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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By worwig
Install AppOps on the Android to switch off what...

Install AppOps on the Android to switch off what you are paranoid about.
Why wouldn't I want the GPS to have access to my contacts addresses so I can route me to them if I want?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By worwig
I use an ALOKSAK on my phone. Very durable and...

I use an ALOKSAK on my phone.
Very durable and the plastic is easy to see through. Most thinner materials become wrinkled and hard to see through.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By worwig
What size are on it? I tow a trailer behind the...

What size are on it?
I tow a trailer behind the bike that originally had 4.80 x 8 tires. Those sucks wore out very fast. And they had to be spinning VERY fast at 'hyper legal' highway speeds.
I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-25-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I've had it take a couple of months before it...

I've had it take a couple of months before it gets processed.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
Or there is the Note 4. A real man sized screen,...

Or there is the Note 4. A real man sized screen, :rofl And the Wacom stylus makes setting waypoints very accurate. :clap
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,620
Posted By worwig
My Sena SMH10 works great. I've ridden in some...

My Sena SMH10 works great. I've ridden in some hard all days rains, and never had a water issue.

That said, I don't know that they claim they are waterPROOF. And the little flap over the charge...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
Yes, he does. But if you can create and save them...

Yes, he does. But if you can create and save them on the phone, then creating them elsewhere and converting them to CoPilot format like you can on Android, shouldn't be an issue. It uses a format...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
Can you not create and edit trips in CoPilot for...

Can you not create and edit trips in CoPilot for iOS, like you can in Android?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I can bring up Google maps. Press and hold the...

I can bring up Google maps. Press and hold the search bar at the top. That pops up a menu that allows you to save a maps for offline use.
But. I wouldn't bother. I only saves small sections at a...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By worwig
No, NOT the X grip. That thing SUCKS IMHO. I...

No, NOT the X grip. That thing SUCKS IMHO.
I have a finger grip mount, and an X grip. The X grip makes me nervous. I generally only use it in a car now.

My finger grip has never worried me, and...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By worwig
I used to use a 276C in a RAM mount. The 276C had...

I used to use a 276C in a RAM mount. The 276C had a few failures, leaked water. The RAM mount for the 276C failed. I had to keep extra straps around the GPS to keep the 276C in the RAM mount.
FAIL!...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I'm confused. Why would you need a waterproof...

I'm confused. Why would you need a waterproof case for a waterproof phone?

And the S4 active has a TFT screen, not an IPS screen. Are they bright enough? (I have no clue. I suspect they are, or...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
FAIL! No you don't. Why do people get this...

FAIL!
No you don't. Why do people get this nonsense in their heads and not let it go.
It is about as bad as the idiots that tell people that you must constantly run you cell phone battery dead.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
For 2, generally they run hottest when you are...

For 2, generally they run hottest when you are using online maps. The radios have to run at a pretty high transmit power and work hard to constantly download the data. The GPS hardware is nothing. So...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,833
Posted By worwig
Wait until it takes you a few hundred miles off...

Wait until it takes you a few hundred miles off your path to route you to a hotel that IT wants you to use.
I went back to my other routers.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
Not sure why you needed 6 apps. And for the most...

Not sure why you needed 6 apps. And for the most part, the ability to run multiple versions of software at the same time is a benefit, not a negative.

Yes, I wish I had used a ziplock bag over my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-17-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I don't exactly 'hate' Garmin. But I constantly...

I don't exactly 'hate' Garmin.
But I constantly see people saying that a Garmin is more durable than a smartphone. The reality that I have seen from my three Garmins indicates that the Garmins are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By worwig
That looks to be 100% like the mount that I got...

That looks to be 100% like the mount that I got years ago for an S3 phone that I had. It was fairly cheap on ebay. It was far too fragile to use on a motorcycle. It is currently attached to my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-11-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By worwig
Never really had an issue with that with a phone....

Never really had an issue with that with a phone. I did have the custom RAM bracket for my Garmin 276C break. I needed to do a lot of work to the 276C mount to make is strong enough to stay together....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-09-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
Maybe. Generally yes, they USED to be. But,...

Maybe.

Generally yes, they USED to be. But, for example, the Note 4 has a very high resolution AMOLED. I forget the dot pitch, but it is very high. So you get a LOT of LEDs lit up on the screen....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-09-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I would worry about display brightness in...

