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Old 01-10-2013, 04:39 AM   #16
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I'm using an older non touch iPod nano that has buttons. Works much better than the iphone did and I can pause or skip songs easily. I have it velcroed to the RAM mount that used to hold my iphone 4.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #17
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It'd still be nice for BT music to the Senna but will changing songs etc require a stylus or one of those special gloves??
If you have a Sena SMH-10, you can skip tracks forward and back using the jog dial on the Sena. No need to touch the tablet at all for that.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #18
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I've been thinking about using a nexus 7 since I lost my gps on a trail somewhere. I use dual sport maps on my android phone. I read where some guy mounted one and vibrations were just to much so he put it in the map section of a tank bag. I've been looking for a very thin tank bag, I don't really like those big lumps stuck out in front of me.
The newer GL tank bag is pretty thin and the Nexus fits like they were made for each other.

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...iablo-tank-bag
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:26 PM   #19
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If you have a Sena SMH-10, you can skip tracks forward and back using the jog dial on the Sena. No need to touch the tablet at all for that.
That's good, one issue solved, thanks.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #20
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There are dozens of offline map programs.
Recommend any one in particular?

I've looked at a few but I'm no tekkie can't really decide which is better.

I don't mind using my Zumo and the Nexus if they can display slightly different maps, say one zoomed out further and one close to show the small routes and trails.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #21
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I have a Galaxy Tab 2 7 and have enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I want to get a RAM mount for it and maybe an otterbox or the like.

I downloaded the local google maps and it works without wifi but they take a lot of room.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #22
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.... a member here has made a motorcycle specific version called Dual Sport Maps.
I was just researching gps options. Was looking at the garmin montana 650, (not free) , but started to think about other options like a small tank bag with a window on the top ( i have concerns with vibration) and Nessus 7 , runnning the Dual Sport Maps. It is not as full featured like google maps, but for out on the trail it should work fine. On the road I would use my Droid x2 and google maps (soon to be Droid Razor max hd) . After using the droid and google maps, makes me wonder if stand alone GPS units will continue to become marginalized.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #23
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Recommend any one in particular?

I've looked at a few but I'm no tekkie can't really decide which is better.

I don't mind using my Zumo and the Nexus if they can display slightly different maps, say one zoomed out further and one close to show the small routes and trails.
My vote is for Sygic...especially down here in Mexico. It seems to have every 1 horse town. It must be incredible in the US!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:04 AM   #24
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Sygic, also. I used it in Spain when walking the narrow, wandering, unmarked streets using the 3D buildings as landmarks. It worked pretty well for driving between and in cities, too.

I also had a trial version of Co-Pilot at the same time and hated it due to a useless POI search function.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:48 AM   #25
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I picked up an Sealline E-Case yesterday. Nexus works great inside it and it's waterproof to 1 meter.

http://cascadedesigns.com/e-case/ese...ies-14/product
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:08 AM   #26
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I picked up an Sealline E-Case yesterday. Nexus works great inside it and it's waterproof to 1 meter.

http://cascadedesigns.com/e-case/ese...ies-14/product
I thought about one of those, but how is it going to work in a mount? Or a tank bag map pocket? Seems like a lot of money for a bag.... just sayin... Interested in how it works for you...

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #27
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Won't work in a mount but maybe velcro'd onto the map pocket of a tank bag. I'll also use it in the canoe plus it might be my walkaround, take to work case.

Here a good screen protector is $30 and up. I got the Sealine for $20 on sale from the $40 they want in Canada
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:14 AM   #28
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liquipel

yeah, maybe velcro the eseries 14 to the top of a tank bag with a nessus 7 inside ,, that might be the ticket especially if the plastic touch screen works good. It seems it would provide some protection as well. Probably just have to work out how to get power in with out disturbing the case too much

or maybe spring for some nano technology that's out. A little more pricey, probably not quite as water "proof" as a case

http://www.liquipel.com/in-action/

http://www.liquipel.com/liquipel/asus-nexus7/

Does it make sense to spend about $100 to protect a $249 device? Dunno, Maybe , if it keeps it functional in the rain
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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I rode about 18,000 miles around the country this summer and carried a Ipad3, a Samsung GS3 (for part of the trip after killing an Evo) and eventually a Garmin Montana.

Streaming music to a bluetooth helmet is great, but most don't have the controls to click forward or backwards between songs. Just manage your playlists well.

What I discovered using all of the devices is that Google, Apple and Garmin ALL have map problems. MANY times all 3 would disagree about routes, roads and even the existence of roads. Garmin is actually the worst!

The big downfall of all of the phones/tablets is A) sunlight readability B) true weather and shock protections C) Usability with gloves on! The maps and search functions were better than the Garmin though.

The Garmin is weather and shock proof, easy to see in the daylight, works awesome with gloves on and has lots of great trip data options.It also locks to the bike and is powered by it. It's way over priced and has some serious routing flaws, be careful

Damage a phone and you are without a phone and emergency communications. I learned this when I got the Evo wet in the rain forest. 9 days of riding with no phone
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #30
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I'd seen that stuff recently but if you read their fine print they don't guarantee much in the way of waterproofing. Wonder how hot the tablet will get sitting on top of the tank bag .. I hear that if they hit near 100 degrees they shut down.
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