Alternative to Nav VI?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by jollydropdraws, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    $38 at Walmart
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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    no cellular service needed

    you can always check your air pressure at every stop sign with a gauge... cause I know that's a big selling point for $1000 GPS units ;-)

    if you're charging underwater, you might want to squeeze out your site filter and pull the plugs, a $38 phone doesn't matter much when the valves are bent and the rings not springy anymore ;-)
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  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    When I can find a motorcycle that can be submerged under water while charging, I'll worry about a GPS that can. :lol2
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  4. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    And here ends the lesson for today
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  5. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    I think the point was due to the fact that most people would ride for longer than the battery could hold out, and some folks don't like relying on a USB port alone in the rain.
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  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    my screen has been on about 5 1/2 hours today, with about 7 hours expected until depleted....
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    but these things aren't always accurate, I probably only have five or six hours left. even if it's kind of close to right, I can assure you I have no intention of EVER riding a motorcycle in a torrential downpour for ELEVEN HOURS STRAIGHT....

    I would probably care a lot less about the USB plug than I would getting myself out of the rain.

    or are we talking about submarines here ?
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  7. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Are the android phone screens glove friendly? Can you reach all functions with gloves? Switch apps?
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    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    I've seen these phones. There is a $50 RCA Voyager at Walmart. Is it really powerful enough for gps? Gps included? Waterproof? Speed? Glove friendly?
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  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    just the videos I happened to record
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  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I haven't tried those brands or models
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    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Thanks for the videos
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  12. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    Well yeah, everyone is different. You might not ride that much, others do. If it's just a few hours a day and you didn't care about charging, I could see using battery only.

    I never detach my tablet from my bike. It could last probably 12 hours running navigation software on the battery alone, if I keep it to just 1 navigation window. Why do that when I can just have it run on the bike's power? I made a custom/waterproof data port for the setup so the tablet always has power, because I'd rather not have to deal with a USB cable. I've been through some monsoons with it, works well. Not quite underwater, but just about shy of it.
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  13. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    the point was, the battery life was guestimated at 10-12 hours. that's all :-)
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  14. PittsDriver

    PittsDriver Been here awhile

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    You guys are funny - as in "ew, that smells funny." If I'm riding along the trail following the track on my GPS when a water crossing appears in the way, I don't take off my GPS and put it in a plastic waterproof bag until I'm on the other side. I just ride on through, sometimes with water up over the cylinder heads. I've dropped my KLR in a creek where my Nav V was sitting in it's charging cradle on the handlebars and the gps was submerged. I lifted the bike up out of the water and rode it out with no GPS water problem.

    If you knuckleheads can show me a $50, GPS enabled phone that has enough memory for my topo maps and tracks and can survive the incident I just described then I'm interested. But just because some of you only need your GPS to get you to a Starbucks doesn't mean that some of us aren't using these bikes like they were intended.
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  15. PittsDriver

    PittsDriver Been here awhile

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    Like I said in my previous post, some of you don't take the bike down to the Starbucks if it's raining. Some of us are off in the mountains on muddy forest roads sloshing through deep water crossings on them - in the rain. There's no such thing as bad weather as long as there's traction. Just insufficient gear.
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    Well, hooray for you. I daresay a few of us who use phones go to those places too.
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  17. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    lol I think somebody hit a nerve
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  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    https://www.walmart.com/ip/AT-T-PREPAID-Kyocera-Hydro-SHORE/53126991

    $38 plus tax.

    knucklehead ?


    sometimes.
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  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    last weekend I followed one of your klr brothers through about 200 miles of that stuff on my kdx, along with a couple of dr's. I don't think we saw a Starbucks on the entire route, but we did klr a camp chair:
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    (we took our paracord with us, so the klr guys wouldn't steal it from the camp site at N 34.86109° , W 083.64185°)

    I recorded this with a phone, and got 28mpg from my smoker (which is pretty good) while running highway speeds and dual sport trails:
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    and I can assure you, this bike has been upside down in more gorges than it cares to remember, yup, with the phone on the bars.

    now, go buy that cheap thing and tell me you hate it's big screen, unlimited memory, and fast GPS acquisition. :-)
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  20. taz_va

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    https://www.kyoceramobile.com/hydro-shore/#specs

    8GB rom, very limited for any serious map application, unless the map software can support a minimal internal base, and use external storage. As long as the GPS technology uses an actual receiver, and not site-towers, for the price, it's not bad to have as a spare phone or a simple nav base.
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