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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
I'll get my opinions on technology from someone...

I'll get my opinions on technology from someone that doesn't use rude fonts, thank you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
If anyone is interested: Nokia HERE maps are...

If anyone is interested:

Nokia HERE maps are now available for most phones using this BETA software.

http://here.com/beta/android/?lang=en-US

You have to download and sideload the apk. It is...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By worwig
You had to see the special 12 volt Asus charger....

You had to see the special 12 volt Asus charger. If you plugged a 5 volt USB into it, nothing would happen. It had an extra pin for the 12 volts.

Yes, the Samsung is 100% compatible with a 5 volt...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By worwig
A few years ago I had an Asus TF101 tablet that...

A few years ago I had an Asus TF101 tablet that REQUIRED a special 12 volt USB plug to charge. It basically did not charge from a standard 5 volt port. (I think it would, but it took like two days)...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-19-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By worwig
Good info from wbbnm. But I would have...

Good info from wbbnm.



But I would have to add that it WILL vary a LOT by the type of riding you are doing. I have created routes before that had two or three days per route, because it was...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By worwig
NO. Maybe an SAE connector or the more...

NO.

Maybe an SAE connector or the more universal powerlet style. Then add you own flavor connector.

I have a home grown USB charger on all of my bikes. But it would be foolish to have the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
Sort of. OSMand can read and write the...

Sort of.

OSMand can read and write the special folder set aside for it on the external SD storage, but my cloud drive app can't. So I can't sync my tracks/routes to and from the cloud if I do that.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
Versions I, J and K. (known as Ice cream...

Versions I, J and K. (known as Ice cream sandwich, Jelly bean and Kit kat. ) before that was G and H (Gingerbread and Honeycomb) Next up is version L, of course, Lollipop.
Sounds odd, but makes...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
If you are certain the KK won't work. Pretty...

If you are certain the KK won't work.
Pretty odd though, because it works well for me (other that the changed behavior of the external SD).
You can root KK and make a mod to fully enable the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
Are you using a removable external SD card for...

Are you using a removable external SD card for anything like maps? Starting with KitKat, they made it difficult to access external SD cards. For example, I can't change the path in OSMand to point to...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By worwig
In other words, even if this stuff did work, the...

In other words, even if this stuff did work, the tire has to wobble and vibrate constantly for the beads to find a 'resting spot'.
If you are trying to eliminate vibration, why not just spend a...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By worwig
Been mounting tires for 500,000 miles and seldom...

Been mounting tires for 500,000 miles and seldom balancing them. Never a problem.

So there is a fix for a non-issue?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,959
Posted By worwig
Android Galaxy S4. I have a Note 4 on order....

Android Galaxy S4.
I have a Note 4 on order. The screen is much brighter, plus of course much bigger.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,959
Posted By worwig
I almost always get stuck leading. Someone will...

I almost always get stuck leading. Someone will organize a ride. They will install a GPS that they have never used. Then they will not have a clue how to follow the route that THEY planned with there...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,648
Posted By worwig
Actually, my understanding of the Georgia law...

Actually, my understanding of the Georgia law makes it OK to hold a phone and TALK into it like that. But if you poke any buttons (think texting), you are breaking the law. Touching the GPS screen,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-29-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
Personally I use OneDrive, because it integrates...

Personally I use OneDrive, because it integrates so well with my other devices and has online Microsoft Office.

But, if you have a Dropbox account already, yes use it. You can find a app to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,959
Posted By worwig
Select the bottom left menu button. Pick...

Select the bottom left menu button.
Pick directions.
Dismiss the "waypoint" pop-up.
Select the vehicle type (second from the right).
Where it has GPX route None, select your GPX route.
Select...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By worwig
Try a hobby store. When I had the cover off of my...

Try a hobby store. When I had the cover off of my Sena, I noticed that the battery was about the same size as the one in my small remote control helicopter. It would require attaching the cable from...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
There are a number of ways to automate this. ...

There are a number of ways to automate this.
Foldersync for Android and a cloud service for example.

I create the GPX file on my PC, which gets auto synced to the cloud. Tap the sync button on my...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,417
Posted By worwig
Also, if you look closely at the micro USB...

