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Android GPS App

Postby discthrower3 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Anyone know of an Android app that will measure point "a" to "b" via the sky? Looking for one that you'd click "point a"......walk to next spot...click "point b" and then show me the distance between those points. Not looking for distance walked, as up and down terrain will lengthen the measurement.

Wanting this to map out and measure new holes.

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Re: Android GPS App

Postby swel304 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:47 pm

there is one for the iphone and it is garbage. I would guess that most smart phones just do not have an accurate enough gps to do this to any degree of usefulness yet.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby bcr123psu » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:17 pm

I've used Shot Tracker. It's a bolf app, but it can definitely work for DG.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby Jaysus » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:56 am

Does Google Earth have an android App?
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:13 am

Jaysus wrote:Does Google Earth have an android App?


Google Maps does, basically the same thing in google's world, just one is a web app the other is a pc app.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby BLURR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:03 am

I use GPS Essentials for measuring shot distance. I used to have a gps app on my phone that I would start the tracker at the 1st hole and then shut it down after 18 so I could measure how far I walked in the round. I wish I could remember what that app was.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:01 pm

BLURR wrote:I use GPS Essentials for measuring shot distance. I used to have a gps app on my phone that I would start the tracker at the 1st hole and then shut it down after 18 so I could measure how far I walked in the round. I wish I could remember what that app was.


I used Endomondo for that. Keeps track of it, maps it out for you, and even uploads your "workout" to Facebook.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby BLURR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:37 pm

I have tried Endomondo as well. It's a good app for the most part, but I had some issues with it crashing. I haven't tried it though since upgrading to Gingerbread. Maybe I should give it a go again. Do you use the free version or the pro version?
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:51 pm

Free, and I've used it on Blackberry and Droid both. Never had much issue with crashing, only had issue with the occasional later in the day round on my droid killing the battery before the round was over.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby turso » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:09 am

I use a app called "GPS Distance meter", it's buggy but it does the job with good enough accuracy.
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Re: Android GPS App

Postby thesauce » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:04 pm

Jaysus wrote:Does Google Earth have an android App?


Yes but I havn't used it. It can be found here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.earth&hl=en
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