Traveling with only an IPhone, school me!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by SJSharkfan, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    I disagree with this to an extent on solar.
    I haven't actually seen the iPhone battery, but generally, phones like that are going to be in the 6 watt hours per day range. A reasonable solar panel size to carry on the bike is about 1 watt, 5 watts is getting a bit too large. So you are going to need more then 6 hours of perfect sunlight, during the main riding part of the day. This will inefficiently charge a secondary set of batteries just to charge the phone, so you may be near 50% efficiency. Meaning, you really need 12 hours of perfect overhead sunlight. Impractical to impossible. If you can carry a large 5 watt panel, then you are going to be in a practical range needing a bit more then 2 hours of perfect light.
    Or you can just hook up to the motorcycle battery which is easily in the 150 - 250 watt hour range and pull the 8 watt hours for the phone. Which will be replaced in about 2 minutes of motor running.
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  2. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    I'll be traveling with a friend and we'll be bringing a SPOT II which has an emergency locator function. Between the two us we'll have

    2 iphones
    1 "real" gps
    1 spot tracker
    2 "real" cameras

    I think that will cover it.
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  3. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    Plb? Why not have mommy follow in the car
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  4. cug

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    Because she doesn't know how to fix a pinch flat ...

    Other than that: :asshat
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  5. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    You are so hardcore brah.
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  6. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    Well, looking at this post I guess I'm not "ONLY" traveling with an iPhone. It's a nice dream...:hmmmmm
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  7. sillymike

    sillymike Yep! That's me...

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    To make some nice panorama, I use Photosynth.
    To do some basic photo editing, PS Express

    When you're outside of cell coverage, put your phone in 'airplane mode', it will save your battery.

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    Two games I've spent way too much time playing
    - Zombie Hwy
    - Air Wings

    Enjoy your trip!
    :freaky
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  8. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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    I know this is an older post, but if you have your phone in a black tank bag/clear window pocket it can overheat your phone. Try putting a white piece of paper in the pocket 1st to reflect the heat...it works!
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  9. KLF

    KLF Adventurer

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    Some cameras can use Eye-fi memorycards that have built-in wifi. They can connect your camera to a laptop/desktop, smartphone/tablet or upload directly on web services, depending on model.
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  10. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    I am a bit of a geek and used to have a dedicated GPS, blackberry, camera and Netbook with me on anything longer than one night trips. I still take dedicated devices for longer trips, but increasingly, my (non-apple) smartphone allows me to do enough of those things well enough that I just take it. It sure beats carrying an inverter to power the netbook to charge everything else too!

    Can't wait till we have drones that can fly behind us filming, fly up out of the valley to get a phone signal to send/recieve your messages, signal for help, give you photos of where you are, etc. I give it 10-20 years.
    :clap

    EDIT: Forgot to say +1 on Tapatalk; great for Advrider on the go (plus any other php forums you frequent).
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  11. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    I brought my iPhone with me on my recent tour. Before leaving I downloaded the NOAA radar weather app. This allowed me to real-time look ahead and adjust my route on a daily basis - very helpful.
    The phone was also nice to have for listening to music and I downloaded locations of resources for my particular bike in case I had a problem.
    I avoided freeways and spent a lot of time in remote areas but had a cell signal 85% of the time, much of it 3G.
    I used a camera and not the phone for photos. For me, there's no comparison.
    Tapatalk is a great resource and I used it daily.
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  12. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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    iCloud. Your photos upload every time you're on a WiFi network.
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  13. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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