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I used polarsteps on my trip to Italy n was less than impressed. Maybe I'm expecting too much.

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I used polarsteps on my trip to Italy n was less than impressed. Maybe I'm expecting too much.
I'd be interested to know what was less than impressive, perhaps I can help to iron out any problems you had?
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I recall I didn't rate it either Pete, but it is a good while since I tried it out, maybe the updates have made it better to use.

I think on mine the tracker stopped working for some reason, a reinstall didn't fix it, so I ditched the app.

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I used polarsteps on my trip to Italy n was less than impressed. Maybe I'm expecting too much.
I'd be interested to know what was less than impressive, perhaps I can help to iron out any problems you had?
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As I remember, it just gave straight lines between points that were far apart in time, missing out the bits I'd visited in between.

Can't be sure now but I think the points might've been days apart.

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I have Google timeline and it is OK as far as it goes but a couple of months ago I bought a Dashcam for the MH.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173241074017
Good quality video and has GPS, the software they recommend was crap but I got a version of "Dashcam Viewer" to use instead.
As well as watching your drive it uses Google maps or MapQuest in various options which accurately tracks your route.


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I have that one Barry, hardly ever use it as I hate cable draping, how did you get the trail to work and do you have a link to the software you use?
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As I remember, it just gave straight lines between points that were far apart in time, missing out the bits I'd visited in between.

Can't be sure now but I think the points might've been days apart.

If you rely on the phone signal for positioning rather than GPS you may get the problem you encountered. I have also had problems with lack of positioning which may or may not have been my own doing but the last couple of trips I have done it has worked fine.
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I have that one Barry, hardly ever use it as I hate cable draping, how did you get the trail to work and do you have a link to the software you use?

I tucked my cable behind the trim, the camera is mounted just to the right of the interior mirror.
I have my unit set for 5 minute segments which shows up as the trails on the map.
I struggled to get the mapping to work with the recommended software then tried Dashcam Viewer and it worked first time.
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You can download it to try it out but only allows 2 segments, if it does the job for you give me a pm.

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I am not a fan of Google so hardly ever use their maps for routing etc. so I have no idea of its capabilities. One reason for using Polarsteps is I wanted something that tracked in near real time where I was for the family to follow both for interest and for keeping them informed of our whereabouts. I keep trip privacy restricted until over.
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I remember why I didn't keep it now, no instructions on the app.
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