Ultra rugged Kyocera phones,GPS smartphones ..my guide

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by PDX Alamo, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Long timer

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    This should give you a clue as to the usability of the .trp files and the parent program.
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    I think the Xenforo software that advrider.com runs on is set up to allow uploading only files with the .gpx file extension and certain picture formats. You might be able to work around that by renaming the .trp extension to .gpx and noting in your post that the extension needs to be changed back. Both .trp and .gpx files are just text.
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  3. Davidprej

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    I currently use my Samsung Galaxy 8s Active (not sure I got all that right) and RidewithGPS.com. But I've been monitoring this site to see if I want to go with a Kyocera. My feeling is, do I really want another phone to deal with? I'm a KISS type of guy and planning my routes on RidewithGPS is MUCH simpler than anything I'm reading here (plan in Furkot, download as gpx, import to ...blah, blah) and then I've only got one phone to worry about. I can see it fine in the sunlight, though not perfect. I don't ride offroad, but it does all I need it to do very easily. Is there something I'm missing about the attraction of the Kyocera?
  4. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    They're really cheap and really really tough.
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    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that info, I'll Google that and see if I can find something.
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    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    Thank you ohgood, I took your advice and searched Google. Found an article called APN settings for dummies. I followed their instructions and bada boom bada bing I got four 4g LTE. :rilla Knuckle head at att store store was lying to me.
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    Sweet!

    Roll on!
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  8. nznick

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    Hi there i'm a n00b on here. I'm off to Europe in a couple of months for a 5 week road trip, i've bought a Kyocera phone after reading this and I wondered why no-one seems to be using google maps as a gps, anyone have an answer for that?
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  9. PineLaneRider

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    Google works great for A-B stuff when you have signal (I know you can download maps, but its not really user friendly, imho). The offline apps like Guru, OsmAnd, and Locus I use for following tracks (just a line on a map) of trips I've planned and when signal is questionable.
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    If you change the file extension from trp to gpx it will post
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    Google maps is great with an internet connection, but extremely limited without. Basically you can have one route showing , and one map type.

    The other applications that were made for offline user have a lot more features
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  12. Ranko

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    You can download your maps in offline mode in Google Maps and have your maps working without Internet connection.

    Probably you know that?

    Or other maps still have more features available in offline regim?
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Imho Goog map can be useful as a fall back or safety net for the Garmin and Tom Tom folks who are easing into Android Nav apps.
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    I use it quite a bit. I've got a data only sim card in my DF.

    I use Locus for following tracks and Gmaps/Waze when I'm navigating somewhere.
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    It's like an introduction to GPS stuff.... there's so much more possible, but for a top b navigation on city streets, it's awesome!

    Traffic avoidance is fantastic too!
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Imho if Goog map is an appetizer, Osmand+ is a bistro hand crafted bacon double cheeseburger :-)
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    I use Google maps on the phone for the last mile, it's great for turn by turn directions through narrow streets to your hotel.
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    Are you serious? Downloading offline GM data is ridiculously easy. they even tell you when your map is about to expire and all you have to do is click yes and they update them for you. How can it get any easier?

    I agree that it's best for A to B navigation only but their offline map downloading is easy.
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    Gmaps is ok to download if you know the exact places you're going to be but if you're just out exploring and don't know exactly where you are going, it's not very good without service.
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    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    That is true. Also true is that, unless you are an IBA rider you can typically download a sizeable enough area where that simply is a non-issue.
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