iPhone Motorcycle App Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by NachoRoto, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. dpifko

    dpifko Can u smell the It's Its?

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    The words you want to search for are "dock extender cable". There are several on Amazon, though I haven't personally used any of them.

    Go here: http://amzn.to/gc4oPd

    Daniel
  2. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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  3. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    That's it!!:clap I wasn't using that exact term in my searches.

    Thanks!!


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  4. kimel

    kimel I hit what?

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    Hey Dennis, not to add to the debacle here but was about to buy an Aqua Box but saw this on the RAM Aqua Box page "Apple iPhone and iPod touch screens are not operable through the RAM Flex Lens while in the Aqua Box."

    http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogRes...45066045049052048045065081050085/Default.aspx

    Does your Aqua Box let you control the iPhone and maybe they just haven't updated their page?
  5. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I just tried a new Ipod touch in my GPS aqua box and it worked altough not as well.
    I also tried it with gloves on and it'll still work but poorly. Would be frustrating and get old quickly. With no aqua box and just gloves it'll work, but again not very well.

    Hope this helps..
  6. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I have a USB outlet wired from a fuse box and I can charge the Itouch through it. Have you considered that?
  7. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    It works. But not as smooth. But it does work. I use my other mount 90% of the time. I keep a sandwich bag on me and if it rains I put the phone in the bag. And then put it back in the mount. It works best in the baggy. But if the weather is real bad. Or I plan to off road. The aqua box is what I use. So if I crash or if it's really dusty, the phone is protected.
  8. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Not really, I've just been looking for a way to use the backup battery. Assuming I was away from any power sources, which is when I would need the battery, I was looking for a cabe to connect the two. Didn't realize it was called a 'dock extender cable' until dpifko posted the link.
    BTW, my Iphone is abused regularly. THis afternoon, I dropped it from about three feet onto frozen concrete. ( I was trying to run a ballistic program with frozen fingers.) No damage, which is just another reason I'm really happy I got the Otterbox the first week I had the phone.


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  9. dpifko

    dpifko Can u smell the It's Its?

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    I'm a big fan of answering the question asked. Who knows - maybe you're using the iPod while out wandering the moors by foot. That said, if you're going to be using an iWhichever on a motorcycle, getting something that powers it from the bike is absolutely the way to go. There are many different options depending on where you're going to put it and what plug you want to use.

    Daniel
  10. mike wright

    mike wright Been here awhile

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  11. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    I am doing a track day in Florida at the end of the month. Maybe I will give it a try.
  12. Ron from BC

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    I thought I'd try it yesterday but when I ended the test ride I found that the ride data had stopped at about the same time I got an in call on the cell.

    'If' that's the case you may want to turn off the cell capability in Settings prior to logging your ride.
  13. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    But will it work in airplane mode? Or is there another way to turn the phone off?
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    I read in the reviews of the app that in order for the tracking to work this app has to stay active. No pressing the home button or answering calls. Should be OK for track days, but if you need to use your iPhone for something else during a ride, then not so much.
  15. dpifko

    dpifko Can u smell the It's Its?

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    Good question. Airplane mode disables both the phone radio and the GPS receiver, so that's not going to work. I don't know of a way of turning off just the phone receiver and leaving the GPS on. Anyone?
  16. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    TrackR does alot of what this program does. But it does it even when on the phone. I use it to track my road trips. It does speeds, times and maps your progress for you and others to see if you wish. And it cost $3.99. No added on fees. Its more of a spot, but could be used on the track too. I will test it at Jennings at the end of the month. I will test both. Below is a link of my New Years Day Ride. It was nice for PA.

    http://livetrackr.com/user/dennis190/8ybdzyf2/New-Years-Ride-1/1/11

    Its neat. Very nice for $4.
  17. mike wright

    mike wright Been here awhile

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    Thats a nice bit of software but for international travel it could work out expensive unless you have a very good data plan.


    Are there any costs involved?
    trackr! is FREE for personal use. The mobile data connection provider might bill you for data traffic.
  18. dpifko

    dpifko Can u smell the It's Its?

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    From the App Store page:

    * Offline usage possible: disabling live tracking still saves your track information on your phone, without using potentially expensive cellular network connections to regularly save this data to the website. You can use this for example to avoid excessive roaming charges.

    Looks like they have offline storage. That'll also come in handy for recording your trek in areas that are more remote or that have classically poor AT&T coverage.
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    yes, if ur a frequent flyer to a forum or two (or three) it's a slick quick link. ADV supports tapatalk.