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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by levain, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    This is a thread about a specific app. If you think that there are no phones with those particular qualities I doubt you've read anything here or in any of the other phone dedicated threads.
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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    1 there is a smartphone thread or twenty here in the GPS section. :-) usually locus is just in this thread, but other nav programs turn up and get discussed also.

    2 cool, your drz will appreciate you getting lost deeper in the woods. (mine does)

    3 i dunno about all that mold stuff, but they survive freezing into blocks of ice, boiling water, rubbing with rocks, and the occasional weirdness that is hammering nails into boards with their displays.

    you can look on YouTube for torture tests, but don't let your friends with Garmins see it happen, they'll faint.
  3. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Naked Explorer

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    So I'm getting "re-acquainted" with Locus, as it were. Currently in the process of updating my vector maps from Openandromaps, and I've now noticed that at the top of the Openandromaps page that lists all US map downloads, it states "The maps from this site need a Rendertheme for nice and correct rendering on screen." I don't recall ever seeing that a year ago when I downloaded the maps. Do I actually need "Elevate 4" for these to render correctly, or does Locus configure the rendering options?
  4. AdvNener

    AdvNener Been here awhile

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    Locus has some built in themes for osm maps, like hiking/road/town
  5. gpsdualsport

    gpsdualsport Adventurer

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    There has been several posts on the topic. The most recent one is here on rugged phones.
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/ultra-rugged-kyocera-phones-gps-smartphones-my-guide.1206076/
    ohgood has been a font of knowledge on android applications and has some phone recommendations too in this thread.
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/setup-your-rugged-android-for-all-things-gps.1097943/
    I'm currently using a 3 year old waterproof Kyrocera that I paid $18 on ebay. It's just used as a gps it has no SIM card installed.
    My plan is use it until it dies a horrible death, throw it away and get another used phone on ebay.
    Repeat as required:D
  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    It's not gonna die.

    What will kill my Brigadier is me simply wanting a bigger and faster unit. But I'm convinced that this phone will not die from me beating on it no matter how much I try.
  7. RayAlazzurra

    RayAlazzurra Stuck in the Eighties

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    God is trying to tell me something. I installed locuspro today. I only downloaded one state (Kentucky). The only poi showing on the map are churches. Hundreds of them. I found a spot in the menus somwhere for poi beta feature. I cannot find it again. Any advice on poi would be appreciated. One thing I like about osmand is that I can select a poi word--hist for example, and all the historic sites are visible on the map as I ride by. Osmand will not navigate to an address, so I am giving locus a try.
  8. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    try this

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    keep in mind poi databases are everywhere on the net, you can use poi online sources to get gpx files to import into locus, and then view the points much easier using the "points nearby" menu.
  9. RayAlazzurra

    RayAlazzurra Stuck in the Eighties

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    Thanks. That is the menu I was looking for.
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  10. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Look into the Nomu S10. http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_490184.html I bought one and still getting it setup but it appears to be super rugged and cheap! Takes about 3 weeks to get to the states.
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  11. OlyPen

    OlyPen Pavement convert

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    Thanks for the positive replies. I am new to forum living and although I did read a number of the posts on several attempts the thread title seemed like it would yeild a GPS model number or two. I wasn't aware there's fifteen other "best GPS for me threads". Also a buddy that has ridden the TAT and a thousand others cast the doubt on cell phone durability. I'm an Aerospace guy so know MIL STD 810 Design Environmental Testing is really expensive so it made perfect sense to me that it wasn't done... I use a cheap LG TracFone.
    Thanks again to the kind folks that post here and attempt to be a part of the community - I really appreciate/value you! Nice people are the best!
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  12. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    lol wait till he stumbles into jo momma or CSM
  13. cyberdos

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    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    Sorry to continue the off-topic but don't forget that one of the biggest advantage of the "phone as GPS" solution is you can use a dedicated phone for navigation and keep a normal android phone in you poket for comunication with the same apps and tracks / maps installed just in case you do have a failue you have a backup. You problely could even get 2 Nomu S10 for less than the price of one montana
  15. cyberdos

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    This is what I ended up doing when I got my new phone. I kept the Brigadier as my dedicated GPS running Locus and the new MotoZ in the GIVI case. I have Locus on that too and always back up my tracks to it through dropbox. Quick and simple. I use The MotoZ on phone stream and the Brigadier on Media stream through my SENA and it works flawlessly. The only drawback is that when you divide it that way you can't hear texts coming in because it uses the media stream 9which is connected to the Brigadier) for that. There might be a way to do it but I haven't figured out how, or really needed to.

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  16. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    I am so going to steal that pic!!!!
  17. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Take this one instead.

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  18. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    My cell phone quit working when I looked at these photos. :deal
  19. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    oh fiddle, I am taking them both!

    I have seen people take pics like that with $40 cameras.
    You could give me $10000 worth of equipment and I would still take crappy pics.

    You have Skill!!!!
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  20. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    cool. everyone that hasn't tried a rugged device will doubt them. I've had mine skip down the rocks, land in a mood puddle, and finally run over by sxs or quads(couldn't tell from the tracks which it was, but my phone was still recording tracks) and it is fine.

    if you type " rugged smartphone " into YouTube you'll be amazed just hope tough they are.

    over the years we've dispelled alot of myths, but people still believe that standalone devices are somehow a magical and different consumer grade, mass produced, piece of electronic gear.