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2020 Camino Guides

BruceS

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
My 1st Camino late April 2020
"Pocket Earth" APP is said to be excellent and with extensive data.
Unfortunately it is only available for iPhone/Apple.
Does anyone know if an equally good one is available for Android Cell/Mobile phones?
I commence CF on 20 April from SJPdP.
 

Oddyspapa

My soul is staying on the way, always.
Camino(s) past & future
Full CF (May/Jun of 2014, 2018 )
Full CF+Finisterre (2016 May/Jun)
Will go again 2020
I strongly recommend OsmAND. You can download 7 maps for free and you never lost with this app. Even you can find what you want like market, tourism place, and so on. It is offline map based app, so no need connection. Also you can use this app as a navigator when you driving.
 

mmmmartin

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santander-SdC bici '14
Plata bici '17
1/2 Plata bici '18
Frances a pie '18
(Porto a pie '19)
For a few quid you can buy any number of apps for the Frances and they're all pretty good and work offline. I like Trailsmart very much, and have used Wisely, or Wise Pilgrim or whatever it's called now. Remember you can always download them when you're there, using WiFi or if you have bought a local sim card you can use data. If you're European your data counts the same as if you're in your home EU country.
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019
I use OSMAnd+ on my phone and tablet. That said, I still carry a Garmin Etrex series handheld and download the latest OSM mapping before I go. I have tried maps.me and didn't continue with it. Downloading a region in Google Maps is also worth considering if you don't think you will want to use expensive mobile data.
 

benny aumala

Member
Camino(s) past & future
may-june 2016
may-june (2019)
You are looking for special app for Camino Frances.
Offline maps, of course. See what these have to offer:
- Camino de Santiago Companion
- Wisely + Frances: A Wise Pilgrim Guide
Train them for free. If feels good, pay the small sum and then
get really used to all features.
These are much better than general mapping programs without
special info for albergues, water posts etc.
I prefere the Companion.
 

Oddyspapa

My soul is staying on the way, always.
Camino(s) past & future
Full CF (May/Jun of 2014, 2018 )
Full CF+Finisterre (2016 May/Jun)
Will go again 2020
mmmmartin
Thanks "mmmmartin" and "Oddyspapa" and others.
I am looking into them now....
best part I donot have to buy an expensive iPhone!
Thanks. BruceS/Sydney
If you use OSMAnd with Camino Pilgrim app, there is no need any others.
 

Elron

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France 2020/21 I am working towards
I use Gaiagps app It works well for me here I don't know about there for the Camino as I will not be there until the end of April tentatively. But I will have my Garmin GPS 64s with me also it is tested and true.

Cheers
 

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