The MotionX on the iPhone Thread

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by basketcase, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    Lifeproof had a surround mount for their iPhone 5/s cases but abandoned it on the iPhone 6/+ for that dysfunctional QuickMount. That mount will self destruct on a Motorcycle and there is no Lock on the Universal mount plate to keep the phone from rotating. Overall one of the worse designs I've come across - shame on Lifeproof. But, I wouldn't use any other case on my iPhone.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    And if you used Furkot.com instead of GMaps you wouldn't have that silly 10 Pin (waypoint) limit on your 'maps'.
  3. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    It wasn't designed to carry a 2 way radio, it's designed for phones. I've never had a phone come out in 4 years of off road use.
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    scootertrog Jedi Fart Master

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    I can't say for how other programs will mesh, but you can lay a "route" out in TYRE, save it as a GPX and import that into Galileo Pro (I use DropBox via wi-fi). The "route" will lay nicely over the roads and look just like the way you laid it out, but it will actually be a "track" that you follow. GalileoPro doesn't have a routing engine to screw it up, so if you go off-route for some reason, all you gotta do is work your way back and it will still be there, unmolested. It still has the "position arrow", showing your exact location. Works brilliantly.

    Sorry - not meaning to hi-jack your MotionX thread. :)
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  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    Galileo Pro will import any valid GPX or KML file.
  6. Gryphus1

    Gryphus1 I'd rather be riding

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    @scootertrog

    I'm also using Galileo Pro, but I have been importing them from my google drive (free 500gb online storage :D). Never had an issue!
  7. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Yes - I don't like that limit! It forced me to break my last trip into 3 separate gpx files. Manageable, but annoying. Can Furkot do the wonderful drag/drop of your route, like Google Maps?
  8. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    My QuickMount bar mount does have a rotation lock lever. I agree that it would likely fatigue and break the phone case if you just let it waggle on the bike as shown in the video. I can say that the Velcro add-on gadget seems to take care of that issue.
  9. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    Anybody know how to change font size on motionx for my iphone6?
    Old eyeballs...
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    can't be done......... damhik
  11. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    Nice to know
    I'll just deal with it
    Thanks
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    I opened a support case to see if the font could be increased for waypoints because I was having trouble also. The font can't be increased. My solution for waypoints is to tap on the waypoint and it will bring up a box with bigger font that I could read. Street names are still a problem sometimes, even when you increase the zoom on the map. I thought about enabling the zoom function on the iphone in the accessibility section. Haven't tried that yet however.
  13. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    Hey jeepster
    Let us know if you find a way to increase the size of the road names plz.
    Thanks a bunch!
  14. juno

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    How did you save or get a route out of google maps?

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    juno Long timer

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    Yeah, I went and bought a GPS because the font size issue makes looking at the map damn near impossible.
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    I still find it amusing that the developers of both the popular Android navigation apps- OsmAnd and Locus- both find that the tiny font size and nearly illegible map display to be sufficient and/or good enough. I floated the idea of either supporting a colourful, Garmin-esque display of roads and suitably sized labels. The developers and much of their forum following all thought I was crazy for asking such a thing.
  17. DRTBYK

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    Those apps are intended for handheld use - not on a Motorcycle. Folks with young eyes don't think much about those usability details and the developers aren't interested because you (Motorcyclists) are less than 1/100th of 1% of their customers.
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    Everything I said applies to people using the app in a car. Both apps have "car" settings profiles...
  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    oops sorry, wrong thread. :-)

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  20. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    How about a step by step walk through on that.