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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 28-Feb-2018, 03:47 PM (908) Thread Starter
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I think I will initially buy the two Givi leads / hub I originally mentioned as the hub will have several uses but do as recommended and buy a cheap Sat Nav and, as Jetspeed says, I can always put it in my pocket if I cant get a waterproof case.

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I'm not 100% but doesn't the satnav/maps on iPhone etc chew through your data allowance ?

Ok for a few journeys, but not ideal for a long day/weekend tour etc.

Not sure about other apps like Waze etc.....
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I would need to check that but perhaps it would be better to download maps first before heading off. I obviously haven't thought this through fully Chris !!!!
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My biggest problem with using my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S8) is that it's not glove friendly and has a small display.
And all my other phones have had the same issue.
I've found when I'm within cell coverage just asking my iPhone for direction is getting better as voice recognition improves. I have a Sena 20 and pressing the phone button and asking Siri (google's better) for direction is working pretty good.
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I have used a Garmin 275 for years, cheap and have a waterproof case or it which makes ir waterproof. The problems with iphones here atleast in india is that when mounted exposed to the sun they heat up and shut down! Has happened multiple times with me.
Secondly the area we bike in there is no cell phone coverage
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I would need to check that but perhaps it would be better to download maps first before heading off. I obviously haven't thought this through fully Chris !!!!
It's worth looking at. I'm sure to ate a load of my data on a manchester and back trip a few months ago. But I might have had Spotify playing also - who knows. Lol

I'm trying to decide whether to fork out for the Nav V or VI. Picking my GSA up on saturday week (if it turns up at the dealer!!). It's got the bracket fitted for Nav, seeing a blink panel will be irritating.

But is it £600+ worth of irritating ?
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I've been pondering getting a GPS. Phone (whether iphone or android) works great for some things, but has limitations :

- requires taking gloves off to do anything. And it is not rare for software to crash, or to have annoying popups or reasons that mean you have to stop to recover the navigation.
- Weather : heavy rain (although modern ones are less affected), overheating in the summer
- GPS lock : had phones work well, others were an absolute nightmare. Latest was pretty good up until recently, now getting GPS issues. Previous phone got binned after too much hassle regarding GPS lock.

On the plus side, phone is great for trafic, speeding cameras etc.

I think I'm going to go with both, at least for now, and bold the phone on the side of the GPS. Both phone and GPS could be complementary on long trips.
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I have not been on a long trip as of yet, but I will say I love using both the Garmin and my phone I use the Waze app. I have actually used the Waze app since it's start so i've been using it for quite a few years now and love it.
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I have not been on a long trip as of yet, but I will say I love using both the Garmin and my phone I use the Waze app. I have actually used the Waze app since it's start so i've been using it for quite a few years now and love it.
Yeah it's the same here. It lacks (as most navigation apps) routing. It's very efficient on timing, trafic, speed cameras etc. But you can't tell it to go via specific places, or only chose an initial route. Hence the idea of having a traced itinerary on a tomtom or navigator, and in parallel, waze running, that will "recalculate" after every "wrong" turn you take.
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“You do not need cellular reception to get a GPS lock - the iPhone includes a dedicated GPS receiver. If you are using an app that requires internet access to download maps data, you need an internet connection via an available wi-fi network or via the cellular network, but not for GPS reception alone.”
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