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Offline John B

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sat nav or mobile phone
on: November 25, 2015, 03:41:43 PM
Hi all I'm sorry if this question has already been asked but I would like sat nav on my bike so I decided to go out and buy a holder so I can use me galaxy note 3 as a sat nav using Google maps but the problem I have now is that I've used more than half my monthly allowance on just one trip  :430: so the question to you lovely bunch is that does anyone know if I can get the tom tom on my phone which is free ?? Thanks again   john

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Offline Gargy

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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 07:37:36 PM
I have 'HERE' maps on my phone. You can download the maps on wifi, save them on a sd card and use the gps offline.

I only use this for work. I have a dedicated satnav for the bike. Phones cannot be seen in bright sunlight IMHO.

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Offline steve

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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 10:30:34 PM
Get a bike specific satnav, job done.  :305:

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Offline Maverick

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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 02:47:18 AM
Proper bike sat nav is best.

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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 07:35:04 AM
Wot they said

With Bluetooth for instructions
Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul ....

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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 08:21:32 AM
 cheers for the advice chaps  :821:

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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #6 on: November 29, 2015, 10:18:07 AM
About this time last year Halfords did this Flash sale thing, i got a Zumo 390lm for £264.
Been really good.

Paul


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Re: sat nav or mobile phone
Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 10:33:34 AM
Should you go for a bike specific GPS, look into the planning software.
I read that the Tomtom uses "Tyre" a Google maps based program. I regularly use google maps as I find it the easiest to use however it does have a drawback.

About this time last year I planned out all my routes for our Alps trip. I spent hours on it over a few weeks. As winter set in I noticed a few of my routes had changed. As Google maps is "Live" as roads/ passes close due to snow/ landslides etc the maps change automatically. These were saved in my account too. It effectively undone most of the work I'd put in. According to Ride magazine, the Tyre software used by Tomtom will do the same.
Garmin has its own software which is no where as easy to use as Google but will not alter your planned route.

Just a thought.

Paul


 



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