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Old 02-13-2014, 05:13 PM   #46
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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.
S4 Active.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #47
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S4 Active.
I think a key word here was *cheap*..

I just got an Active. But I still plan to keep it protected, either in a Aquabox or otterbox. I just wish Lifeproof would make a case for it. That would add enough additional protection where I'd be a bit more confident.!

With that said, I'll probably continue to use my Galaxy music player as my GPS, and my phone stashed safely in my tank bag, available if I need it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:17 AM   #48
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:13 PM   #49
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:15 PM   #50
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No cell signal most places I want to ride.
Dude, with the right app who needs cell service

And on a side note, GARMIN hardware, software, and maps suck
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #51
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No cell signal most places I want to ride.


Hard to believe people are still this clueless.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:11 PM   #52
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:17 AM   #54
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Anyone else using Locus maps for Android?
I'm a fan of OSMand. But I have a large POI file that I simply want to display. So if I am near one of the points when I an out riding, I might want to stop and see it. OSMand will only show the GPX data as tracks, not points.

Yesterday I tried Locus again. Installing the maps for offline is a bit painful. But it lets you import GPX or KML formats. It of course also uses online maps. It has some weather map overlays. It even has the ability to show Google 'My Places' directly.

This will need more test time, but it looks good so far.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:18 AM   #55
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Anyone else using Locus maps for Android?
I'm a fan of OSMand. But I have a large POI file that I simply want to display. So if I am near one of the points when I an out riding, I might want to stop and see it. OSMand will only show the GPX data as tracks, not points.

Yesterday I tried Locus again. Installing the maps for offline is a bit painful. But it lets you import GPX or KML formats. It of course also uses online maps. It has some weather map overlays. It even has the ability to show Google 'My Places' directly.

This will need more test time, but it looks good so far.
I've been using Locus Pro for off-road (mostly hiking & MTB). I really liked it once I figured out the details; it can be a bit complicated. I like that it includes the latest USGSTopo map services which are all available to download and cache. And it does display tracks and points..
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Ok, so I have an iphone 5 and have read a few of these threads. Have yet to download the apps to play with, but this is my understanding:

With motionX I can load .gpx files I've created on my laptop, however i can't do turn by turn directions. It will just display a track. Very useful for off road.

With motionX drive or Copilot, I can do turn by turn, however I have to take the time to create the route on the device itself....no way to load .gpx files.

Both allow map downloads for offline use.

Neither will create a .gpx file to download to my laptop.

Correct??
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:24 AM   #57
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I've been using Locus Pro for off-road (mostly hiking & MTB). I really liked it once I figured out the details; it can be a bit complicated. I like that it includes the latest USGSTopo map services which are all available to download and cache. And it does display tracks and points..
Do you know how to get the weather overlays to update, or is it automated?

From nearby Hog Mountain Georgia.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:55 AM   #58
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Do you know how to get the weather overlays to update, or is it automated?

From nearby Hog Mountain Georgia.
Sorry, no. I just spent a few minutes looking, but doesn't mean it isn't there somewhere..!
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Ok, so I have an iphone 5 and have read a few of these threads. Have yet to download the apps to play with, but this is my understanding:

With motionX I can load .gpx files I've created on my laptop, however i can't do turn by turn directions. It will just display a track. Very useful for off road.

With motionX drive or Copilot, I can do turn by turn, however I have to take the time to create the route on the device itself....no way to load .gpx files.

Both allow map downloads for offline use.

Neither will create a .gpx file to download to my laptop.

Correct??
Don't know if its true for the Apple version of CoPilot, but you can convert a GPX to a TRP and load that into CoPilot. Only routes though-tracks take forever to load in my limited experience.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #60
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No cell signal most places I want to ride.
Plenty of FAIL service though.
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