Before we left I went looking for a mapping app for my iPhone that would work without Internet access and so incurring data charges.
Maps.me looked to fill the bill and so I decided to give it a try. I downloaded the maps for free and went with the free version of the app for a start. Now I can’t imagine being without it.
I haven’t tried the routing tool as yet – no bike version exists so far. But on the road it proves invaluable at points. The GPS works really quickly, locating your position and can be orientated by the compass points. The maps appear and can be changed in size and details in moments – instantly really. No reason to be lost ever again.
Better still, the app is a great way to explore and make sense of the options around you at moments of indecision. Say you are at an unmarked and unsigned fork on the road. Left or right? Maps.me allows you to explore what’s ahead on each choice – without wasting a wheel turn. It is also great in showing what sort of consequences will follow such choices.
In short it’s a very useful tool and far more useful than my Garmin Edge that cost a fortune a few years ago. I’d never buy another now.
Anyone else had the same experience – or perhaps not?