Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bracebridge & Bala ON Canada
Tyre vs. MyRoute-app
Hey gang....I have seen a lot of posts with guys using Tyre as their preferred route builder like I do.
After using it exclusively to route my coast to coast run last September, I was disappointed to see that the current version has issues with Chrome, my preferred browser. It also has issues with Google Maps Java Script....not sure what that is...maybe your name on a Starbucks cup?
It has become quite slow, and will not connect to the Google Maps Walking Man images.
So, being a Tyre user, I like any of you, are being inundated by Tyre tying to swing us over to the MyRoute-app, their new cloud platform. It works with all formats including Apple and has the cool tracking program on the phone with picture and note facilities along the way, similar to the now defunct EveryTrail app.
Unfortunately, being a "frugal" old fart, I refuse to pay the subscription fee, just to be able to download the routes I plan, to my Garmin...yes...you can't do it unless you pay !
The MyRoute-app process though is lightening fast and has the same mapping abilities in various modes as does Tyre. It also opens the Google Maps street images from Walking Man into full screen mode so you can get a great 360 of the road.
BUT it is missing the neat feature on Tyre, of the bike icon and play buttons to "test run your route". I use this feature every time and fast forward to each waypoint to make sure I am not on the wrong side of the freeway. If so, you can see the bike going the other way, then correcting at the next waypoint....a lot easier than zooming in to double check.
I have been playing with it last week, and discovered a loophole that takes a little time, but free exporting !
Once you have finished your route, if you press the export tab...it takes you to a new page to take your money in Euros. Instead click the 'Save As' tab and click on .GPX.......if you have Tyre loaded on your PC, then it automatically downloads it as a Tyre.GPX file, showing on the bottom line of the screen. Right click, click open, and it will open in Tyre...plug in your GPS and click export....Ta Da !!!!
PhilStrom.....Suzuki Guy Since 1972