I would worry about display brightness in sunlight.
If it stays at 4.3, and has a card slot, then all of the maps can be placed on a cheap card.
Off brand may mean it is hard to find accessories....
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By worwig
I used a Samsung S4 extensively on the handlebars...

I used a Samsung S4 extensively on the handlebars as a GPS. It has an AMOLED screen.
Generally, as a GPS with offline maps on the phone, it runs around 4-500ma. Using online maps like Waze, in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By worwig
It would help to know what type of riding you do....

It would help to know what type of riding you do. I an 99% street, and I have used standard smart phones clipped to a RAM finger grip mount for untold 10s of thousands of miles. Zero issues with...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I've been riding across pastures on my street...

I've been riding across pastures on my street bike while my wife is hammering me on the back shouting 'this is NOT a road'.

Hey, it is on the GPS, it is a road. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
My Sony Smartwatch is IP6 rated. The Sony...

My Sony Smartwatch is IP6 rated. The Sony documents cover that in one place. Then the Sony documents clearly state that they do NOT cover water damage.
But then Garmin didn't cover my 276C when it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I just moved from an S4 to a Note 4. The S4 was...

I just moved from an S4 to a Note 4. The S4 was used often on my handlebar mounted in a RAM Universal Finger mount, charging, running CoPilot or OSMand. It had to have over 10,000 miles logged on the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By worwig
I found that Verizon was going to be carrying the...

I found that Verizon was going to be carrying the Experia Z3 after I had ordered my Note 4.
I'm really glad I have the Note 4, but I would have liked to check out the Z3 first. generally that are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I guess that is based on who is doing the...

I guess that is based on who is doing the measuring. The reviews I read rate the Samsung Note 4 as brighter. And being AMOLED, it of course has better contrast.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By worwig
I use my Samsung Galaxy phone in a simple bumper...

I use my Samsung Galaxy phone in a simple bumper case, in a RAM finger grip mount. I have done this for many years and many tens of thousands of miles. I just don't use it in the rain. No issues....
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By worwig
I have not used my dedicated GPS in over a year....

I have not used my dedicated GPS in over a year. My smartphone does the job and way more for me.
I have never really had an issue with the phone being fragile or anything like that. BUT, I can see...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 188,477
Posted By worwig
Good question. I know that when I made my...

Good question.
I know that when I made my homebrewed dimmer, I just simply set a fixed low, and 100% high. I would fire it up, then walk around to the front and look at the light. I did that a...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By worwig
The Note 8 should work fine. Are you going to run...

The Note 8 should work fine. Are you going to run it in a tank bag?
A smaller device would be more practical clamped to the handlebars, which is how I like it. But that is a matter of personal...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-05-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I just went through this. The POI database is...

I just went through this. The POI database is downloaded with the offline map. I was using some older vector maps, and had no POIs. Deleted those and grabbed new vector maps, boom, POIs.
But then...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 188,477
Posted By worwig
Over $200, only 10 watts? Funky photos?

Over $200, only 10 watts?
Funky photos?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-05-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
I just fired up CoPilot on my phone. Tapped 'Find...

I just fired up CoPilot on my phone. Tapped 'Find POI', tapped the category (like restaurant), and I had a list of restaurants. Another tap shows them on the map. All offline. CoPilot can also do...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By worwig
Have you looked at coverage from other companies?

Have you looked at coverage from other companies?
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By worwig
Thus the reason that I built my own. Not an...

Thus the reason that I built my own.
Not an easy task though. :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-04-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 85,019
Posted By worwig
It depends on a lot of things. I can run GPS...

It depends on a lot of things.
I can run GPS software using locally stored maps like CoPilot, and my phone does not get hot. I can run software that works hard pulling data from online, like Waze,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-04-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,109
Posted By worwig
I noticed that WallyWorld has a $99 Windows 8.1...

I noticed that WallyWorld has a $99 Windows 8.1 tablet.
Only 16gb, but with a card slot.

No doubt not the most well made piece out there, but..........
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By worwig
First, you never know, but I really imagine those...

First, you never know, but I really imagine those are more likely a 10 watt LED die, running at just under 10 watts. And if lucky, at near 100lm per watt, you would be well under 1000lm, let alone...
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