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Phone or GPS Unit?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by kderacing, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. nacho squatcho

    nacho squatcho Been here awhile

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    You have 79,000+ miles on a WR250R? Am I reading that right?
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  2. Adrenolin

    Adrenolin Been here awhile

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    lol That would be 8,332 Miles and the Time is 1:49:53 :lol3

    That said.. yeah there are WRRs out there with over 100,000 miles on them. Sadly, the odometer actually freezes at 99,999 miles.. :(
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  3. KC10Chief

    KC10Chief Adventurer Supporter

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    My DR650 has killed two iPhones now. Too much vibration. I do like it for navigating though. I use Gaia and it does everything I need. But I'm looking to order a GPS. Probably the Garmin Zumo XT. I already have an InReach so, it should work with that. Supposedly. I need something more durable than a phone and it's probably better to keep my phone on me anyways.
  4. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    You should look at keeping your iPhone in your pocket and try a cheap Kyocera Duraforce Pro or some other RUGGED Android device. I'd be happy to show you my setup sometime at a Tuesday Pub Crawl if you want to join us.
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  5. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter Supporter

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    Buzzkill would be another option: https://shop-hondogarage.com/collec...orcycle/products/buzz-kill-vibration-isolator

    It's a little bulky, but I've had great success on my DRZ. I did pair it with their Juiced Squeeze so it charges the phone while I ride too (even with the screen of my S8 on bright)
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  6. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Gimme shelter... Supporter

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    I have the same setup (including the Juiced Squeeze). I use it on my WR250R and KTM 350 XCF-W. Yes, it's expensive (primarily the Juiced Squeeze part), but it works really well and I'm very happy with the solution.
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  7. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    +1 on the Juiced Squeeze . Many thousands of miles in the back country of Mexico .
    No issues .

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  8. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    Are we having Tuesday Pub crawls?
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  9. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    We're slowly getting back together at venues that make sense. I'll start posting them on ADVrider
  10. KC10Chief

    KC10Chief Adventurer Supporter

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    Thanks for the response! I hadn't seen any Tuesday pub crawl stuff in a while. I'll be there if we have one! I only have two Tuesdays left in Oklahoma this year. We are headed west for the rest of the year (living in our RV).

    Anyways, my current mount is a Quadlock. I really like it. They just released their own vibration dampener for motorcycles. It's only $20 if you already have their mounts/cases. I saw the Juiced squeeze vibration mount too. I also just ordered the Garmin Zumo XT. Supposed to be here tomorrow. I think I'll be mounting that and just keeping the phone in my pocket.
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  11. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    I've been an advocate of using a rugged android phone as a dedicated gps for some time now but a buddy of mine recently got a Zumo XT, I like it! I think it has brought Garmin back into the game. Initial cost is more (5x) than typical phone but I really like it's user interface
    Haven't had the chance to play with it much or use it on a ride yet but at quick first look it is nice.
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  12. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    Pub Crawl tomorrow night, 1720 ish, Cajun Corner on 23rd
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  13. Josh69

    Josh69 Uhhh

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    Well.... I have a rugged Android phone and a Zumo XT.

    Overall... the XT is better because it is glove friendly and once you put it in the mount, it is powered. But that's it: as soon as somebody comes up with a glove friendly phone with wireless charging and large button navigation app to go with it, I really cannot see the point in a dedicated GPS over a phone. I stopped using a dedicated GPS in the car years ago. It's really only the glove interface that keeps me with a dedicated GPS on the bike.
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  14. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    There are gloves available that have phone capable finger tips and stick on tips also.

    https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/glovetacts-v2-smart-fingertip-touchscreen-pads?sku_id=1766307


    That said, I have a Garmin XT. I find it’s screen easier to see.
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  15. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    There are already big interfaces on several of the "car" launchers on the play store, or you can go with something like Drive Mode Dashboard. He's a rider and designs his dashboard based on a rider's perspective. Also, you can start buying gloves with touchscreen capabilities. ;)
    I don't own a pair of gloves that don't have that capability. I don't understand people that continue to buy gloves without it these days.
  16. Josh69

    Josh69 Uhhh

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    I have a pair of Held gloves with fingertips which can work screens. But I find it nowhere near as reliable as a real fingertip. The apps on the phone are also typically designed with small buttons which are difficult to use with gloves. Overall, I don't think it is safe enough to use a smartphone with gloves on while the motorcycle is moving. In comparison, I don't have a problem with simple commands on the dedicated GPS.
  17. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Yes. I understand that and agree. I don’t operate my gps much while in motion. I loved the wonder wheel on the GS.

    I was using my GoPro app today on my iPhone on the bike. The gloves with the tips aren’t very reliable. All I want to do is stop and start recording. It kept changing modes instead.
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  18. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Long timer

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    Stylus on a retractable lanyard.
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  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'll turn the volume up or down, but that's all, while moving. I wouldn't suggest anyone try to manipulate a screen while riding
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  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've personally seen two guys crash while futzing with their GPS's. One guy crashed hard into a gate he was so oblivious.
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