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Discussion in 'Australia' started by rossguzzi, Aug 15, 2020.
So the Gunbarrel killed my Blackview “Not so tough” phone..on the lookout again!
I have had good value and service from both of my Ulefone rugged handsets.
Purchased online from Banggood. Make sure to check the specs (3G\4G bands supported).
Gave mine a full charge and now running an experiment. Phone mounted to bike in shed, phone is turned on, OSM offline mapping is running full-screen, no network, and screen locked\closed.
Over 5 full days now, open the screen and the app is there in it's full glory, 81% battery remaining.
Good result - would I be right in thinking that it would suck a bit more battery looking for satellites if you were on the move?
I used mine to record a 6hr enduro loop.
Battery was 36% when I turned it on, hit record and popped it in my backpack.
6hrs later it was 32% and had recorded the whole loop.
Anyone tried one of these rally type handlebar controllers to control the app? The basic version allows blue tooth control of the app with pan/zoom in/out. Supports quite a few apps on Android.
I set off with 79%, rode for 3 hrs, opened the screen half a dozen times to figure stuff out, and got home with 76%. FYI
Sounds impressive - just to confirm - did you have the OSMand open on the screen all the time (3hrs)?
Haven't tried one, but very interested after seeing a video of one. They were using a Samsung tablet for dash/navigation and using that to control it all.
I'd reckon it would yes.
No. I only opened the screen when required, maybe 20 mins all up.
Gotcha - not really how I use my GPS - which is screen on all the time for Nav.
I've run OSM for most of the day with the screen on... No problems.
Plus, most have a USB output on the bike to charge the phone if needed.
OSM use to have a great feature where you could turn the screen off and it would automatically turn the screen on before any turns. Very useful for extending battery life and attracting your attention to the screen.
Unfortunately an Android update removed application permission to control the screen.
I've got an iphone6 - if the usb cable comes loose I'm done in about 20minutes..... I'm torn between a rugged phone and trying to sort out a tablet mount for my (not very rugged but cheap) Lenovo M8. Some great info in this thread.
See previous posts for full use battery life, it still kills a dedicated GPS.
Locus Pro can do this on my S5 running Cyangenmod...not that I really ever want it to.
You do realize that you can add those tracks to OSM from bing?
Once they are in OSM they will appear in the update to OSMand 1 to 2 months later.
Not sure I'm with you - can you give me a bit more clarification? The feature that I'm referring to is that when I'm on a ride - particularly in forestry - I can pick out tracks from the satellite that aren't on the base maps.
Always keen to learn if there are better ways.
8th full day on standby with screen off but OSM full screen when unlocked, battery at 65%.
NOTE: when I unlock the screen I tap the "locate current position" icon and the unit then needs to acquire the satellites, a few seconds only.