|09-28-2012, 09:48 PM||#17|
Samurai in Vietnam
Joined: Nov 2010
i purchased from Spain to Hong Kong,
I knew Delta does not have any Asian Map yet.
And i hacked it and was successful to execute some applications of
Such like OZiexplore,Noni GPSplotte,.
Now i con use Google Map data on those applications.
G/Map data is just as digital map, Can not search restaurants or friends
Delta also can load map i created my self.
But still can not work Garmin Mobile XT on this.
OziExplore on Delta with G/Map data.
Ride as long as I live.
Ride as far as this motorcycle can carry me.
`08 FTR223 (260cc) `95 DR250R (300cc)
`11 KLR650 (705cc soon )
'88 XRV650 (700cc)
|10-06-2012, 09:38 AM||#18|
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Knobby country
Then you can set IGO for WM on it, do not know your maps.
I know a lot has IGO PRIMO on there bikes for street us, and put in .kml routes they make with other programs.
5 Southeast Asian countries. Software version: v2.3.2. iGO primo app South East Asia edition includes the detailed map of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia.
Myway screwed with this post 10-06-2012 at 09:47 AM
|01-06-2015, 09:40 PM||#19|
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: McLaren Vale, South Australia
TwoNav Delta review
Seems to be little discussion on this unit, so after having owned one for 3 years now, I thought I should put my hand up.
My usage profile is primarily for off-road using topo mapping (NavTeq Australia 1:250K). As a rule, I create/import a track on Basecamp, and transfer it to the device. I use it for very little street navigation. The unit is handlebar mounted (RAM mounts)and has dedicated 12v supply. I ride in varied weather conditions, so it has seen plenty of rain/dust/mud etc thrown at it. I'm usually a ride organiser/leader, so tend to rely heavily on pre-trip track planning, so it is pretty integral for longer rides.
What I like about it;
1. Screen visibility is very good in broad daylight, though at times I wish I bothered to fabricate a simple sun shade.
2. Screen size works well, for a handlebar mount. I'd want a bigger screen if mounting on the screen brace on my 1200GSA.
3. More than enough features for track navigation - many I never bother to use
4. Very customisable in so many respects, including track size/colour, sample rates, screen display information, etc.
5. Comes supplied with significant range of good topo mapping for Australia (when Oz model is purchased of course).
6. Though it is glove friendly, I do use a simple rubber tipped stylus for screen activity.
7. It has bluetooth connectivity, but I don't use it.
8. The desktop-based companion software, "Land", works well with the device for trip planning, though is more complex to use than base camp to start with.
What can frustrate me at times;
1. It's based on Windows CE which is clunky, and can occasionally slow the unit's refresh rate down.
2. In battery mode, the screen powers off after a minute or 2(customisable), which is all good, however, if I turn the unit on AFTER I have connected the 12v power, it defaults to battery mode(i.e. power saving), and the screen wants to turn off despite 12v power. So I have to be sure to power it up BEFORE connecting 12v supply - stays on fine if I stick to this.
3. Because of the extensive customisability of this unit, I occasionally forget how to menu-navigate my way to alter a setting. (Not often, but it can be like rediscovering it all over again)!
4. The street (turn-by-turn, voice guided) navigation functionality is pretty useless overall - poor street mapping, outdated maps, inefficient route calculations.
5. The street mapping is now about 3 years old, and no likely update due to a fall-out between CompeGPS and the street maps supplier. Haven't tried importing other street maps (I don't believe it can).
6. The desktop-based companion software "Land" is buggy in the Mac version - PC version is more stable.
Overall, when used as a dedicated off-road navigation unit, following/creating tracks, using supplied topo maps - it works very well. I believe it will also take the Oz topo maps as well due to its ability to read a large variety of topo map formats. I wouldn't want to be using a screen any smaller (this one is 4.3"). You do need to unplug it's 12v supply when stopping overnight, as it will continue to draw (a small current) to charge the battery, and also due to the inline filter/capacitor thingy which can continue to draw a current even if the device is turned off.
I'm pretty comfortable with learning new technology, but even I found the learning curve on this unit fairly steep, as the documentation for it was far less informative than it could have been (not unusual with new tech stuff these days) - consequently, I wouldn't recommend it for someone who is a technophobe, or at least, a patient learner.
I am currently looking at upgrading, mainly because I want something that also does acceptable street nav as well as topo nav, and after a bigger screen (eyes aren't so good these days), not because of any shortcomings that interfere with it's day-to-day use for off-road navigating. The Garmin Zumo 590LM with OzTopo maps is looking good at the moment, however, I am happy to keep using the Delta until I find something that justifies the cost of a changeover.
A highly customisable, very good off-road navigation unit, with good hardware design and screen visibility, let down primarily by it's being based on Windows CE, and poor street-based navigation/mapping. My unit came with a well-supported range of topo maps, which open well with the desktop companion software, Land, for trip planning, which, like the Delta itself, can require some time invested into getting familiar with their complex functionality, however, BaseCamp can make the process seem a lot simpler. Unfortunately, neither the operating system, GUI software, or street mapping have had any descent updates for nearly 3 years, which leaves it lagging considerably behind it's (few) competitors in the dual-function motorbike GPS market. This is a shame, because I think they have designed/built very good hardware, and were on the right track with a dual-function GPS (street + topo), and could have given Garmin a serious run for their money.
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