Alibaba GPS

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Joezeph, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Joezeph

    Joezeph Been here awhile

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    Yes it is, my Tiger forum told me to hardwire it to the horn relay....great....now when l'm not wanting to use the GPS it comes on when l press my horn!!!!
    ..................why do l listen to other people?????

    Tell me how the bluetooth will attach to my helmet, my new AGV doesn't have a bluetooth "hole" like my Bell?
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  2. pieterv10

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    I have had one as well, and it worked well. It comes with iGo software, but I don't think it is a licensed/legal copy. If you want to upgrade maps you will either need to buy your own, legal copy or resort to getting map files somewhere else.

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  3. Lucifer Orange

    Lucifer Orange perpetually amazed

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    These run Igo or Navitel?
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  4. robxxx

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    I'm running Igo. The one that Joe has might be running Navitel if its the same as the video he posted.
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  5. robxxx

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    I think the term is warez..........:augie
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  6. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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  7. Joezeph

    Joezeph Been here awhile

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  8. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    I had a similar no-name unit from Ebay. It came with iGO software, used Windows CE as an operating system. Turned out that the copy of iGO was bootlegged and i could not update the software or maps. WinCE is very old and no longer supported. There is a fairly long (old) thread on these units (also known as a Rage GPS) here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/4-3-inch-motorcycle-gps-navigation-systems.906910/

    As a GPS it worked fairly well, accepting .kml files for routes pre-planned on a computer, but there was no track support. I used Tyre (Google maps) for route planning rather than Basecamp. The screen was barely readable in bright sunlight, a black jacket helped greatly to prevent glare.

    I found two music related limitations that eventually led me to give up on the unit. The unit will only output an A2DP Bluetooth profile, and will not "pass-through" a connection from a phone. I wanted turn-by-turn directions AND music to my Sena SMH10 headset. With the only A2DP profile on the Sena used for the GPS, I could not use the phone as a music source. The alternative was to store music on the GPS and use the included media player. But the player would cause the spoken navigation directions to increasingly lag behind my actual position, to the point that within ten miles of travel I'd be at or beyond a turn before I received the quarter mile verbal warning. The display was correct, but I don't want to constantly monitor a screen while I'm riding.

    I'd suggest first looking at a GPS app for your iPhone that uses offline maps stored on the phone (so that cellular service is not needed). Or for a lower price than the Ebay unit, consider a cheap waterproof Android phone (without a service plan or SIM) that you could dedicate to GPS use.

    EDIT: Google Maps provides an option to download the maps to your phone for those times when you suspect your trip will take you out of cellular service. It's a pain and requires some pre-planning, but you might want to consider it.
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  9. Moto Jimmy

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    Thanks for the detailed info and thread! I use MotionX also but only for local trails. I heard the Garmin app wasn't that great and at $69 wasn't willing to test it. I may have to settle with finding a used or refurbished Zumo to be safe.
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