Anyone use Rever?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by J-Dash, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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    I stumbled across the Rever app and site again, and I remember seeing this years ago but I never looked into it. Seems great in concept, and the features seem great for building routes and uploading them to my Garmin (if this feature actually works well).

    Anyone use this and really like it? Or is it gimmicky and glitchy?
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  2. Bigsmokindaddy

    Bigsmokindaddy Been here awhile

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    I haven't been able to figure it out other than tracking and posting my rides


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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    furkot, gpsies, harleyrideplanner, lots more resoureces online for planning a ride.

    the rever app was promising at first, but i realized they were gathering your/my gpx files to build their resume, and resell them as 'pro' level services. that's an annoyance for me. if you come out with a new and innovative product, great ! just don't resell the customer base tracks as something wild and new.
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  4. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    I've used Rever in the past, mainly for the paid access to see the red/yellow/orange routes. Routing is fairly easy. I have two complaints: It's difficult to manage a large number of routes. I've not had much luck uploading to Garmin either, mainly because Basecamp is clunky too and uses a different format for routes than most other navigational tools.

    This past summer I used butler maps (the physical kind) with google maps on my smartphone. Much simpler, much easier.
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  5. et17smith

    et17smith Toronto. BMW 1150GSA. KLR650. CB750K

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    Im doing a 2 month trip through USA and mexico and have been looking at the butler maps.... Do you think it would work well for this? Would I need to buy way too many butler maps to cover all the territory, or do you think it would make sense? Thanks for any info!
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  6. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    I think you'll get a lot more out of your trip if you had the Butler maps. On a 2-month trip I would expect that may things would upset a planned route and thus you should be prepared to make "on the road" changes, and that's where the Butler maps come in handy. I don't know if they have any maps for Mexico.

    You'll need to decide for yourself which maps and how many you'll want. If you don't think you'll get more than one trip out of the maps, they could be re-sold (Ebay or advrider etc).

    As for Google Maps ... that requires data and/or offline maps, and you'll need to consider if your Canadian mobile plan makes that feasible.
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  7. et17smith

    et17smith Toronto. BMW 1150GSA. KLR650. CB750K

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely be getting a US and Mexico plan for my phone or unlocking it and getting a Different SIM card, so that might work well for me too.
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  8. Hobbsrt

    Hobbsrt Adventurer

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    I got rid of my Monterra GPS - it was too complicated. I picked up REVER last year and have been using it since. I have used it in both the USA Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina as well as in Europe Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech, Germany and Austria. Its come a long way since last year and they are upgrading it constantly with turn by turn directions being the latest upgrade (not my deal but alot of folks like it I guess). If you pay the monthly fee of $6 you get all the butler maps. This was great for planning in the US and in parts of Europe too. Yes, it works offline as well,just download the map of where you'll be riding. Your routes sync automatically. I do still carry maps just in case, but did that with the GPS too. Good stuff.
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  9. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    Rever is getting better all the time. I like it. For my last trip though I used the Butler paper maps, created my route in Google maps, exported to kml, converted to gpx, uploaded to Osmand, then used Osmand to tell me the turn by turn directions as I rode. What a pain in the ass, but it worked. Rever is working on custom turn by turn directions; if they get that sorted out soon I may have my go to system.
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  10. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride!

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    I'm a fan of Rever, a yearly subscription is only $60. I mainly use it to track my rides and my friends and family can follow me on the app and see where I've ridden. I also have the paper Butler maps of the Western States and I do plan my rides using Rever.
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  11. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Welp

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    Why not just use Furkot (which is google maps with planning features basically) and just push the .GPX

    I was never over the moon with Butler maps to start with and the monthly service fee was a no go for me. I also don't recommend OsmAnd as a standalone, any wet stuff and it makes things pretty miserable pretty fast.
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  12. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    I really like Butler Maps.

    What do you use for turn by turn directions then Tripped1? Why is OsmAnd bad in wet stuff? You mean rain?
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  13. BryceB

    BryceB It's OK, we know the Mayor!

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    I'm curious also.. I use OsmAnd+ all the time. I like how it'll route me on a GPX track that was either shared with me or that I made up in Basecamp.
    I do use Co-Pilot for point to point stuff.. I like it's traffic and better POI/address DB.
    I went phone only for my GPS in April 2015 and use a Galaxy S6 Active.

    I only use REVER to track my rides/distances and try to get high enough to get in the monthly drawings. I made it once in November, but didn't get picked. As for them collecting/selling my data, I'm sure they are, but I'm sure my Android phone is already doing that anyhow.
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  14. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Welp

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    OsmAnd and/or Locus.

    Locus actually has a screen lock, but its turn by turn is a little yappy. Running locus in guidance mode (so it scrolls along my track) with OsmAnd running under it (on the same track) to provide the voice queues with the screen safely locked....and yes, I mean anything wet, a big enough bug has spattered got to my screen and sent the whole works into coniptions.....so I make sure that I have the app with a screen lock

    There are a number of things about Rever that drove me up a wall.....and giving them rights to the routes that I spent hours and hours crafting.....so they can charge others for them. Nope.
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  15. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I tried Rever and found it very easy to use...BUT it didn't provide auditory turn-by-turn directions which I really appreciate when passing through urban centers. I went back to Basecamp. BC isn't intuitive and is a pain unless you use it on a regular basis, though
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    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    Rever has 2 unique features that makes it a goto app:
    1. Butler maps integration
    2. Mileage Challenges/Prizes

    Most of the mileage prize awards are random drawings, but in the past some were based on hard numbers.
    Klim is a regular sponsor of monthly drawings. Other vendors come and go.
    I like the proactive management at app HQ as I feel they are always thinking of adding to the entire feature set,
    not just the base navigational maps/software but out of app integration with social media.
    The app gets better every year unlike the others who just stop at fixing glitches, yet they have not raised fees much.
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  17. VeloSix

    VeloSix ZFG life

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    Supposedly they're doing turn-by-turn now in the app....?? Any experience from folks?
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  18. 919nick

    919nick Been here awhile

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    Not out for Android, yet. Hopefully soon.

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  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    no turn by turn
    no offline routing
    no track editing
    still reselling your tracks as their own
    I'll skip it
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  20. VeloSix

    VeloSix ZFG life

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    for $6 / month these features are available
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