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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,650
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: 90
Views: 7,230
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: 520
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: 582
Views: 44,650
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: 13,125
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: 502
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: 502
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: 13,125
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: 502
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: 41
Views: 991
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: 582
Views: 44,650
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: 251
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: 582
Views: 44,650
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: 1,041
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: 6,104
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: 1,248
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: 6
Views: 324
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: 92
Views: 12,345
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: 293
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: 6,104
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: 525
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: 715
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: 21
Views: 4,235
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: 1,471
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: 6,104
Posted By worwig
I really can't believe people still think this....

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

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,104
Posted By worwig
Well, my Garmin 276C has broken a couple of...

Well, my Garmin 276C has broken a couple of times. I've found it to be pretty fragile. (mounting points worn out, screen falling out, antenna connection broken)
My smartphones have been pretty...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,104
Posted By worwig
I find some smartphone apps very easy to set and...

I find some smartphone apps very easy to set and use waypoints. And some easy to use PC software that easily transfers routes and waypoints to the phone.
On the other hand, there is a lot written...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,104
Posted By worwig
+1 Everything has been answered multiple...

+1

Everything has been answered multiple times.

I stopped using my Garmin a few years back and have used my Android phone.
Yes, you can carry your maps ON the phone and run without cell...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,244
Posted By worwig
Same here. Nothing I did would make it work as...

Same here. Nothing I did would make it work as well for me or my wife as a simple sheepskin cover.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By worwig
The way I see it: GENERALLY (there are...

The way I see it: GENERALLY (there are exceptions)
1) There are tablets out there with ARM processors. Android and iPad. Generally 7 to 10 inch screens. These usually are flash drive based. These...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By worwig
Then you have a crappy service provider. As I...

Then you have a crappy service provider. As I mentioned above, I just rode across country, from Georgia to Montana. I had Verizon service almost full time. The only place they it was obvious that I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,650
Posted By worwig
I understand what you are saying, but: 1)...

I understand what you are saying, but:
1) Fragile, my Garmin 276C window popped out and it filled with water. The internal battery failed and it would take a half hour to find satellites. Typical...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,650
Posted By worwig
Inductive charging is typically inefficient and...

Inductive charging is typically inefficient and slow compared to direct charging. It wouldn't surprise me if it was too slow and the phone got hot.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By worwig
I don't exactly know. It appears to be somewhat...

I don't exactly know. It appears to be somewhat smart and only update when you are moving.

Two months back I took a cross country trip to Montana. I took 12 days. I often used my phone as a...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By worwig
Log into Google+ on your phone. Then anyone that...

Log into Google+ on your phone. Then anyone that you give permission on Google+ to, can see where you are.
And at any time in the future, you can log into Google location history to see where you...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By worwig
+1000 on that. I've had dozens of holes in...

+1000 on that.
I've had dozens of holes in tires over the years and have found that the 'gooey worms' are the most reliable repair.
Somewhere along the line I picked up a reamer and insertion...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,650
Posted By worwig
I thought there was a sealing 'flap' over the...

I thought there was a sealing 'flap' over the connector.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,650
Posted By worwig
All of the water 'resistant' phones that I have...

All of the water 'resistant' phones that I have seen still use a micro USB, and they just have a rubber flap to keep out water. Not the greatest.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,650
Posted By worwig
I used to do that, but I've replaced so many...

I used to do that, but I've replaced so many micro USB cables due to them getting wet, that I gave up. The hot glue is for waterproofing the plug/socket. If traveling, I can cut the glue and plug in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,907
Posted By worwig
have you checked out the recent updates to...

have you checked out the recent updates to OSMand+?
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