4.3 Inch Motorcycle GPS Navigation Systems

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Myway, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Myway

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  2. Maggot12

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    Looks interesting.. I bought a few things from chinavision with mixed reviews. A few positive results after researching that gps though. Comes with fm radio..
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  3. Myway

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    hope they sell the green ones.

    http://cion.us/prelaunch/prelaunch20130605.html
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    Just ordered one with fast shipping. Let's see how it goes.

    I'm pretty happy with the 3.5" 'Peaklife' unit I bought earlier (not via Chinavasion, mind, but they do sell that one as well). Hopefully this larger version has a bit higher screen brightness, though.
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  5. WunderfulLusterful

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    I am American so therefore I cannot be bother to read or do research.:lol3 Do these unit have their own mapping software or will they accept Garmin formats for routes and such? I like the big screen for sure.

    For that price it is worth trying out!
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    I would imagine the restaurants listed in the database would be fairly minimal in selection.

    The toilet database would be the opposite. Just squat anywhere, like they do in China.

    I wonder if it lists all those prisons we hear about?

    The street view in the cities is probably murky, at best. Otherwise the Chinese might get pissed off if they thought they should have a clear view.

    On the other hand, the Audi dealer database is probably current.


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    I'd buy that if it was Android based but it's WinCE. There are third-party nav apps available but I don't have any experience.

    It will not take Garmin maps.

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  8. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    it's wince
    so you can install
    -Igo8
    -Ndrive
    -navigon
    -GarminXT
    -tom tom if you realy try
    -rout 66

    etc

    Can you install that on your overpriced Garmin ?


    For off road you can install oziexplorer

    grab maps from ggogle
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  9. Myway

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    Here something about software on the older "Peaklife"

    "Rage" same platform

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697456

    look also for Igo Primo.2.x.....for street navigation.
    ram 128 is good for primo


    It is the gps.
    It is the software
    It is the Maps
    How to combine.

    Navteq is the base for several gps manufac............

    A faillure in data all navteq gps users are ...................
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  10. silli

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    Got the GPS today.

    Build quality seems a bit better than Peaklife. The unit is not meant to be opened and the battery is built-in. Screen seems plenty bright, but real outdoors testing will have to wait till I get the mount on my bike. The cradle itself is definitely sturdier than Peaklife, but Peaklife's ball joint was made of metal, this one's plastic. I think I'll mix the parts a bit, screw holes match.

    The card slot is very deep and getting the card out requires tools. I used a knife to help pry the damn tiny thing out.

    No GPS sw was included nor a micro SD card. iGo Primo fired up fine — more than fine, actually; this one's quite snappy performance-wise.

    So far so very good. Will mount it tomorrow.
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    X-ride video set on 1080 p

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nZ35pL2FpaQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  12. silli

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    Now that I've got a few rides with the new GPS unit under my belt:
    It's actually very good. The screen is bright enough and more than big enough. The resolution is better than on the older Peaklife unit, that's definitely useful to get more details on the map. The cradle is sturdy, but the unit is a bit hard to get out of the cradle, it's such a tight fit – I guess that's not entirely a negative, though.

    Compared to Peaklife, one small niggle: when external power is cut, this new one doesn't turn off automatically. The PL unit did.

    On a related note: turns out iGo 8 gives you more information than iGo Primo from the same map files. For example, you can actually see which roads are paved and which not.
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  13. Myway

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    Nice can you give how to how you installed it.
    What kind of menu?
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  14. Myway

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    Saw this


    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XiZrMMUB1zQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    If by installation you mean the physical installation on the bike:
    I swapped the included plastic ball joint plate to a metal one from Peaklife. The screw holes are exactly the same, as mentioned above. I then used the female ball joint piece from Peaklife but used a hand rail clamp from the boating section to mount it on the oversized handlebar of my 950sm. I wanted it to sit in the center and neither of the handlebar clamps will fit 'round the beefier center section.

    I'm thinking about tossing the ball joint part altogether and screwing the GPS cradle directly to the hand rail clamp. This way it'll look much neater and sit quite a bit lower, closer to the bar. There's no need for adjustments anyway. Only thing stopping me from doing that is that I'd lose the quick way of taking the cradle off the bike (currently I just have to loosen a screw at the side of the lower ball joint piece and disconnect the power cable, no tools required).

    If by installation you mean the software setup:
    I just used the iGo8 available &#8211; ahem &#8211; on the internets. The version that came with the Peaklife works, but it only supports the Peaklife's lower resolution. No other installation than copying files to a micro SD card is required. Primo and iGo 8 live happily on the same card, you just have to select which one to run in the settings menu on the GPS. The main menu of the GPS is rather sucky, it has just one icon for navigation (which will launch whatever software you have chosen in the settings) and another for calendar (no use for that). You can hide these icons one by one, but there's no way of adding more as far as I can see. Would be nice to have a separate icons for iGo 8 and Primo, but then again you practically never see the menu because there's a setting for "autorun navigation on startup".
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    Does anybody know what software they are running in the promo video posted above? Looks like the same UI in the promo pics.
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  17. webmonstro

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    is'nt there a "favorates" menu ?
    I have a generic WinCe6 GPs very similar to this (but not Waterproof) and it also came with igo8 and has a similar menu but has a "favorite" item that alows you to add a list of shortcuts to any number of programs
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    Um, nope, not that I can see. Which might also mean I haven't looked for it properly. I'll check a bit later.
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    Checked: no favorites or any way to change how fast you can load multiple different navigation apps.

    Also, I haven't been able to access the internal memory with a Mac. It mounts and shows up in Finder, but there's nothing there. That can't be right. Obviously, this is not a problem for fiddling with navigation software or maps, but it might allow for more customization of the WinCE UI. No biggie.
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  20. webmonstro

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    My does that if connected in snc mode (on the PC i use MS Activesync)
    If i change mode to USB (storage mode) the internal memory will show up but has the strage name sdmmc( same as the card reader )
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