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MyRouteApp Navigation

I have been using MyRouteApp, and its predecessor Tyre, for over a decade. I use it mostly to create routes for the TomTom 410 that I use on the bikes and have done for many years.

I decided that as an alternative to the Ohrex satnav that we have been using in the motorhome for two years, that I would upgrade to the Navigation add-on in MyRouteApp. The Ohrex is great for A to B journeys but is clunky compared to modern internet based (i.e. Google Maps) type planners.

An upgrade a year or so ago means that with Gold membership I can plan routes that take into consideration the overall dimensions of Molly the motorhome to avoid low bridges and narrow roads. That's the theory.

The Navigation uses Here maps. It was a simple job to sign up and £15.95 later through PayPal the navigation button on routes in the app on my phone lights up.

I have a test route planned that will take me all of two miles into Hythe to the catholic church's car park! I gave that a go this morning and once it started the instructions are precise. As I know thee way like the back of my hand I was pleased it worked. For short journeys unsing in "online" isn't a problem. It will use data from your phone 4G or 5G connection.

What has proved far more difficult is to download the offline maps from the app onto the phone. All the buttons seemed to be greyed out. Whether this is by design I have no idea. I have logged a call. For my use at the moment I only need Spain, France and the UK.

When I click on the England download button it flickers briefly and that's it. I rebooted the phone and see if that made a difference. I turned off the VPN in case that was causing a problem. It made no difference. England flickers and then goes off.

I have logged a call with MyRouteApp and on the users forum.

Posted by InvictaMoto 15:59 Archived in England

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