Ultra rugged Kyocera phones,GPS smartphones ..my guide

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

  1. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    I just checked and they still have a bunch available. ATT models. Good hunting.


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    headstaller Long timer

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    Thanks for posting... ordered :thumb
  3. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know why the ATT models are half what the Verizon are on that site?
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    dirtystevedirt Been here awhile

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    Everything is more expensive from Verizon! LOL...... prob the sapphire screen
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    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I didn't know there was a difference in screen. What is it, Gorilla glass? I doubt that Kyocera would make two separate screens according to manufacturer.
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    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I'm actually more worried about the fragility/brittleness of the sapphire so the ATT will serve me fine.
  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    :rofl

    yeah, no. The sapphire screen is damn near indestructible.
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  8. MiniNL

    MiniNL Dutchie in the US

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    This, I'd rather have the sapphire screen, but I preferred to save money so I got a Sprint one. It also has the less common wireless charging option, PMA vs Qi for the Verizon one.
  9. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    The sapphire crystal mineral glass screen is a Verizon exclusive. There's nothing wrong with the Dow Corning Gorilla Glass III on the other versions of the Pro.
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  10. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    Just got my fleabay refurbished Pro in the mail. AT&T, locked, no SIM, $137 shipped. I didn’t see that $120 deal til after I ordered but Im still pleased. Zero visible damage, beautiful screen, solid feel. Haven’t played with android in years so doing the noob thing for awhile. The *#*#4636#*#* worked perfectly to shut off cell sig. Phone was wiped so setup was easy. I like the fingerprint options and used both. Gonna take a while to figure out apps, etc but very happy so far. Thanks again!!!


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  11. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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    The Verizon version is also supposed to be a bit faster, ( which I believe plays to everyone's fancy here) with 3gb of ram vs 2 on the at&t. I can't personally vouch for that, but am happy with my Verizon.

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  12. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    I loaded all the apps recommended in another thread, but held off on Locus as it appears to be EU focused. Can anyone her vouch for the Locus app in North America or are there better apps?
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  13. MiniNL

    MiniNL Dutchie in the US

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    Works fine for me, I like that it allows you to navigate by a gpx track. Plus it has all the different colors that the BDRs have. It has the USGS maps with off road tracks, I do wish it had more maps, like Gaia, but I was too cheap for Gaia at the moment.
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  14. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Works great for me also, it has all the maps I need, but then I use it mainly for following tracks I get from various sources, mostly ADVrider. To do that you don't even really need a map, just stay on the line.
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    Locus is fine for North America. It handles tracks far better than Osmand. One limitation it has is that you cannot create a new route using autorouting and offline maps.
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  16. ThomasD

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    Even not if you use the offline routing alghorythm of Brouter and offline maps?
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    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Yes. Locus will create routes offline just fine with Brouter or Graphhopper.
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  18. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile

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    +1

    I'm in New England and Locus Pro with Brouter works great. I use it mostly with predefined tracks I do on my computer, but it finds routes well when navigation is needed on the fly.
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  19. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I have looked at BRouter a few times. It seems like it only creates a route from a list of waypoints that you enter. And you don't get to see the waypoints or the route on a map within the program. I can't remember, I assume there a really easy way to locate the route and load it into Locus?

    I would love to be proved wrong on all this.
  20. upontheridge

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    I found kurviger to work great for offline routing. I have used locus and brouter but much more complicated. I also really like that kurviger will give you a curvy route rather than just the fastest or shortest route.

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