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Old 01-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Does this arrow-pointing GPS exist?

Ok so it's an ICON squid movie. But it's entertaining. Even more it shows the bike with a really slick GPS screen that uses and arrow to point the direction to the next waypoint or destination. Does anyone know if this actually exists (not I don't mean your I-phone's navigator app or GPS app)? I mean, how cool and easy to have an LCD screen with a large arrow directing you to each direction as programmed/connected to your GPS or roadbook!

Maybe someone can build an app for this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvYA...ature=youtu.be
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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Ok so it's an ICON squid movie. But it's entertaining. Even more it shows the bike with a really slick GPS screen that uses and arrow to point the direction to the next waypoint or destination. Does anyone know if this actually exists (not I don't mean your I-phone's navigator app or GPS app)? I mean, how cool and easy to have an LCD screen with a large arrow directing you to each direction as programmed/connected to your GPS or roadbook!

Maybe someone can build an app for this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvYA...ature=youtu.be

TomTom Rider you can set up to display next turn guidance only and no streets.

Most gps's can support direction to waypoint type guidence.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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My old Garmin eMaps did that as did my Garmin 60cx. (I used them that way on my airplane.) I think my Zumo 660 can do that in off-road mode but haven't tried it.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Do that with my Android all the time. Too bad you ruled that out.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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You can do that with the Garmin Montana. As I'm sure other Garmin units might do it as well. You can set a waypoint and just have a compass on the screen and an arrow to follow.

https://support.garmin.com/support/s...00000000000%7D

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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compass page on pretty much any trail/hiking/marine GPS?



Even my ancient GPS12 had that...


Also had a neat direction "tape" on the trip computer page that I miss on my 60.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #7
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Same my Delorme. I can have the arrows (up to 3) pointing to my next turn, my next waypoint, destination, whatever.

worwig, what app are you using with an android phone to do that? So far, Google maps and a few other free ones I've tried haven't been very good.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #8
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Yes thank you for the replies. Problem with normal GPS arrow is that they are SO freakin small and very difficult to read. I'm looking for a larger LCD or other type screen that will show only the arrow like the Triumph in the video. If there's an app or program that will allow an attachment of a standalone high visibility screen, that would be the ticket!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
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Yes thank you for the replies. Problem with normal GPS arrow is that they are SO freakin small and very difficult to read. I'm looking for a larger LCD or other type screen that will show only the arrow like the Triumph in the video. If there's an app or program that will allow an attachment of a standalone high visibility screen, that would be the ticket!
Its a 5" screen. The biggest "normal GPS".



That arrow big enough?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #10
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This might be really stupid, so have a laugh at me, once you're done please answer this.
The big arrow, what does that point to? Your next waypoint/road/whatever or does it point to the direction your taking?
As far as I know, every compass has an arrow like that to which points to the direction you're traveling to. So how about this one?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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No that is a good question. I too would suspect or at least would WANT the arrow to point to the waypoint or direction I SHOULD be going, not to the direction I'm heading.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #12
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No that is a good question. I too would suspect or at least would WANT the arrow to point to the waypoint or direction I SHOULD be going, not to the direction I'm heading.
If it was pointing at your direction, wouldnt it just point forward all the time

It points to whereever you've told the gps you want to go, ie next waypoint, and I belive just about any gps will do that for ya.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:35 AM   #13
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If it was pointing at your direction, wouldnt it just point forward all the time
You do realize that a regular compass also has 1 static line, which points to the direction you're heading/looking (if you're holding it the way it's meant to be held?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #14
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No info on the GPS but that was a very entertaining video
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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I think most of the handheld GPS units have that feature.
My Garmin Etrex does and its pretty handy, just a quick glance at the arrow and you know which way to go to get to your destination. Good for hiking on twisty trails, especially if you want to bushwhack off trail.
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