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Old 02-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #31
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I was pretty disappointed with co pilot trying to route me 100 miles out of the way over the weekend. No clue what the problem was. It set to go the fastest route. Makes me not want to trust it for goi g A->B which is what its purpose is for me.
Was that on and iPhone or Android.
I've heard people with iPhones say they were disappointed in CoPilot. But on Android it has always worked well for me.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:45 PM   #32
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Don't know what cool running phone you have but most cell phone batteries do run hot plus in a otter box doesn't help, so any type of ventilation will help. And there was many spots where I wasn't getting a gps signal so hopefully the antenna will help and would not be a waste of time like the money spent on a app that can't pick up a signal. But you are correct on data usage.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:24 AM   #33
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I was pretty disappointed with co pilot trying to route me 100 miles out of the way over the weekend. No clue what the problem was. It set to go the fastest route. Makes me not want to trust it for goi g A->B which is what its purpose is for me.[/QUOTE]





Did you have all of the relevant state maps downloaded? I've had an instance where Sygic (another GPS) detoured me pretty bad, only to find I was missing Ohio, which the most direct route just barely clipped on the way to my destination. Routing was 'fixed' when I downloaded the Ohio Map in motel parking lot. :)





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Old 02-11-2014, 05:50 AM   #34
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Smartphones vv GPS?

I use a TomTom Rider V which is excellent. Switched off the sound, I use the GPS only for view navigation. The Rider is specially designed for use on motorbikes (like the Garmin Zumo).

Its touch screen is designed for use with motorcycle gloves. I can't see me operating a smartphone wearing motorcycle gloves...

Pricy - 300 - but with live time map updates and IQ routes. Its feature 'Choose Twistiest Road' is simply brilliant. The cheaper Go and/or One are just as good (only not waterproof, don't have 'twisties' option and are less shock resistant).

Smartphones can be used for navigation just as good. No doubt about that. But I don't think that the use during the ride is as ergonomic as on a conventional GPS.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:48 PM   #35
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Was that on and iPhone or Android.
I've heard people with iPhones say they were disappointed in CoPilot. But on Android it has always worked well for me.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:51 PM   #36
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I was pretty disappointed with co pilot trying to route me 100 miles out of the way over the weekend. No clue what the problem was. It set to go the fastest route. Makes me not want to trust it for goi g A->B which is what its purpose is for me.




Did you have all of the relevant state maps downloaded? I've had an instance where Sygic (another GPS) detoured me pretty bad, only to find I was missing Ohio, which the most direct route just barely clipped on the way to my destination. Routing was 'fixed' when I downloaded the Ohio Map in motel parking lot. :)





Sent from Windows Phone, using Tapatalk.[/QUOTE]

Yep. I just double checked and I had an update, so I'll try that and see if its better. Still, the only reason I noticed was that I know the area and just knew it was sending me the long way.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #37
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I think it would be the cat's meow if they acutally made a large screen flexible and water proof that could fit in a tank bag. or something with a thin larger touch screen which could be mounted up higher on the bars.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:38 PM   #38
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I think it would be the cat's meow if they acutally made a large screen flexible and water proof that could fit in a tank bag. or something with a thin larger touch screen which could be mounted up higher on the bars.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #39
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Install CoPilot or OSMand+, copy the maps while on WiFi, enjoy without using data. Worry less about overheating.

Digging more into the spec, the 160 also has Glonass. Still, it is redundant and a waste of time for the S4.


I was pretty disappointed with co pilot trying to route me 100 miles out of the way over the weekend. No clue what the problem was. It set to go the fastest route. Makes me not want to trust it for goi g A->B which is what its purpose is for me.
Most of the time it does a pretty good job, but yes, occasionally it just doesn't make sense.. First, check your vehicle settings. 'Automobile' will route different from 'Motorcycle' on both the short and fastest options. Set as 'auto, fastest' it will almost always want to route via Interstates even if it means a quite a bit more distance. You can customize this somewhat by selecting the 'Custom Road Speeds' under 'Vehicle Preferences'. From there, you can set your preference on road types as well as speed settings. By experimenting with this, you can customize the routing. Still, there is no substitute for your own route planning. CP makes that quite easy as well with 'drag route' or 'route through here' options..
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #40
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I'm thinking a different direction. Voice control, heads up display, screw having a mounted device that you have to interact with your hand.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:40 AM   #41
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I'm thinking a different direction. Voice control, heads up display, screw having a mounted device that you have to interact with your hand.
There's a couple of options out there already for that.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...rcycle-helmets

http://www.skullyhelmets.com/

And google glass.

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Old 02-12-2014, 03:29 PM   #42
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Wow, I like that Nuviz HUD. The Skully's interesting, but I don't want to be tied to their helmet.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:35 PM   #43
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I use An Iphone 5 with the GAIA GPS app. I can not say enough good about it. I have been using it for about 14 months now and was using it with my 4S iphone accuracy is the same but the 5S is much faster for sure. Like another rider said about all the different equipment phone, camera, cam corder, on and on for his ride needs. Thats what made me try the Iphone, one device to do everything and it does. It has short comings for sure like taking off your gloves all the time. They all have short comings. I think the GAIA GPS pro app was $20.00, when I upgraded phones I went with 32Gigs of storage. Thats all I have invested. It does everything that the rest do with more convenience.
That's my 2 cents worth now go out and enjoy, I will this week is SW Florida.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:14 PM   #44
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Anybody have a recommendation on a cheap waterproof android phone to use for bike nav exclusively?
thinking something on ebay or craigslist.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #45
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Anybody have a recommendation on a cheap waterproof android phone to use for bike nav exclusively?
thinking something on ebay or craigslist.
I had one of the first models years ago. Great phone washed it in the sink a few times a week.
http://www.verizonwireless.com/vzw/b...dId=dev440051#

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