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

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by ygal, May 1, 2017.

  1. losminos

    losminos n00b

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    Could you reccommend which display is more handgloves friendly ?
    Fodsports has capacitive one and Prolech has a resistive display.
    I have a normal leathher gloves which have no special capacitive touch areas.
  2. Wind_Rider

    Wind_Rider Been here awhile

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    Resistive works with all gloves, capacitive requires specific gloves . Resistive needs a firmer touch .
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  3. MalcolmReynolds

    MalcolmReynolds Adventurer

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    So is the concensus now that the new 1gb with 16gb storage 5" is good enough for prime time instead of sinking money into a Garmin or other motorcycle specific gps? What is the current recommendation?
  4. Mr. M

    Mr. M huh?

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    My recommendation: Buy a rugged smartphone. I am very content with the Ulefone Armor 5.
  5. connermacleod69

    connermacleod69 n00b

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    Hi,
    I'm still using the MT5001 after changing the display.
    I resolded all cables and changed some of them with "softer" cables.
    One of the pins (ground or 12V) was totally disconnected (cable/soldering point broken)
    As navigation apps I'm using
    Navigator https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapfactor.navigator
    and
    Kurviger https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gr.talent.kurviger.pro
    without any problem.
    OSMAND just "kills" the device with its heavy energy consumption, at least an older version. Did not test the newest versions.
    I also have a CAT S60 which has a lot of GPS problems (signal loss)
    Serge
  6. Mr. M

    Mr. M huh?

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    On my device (1 GB RAM) Osmand+ runs fine. My sons and I use the device quite often.
  7. Zynth

    Zynth Adventurer

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    I have the mt5002; pretty ok when first playing with it.

    Did anybody succeed in changing the default "home app"?
    - It is very annoying that I can not use one that is configurable
    - I want it -at least- to start a different navigation app than iGo...