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Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,698
Posted By EmmEff
No, you're wrong. You need service for streaming...

No, you're wrong. You need service for streaming Google Maps (you can also cache those as outlined below). You do not need service for any of the apps that allow downloading the maps (ie. CoPilot,...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By EmmEff
Supposedly one of the quietest helmets on the...

Supposedly one of the quietest helmets on the market as well. Couldn't justify the $380 price tag here though :(


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Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By EmmEff
It has been about 12 years since I became aware...

It has been about 12 years since I became aware of Klim through snowmobiling and their products were not made in the US at all during this time.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,340
Posted By EmmEff
Nice! I don't feel alone so much anymore... My...

Nice! I don't feel alone so much anymore... My 2001 has just under 106,000km on it :) It will be over 106,000 by the time I park it for the season.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,698
Posted By EmmEff
Albie made it pretty clear they're under contract.

Albie made it pretty clear they're under contract.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,758
Posted By EmmEff
I bought my A* boots there as well. I have no...

I bought my A* boots there as well. I have no idea what model they are, but it was the last pair they had in my size. They are full leather with Goretex liner for just over $200. I've been wearing...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
I use BaseCamp...

I use BaseCamp...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,698
Posted By EmmEff
You can add waypoints to a route without needing...

You can add waypoints to a route without needing wifi. OsmAnd has it's own routing engine and assuming you have offline maps, there is no need for wifi.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By EmmEff
There is a long OsmAnd discussion thread here...

There is a long OsmAnd discussion thread here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952238) that you may find useful.

Unfortunately, for the time being, the learning curve is a bit steep....
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,698
Posted By EmmEff
It's difficult changing the minds of those who...

It's difficult changing the minds of those who think only Garmin makes GPSes. Admittedly, I was in the same camp for a while, but now I will never go back.



I agree with this as well. Some...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
I've had good success with Mapsforge...

I've had good success with Mapsforge (http://download.mapsforge.org/). There are many others supplying OpenStreetMaps maps. If you Google for "Android openstreetmap", you will find them.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,698
Posted By EmmEff
Sorry, but you don't know what you're talking...

Sorry, but you don't know what you're talking about. I navigate anywhere I want with my Android phone in airplane mode.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,698
Posted By EmmEff
This topic keeps coming up and I've yet to read a...

This topic keeps coming up and I've yet to read a single report of a smartphone failing with the sole cause being vibration. Do you honestly believe the smartphone manufacturers are making phones...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By EmmEff
I guess it depends on how badly you want one... I...

I guess it depends on how badly you want one... I got tired of waiting.
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By EmmEff
I just placed an order at Motobins for some...

I just placed an order at Motobins for some maintenance parts (fork seals, oil filter kit, air filter, spark plug, etc) for my Dakar today. I've ordered from the UK in the past (different store) and...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By EmmEff
Buy a new one... It is very rare that you'll...

Buy a new one...

It is very rare that you'll find a "deal" on a used kids bike. Sometimes they happen, but not often.

I just bought a brand new 2013 CRF110 for my 9 year old at the beginning of...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By EmmEff
Awesome! I've heard great things about Tasker....

Awesome! I've heard great things about Tasker. Guess I should jump in with both feet :)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,535
Posted By EmmEff
AFAIK, you will need to create an account on...

AFAIK, you will need to create an account on OpenStreetMaps (assuming that's the map you want to update) and "plot" that waypoint for the business with the address.

FWIW, I found Sygic to have a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By EmmEff
When I am off-route, I would like for it to route...

When I am off-route, I would like for it to route me to the nearest waypoint. Do any apps do that?

Edit: how do I tell OsmAnd to plot the route? When I select the GPX containing the route in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-06-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,535
Posted By EmmEff
Unfortunately, given the immensity of Google, it...

Unfortunately, given the immensity of Google, it is impossible for an "offline" app to have all the same addresses/POIs. And since the maps are crowdsourced, instead of maintained by a paid team at a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By EmmEff
I guess OsmAnd isn't one of the "good"...

