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Rugged phones to use for gps on bikes.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by rossguzzi, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I forgot to mention, i use Twonav premium on the Ipad as i can use my own ‘bought’ maps and Oziexplorer on the Samsung (Android).
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  2. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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  3. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    You just use the car models on the bike?
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  4. nazza

    nazza Trouble Supporter

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    Thanks for all of the answers, have given me a few options to consider. We have a couple of old phones laying around.
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  5. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Yep just the nuvi, last well if ya look after them a bit. Easy to make water resistant and i mount them them close behind the screen to keep them out of the rain.

    Edit, this isnt me.

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  6. Johns-Bikes

    Johns-Bikes Farkling the T7 Supporter

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  7. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    @Johns-Bikes i use the standand garnin saddle and a small ram ball mount.

    I think its a 17mm ball.
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  8. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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  9. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Thanks for that, I may try it.

    I've been running NUVIs on the bike since 2007. Only killed one by drowning (dropped the bike in a river), but I usually put the NUVIs in sealable glad bags to keep rain out. Silicone seems like a better option.
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  10. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Any particular Nuvi is the best?.
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  11. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    I just get the latest one that is on gumtree that is $50 or there abouts.

    Later ones have lots of options and most of the time come with free maps.

    My latest one is a Drive 51 LM and works well, i wont use 1/2 of the feastres but lots of them are handy.

    I bought it from someone that had bought a new car with a GPS installed so didnt need it any more, like new $50.
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  12. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Do they show much in the way of tracks ?
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  13. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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  14. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    I've got a 1390 on the way.
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  15. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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  16. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Mate at work just got a Doogee s88 pro. Bloody big and heavy ! Looks like they work well.
    Tempted with the Ulefone Armor x8. I have no idea if it would work in OZ. For $99 it could be worth a try.
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  17. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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  18. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    WTF are you talking about geoff?
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  19. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Was looking at an ad on the Tree and the reason for selling a gps. Too lazy tp put a link.
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  20. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    The specs usually state which frequencies they support, and those x8's are 4g dual-sim jobbies. And a 5000mah + battery to boot. My Ulefone 3W works just fine here for 4g. They are good value eh, and the Android install isn't clogged and cluttered up with vendor-specific shit or proprietary garbage, it is a clean install and runs really well. I never gave a shit about smartphones before, but I actually like this one a lot. It is well-made, robust, and seems to have all the features I'd ever want. I currently have 3 different off-grid mapping applications and map data on it, just to cover everything - all downloaded for free I might add, including the ADV offline mapping app.
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