MT5001 5 inch Android Motorcycle GPS Navigation Waterproof IPX7 with WiFi, Bluethooth, FM

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  1. pepetops

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  2. pepetops

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    I am not sure about this...
    I believe to remember that when you install maps on TV Go, if the app detect you not have enough space on internal SD install the map on External SD

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  3. Mr. M

    Mr. M huh?

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    Nope, not on this KitKat system. We tried it all.
    TomTom will simply say: 'Not enough space, cannot install maps'.
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  4. pepetops

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    OK, I'm sorry

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  5. Mr. M

    Mr. M huh?

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    No need. Good news is that Android 6 update is coming and then it should be fine to install Apps on the Ext-SD card.
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  6. lharrell79

    lharrell79 Been here awhile

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    Okay, a few questions about this model. Can you load/download MP3's onto it, and stream them to a headset via bluetooth? Will it bluetooth link to a phone in my pocket? IE, if a call is coming into my cell phone, will the call pop up on the screen? Does this unit hard mount to the cradle like a Garmin Zumo or Streetpilot? Is there a power button for turning it on and off easily?

    I currently have an ancient Garmin Streetpilot, and it's finally crapping out on me. It's having difficulties picking up a signal lately. I like the fact that it has a toggle switch for the power, and it's hard mounted to the bike. I never have to mess with taking it off.
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  7. Mr. M

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    MP3: Yes, no experience, but I do stream Radio FM channels
    BT -> Phone: Yes, no pop-ups on the screen. Remember the MT is running on phone software. Connect your phone to your headset.
    Cradle like Zumo: Yes. Sand the pens, they are very sharp, ruining the contact-points on the nav.
    Power button: Yes
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  8. gts1000^2

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    • MP3: Yes. I've got 20+GB of music on a 32GB SD card. Any* Android media player will work. Watch movies on your GPS while stuck in traffic. Oh, maybe not.
    • Bluetooth link to phone. Yes, sort of. The MT5001 can link to bluetooth devices via the A2DP protocol. The MT5001 doesn't support 2-way audio, it only acts as a bluetooth transmitter, sending audio to a receiver (headphones, intercom system, etc). You won't get pop-up notifications, be able to receive/decline/place phone calls through the MT5001.
    • The cradle is well designed and quite secure.
    • There's a physical button to turn the screen on/off (leaving the GPS running, saving the battery while running w/o power from the bike). Holding the button down for a 'long-press' (about 2 seconds) brings up a menu allowing you to shutdown/reboot/mute the device.
    • If you're unconcerned about theft, you could leave the MT5001 on the bike at all times--the 'security screw' in the back of the cradle is very good at keeping it from accidentally coming out of the cradle, but not against theft. Be sure to wire the power to a switched circuit so that the GPS doesn't drain the bike battery when the bike is off.

    * "Any Android media player" that will run on KitKat (Android 4.4.2), which is virtually every media player available.
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    Thank you for the information. I'm still a little confused on the bluetooth. Bear with me, I'm a little technologically challenged. If I was bluetooth streaming music to a bluetooth headset, and then my wife called my cell phone, what would happen? I would like the ability to listen to music while riding, and then if the wife calls, answer the call.
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  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    With just one device (phone) and Bluetooth audio, is a seamless transition from music to the phone call. With two there might be a lag. With garmins... You'll have to reboot and re pair ))bluetooth(( all the devices, which is pathetic.
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    Okay, thanks. This MT5001 sounds like what I need. I currently have an ancient Garmin Streetpilot 2730. It is pre bluetooth, and I really only use it for a speedometer and an MP3 player. I use cheap corded headphones, and plug into the headphone jack. I'm ready to upgrade to something a little more advanced. My current requirements are:

    1. Speedometer
    2. MP3 player
    3. Stream music via bluetooth
    4. Decent screen in direct sunlight. My 2730 almost washes out in sunlight, so anything will be better.
    5. Waterproof
    6. Can be mounted permanently to the bike.
    7. GPS

    So far, the only thing that I've been able to find that fills all these needs are the high end Zumo's. Sadly, I would have to sell a kidney to afford one, and the reviews are very hit and miss. It seems that many people complain about the software and streaming abilities of the new Zumo's.

    How is the streaming audio quality of this MT5001? That is one of the complaints of the Zumo's.
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  12. gts1000^2

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    Almost any Android GPS app will give the option of displaying a speed-o-meter. Personally. I find it a waste of screen real-estate.

    Yep, see my previous reply.
    Yep, see my previous reply.
    I hope so. I find that the MT5001 washes out in direct sunlight, as does my Garmin Zumo 350, as does the motorcycle's LCD screen, as does the vision of cagers headed towards me, etc. The sun is really bright...it's hard to have any GPS compete.

    Yep, see my previous reply.
    Yep, see my previous reply.
    Um. this is a thread about a GPS.

    I'd say that the audio quality depends first on the overall noise level (bike + wind, quality of helmet, windscreen, etc), then whether you're wearing earplugs, next on your intercom/earbuds (especially speaker placement), and finally, way down on the list, on the BT protocol, the quality of the BT radio, and last on the MP3 player app on the MT5001 (you've got hundreds of choices from the Google play store). The choice of MP3 app (and voice Text-To-Speach app used for navigation) can have a major effect on the volume of the audio, but raising the volume (look for "gain" controls) isn't necessarily the same as the quality of the audio.
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  13. gts1000^2

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    Ha! I read that as 'repair' not 're-pair', and I imagined pulling over to the side of the road, removing the GPS, opening the saddlebag, getting out fine screwdrivers, magnifying glass, soldering iron, etc. and repairing the GPS everytime I need to swap Bluetooth devices. Not too far from the truth. :)
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    I think I'm pretty much sold on this Android, but I'm going to wait for the next generation from Prolech. Hopefully they will brighten the screen a little more and give it a little more RAM.
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    oops, lol'd a little when I read it just now. fixed it ! :)
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    Well, I just received mine...
    Only a few lines:
    Root with kingroot
    Install TT Go with no problem of maps space.
    Install rotate control App
    Remove iGo to have more space
    Connect with my PC by ssh and make full backup.
    And a few questions:
    I'm not sure if 240 is a good density (well, it seems is good but buttons on home menu has the titles cut)
    I need how to change home menu, this is very important... (At last I can change it with another)
    Regards

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  17. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Though more expensive

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  18. gts1000^2

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    Completely different device -- designed to replace/augment the instrument panel on dirt bikes, complete with RPM readout, probably only useful for trail riding, rather than being a general-purpose GPS. Also, it needs to come with a magnifying glass because it's only got a 2.7" screen.
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    I see, when I connected with my scalarider Q1, that I ear the sounds with Q1 and also with Mt5001 externally... Any idea how to send sound only to Q1?
    Another thing is if Mt5001 can receive calls from my phone like a hands free car kit?
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    Anybody knows a good email from Prolech to send a question about device errors
    Is possible to get recovery menu and wipe all like a new?
    I solved certain problems changing to the original 140 density

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