Anyone use Rever?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by J-Dash, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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    I stumbled across the Rever app and site again, and I remember seeing this years ago but I never looked into it. Seems great in concept, and the features seem great for building routes and uploading them to my Garmin (if this feature actually works well).

    Anyone use this and really like it? Or is it gimmicky and glitchy?
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  2. Bigsmokindaddy

    Bigsmokindaddy Adventurer

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    I haven't been able to figure it out other than tracking and posting my rides


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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    furkot, gpsies, harleyrideplanner, lots more resoureces online for planning a ride.

    the rever app was promising at first, but i realized they were gathering your/my gpx files to build their resume, and resell them as 'pro' level services. that's an annoyance for me. if you come out with a new and innovative product, great ! just don't resell the customer base tracks as something wild and new.
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  4. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    I've used Rever in the past, mainly for the paid access to see the red/yellow/orange routes. Routing is fairly easy. I have two complaints: It's difficult to manage a large number of routes. I've not had much luck uploading to Garmin either, mainly because Basecamp is clunky too and uses a different format for routes than most other navigational tools.

    This past summer I used butler maps (the physical kind) with google maps on my smartphone. Much simpler, much easier.
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  5. et17smith

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    Im doing a 2 month trip through USA and mexico and have been looking at the butler maps.... Do you think it would work well for this? Would I need to buy way too many butler maps to cover all the territory, or do you think it would make sense? Thanks for any info!
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  6. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    I think you'll get a lot more out of your trip if you had the Butler maps. On a 2-month trip I would expect that may things would upset a planned route and thus you should be prepared to make "on the road" changes, and that's where the Butler maps come in handy. I don't know if they have any maps for Mexico.

    You'll need to decide for yourself which maps and how many you'll want. If you don't think you'll get more than one trip out of the maps, they could be re-sold (Ebay or advrider etc).

    As for Google Maps ... that requires data and/or offline maps, and you'll need to consider if your Canadian mobile plan makes that feasible.
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  7. et17smith

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely be getting a US and Mexico plan for my phone or unlocking it and getting a Different SIM card, so that might work well for me too.
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  8. Hobbsrt

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    I got rid of my Monterra GPS - it was too complicated. I picked up REVER last year and have been using it since. I have used it in both the USA Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina as well as in Europe Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech, Germany and Austria. Its come a long way since last year and they are upgrading it constantly with turn by turn directions being the latest upgrade (not my deal but alot of folks like it I guess). If you pay the monthly fee of $6 you get all the butler maps. This was great for planning in the US and in parts of Europe too. Yes, it works offline as well,just download the map of where you'll be riding. Your routes sync automatically. I do still carry maps just in case, but did that with the GPS too. Good stuff.
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