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todayIride 12-09-2012 04:02 PM

Really big screen GPS
 
Is anyone using a 7 inch screen GPS? My 61 year old eyes aren't adjusting from the road view to my GPS view and back quick enough. I think that's a recipe for disaster. I'm thinking about one of those trucker models but it might not show those skinny little back roads that are so importat! Help!

marc11 12-09-2012 05:34 PM

Maybe consider getting something like a Google Nexus 7. Not waterproof, so you would need to get some sort of case for it, but has full GPS with BT headset integration, plus the benefits of a tablet when off the bike.

Grinnin 12-10-2012 03:34 AM

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Effjay 12-11-2012 10:12 AM

Too much of a good thing...
 
Not for moto use, but one StreetPilot I bought on the 'Bay then sold same way was the (discontinued) SP7200: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6389

Similar to the smaller SP2730 (I now own 2 of those), it mates with GXM30 with an XM subscription and also has a connector port for a back-up monitoring camera (this unit is for big rigs and/or large RVs). I bought it with intentions of using when towing my small travel trailer but found the large display and overall unit size "too much of a good thing" on my p/u truck dash. IMO, it would be even more so on a moto in closer proximity to your eyes. Be careful what you wish for... :D

Shockdoc 12-11-2012 10:34 AM

Lowrance Elite is what I use for pre running and around town on my 450x and 950 Adventure, has a 5" screen that works really well...not cheap but worth the money. PM me and I'll send some pics.

todayIride 12-12-2012 11:17 AM

Thanks!
 
Guys, thanks for your feedback. I'll keep everyone posted. My generation of declining close up vision and and aging prostates still likes to ride and explore!

cvcaelen 12-12-2012 11:26 AM

big screen GPS?

check this one(s) out:
in France (and in French:*sip*

http://www.globe4x4.com/gpsglobe850/index.html

http://www.globe4x4.com/gpsglobe850/...nd_gandini.jpg

Buddy_Holly 12-18-2012 12:45 AM

Interested
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shockdoc (Post 20225893)
Lowrance Elite is what I use for pre running and around town on my 450x and 950 Adventure, has a 5" screen that works really well...not cheap but worth the money. PM me and I'll send some pics.

I've been looking at the elite 5 baja. It seems like a rugged unit but I have seen some folks who have said they can't get good maps with detail for it. Can you tell us your experience in regards to mapping and traveling to new locations with this GPS?

Thanks

B1 12-27-2012 12:50 PM

i'm using a five inch screen and wouldn't want a gps unit bigger than that. you'll need to make sure it has a very bright screen. e.g. if you were looking at the 7 inch chinese ones for cars, the screens are very dim even on full brightness. they are just okay inside a car but useless in direct sunlight.

Buddy_Holly 12-27-2012 01:22 PM

Great sig line
 
WHY WE RIDE!

sleazy rider 12-27-2012 01:35 PM

Streetpilot 7200 on a BMW R1150GS. It was great because it was over two feet from my face and did everything I needed.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...S/IMG_0011.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/70df50f3.jpg

syzygy9 01-01-2013 10:48 PM

Nexus 7 inch tablet
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by todayIride (Post 20213207)
Is anyone using a 7 inch screen GPS? My 61 year old eyes aren't adjusting from the road view to my GPS view and back quick enough. I think that's a recipe for disaster. I'm thinking about one of those trucker models but it might not show those skinny little back roads that are so importat! Help!

I use a Google/Asus Nexus 7inch Android (Jellybean) based tablet running Sygic for onroad and OziExplorer for offroad. Very high quality screen relative to conventional purpose built GPS hardware so good for aging eyes (mine included) plus you get all of the functionality of a tablet as well.

Not ruggedised or waterproof but sits in the map pocket of my tank bag which works well (I dont need to constantly refer to the GPS). Cheap enough (at <$300) to lose - I have felt the pain losing an $800 purpose built GPS when it took a dirt nap!

IMHO a 10 inch tablet is too big, 7 inches works well (so the girl said) and combined with the high(er) quality screens you get with tablets, seems to be an optimum mix between screen real estate and portability.

Buddy_Holly 01-02-2013 10:02 AM

SYZ:
Can you show us a photo of your set-up?

How well does it work on bumpy off-road?

BH

syzygy9 01-02-2013 03:55 PM

No problems, will take a photo of my setup when I get back home from work.

syzygy9 01-04-2013 09:43 PM

Photos of a 7 inch tablet in a tankbag
 
Hi 'buddy'

As requested I have uploaded some images of my Google/Asus Nexus 7 (7 inch tablet) sitting in the map pocket of my stock KTM tankbag mounted on a 2011 KTM 990 fitted with 40L safari tanks. The first 2 images are sort of distance shots and the last 2 shots show the view ~while seated. Hopefully this gives a feel for how this setup works.

Note the map pocket on the KTM tank bags (which are complete rubbish by the way), to put things in perspective, are a little smaller than some of the others, they do not take an A4 sheet (others like the Touratech tank bags seem to) but is a little smaller/less bulky across the top which I like.

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/...ps065ed044.jpg

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/...psd4c0be67.jpg

View from seated position.

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2671fd28.jpg

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/...ps516b2be8.jpg


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