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Old 02-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by syzygy9 View Post
Map pocket of tank bag, forget about hard mounting something so big and heavy on a dirt bike, it will vibrate itself to pieces.
wouldnt like that myself i dont think too much head movement and focus adjustment
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Buddy_Holly View Post
the fire has a GPS?
Damn, I hadn't noticed, but it's only the 8.9 LTE version that has it onboard. Bluetooth gps connection is an option, but it would mean two batteries being drained at the same time. I guess that wouldn't be a huge deal except for very long rides. The Nexus One could be stripped to the bare essential software and just host GPS if I don't want to drain my main phone.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by advNZer? View Post
wouldnt like that myself i dont think too much head movement and focus adjustment
I guess the question is how often do you have to actually look at the GPS.

For city routing, where you may be completely dependent on the GPS for 'turn by turn' directions and refer to it constantly (which IMHO is a major distraction and hazard), than a face level, mounted GPS would be necessary. I find for off-road/country road GPS (using topo maps rather than turn by turn routing/guidance) where the roads are long (think outback Australian roads and tracks) and I am not relying on the GPS for routing, I just refer to it occasionally to see where I am relative to the map. Often I'd use the opportunity to stop for a break, have a drink and figure out where I am relative to where I want to be . . . and for that the tank bag position is much better (and also doesn't obstruct forward visibility).
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