Sygic is a great android offline gps. It uses tomtom maps and is characterized with it’s more intuitive interface than other comparable apps.
For car drivers a gps app is usually about getting somewhere the fastest and the cheapest. As a motorbike & touring addict it’s very important to be able to choose your roads! Scenic views, special curves and the fun of driving!
Although Sygic might tell on their website that it’s easy to choose your route, it’s not very comfortable to create your custom route on a small smartphone screen without to much error. It’s just much easier to do it on your computer!
This post is about how to get it done!
What do you need?
- Internet access (to browse google maps).
- ITN Converter (handy app to convert your google maps to a route file readable by sygic).
- Sygic app
Create your route
Just use google maps to create your route! Choose your start point, select an endpoint, and be sure to select enough waypoints! Because sygic will recreate the quickest route, based upon these waypoints!
If you use the old google maps, use the link icon next to the printer icon. This gives you an url that you can use to share to route with everyone. (Has a block circle on the next screenshot:)
If you use the new google maps, you need to use the settings icon at the bottom and use the Share and embed map link.
Convert your route to a file
After installing, start the litlle utility ITN Convert, and paste your link in the Name field:
A popup will ask if you want to interpret this link. Choose yes. As you will see this gives you the start + end point and all waypoints!
Select Sygic GPS Navigation 13 as Export file format, choose Export and your gps route file has been created!
Add your route to Sygic
You need to copy the .itfs file to this folder on your android device: Sygic / Res / itinary
Now start Sygic. Choose Route, Load Route, and select your created route!
Have fun driving!
Please do note that Sygic will create a route upon your settings selected when calculating from start to end by the selected waypoints. So do add enough waypoints!