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Old 04-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #106
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Haven't read the entire thread but PC magazine tested a variety of GPS applications for the Iphone that may be informative

Garmin
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391191,00.asp

Navigon
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361123,00.asp


TomTom
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388770,00.asp

Megellan
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388345,00.asp


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Old 04-19-2013, 03:27 AM   #107
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I'll try and post up more details later but on a recent trip to Thailand I mounted my Samsung rugby pro on my bike and it worked for about 4 hours and then the vibrations must've killed the military spec phone.

Just a warning to throw out there. FWIW I was riding fast freeway miles on a thumper - KLX250 w/351 kit which seems to vibrate more than stock. No rain, I didn't have it plugged in and all ports were sealed. I imagine it'd last a lot longer on a twin...
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #108
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I used my Galaxy S2 on Suzuki DR800 for good 10-15000 km and it still fine.
Nothing gets more buzz than 800 cc thumper :) so I think this is just "lemon" phone...could be vibes took part in it of course, but it broke because it had some quality problem...
At the end of the day my friends GS1200 killed his Zumo 550 in same way...so vibes are dangerous indeed.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #109
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What Android gps app you guys using? I was liking the idea of the dualsport maps one, but it sounds like it's not being supported anymore. Got a wee bit lost on the last ride (there are random dirt roads for days in the Sierra) and was running short on gas. Would rather not have that happen again.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:56 AM   #110
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What Android gps app you guys using? I was liking the idea of the dualsport maps one, but it sounds like it's not being supported anymore. Got a wee bit lost on the last ride (there are random dirt roads for days in the Sierra) and was running short on gas. Would rather not have that happen again.
DSM has temporary reprieve, so maybe you can "invest" the $20 and try it out. But with the owner's NPResque "we're all friends/in this together" attitude toward garnering support, I really can't recommend it anymore. That said, I hope he/others develop a going concern model, as I really like the software. In the meantime, I'm going to move forward and get the whole Montana package (100K Topo and City Nav) and use both until either DSM has a solid future or has to be abandoned. Smartphone apps are clearly the future, but the Montana is here now. Guess that is my official retraction. ;-)
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #111
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I've read the thread and think I want to use my android. . I may have missed it , but here's my question. Which app potentially works best to outline a route on my pc then get it to my phone best. And also ease of route planning. I've tried with google maps to make a squirrelly route and send to phone, and it seems to be a big PITA and doesn't work all that well. Or in my luditedom am I missing something all together and if so what? I just get a route plotted at home and then have turn by turn on the road tell me whats up.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #112
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I've really liked Backcountry Navigator.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #113
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Thanks Acesandheights I'll check that one out !
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #114
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Has anybody tried to use Dualsportmaps for solely on-road use?

And.

Anybody using a Nexus 7 for some offline capability?
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Maybe 205 but I bought one and can't wait to get it:

Www.meetearl.com

Seems like a great solution and they are going to make MC mounts!

Other colors maybe in the works also.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:52 PM   #116
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Maybe 205 but I bought one and can't wait to get it:

Www.meetearl.com

Seems like a great solution and they are going to make MC mounts!

Other colors maybe in the works also.
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Maybe 205 but I bought one and can't wait to get it:

Www.meetearl.com

Seems like a great solution and they are going to make MC mounts!

Other colors maybe in the works also.

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #118
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Seems like a great solution and they are going to make MC mounts!
Where did you hear that? There was talk of the screen not being able to refresh fast enough to be used at speed. I don't know anything about the E-ink tech, but some felt like it wouldn't work all that great, but I'm all ears. This one sounds GREAT.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:37 AM   #119
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Where did you hear that? There was talk of the screen not being able to refresh fast enough to be used at speed. I don't know anything about the E-ink tech, but some felt like it wouldn't work all that great, but I'm all ears. This one sounds GREAT.
One of the users they are working to please with this GPS is the para gliding community. Refresh rate will be critical for them (they are big about the barometer and altimeter too). I saw that they are thinking of adding a PLRB function to it too. Right now I am worried that they are adding too much to one unit and it will be good t none of them. I bought one, and I will do my best to let you know how it works in real life when it arrives in August. They are making motorcycle and bike specific mounts for this wonder. Refresh rte I think will be OK.
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Maybe 205 but I bought one and can't wait to get it:

Www.meetearl.com

Seems like a great solution and they are going to make MC mounts!

Other colors maybe in the works also.
Wow, this one looks promising. I've been wondering when someone would use Android to do something like this.

I currently use my old Galaxy Nexus with Navigon and Google Maps for road routing. It works okay if the sun's not too bright. Data connections and gps signals are a non-issue since both apps have offline map storage. However, I'm constantly frustrated by my battery since it drains faster than the charger I use can refill it. I've resorted to carrying extra charged batteries when I go on long rides.
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