I just loaded Strava on my Nexus 4. It looks like a great GPS system for cycling and walking. Do I need a data plan to use this? I though my phone had a GPS reciever.
I have blocked my data plan and only use Wifi.
I was told that this app does not need data, but won't seem to work.
Seeing the map requires data (or wifi). However the GPS portion still works to track your ride.
"I used an iphone without data plan with endomondo. it would track the route, but you couldnt see where you were, just a blue dot on a grey, grid back ground. as soon as you have internet connection it would display the map."
Not sure about Strava (I haven't tried using it without a Data connection), however, I use TomTom on an old Android device without a SIM pretty much as a dedicated GPS device & it works great!
Only thing I needed to do with TomTom was make sure to have the map data downloaded to the device.