help i need any large screen gps

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by mickd, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    I use a map.... but the wind keeps blowing it away, but that's alright, as my riding ability decreases, I travel slower.
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  3. Dr AT

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    Plus postage - put yer glasses on next time :hide
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  5. gateman

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    I know some guys have kept the GPS they have then somehow transplanted the imagery onto a tablet sized screen that has all the touch screen functions their GPS had.
    The other thing to do is take less faith in the need to use the GPS and start thinking out the travels along your route the way you used to.
    Not being a dick here but simplifying the bulk of the route as it already is and using the GPS for the fine details of finding that END location or the camping ground of the small house in a large city.

    To be honest I think we as riders are on more than a few levels spending too much time on the GPS to find a way when the data input required is passing us by at every intersection, town. and cross road.
    Sounds over simplified. Well its not because the signage is out there...most often its the fine things like the address that might need some help.

    I dont own a GPS other than the one in my phone and the Etrex10 which is only data loger. Recently I used my phone to travel a short 700k trip to the southern part of the gold coast. It stopped working at some point along the way because Id not kept refreshing the thing. Im in Armidale. the gold coast is a simple trip from here. So GPS only got a go when I needed to find the motel from a few streets away.

    We do on mass seem to use the bitch electricery too often.
    Try a search for the gps to tablet thing mickd.
    Cheers
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  6. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    thanks for all the info so far guys, ok so lets go for a bigger gps for a bike that is bigger than my 550 ?and easy to use
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  7. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    I still own a GPSmap 76csx and haven't been able to see the map detail for years. I can however still see the arrow (me) on the line and figure that's probably all I really need to know :dunno. Working on that theme is there no way you can customise the display to make you and the route easier to see? My ancient device also has a trackback function that uses a combination of large arrows and a voice, is there not something similar on these new fangled machines?
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  8. Aussie Trev

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    Are you selling your 550? I've got two and parts are not always easy to source.
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  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Despite my failing eyesight I also use my 2 x GPS60CSx units, as you say the coloured line does the job without specs. Using sunnies with readers in them I can now read everything on that little screen eh.

    I periodically look at all the newer units and apart from voice (which I don't use wearing a helmet anyway) and touchscreen (which I also don't use when wearing gloves) the old 60 series units are loads better than the new bigger screen jobbies. I won't be upgrading anytime soon.
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    There's a linky somewhere in the GPS thread for a Russian website that will sell you any Garmin part you can think of. FYI.
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  11. 59DEN

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    Some of the latest phones are IP68 rated, I have just bought a galaxy S8+ which (apparently) will survive 30 minutes in 1.5m of water and will use that for navigation, camera, music / talking books and maybe even make a phone call or two.
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  12. Russ

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    The trouble with new phones is most of the cameras have image stabilisation built into the cameras, and that feature shits itself on corrugations.
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  13. Adrian V

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    Re glasses with a magnification section at the bottom, maybe it's just me, but I get this weird effect where the immediate ground is magnified and distance vision isn't and where the two meet is difficult to transition as presumably my brain can't figure out how far that looming rock is away......
    If I push them down my nose far enough that this doesn't happen, I then have to stop and push them back up to read the map details on the screen, which sort of defeats the purpose:dunno.
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  14. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    IP ratings are fine for weatherproofing, but harsh vibrations will still turn the circuit boards into tiny bits. That's why I stick with my old "hardened" GPS60.
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  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Similar issue here with some brands. My current ones I don't even notice the transition as it sits in exactly the right place.

    Have a play with fitting, you might find a sweet spot..
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  16. motoxfox

    motoxfox Been here awhile

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    ok Gateman.....
    "I know some guys have kept the GPS they have then somehow transplanted the imagery onto a tablet sized screen that has all the touch screen functions their GPS had."

    Like the OP Im not fully satisfied with whats Available...
    What guys ?
    How did they do it ?
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  17. Cruz

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    Mick, I have the same problems as you with my eyes and have had prescription transition glasses for about 8 years now.
    I wear them all the time while riding, simply cant wear goggles any more but use helmets with large eye openings suitable for glasses and with built in tinted shade if possible.
    The quality of many helmet visors to look through is quite poor when you suffer vision problems and multiplies the problem.
    Tried a heap of different helmets and their visors to use with glasses and my vision and found the Icon Variant with its rounded visor, much like a jet pilots the best to see through. Helmet is also light, quiet and comfortable. For the road I settled on Shoei GT Air which has excellent visor and flip down tinted visor. It all helps to allow reading the dash and GPS without taking your eyes off the road for too long.
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  18. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Been here awhile

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    I once rode to Cameron's Corner witha 60csx attached to the bars, and marvelled at the little arrow that depicted me all day on the ride out. When I got to the turn off the sign had been knocked down by a grader and I kept riding to Warri Gate until sunset before I realised something was up. It was then I realised that I had absolutely no idea how to use my GPS! I wrote a letter of complaint to Garmin, but they never replied!
    Whenever I go to Newcastle ViaThunderbolts Way, my Zumo 550 directs me to go to Tamworth, rather then Gloucester which is considerably longer. I tried to override it once, but it told me to perform a u turn and I ended up in hospital after being tee boned by the two semis that were approaching from both directions at the time. I wrote a letter of complaint to Garmin but they never replied! I'm considering going back to paper maps.
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  19. Buttegal

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    I always stash my reading glasses in my bra. It makes it easy to get to them without having to get into my bag. You could always wear a bra for your reading glasses. Works like a charm!

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