I guess OsmAnd isn't one of the "good" programs... I set up a route for a ride I was leading a couple of weeks ago. I ended up missing the first waypoint due to a gas stop and spent the whole day...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By EmmEff
Seems awfully gimmicky... DIY Google Street View?...

Seems awfully gimmicky... DIY Google Street View? :D
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By EmmEff
How does Tasker affect battery life? On the bike,...

How does Tasker affect battery life? On the bike, I have constant power but I don't want to be having to disable Tasker to save my phone's battery life when I'm not riding.


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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
When is Delorme going to learn we need a little...

When is Delorme going to learn we need a little more than a 2" screen? Make that a 5" screen, allow me to load OpenStreetMaps or even Garmin compatible mapsets, and we might have something.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
Either buy a pair of purpose-made gloves, sew a...

Either buy a pair of purpose-made gloves, sew a few stitches of metallic thread into existing gloves, or use a stylus.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
FWIW, Locus can be made to automatically hide the...

FWIW, Locus can be made to automatically hide the status bar (top), side bar(s), and bottom bar after inactivity.
Forum: Canada 08-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22,296
Views: 2,321,982
Posted By EmmEff
Hey, if it does anything to prevent another idiot...

Hey, if it does anything to prevent another idiot still texting while driving it's worth it. Many (!) drivers still don't get the message...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,520
Posted By EmmEff
It helps, but still doesn't get me to what I...

It helps, but still doesn't get me to what I want. And it also introduces anti-aliasing like effects.



Their explanation for the upside-down rendering of labels was just... shall we say... sad....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 65,464
Posted By EmmEff
Tell me more about your custom ear tips. What are...

Tell me more about your custom ear tips. What are you making them from? Foam earplugs or something better? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By EmmEff
And make it quieter... loved my XD3 but wished it...

And make it quieter... loved my XD3 but wished it was (much) more quiet.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,520
Posted By EmmEff
Some screenshots... sorry if the size of these...

Some screenshots... sorry if the size of these break your computer. I wanted to display at full res.

OsmAnd+ - default theme

http://i.imgur.com/9EyAVxU.png

Locus Pro - V-Scale2_Pure...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,520
Posted By EmmEff
I don't have my phone with me right now, but I...

I don't have my phone with me right now, but I will post some more on this thread this afternoon.



I do not think this is true, but I do think the default theme doesn't show the same level of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,520
Posted By EmmEff
Yeah, I did. Mr....

Yeah, I did.

Mr. "I-respond-to-every-post-on-the-forum" has to "censor" the product name OsmAnd in some juvenile attempt at ignoring the competition.

I'm pretty much done with Locus as a result...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,520
Posted By EmmEff
Obviously everybody has different tastes and I'm...

Obviously everybody has different tastes and I'm seemingly an oddball for not liking any of the default themes. I installed some third-party themes as well and they're different but no better. I use...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,520
Posted By EmmEff
What theme is everybody using? I cannot find a...

What theme is everybody using? I cannot find a theme that displays the roads in an acceptable way.

I've posted on the Locus Forum only to be met with so much resistance and lack of understanding...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
Is there any advantage to using brouter with...

Is there any advantage to using brouter with OsmAnd instead of it's own navigation service?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
I did a 6 hour ride this afternoon and had no...

I did a 6 hour ride this afternoon and had no problems. I think it's been the cheap shitty cable I've been using. The new one is no more expensive, but it allows a fast charge of my Nexus 4.
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 105,050
Posted By EmmEff
Just got home a few minutes ago... just under 2.5...

Just got home a few minutes ago... just under 2.5 hours :)

Thanks again to DSP. Great seeing everybody!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 43,222
Posted By EmmEff
I was doing something similar- wifi enabled,...

I was doing something similar- wifi enabled, OsmAnd, screen on full-time, streaming from the Sirius XM app to connected headphones. My previous charge cable was incapable of keeping my Nexus 4...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 105,050
Posted By EmmEff
I've got an almost 3 hour ride ahead of me......

I've got an almost 3 hour ride ahead of me... leaving home around 4pm.
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