So, let me preface this by saying I'm a backpacker, and my ultimate (and likely ... BlackBerry GPS forum
GPS on Storm - Outside of data coverage
So, let me preface this by saying I'm a backpacker, and my ultimate (and likely completely impossible) goal is as follows:
I want to turn my Verizon Blackberry Storm into a Garmin Oregon 550t, without the barometric altimeter/ compass, but with the added benefit of a phone:
So, here's my questions:
- Other than Blackstar GPS, are there any other mapping applications that work outside of any type of network coverage. I ask because, when I go backpacking, it's to get away from civilization, not to be tethered to it.
- What applications will allow me to pre-download topographic maps to my memory card, thus eliminating the need for coverage?
- Is there any way to "trick" the GPS into thinking it has coverage? I've set location aiding to "Disabled while Roaming", but that doesn't seem to make a difference. (I can't lock onto satellites whatsoever with BBMaps, Google Maps, Sanoodi, Nav4All, or Amaze when I don't have cell service. Almost as if the GPS is disabled...Blackstar Works though)
- Has anyone used Trimble Outdoors successfully on a Storm? I see it on app world, but I don't want to exhaust the 6 day trial until I'm actually planning on putting it through it's paces. I don't have a trip planned until July 4th.
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