in GPS app or via other apps like Google maps/Earth/street view).

Thanks!

Co-pilot Truck is a great one. Google maps is OK, but it is not always truck friendly. Both have live traffic updates. Co-pilot is not free, though.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks. Does Co-pilot include bridge height data (displayed and/or considered in routes)?

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I have a T-mobile Alcatel Android tablet with unlimited cellular data on which I plan to do trip planning and use as a supplement to likely company-provided GPS and truckers road atlas.

Looking for suggestions / inputs.

I like the idea of a portable unit which gets real time traffic updates and does not need manual map updates via wifi, tethering, etc.. I get that nothing is perfect and multiple tools and devices should be consulted.

I also plan to use it to pull up satellite maps (in GPS app or via other apps like Google maps/Earth/street view).

Thanks!

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Co-pilot Truck is a great one. Google maps is OK, but it is not always truck friendly. Both have live traffic updates. Co-pilot is not free, though.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Thanks. Does Co-pilot include bridge height data (displayed and/or considered in routes)?

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I have a T-mobile Alcatel Android tablet with unlimited cellular data on which I plan to do trip planning and use as a supplement to likely company-provided GPS and truckers road atlas.

Looking for suggestions / inputs.

I like the idea of a portable unit which gets real time traffic updates and does not need manual map updates via wifi, tethering, etc.. I get that nothing is perfect and multiple tools and devices should be consulted.

I also plan to use it to pull up satellite maps (in GPS app or via other apps like Google maps/Earth/street view).

Thanks!

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Co-pilot Truck is a great one. Google maps is OK, but it is not always truck friendly. Both have live traffic updates. Co-pilot is not free, though.

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Yes it does. It will show restricted routes, low bridges, and scream at you if you try to go that way.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Awesome! Thanks!

Used to use car version. Not sure why I stopped!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Apple has 3 versions. A free version, a US/Canada and a US/Canada HD. The last two are $150, but it doesn't say what the difference is that I saw.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Apple has 3 versions. A free version, a US/Canada and a US/Canada HD. The last two are $150, but it doesn't say what the difference is that I saw.

Free one is a 14 day trial, with monthly subscription after.

I assume the other two are no monthly fee, but does anyone know the difference between the regular and HD version?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Apple has 3 versions. A free version, a US/Canada and a US/Canada HD. The last two are $150, but it doesn't say what the difference is that I saw.

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Free one is a 14 day trial, with monthly subscription after.

I assume the other two are no monthly fee, but does anyone know the difference between the regular and HD version?

Finally found the answer.

The full $149 version is no subscription, with 1 year of active traffic.

The apps labelled HD are optimised to work on both iPad and iPhone in full-screen mode.

Brian's Comment
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I tried sygic truck and smart truck route 2. I'd say both were 80 percent accurate at best. And required subscription after 2 weeks. Personally I'd think it better to just by a Rand McNully or Garmin. Would pay itself off in the long run.

Never tried the one Danielsahn mentioned though.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I tried sygic truck and smart truck route 2. I'd say both were 80 percent accurate at best. And required subscription after 2 weeks. Personally I'd think it better to just by a Rand McNully or Garmin. Would pay itself off in the long run.

Never tried the one Danielsahn mentioned though.

My company uses copilot 9 as the standard GPS. I use mine alongside. In most cases the routing is identical, but if my android app shows a "shorter" route, I use that one. If my Qualcomm shows a*shorter" route I use the android. The few times i used the Qualcomm instead, I got a very scenic shorter, but far longer route.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
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