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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-23-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By worwig
Is there a way to COMBINE sections of roads? I...

Is there a way to COMBINE sections of roads?
I often see a single road broken into more than one section. That only complicates things and may lead to software giving out turn instructions when it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-21-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By worwig
I tried Furkot a number of times. I have so many...

I tried Furkot a number of times. I have so many trip planners that are SO much easier, I wasn't able to stick it out and learn Furkot. :rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-20-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By worwig
Great, now my friends will be telling me about...

Great, now my friends will be telling me about this great program that Apple invented. :huh



:rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By worwig
I have a slow internet connection, and the 'new...

I have a slow internet connection, and the 'new maps' is painfully slow.



And I sort of 'lost' all of my maps in the switch. It was my own fault indirectly. I didn't realize that the new...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By worwig
Bob, is that you? :huh :rofl Bob, a...

Bob, is that you? :huh


:rofl

Bob, a friend of mine, is old school. He has a less than zero interest in new technology. That's fine, he has other interests.
He wants to take a cross country...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-16-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By worwig
Every GPS/smartphone that I have seen has a way...

Every GPS/smartphone that I have seen has a way to do that. Sometimes referred to as MOB , man overboard. As in mark the spot that you pushed, I mean, they fell off.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,170
Posted By worwig
Last year OSMand went through a lot of changes....

Last year OSMand went through a lot of changes. Most of them were good improvements. But I suspect that many of the wikis and such no longer match the menus, since they did change a bit.

I've...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By worwig
My XL600 was bad on battery life. Kick start only...

My XL600 was bad on battery life. Kick start only so the battery is for the lights only.
A couple of years ago I started using a cheap LOW amperage desulfating charger on it. About once a month I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
Can someone translate to English? I think he is...

Can someone translate to English?
I think he is saying he has a dedicated GPS that almost works for him.
:lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By worwig
Ah, that new one they just announced. Like I...

Ah, that new one they just announced.
Like I said, I just didn't know what you mean.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By worwig
I'm not sure what you mean. The Surface RT,...

I'm not sure what you mean. The Surface RT, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 are all magnetic plugs. No Surface uses a standard USB plug to charge.

I've used USB micro and mini plugs...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-08-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
All smartphones that I am aware of currently have...

All smartphones that I am aware of currently have GPS and Glonass receivers in them. In other words, they work VERY well. Maybe better then some dedicated GPS units.
The only odd occasional...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By worwig
I've used a RAM Finger Grip mount for MANY years...

I've used a RAM Finger Grip mount for MANY years and tens of thousands of miles. It is my favorite.
I tried a RAM X-Grip. It now serves duty in the car. I never trusted it, and I hated that it is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,170
Posted By worwig
On my Android phone, when paired with the Sena...

On my Android phone, when paired with the Sena SMH10, by default it pairs media, and call audio. I can turn off one or the other.
So, that means if media and calls are coming from the phone, the...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By worwig
I went about it a little differently. I have...

I went about it a little differently.
I have an external battery pack. I got a 12 volt to 18 volt converter. About $5 from China. I charge the battery pack from the bike using the converter. For...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 23,587
Posted By worwig
That was me. Since I had not run Bluestacks, I...

That was me. Since I had not run Bluestacks, I decided to pull my comment until I had tried it. I know that it has been around for a long time, so it should be pretty compatible.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
IMHO: #1: I used to use Garmin products. I had...

IMHO:
#1: I used to use Garmin products. I had issues with them being a lot more fragile than I had hoped. (screens falling out, connectors failing, etc) On the other hand, I have never had a...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,775
Posted By worwig
Look at the RAM Finger Grip mount also. I have...

Look at the RAM Finger Grip mount also. I have used it for many years with good luck.
I got one of these RAM cradles for a second bike so I don't need to swap the Finger Grip mount all of the time....
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,775
Posted By worwig
That's some pretty exact weather planning. ...

That's some pretty exact weather planning. :eek1


:rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
if the Zumo is a POS, and the 1200GS is a POS. Is...

if the Zumo is a POS, and the 1200GS is a POS. Is that like a double negative? :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
No waterproof case. I just carry a bag to put it...

