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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by trganey, Feb 19, 2015.
I wish I could get a NUUD for my galaxy tab
Or any decent hard case
I use this case and like that it's got lots of good rubber all around and aluminum body. 40$
EmmEff, from your experience, wich one of these iPad apps your tried do you prefer ? Typically on a long multi day trip that was planned in BaseCamp, I have never navigated as Route, but rather as Track, on my 390 LM. I prefer simply following a line as I go, rather that turn by turn directions of a route, because to often, even though I was navigating a BaseCamp Route, the 390 would recalculate and make you go a different route.
So far I like Pocket Earth, but there might be something better out there.
I have been bouncing between Navmii, Galileo, maps.me, Pocket Earth, and Terra Map HD. It's not yet riding season here (central Ontario, Canada) so I haven't had a chance to use any of them on the bike, but have been playing with them in the car for months now.
All of those apps listed will display tracks quite well. I would like to find an app that will navigate a track, but none exist that I am aware of.
Here is my setup that I have on my 13 GSA for over 1 year.
Ipad mini 2 with cell connection (needed to have internal GPS module, doesn't need a plan)
Lifeproof full case
Qi wireless charging receiver with lightning connector
Qi wireless charger
12v to 5v waterproof converter wired into OEM GPS plug on bike
Ram Locking Tab mount, short extension and bar mount ball.
I use Sygic maps which are preloaded for the entire north America.
Also use a FOBO tire pressure system that I can view with the table.
So you get GPS, tire pressure monitoring, music and email(when hooked up to my cell phone hotspot) all in one unit
There is also the possibility in the near future to connect a bluetooth enabled power distribution system to monitor voltage and control heated clothing and LED light intesity all form my tablet.
Since the Qi reciever is in the case and plugged in, the tablet charges when mounted and the bike running.
You can see it here at last years RDV. Starts at the 6 min mark.
NOT SAFE FOR OFFICE VIEWING!!!! It is RDV you know.
just a quick note that Highway Dirtbike Paul has a tablet case and I phone case that is indestructible..
it looks like the sygic maps are routable? how about uploading gpx files for tracks? do the maps cover off road trails ( non nighway stuff)?
does your wireless charging keep up with the drain on the ipad while using the GPS?? I have a power adapter that does not so looking for a different solution. :)
Yes it does barely. It shows charging on the ipad and keeps the % charged while using the GPS and music player. It has run like that on some 12 hr long ass hauling trips. This is with the ambient sensor turned on, not sure if it would hold with the brightness set to 100% all the time.
I have a 700ma rated receiver in there but have just ordered a new 1A gen 2 with Ti chipset that I will try. Also ordered a new ultra thin transmitter that is also gen2 and is IP68 rated. This one is about the width of a quarter
thanks. got a link to those new bits??
I found the iPhone case on the HDB site, no tablet case, is this in development? Really diggin that setup
Since I found this thread really useful when setting up my Tab GPS I thought I'd dredge it up and post my completed system, for completeness if nothing else
Works exceptionally well and near perfect for what I need. The big screen is great.
Looking at other options for the GPS APP but for now google drive is working out. It just isn't very user friendly for doing routes that are off the beaten track.
It just needs a camera now so you can see the road!
load your route into Google My Maps, then it will be available in regular Google Maps, in your "my places" section. ;-)
seein the road would be an enoooormus problem if me eyes was still in my abdomen.....lucky for me I had them fitted to a couple of stalks gluded to me head. so i get the odd from passerby's, but ya know.....long as I'm ridin
I have gone down the Galaxy tab active and brodit mount for my GS1200 setup -
In its tablet & nav form it seems fine - need a long road trip for full evaluation.
Now the big downer
I planned to use it with the wonderwheel so you can get all the Nav VI & music controlls mirrored on the tab screen..
To do so you need the Wonderlinq dongle - happy days :)
picked one up yesterday, only to find it will only work with Android devices running Marshmallow (6) or higher -
It dosent look like Samsung released Marshmallow for the device - so that idea is now dead in the water