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Old 12-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #31
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Yes, Mapsource works with Win 8. I have the same tablet as Skizzo. Basecamp works better than Mapsource in the "touch" environment. Some things in Mapsource don't seem to work as they do on the desktop. I have a Bluetooth mouse arriving which will make it easier to use. I am totally new to touch interface.

I had some trouble getting it up on my tablet, so I just loaded Basecamp. Time for me to learn it anyway.

PS: On the mouse. I just got a Logitech T630 Bluetooth mouse. Very nice and very compact for small Win 8 devices. A little too small for full time work thought.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:09 AM   #32
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I'm still trying to get comfortable with Windows 8.1 using a touchscreen. Today, I was looking around for a micro to mini cable and neither Radio Shack or Best Buy had such a cable. I did find a 4" long one amidst my stuff so I can use that for the time being. I'm going to contact both Garmin and Bicimapas tomorrow (Monday) and see if I can get my maps (City Navigator 2010 and 2013 Bicimapas maps) loaded onto the tablet. Then I'll try to load routes/tracks from the tablet to the Garmin 478. I should have more to report in a couple days.
You can install the maps onto as many computers as you want. They are locked to your gps not the pc.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:10 AM   #33
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Asus T100

I'm getting a Asus T100. 64gb ss
Full Windows 8.1 O.S.
10" screen plus detachable key board.
Half the size and weight of the laptop I've hauled around on my rides.

Should be able to Blue tooth to my Montana 600 and camera.
Leave the key board at home when I need to pack super light
to keep up with Jonz in Mexico.

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #34
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You can install the maps onto as many computers as you want. They are locked to your gps not the pc.
I understand that is how it is supposed to work but I looked around and on the Garmin webpage in my account, I seem to be missing a button to allow the download. The 25 character key is displayed, just not what to do with it. My son is visiting and he leaves tomorrow so I'll invest more time in it then.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #35
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I'm getting a Asus T100. 64gb ss
Full Windows 8.1 O.S.
10" screen plus detachable key board.
Half the size and weight of the laptop I've hauled around on my rides.

Should be able to Blue tooth to my Montana 600 and camera.
Leave the key board at home when I need to pack super light
to keep up with Jonz in Mexico.

Max
Since my tablet is smaller and lighter, maybe that will make up enough of the difference between your 690 and my 950.

Or not.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:18 PM   #36
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Been using an Asus tablet with Windows full 8.2 with Basecamp. Much easier to use with a Bluetooth mouse rather than a fat finger on the touch screen. Have a micro to USB adapter to allow connecting a USB regular cable (to USB mini or micro) to connect to the GPS. No problems thus far. Left Mapsource in the dust long ago after getting comfortable with BC.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:19 AM   #37
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I'm getting a Asus T100. 64gb ss
Full Windows 8.1 O.S.
10" screen plus detachable key board.
Half the size and weight of the laptop I've hauled around on my rides.

Should be able to Blue tooth to my Montana 600 and camera.
Leave the key board at home when I need to pack super light
to keep up with Jonz in Mexico.

Max
Montana has Bluetooth, I think not.
You will need to hook via USB.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #38
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This question is not GPS related, so if there's a better thread for my question please point me to it. I didn't find it.
What tablet would be able to take a 16GB micro SD card from my video cam and transfer it to YouTube, for purposes of embedding video on ADVrider? I assume if it could do that it could also post still picture to Photo Bucket, do Email and cruise the web. This is of course for use on ADV riding.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:45 PM   #39
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The Acer Iconia W3-810 has the microSD slot (32gb max), wireless and bluetooth. I'd guess that as long you're at a wifi hotspot you could upload to YouTube.
IIRC: most of the tablets out now have the microSD slot.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:58 PM   #40
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IIRC: most of the tablets out now have the microSD slot.
Yeah, I know they have the micro SD slot, but can they handle transferring up to 16 GB to YouTube? Not store 16GB, but upload it to YouTube.
I got an Electrical Engrg degree in the 60's, but HA! It was so different then. I used to work on Main Frames and haven't kept up at all, changed career entirely. Love the computer but know little about it.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #41
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The upload would depend on your internet connection, could take awhile over wifi. You might be better off to upload that size file from a desktop/laptop with a high-speed wired connection to the interweb.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #42
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I run basecamp on a dell venue pro 8. This thing is awesome! full windows, great battery time and small. Mine is 32gb but with a 64gb microsd.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:30 PM   #43
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I have an Asus ME400C which is a full Windows 8.2 OS tablet which has full PC Windows capability. Such tablets are more than capable of loading and transferring videos or pictures to Internet servers...of course as long as you have WI-FI etc. The plus over an Android or Apple tablet is it runs BaseCamp just fine as well. I'm happy with it after six months.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #44
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Thanks, all, for your answers. I was hoping for something around $200 or less, so I wouldn't worry about losing it. I might just get a laptop off Amazon or Newegg with Windows 7. Plenty there for < 200. Don't much care for Windows 8 anyway, and all the crap ware they load with it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #45
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I run basecamp on a dell venue pro 8. This thing is awesome! full windows, great battery time and small. Mine is 32gb but with a 64gb microsd.
Have you been able to download a route from the Venue to a Garmin GPS? I have a cable that converts mini to micro USB but when I use that to connect my Garmin 478 to the Venue, the tablet doesn't detect the 478. I'm ASS U Ming that the cable is not configured correctly and I'll have to use some kind of USB hub.
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