04-Nov-2008 07:51 AM
Actually, you do NOT need to use the phone's internet connection. You can simply switch the network features off and your GPS will work fine, it'll just take a bit longer to get an initial fix.
I use my N95 8GB for navigation a lot and have *never* used the AGPS (Assisted GPS - the "assistance" part being the network access bit). The GPS works as well as the standalone bluetooth GPS receiver I used with my N80.
If you use Nokia Maps, you will of course have to download the maps you need via your PC using the PC Suite app, but once you have all the maps for the country(ies) you plan to be in, you don't need to access the network at all.
04-11-2008 13:04 - edited 04-11-2008 13:05
04-Nov-2008 01:04 PM
In theory you dont need to use it online....
But in reality, you do.
I have searched many many times for various things, postcodes, POI, addresses.
All the results are AWFUL offline.
So bad in fact, Id say the results are generally pointless. I have never been able to get back a full 7 digit postcode while in offline mode. Ever. And as soon as I go back online, its fine.
Ah G, I didnt know that was you!
I got my username slightly wrong on signing up
Message Edited by bartmenkul on 04-Nov-2008 01:05 PM
This topic is just drops right into my questions.
I owned the N95-8gb over 1 year, and it is the first time i used nokia map.
I First use the map by connect to internet through my Home Wifi. It works and shows me my position, the road...
And i tried to get it work offline without internet. I used Nokia map loader to load the map, and it worked. It shows my phone position without conncet to Internet, wifi or from Internet Zone of carrier ( T-Zone etc.). I do not know Why?
You can use the Route from and to, any thing but manually, and it gonna take your time a bit long. Excepting for Guide voice and Navigation, and also searching adress.
I am wonderring if we can use the navigation offline
In your other post you are asking how to update from Nokia Maps v1.2 to v2.0 and you will find that the plan a route feature becomes a lot more tenuous to find in menus although instructions can be found on the forum.
Your N95 8GB has an internal GPS receiver so is not dependent on network or internet connection for this to work, although with the poorly sited GPS antenna under "#" on keypad the Assisted GPS feature which greatly speeds up positional fix does require a network albeit to download very small amounts of data.