I have just seen some videos about the new Lemfo LES1 and got excited.
I am thinking if it is already usefull to use it for my hiking trips. Right now I use an Android phone with an offline map on it. But it is not always that convenient to get the phone out of the backpack to just look where I am and which way to follow. it just takes time. especially if you do it again and again.
on the phone i use the offline map of www.openandromaps.org
they are fantastic in europe. 1-2 GB for the complete Alpes !
and I use Locus app for displaying it (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus / or pro version)
I am not sure if this will run on a watch or if there are similar or more lightweight apps around.
So what I am curious are is, if that would run on a android smartwatch and how long the battery would last if I only use it from time to time to see my GPS location on a map. (probably 1-3 times an hour).
I do not have to track my path, and I do not need to navigate. just the location and on the map is enough. (thus the GPS can sleep and display can switch off…but if switched on, the positioning should work out in a reasonable time).
has anybody tried this before?
could be the Lemfo LES1 a nice device for it? or do you recommend also a different one?
Any idea about a lightweight app for using these offline maps with GPS (Locus app is fantastic, but has lots of functions. Oruxmaps is pretty similar)
thanks for any infos,