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Old 08-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #31
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I've got limited experience with the Nokia Drive app on my Lumia 900, but that experience has been quite positive. Navigon is supposed to be even better (but Drive is free, so there is that...)
I wrote a little tutorial here on using Navigon with some off the offline route planning choices. This was key for me since I wanted to be able to plan a route on my PC and upload it to the iPhone.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #32
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These devices are capacitive and will not operate when wearing gloves. So. how do you operate smartphones / tablets when riding?
Buy some conductive thread. Find a needle & a pair of scissors somewhere. Stitch a patch onto your first finger, your thumb, & your salutin' finger. Bam. Done. Any glove, any tablet.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #33
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These devices are capacitive and will not operate when wearing gloves. So. how do you operate smartphones / tablets when riding?
Get a Samsung S4.
It is sensitive enough to sense your 'touch' before you even actually touch the screen. It works with even heavy gloves.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:43 AM   #34
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I wrote a little tutorial here on using Navigon with some off the offline route planning choices. This was key for me since I wanted to be able to plan a route on my PC and upload it to the iPhone.
Great post!!
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #35
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When my Garmin 550 died last year on my European adventure, I used my iPhone smartphone with Navigon software to navigate from Southern France to Andorra (down towards Spainish border. (Where I bought a new Zumo 660 at a great price BTW)

The iPhone has a great GPS chip and the purchased Navigon software uses map files that you download (you can select locations/countries, etc) into the iPhone memory. I used the iPhones built in bluetooth wireless to send voice directions to my Sena headset in my helmet.

The iPhone sat in my tankbags mapcase, so I could see it if need be.

I have since moved from the iPhone to a Samsung (Android) device. I installed Navigon and used it this year on a bicycle trip for navigation. Works great.

Finally, there is NO NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO ANY CELL NETWORK TO USE GPS ON A SMARTPHONE. Please put this old wives tale to rest guys, once and for all.
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