Tablets for GPS

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by trganey, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Renegade_Azzy

    Renegade_Azzy Kamen Rider

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    I wish I could get a NUUD for my galaxy tab
    Or any decent hard case
  2. Berty222

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  3. Berty222

    Berty222 Adventurer

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    I use this case and like that it's got lots of good rubber all around and aluminum body. 40$
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-...-Cover-for-Apple-IPad-Mini-4/32491174990.html
  4. Berty222

    Berty222 Adventurer

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    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.

    Cheers
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  5. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    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.
  6. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here Supporter

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    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.


  7. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    just a quick note that Highway Dirtbike Paul has a tablet case and I phone case that is indestructible..

    [​IMG]
  8. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    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)?
  9. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    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. :)
  10. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here Supporter

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    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
  11. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    thanks. got a link to those new bits??
  12. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here Supporter

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    griffo1962 Long timer

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  14. goombadave

    goombadave Been here awhile

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    I found the iPhone case on the HDB site, no tablet case, is this in development? Really diggin that setup
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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    contact them
  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    Thread Dredge:

    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 :D

    support set-up
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    Completed
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    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.
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  17. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    You win! :lol3

    It just needs a camera now so you can see the road!
  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    load your route into Google My Maps, then it will be available in regular Google Maps, in your "my places" section. ;-)
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  19. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    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 :yikes from passerby's, but ya know.....long as I'm ridin :ear
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