Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by kderacing, Mar 2, 2019.
You have 79,000+ miles on a WR250R? Am I reading that right?
lol That would be 8,332 Miles and the Time is 1:49:53
That said.. yeah there are WRRs out there with over 100,000 miles on them. Sadly, the odometer actually freezes at 99,999 miles..
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.
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.
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)
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.
+1 on the Juiced Squeeze . Many thousands of miles in the back country of Mexico .
No issues .
Are we having Tuesday Pub crawls?
We're slowly getting back together at venues that make sense. I'll start posting them on ADVrider
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.
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.
Pub Crawl tomorrow night, 1720 ish, Cajun Corner on 23rd
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.
There are gloves available that have phone capable finger tips and stick on tips also.
That said, I have a Garmin XT. I find it’s screen easier to see.
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.
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.
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.
Stylus on a retractable lanyard.
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
I've personally seen two guys crash while futzing with their GPS's. One guy crashed hard into a gate he was so oblivious.