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Old 06-19-2013, 07:06 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by flei View Post
iphone w/ motion x: compact, not redundant, it's a phone! it has apps! it works But, a) you hard to see it, b) you need to have a cell signal (which is VERY iffy here in New England)! I use to look at the map of the "big picture" of where I am going...
With motion X you do not need a cell signal if you simply cache the maps. Also, if you want you can use an external Bluetooth gps puck to improve overall performance. I used a wifi only Ipad with a dual gps puck to navigate in Baja....no signal ever. Just cache'd maps and no issues.

I sold a Montana, mostly because I don't really use a gps except for racing...and we get much more use out of the ipad that replaced it. Plus, my iphone is used as a back-up to the ipad in the race car. On a bike though, I'd rather slap my Garmin Oregon on the handlebars rather than risk destroying my phone. Sharing tracks is super easy with Motion X.

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