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Old 01-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Anyone using a GPS app for IPhones while riding?

Anyone have a good bike user friendly GPS app for an iPhone that allows you to pre-plan a route by way points or road names/numbers? I thought about heisting the GF's Tom Tom and mounting it on my 1000 but you can only set destinations by address/name, not by selecting points etc etc.....so I am thinking maybe a good, BIKER friendly app would allow this...

I have been researching this some but it seems there is a million GPS apps and after reading/watching vids of them, I think they may be hard to use on a bike...especially with gloves on it.

So anyone attempting this?

Or is this just a dumb idea?

I'm tired of trying to follow a route on a paper map while riding and stopping 500 times to figure out what the next turn is.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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I can upload destinations from google maps to my garmin and map out the route using those destinations as stops on the route.
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I can upload destinations from google maps to my garmin and map out the route using those destinations as stops on the route.
Can you do that with any garmin or just certain models?
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Can you do that with any garmin or just certain models?
I'm not sure if all of them can do it. You have to set up a google maps account and sync your GPS unit to your PC. In google maps, type in your first destination and click search and your destination should appear on the left. Click on the more drop down arrow and select send. It will then give you the option to send the destination to phone, email, or gps. Select the brand of GPS you have and click send. Give it a try and see if it works. Hope this helps.
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I use sprint navigaion on my evo 4g, works great and has excellent features. Just input my destination, put phone in pocket, put earphones on and go.
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I'm not sure if all of them can do it. You have to set up a google maps account and sync your GPS unit to your PC. In google maps, type in your first destination and click search and your destination should appear on the left. Click on the more drop down arrow and select send. It will then give you the option to send the destination to phone, email, or gps. Select the brand of GPS you have and click send. Give it a try and see if it works. Hope this helps.

That shyt sounds complicated...Google maps sux to use on the iPhone. You are constantly fooling with it...even to keep it live on the screen requires constant touching of the screen.

I would like to build a route with way points, turn the bish on and follow the arrows....not be pulling my gloves off all the time to F with it. Then I started thinking about texts and phone calls coming in and turning off/blocking the gps screen, thus requiring glove removal to clear that shyt out...

It would be cool though if there is an accurate, fast working app that can do this. I read the gps chip in the iPhone sux and really need a "car kit" to make it work instantly and not 5-10 seconds behind your actual location.
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I have the following application:

http://gps.motionx.com/iphone/overview/
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That shyt sounds complicated...Google maps sux to use on the iPhone. You are constantly fooling with it...even to keep it live on the screen requires constant touching of the screen.

I would like to build a route with way points, turn the bish on and follow the arrows....not be pulling my gloves off all the time to F with it. Then I started thinking about texts and phone calls coming in and turning off/blocking the gps screen, thus requiring glove removal to clear that shyt out...

It would be cool though if there is an accurate, fast working app that can do this. I read the gps chip in the iPhone sux and really need a "car kit" to make it work instantly and not 5-10 seconds behind your actual location.
It was complicated to figure it out but now it's easy.
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Anyone got preset routes on google they'd like to share? I'm running google maps on my android phone. So I'm assuming I can just save those routes to my gmail account and pull them up right?
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I have motion x too, but didn't know it could do all of this. Pretty cool, I always wrote my turns out and taped it to the tank.
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With an android phone and Google Maps, it's a synch to plan out trips. It's a 2-way automatic sync between Android phones and Google anything. Personally, if given the choice, I'd rather plan a nice route using a keyboard/mouse/PC than fiddling with a touch screen or even tiny buttons of a GPS. I have my phone mounted to my bars and eventually will get an A2DP Q4 Scala unit for bluetooth in-helmet audio.

If you are serious about using a GPS with a glove on, you will either need a non-capacitative screen or a glove capable of providing capacity to the screen, other than bulky button-type GPS units. You can also make your gloves operate with capacitative screens...

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #13
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Best Motorcycle gps out there is the Garmin Zumo line... 660 is the cat's , designed for motorcycles specific, can route plan, track routes, waterproof and works with gloves on.... mind you its $$ ...


https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=135
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I have motocarma and speed app both are pretty exact for speed tested in my cage other than that I use at&t navigator or maps app on wp7
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You need to change the car to a bike!!!
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You need to change the car to a bike!!!
This is my touring bike Joe....It must be fully equip'd....Think of it as my 9 sec Goldwing.
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This is my touring bike Joe....It must be fully equip'd....Think of it as my 9 sec Goldwing.
I agree! I'm saying the car on the gps, make it a motorcycle
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lol nice work I like it. Many other good suggestions here too I always used the phone/headphones idea.
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