Guru Maps keeps me located when I’m far from cell service so I use it all the time, especially hiking, snowshoeing, and cycling. Easy to use out of the box, but lots of features I still need to learn.
I have used Guru maps for year. (Before they renamed it). I love the route tracking. We travel a lot and it is great documentation for where and when we have been. I also use it on bike trips that we take from time to time. So I have markers and route tracking from all over. I use it on bike t
If your looking for an offline map, this is it!
The best app I have found for hiking directions in the SF Bay Area. The app is awesome.
This is my go-to app for anything that Google or Apple Maps can’t handle. With selectable map sources, downloadable vector maps, decent navigation, and rock solid track recording, it does everything I need. It even works offline with a little preparation.
I used this a few years ago when it was Galileo. I downloaded maps for 5 US states. The UI is confusing but you get used to it, so everyone I showed this to I would explain the UI so that they’d understand what it does. The map design is not as nice as other mapping apps but this app works offline, so I used it occasionally when I was out of signal range. Since then, Galileo/Guru has changed their pricing from one time to subscription, and other apps have added offline use. HERE Maps has unlimited downloads, a simpler UI, and better map design; Google Maps has limited downloads but a nicer UI and more data on the maps. I stopped using Galileo/Guru when I had to restore my phone from backup. It lost the maps it had already downloaded and wouldn’t let me download them again without payment. I understand why they raised their prices but it made me think about why I didn’t use it much (map design, ui, features), and led me to delete it. I don’t want to be reminded every month that I’m paying for something I only use occasionally; I only subscribe to things I use often. It’s the right app for some people so *it’s worth a try* but it wasn’t worth the higher price for me so I’ve removed it and no longer show it to my colleagues.
Used guru in the states, Israel and Peru so far. Best way to travel. Easy and accurate.
Love this app. Would get 6 stars if it had support for Apple CarPlay.
The free version only allows you to trace 15 trails. Also, I haven’t figured out how to map individual waypoints.
I received the developer’s response: “We develop app. Map data in our app belongs to OpenStreetMap project. It’s open map project and anyone could edit it. No Russia is involved in mapping. It’s more like a consequences of their foreign affairs." Dear Evgen B. - thank you for your response. Maybe you should look into alternative OpenMap projects? Had internet existed during WW2 half of Europe would still be showing up as Germany or the III Reich. Today’s leadership of russia is just as aggressive as the leadership of yesterday’s nazi Germany. To say your map depiction is “a consequence of their (russia’s) foreign affairs” is equivalent to you rewarding their internationally condemned acts of aggression. The current führer of russia will be gone one day and you shouldn’t be rewarding his unlawful actions. Thank you. ____ Like the app in general but I dislike the fact it rearranges some of the world borders based on the views of the kremlin tyrant. Several ‘countries’ (abkhasia??, transnistria?? LOL) it depicts do not exist but are rather territories occupied by the russian autocracy. The same applies to Crimea which, according to 99.99% of the world’s population, rightfully belongs to Ukraine.