Chinese Nav that hits all the bullet points

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by mosey.levy, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. TripleTriples

    TripleTriples Long timer

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    The thing I always welder about these cheap Chinese devices is how much data are they collecting.

    I halfway want to buy one and see what it's talking to.
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  2. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    I don’t really have any personal info on here. It’s music and nav. What do they get from knowing my music tastes and where i ride?
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  3. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon 1290SA/MOTOCOMPO

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    I think I am going to have to pull the trigger on this

    Is it locked on? I don't really want to have to faff taking it off everytime i run to the shops
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  4. Bender2

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    The cradle has a screw in the back that screws into the GPS unit for added security.
    I believe these units come with no nav software or maps.
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  5. TripleTriples

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    It's when you start adding all of the telemetry together that it starts getting scary.

    You need a Google account to use the Play Store to get apps, probably also attach an Amazon/Pandora/Spotify account for music, maybe use Rever, etc. Then you combine that with location data about where you go to and from commonly and they'll know where you live, where you work, what you like to shop for...

    It's bad enough that US based companies have that data, but they're mostly selfish with it and use the info for targeted marketing. There's no telling who a Chinese company would sell it to.
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  6. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    I guess. What makes you think that these American companies arent selling the data to the Chinese anyway?

    This is why i like my apple devices. Less to worry about on that front. They arent perfect but much less to worry about.
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  7. ontrip

    ontrip Been here awhile

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    Think you are giving them too much credit.

    Would be more worried about Google.
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  8. TripleTriples

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  9. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon 1290SA/MOTOCOMPO

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    Getting a bit off topic
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  10. 2WheelieADV

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    This unit riders buy primarily for navigation on custom routes, less for all other good features.
    The question is, how good it performs the navigating functions.
    For example:
    - Accepts custom .gpx routes with about 50 via points.
    - Does not forcing you to go to a via point if you passed it on a different road.
    - Can add stops (food etc.) in the middle and off the route and make them as via point.
    - Can create a route on screen using its map or POI's
    - If you off the route it will take you to your route at the nearest distance from it and continue navigating, instead of taking to a some via point or end of the route...
    etc.
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  11. flamingm0e

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    That's all dependent on the software/app you use. This is just an Android device, so you can use any Android nav app.
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  12. 2WheelieADV

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    Got it.Thanks.
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  13. BigFatAl

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    I bought a Chinese GPS many years ago,it worked ok for a couple years and then one day it would not turn on !!
    But it only cost $75 I believe so I had no problem just tossing it.
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  14. BigFatAl

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    Is there a way to power the unit indoors so I can l use the WIFI in my house ??.
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  15. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    Yup. It’s got a built in battery and USB.
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  16. BigFatAl

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    I know the ones on EBay don’t have the same screen but they do have a SD slot for more memory.
    IMG_9284.png
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  17. andershz

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    It also has a completely different operating system, Windows CE, (which was invented while stegosauruses were gracing outside the office window), instead of Android.
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  18. BigFatAl

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    Gotcha !!
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  19. BigFatAl

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    Any more info on this device??.
    I just sent a request for a price.
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  20. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'll let you know. I just ordered one off of Alibaba
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