Also, if you look closely at the micro USB connector, you will see two little latches that stick out. Those can weaken over time. It you take the right small tool, you can pull them out. A lot of...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By worwig
Those pocket chargers either take days to charge,...

Those pocket chargers either take days to charge, or you have to charge them from an external source.

And you also want to charge a laptop. Estimate that a smartphone needs 8 watt/hours per...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By worwig
Generally speaking, don't bother. A...

Generally speaking, don't bother.

A reasonably large smartphone needs 5 to 10 watt/hours a day to operate. A 5 watt solar panel would be a touch large, and would need WELL OVER 3 hours of GOOD...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,417
Posted By worwig
I took a USB cord and coiled most of it near the...

I took a USB cord and coiled most of it near the charger end (wrapped it around a screwdriver and use a heat gun on it).
Then the phone straight end I bring up on the right side, over to the left X...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By worwig
I have a 10 watt one on an out building that I...

I have a 10 watt one on an out building that I would use to keep the lawn mower battery charged. I found that a even just a 10 watt one needs a charge controller on small batteries.
On a bike, I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,194
Posted By worwig
That is not a HARDWARE issue, but an APPLICATION...

That is not a HARDWARE issue, but an APPLICATION issue. There are other applications that are very easy to use. For example, I like OSMand on Android smartphones. And there are APPLICATIONS that suck...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
That is good to hear. I just put my name on a...

That is good to hear. I just put my name on a Note 4. I've spent the last couple of weeks reading reviews and comparing the actual screens on devices. So far the Note 3 looks the best for what I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By worwig
I use MS S&T for route planning often. I then...

I use MS S&T for route planning often.
I then use ITN converter to convert the routes to use on my phone.

MS has announced that they are ending support for the S&T this year.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 51,613
Posted By worwig
Interesting info on battery charging

I thought some people might be interested in this battery charging info.
This is what I found for a Samsung S4. It may apply to others. If you randomly see low charge rates, this may be why

Long...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By worwig
I currently have LED driving lights on my three...

I currently have LED driving lights on my three bike mounted fairly high. My daily commute is coming home at 1AM, and I want the extra distance. I found long ago that mounting them low gets you less...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,069
Posted By worwig
Thanks for asking. Unlike the bozos that simply...

Thanks for asking. Unlike the bozos that simply say it can't be don't.

For Android:
1) With Google Maps, you can actually cache some of the map offline. In the current version there is a...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By worwig
Add too much water and it would be Budweiser. ...

Add too much water and it would be Budweiser.
:1drink
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-19-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By worwig
I don't know/use an iPhone, but: When I told a...

I don't know/use an iPhone, but:
When I told a friend of mine how I like to use CoPilot on my Android, he thought I was crazy. He had tried it and said it was almost unusable on the iPhone. He...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,851
Posted By worwig
I had/have State Farm for my home, cars and...

I had/have State Farm for my home, cars and motorcycles. Their rates sky rocketed for motorcycles, and the coverage sucked. I switched to Progressive for the motorcycles and have generally been...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By worwig
My tracks show up in the OSMand/tracks/rec...

My tracks show up in the OSMand/tracks/rec folder.

Mine always creates tracks when it is running. Go to settings - logging services & sleep mode - log track to GPX file.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,069
Posted By worwig
I can't say how the iPhone will work, but I get...

I can't say how the iPhone will work, but I get phones with larger screens AND I MOUNT THEN UP HIGH ON THE LEFT. I don't mount them low in the center. I have no issues. Occasionally I get sun glare,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By worwig
Yes, you can move apps from INTERNAL memory to...

Yes, you can move apps from INTERNAL memory to INTERNAL SD. But you can't move or generally even write to an EXTERNAL SD card any longer. They are trying to make them more secure. But we can...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By worwig
Actually, it can hurt. Many of those...

Actually, it can hurt.

Many of those silicone sealants are acid based. They give off fumes that are corrosive. They can do a lot of damage to electronics trapped in the same cabinet like that....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,839
Posted By worwig
It is all about the $$$$$. Lock you in...

It is all about the $$$$$.

Lock you in and force you to pay ransom.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By worwig
Are you using the latest version? I recall...

Are you using the latest version? I recall something like that on older versions.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,069
Posted By worwig
I really can't believe people still think this....

I really can't believe people still think this. :huh

:lol3
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