No waterproof case. I just carry a bag to put it in.
Most of my riding is street. While I am not bothered by riding in rain, I seldom go out in rain for a 'fun' ride. So I don't end up in the rain...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,443
Posted By worwig
I like OneNote myself. Not sure what "filters...

I like OneNote myself.
Not sure what "filters for bikes tires" are though.
:huh
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-29-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 34,919
Posted By worwig
Go to the app store and install the app called...

Go to the app store and install the app called "GPS Status". Run that. It should show the constellation of connected (and non-connected) satellites.
The Note 2 is old enough that it likely does not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-28-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
I use an app called GPS STATUS. Nice graphics...

I use an app called GPS STATUS. Nice graphics display, plus tools to download the satellite 'catalog' from the cell provider to speed up the initial lock time.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-28-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
Look at Maprika. It MIGHT have a map that you can...

Look at Maprika. It MIGHT have a map that you can download for the area of interest. Or you can create your own. No routing or anything, just a dot on a map. It can be useful IF you are in an area...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 216,197
Posted By worwig
The more of that over priced stuff I see, the...

The more of that over priced stuff I see, the happier I am with my cheap LED lights. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By worwig
Headlight modulators are legal in the USA. They...

Headlight modulators are legal in the USA. They need to modulate at 240hz, and never go below 17% light output (not flashers in other words, I believe those are the numbers). I used a modulator for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,593
Posted By worwig
So true. For me, I used stand alones for a LONG...

So true.
For me, I used stand alones for a LONG time. In fact, at one point about 20 years ago I had a laptop in a side case, running a remote GPS antenna, with an audio feed to my helmet. That...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
Sure. If you disable an app then need it, it...

Sure. If you disable an app then need it, it won't work.
If you don't disable any system apps, you'll be fine. Disable the bloaty stuff like My Verizon, Hangouts, etc.
But trust me, the odds are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
Then you should be able to disable any garbage.

Then you should be able to disable any garbage.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By worwig
Use AirDroid to copy you files.

Use AirDroid to copy you files.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
Just because the OS has moved it to RAM, doesn't...

Just because the OS has moved it to RAM, doesn't mean it is actually open and running. It just means the OS sees a lot of free RAM.
On the newer OS versions you can disable apps too. What OS do you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,593
Posted By worwig
Something with unique hardware, like rugged and...

Something with unique hardware, like rugged and an eink display, might change some peoples thoughts, but even a cheap China unit still means carrying and extra device. Since I carry a smartphone...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-25-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,170
Posted By worwig
I've used OSMand for a few years and I didn't...

I've used OSMand for a few years and I didn't even know you could do that.
I just took a GPX with a couple of waypoints in it, loaded it into OSMand, let it generate a route, then saved that route....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
I use CoPilot for long road trips. (or Waze,...

I use CoPilot for long road trips. (or Waze, online) Ohgood mentioned Here maps. They are very good, and free. But you can't get routes or tracks to/from it as far as I can tell.

I use OSMand+,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By worwig
A security feature blocking a cable connection?...

A security feature blocking a cable connection? :huh
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By worwig
I just mount mine closer to vertical. So it isn't...

I just mount mine closer to vertical. So it isn't reflecting sunlight, but is reflecting me or the ground behind me.
An extra anti-glare layer would probably cause more problems then it would fix.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,486
Posted By worwig
Do you mean the MC tire adapter is spinning? It...

Do you mean the MC tire adapter is spinning? It should have a LOCK tab that fits into the post on the AUTO tire lower part. I noticed in a photo above that you have the '4 fingered hold down' for car...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 126,646
Posted By worwig
With care, your iPhone should be fine. I...

With care, your iPhone should be fine.

I think a bigger concern is, does iPhone have an app with the maps/software that will do what you need?

I haven't heard a lot about iOS apps for...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,430
Posted By worwig
As I said, the Google Music Player, and the built...

As I said, the Google Music Player, and the built in Samsung music player, know what WMA files are with no conversion.
Odds are, he is not using the music player, or he has the files in the wrong...
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