Android app that takes motorcycle/adventurous routes?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by BristolDSer, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. BristolDSer

    BristolDSer Honda CB500X European Explorer

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    I'm at the point of buying a Zumo or a waterproof android phone.

    What puts me off the android phone, is so far I didn't see an app that routes via adventurous roads.

    I've also not tried this personally with the Garmin, so don't know if it's a non issue... But it would be cool to have the freedom to put in a 6 hour route with just one endpoint and let the software pick the best roads when I don't have time to draw a route.

    Thoughts?
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  2. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    Kurviger may do what you want.
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  3. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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  4. 919nick

    919nick Been here awhile

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    Kurviger or Tomtom app.
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  5. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    So what is the verdict on Kurviger? How about some reports?
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  6. TripleTriples

    TripleTriples Been here awhile

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    I just downloaded it and started farting around a little.

    Seems pretty decent if you're just looking to avoid boring roads.

    One thing I wish it had was a "favor dirt" button.
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  7. turtlespeed

    turtlespeed Been here awhile

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    also check out calimoto... not free, subscription based.
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  8. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Kurviger is King! It keeps getting better too as the developer is super responsive/active.
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  9. mslim

    mslim If it's worth doing... it's worth overdoing

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    I'm still on the fence with Kurviger Pro. Yesterday I set up a route https://kurv.gr/ww5VH There was a erroneous turn voice prompt that sent me to a dead end road. I imagine it wasn't the fault of Kurviger itself but rather it was whatever database it was using (maybe OSM). I turned around and got a "route missed" prompt. Once I started going on a viable detour it seemed the app couldn't offer an alternate routing. With Waze you get a little beep sound and it immediately tries alternate routing to get you to your next waypoint.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem with Kurviger?
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  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    that's not a route, it's only routing points.

    the algorithm, map, and point locations all will change what happens with that.

    your points are blue, my route is green.
    Screenshot_20191008-174017.png
    give this a shot and see how kurviger handles it

    Attached Files:

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  11. mslim

    mslim If it's worth doing... it's worth overdoing

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    Did I make a mistake when importing it into the app? What options or settings should I have chosen in the Import Route screen so that the app will correct and update? I see the Overlay and Routing subheadings. What does extend route mean? I'm sorry if I sound a little thick on this but I am. I've never understood the difference between a route and a track and BaseCamp totally eludes me. I OK with a map and compass and a GPS.
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  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    when you import routing POINTS the gps/gps app guesses the best way to shape a "route"to reach one.


    when you import a track, it's already plotted. well, the same can be said for a route, but generally speaking a "route"in the world of Garmin means everyone ends up with something different.

    i don't waste time with basecamp anymore.
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  13. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Heh, Just updated my Macs to Catalina. No 32 bit apps work on the new OS. Oh well deleted BC and some other ancient software I don't use anymore. I know they do have a 64 bit version for MAC OS, but I doubt I'm gonna waste the HD space. :lol2
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  14. Sameer Dawood

    Sameer Dawood Been here awhile Supporter

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    +1
    I also use calimoto. For road rides its the best.
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  15. willibauer

    willibauer Been here awhile

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    calimoto ain't bad, but i don't like their subscription model.
    kurviger is great, makes good routes - which is what i use it for. For riding the routes i use orux, or i put them on the zumo as track (actually i like that most, it's just like a drawn line on the map, like in older times, with the benefit of zooming and auto-pan ;-)).
    The zumo itself makes good routes when using "motorcycle mode" or what it's called. It's good for when you're on the road and need to get somewhere, but don't wanna ride highways. Kurviger is even better, though, for finding really nice to ride roads.
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