Definitely. As much as I like gadgets, they can be a source of distraction. I don't want to be troubleshooting my navigation (or my buddies' for that matter), I just want to ride. That's why I usually just have locus display a track on the map, with no instructions. The remote allows me to manipulate the map while I'm riding (slowly) or at least without taking my gloves off. Plotting a small detour can be done on the go. Being able to zoom and toggle map rotation has saved us many navigation errors and uturns, making the riding more fluid and fun.