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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by PDX Alamo, Feb 19, 2017.
Got my phone and I've been playing with it setting it up. Now I need to get that mount!
I went a little secure mount overkill. Added a few strips of Velcro and a 6" lanyard. The Velcro has a side benefit of giving a 1/16" of space on the entire underside of the phone while still allowing full grip.
it's a good idea the velcro! I own the same mount and it's doing great but if you installed the spring section up or down it can open when there's a big impact and the phone will be kick out! This happened to me. Now I put an elastic as a precaution. I like your velcro idea!
I've been using velcro and a lanyard for years now. it will fail after a while though so every once in a while give the phone a tug and if you start feeling it not stick as good, replace it.
I now have thousands of miles with my DFP on a mount charging through the ports. It is slow, can get hot, but it has worked and while the pads have marks, I did not get any wear of concern.
My earlier post about this:
If you have a Qi charging phone, another option:
Thanks for the post! Is there an off-the-shelf cable similar to the GoPro remote I can buy for my Duraforce XD? Have one of those remote cables already from my Hero 3 Black, but unfortunately but the pins are spaced too far apart to line up with the XD's contacts.
If not (seems likely), has anyone made their own? I'd thought about it before when I found this thread last year, but at the time the only pogo pins I could find for sale were in commercial quantities. I see I can get them from Adafruit or Amazon, but not sure how I'd go about securing them. Maybe use Sugru to create a housing? I don't necessarily care if there are wires permanently grafted to this thing as it's going to be strictly on bike/dashboard duty as a GPS, so I was considering just soldering the power leads directly on to the contact, then securing it with JB Weld, Sugru, or something like that.
I mounted a Cycle Gear USB charger to both of my Husky's. I also ordered some short 90° cables, but the 2ft long one I have now wraps inside the cradle nicely.
Luckily the GoPro remote cable worked fine for my DFP. The pins weren't exactly centered as you can see by the marks, but it was good enough. I was going to buy pogo pins and glue them in if needed...Drill a right-sized hole and glue/epoxy the pins into the back of a case I bought from amazon. I just chose a case I thought would work best on amazon. I also removed material from the sides of the case I bought. The linked post I made showed what I did.
It would be interesting to solder the power leads to the contact and then secure with JB Weld, Sugru or something similar. I don't think anyone has done that yet. If you did that you wouldn't need a phone case.
I ordered essentially the same USB port from Amazon last week while I was camping somewhere.
I am looking on eBay and I can't seem to find BaddyAndy's mount, anyone know the model name or have a link?
In order to secure the pongo contacts, I used plastic bolts and nuts M5. I drilled the bolts carefully and inserted 3mm pongo pins, where cables have been soldered. It is tricky to manage to get the position of the pongo pins right.
Hi guys, after about 25k miles my Garmin 650T started to acting up. Randomly shuting down, restarting and displaying the battery is not Garmin (it is)...
I can replace it with a refurbished unit from Garmin for $200, but before I do that I wanted to ask few questions:
1) Can the ATT or Verizon versions of Kyocera Duraforce PRO 2 run with GPS enabled in airplane mode?
2) Do you experience power connector/battery failures due to the vibrations?
3) What software most of you use with the Kyocera? I have invested into USA and Canada Topo maps and City navigator for the Garmin - need to cost analyses on maps if I would switch. Need to be able load GPX tracks, edit and prepare GPS tracks, routing and good topo details - i.e. stream and Mt names, trails and logging routes
Does anyone actually read the thread before asking a question that has been answered multiple times?
I cannot tell you that; I would imagine so, but manufacturers do make changes for no sensible reason. My Duraforce Pro (Verizon version) works very well with GPS enabled in airplane mode. I can think of only one reason to get a Pro 2 rather than a Pro, and that is that the battery ("not replaceable"...) would be newer in a newer model, hence more time and use before it begins to require recharging on a shorter cycle.
"No one gets to live or love without feeling pain, sure, but no one gets to live or love without causing pain, either." -- Kelly Sue DeConnick
1) Not sure about the Pro. My ATT XD can run with only the GPS on (not the cellular transciever) but my T-mobile phone usually will not (I'm convinced I have got it to do so before but can't always get it to cooperate.)
2) Battery connection issues are very rare on the Kyocera phones. If you use a magnetic power connector (power only, swivel connector) and a bit of dielectric grease you won't have trouble with the micro USB connector either. If you use regular micro USB cables, you might (although mine survived 12,500 miles to/through/from Alaska including rough roads, dust and rain but that was on my big KTM which actually doesn't vibrate too much.)
3) The entire thread is packed with information about software. There is a strong focus on Locus (which most seem to prefer) and Osmand but many others are discussed too.
I myself took the time to read the entire thread; but I surely don't have it memorized. It is 158 pages, after all.
I always try to be modest; I'm very proud of that.
I can't remember what I posted on any thread a few days before let alone what everyone else has posted.
Anyone have the screen auto rotate stop working on their DF? I've googled solutions but nothing fixes it. Seems like it stopped after a ride I did that was very rough so lots of vibes may have worked their way to the bars and phone, but I thought these phones were supposed to be pretty rugged and vibe resistant.