Anyone using iPhone with apps for navigating?
I agree 100% The RAM X-MOUNT or X-GRIP is what i use. Do not put your phone in a tank bag cause it will get very hot!!! This happened to my friend. I use Google maps plan my route then send it to my phone and also print out a copy as a back up. My iPhone 6 is linked to my Sena 10s so i get turn by turn instructions without having to take my eyes of the road. If it rains just put a baggie over it and your good. What i also like is i can still listen to my music and google cuts in when i need to turn then goes back to music plus answer the phone if i want. I don't work for Sena but love their Products. :grin2::grin2::grin2:Yes - for few years now. Works the charm.
Assuming you want off network navigating you have a number of choices from TomTom, Co-Pilot, Garman and others.
Top of Beartooth on our 3 week crosscountry last year.
The X mounts are reliable. Ziplock for waterproofing.
I use a Mophie battery case....which pretty much doubles the battery life or more and adds some protection. For extensive use you will need a power out to the phone or use a much larger Antigravity pack in your tank bag to power it. ( the Antigravity does a whole lot more as well so well worth having with you )
GPS + full bright sucks a lot of power. You also want the cooling the X-mount provides...the phones can run very hot if enclosed.
That's the part that intimidates me - but it sounds like a great solution. I suppose I should try it before I give up. Thanks for the encouragement.
Not true ...iPhone 4 or 4s was fine ....what we used initially until I caved for a cheap used i5 phone which is better but runs hotter.For iPhone that would be the 5 or newer.
I too am an iphone user, but that is why I bought a $40 Droid on ebay with a 16G external SD card installed to just do navigation.You really think you are going to switch an iPhone user who already has his phone?? Good luck with that. >
Garmin?s Viago GPS App Has Powerful Features?Especially if You Pay Extra - Personal Tech News - WSJGarmin’s Viago GPS App Has Powerful Features—Especially if You Pay Extra
By WILSON ROTHMAN
Jun 17, 2014 7:00 am ET
Garmin’s new Viago app, shown here with topographical maps, lane guidance and 3-D turn-by-turn navigation. GARMIN
Garmin, the once-mighty GPS powerhouse, just launched Víago, the latest attempt to win back its former hardware customers. And it may well be Garmin’s most compelling software offering yet.
When it comes to GPS navigation, Google has most of us spoiled. We get free turn-by-turn navigation anywhere in the world, right on our phones. And when another company dares to give us free turn-by-turn navigation that isn’t as good (yes, that’d be Apple), everybody reaches for the pitchforks and torches. It’s easy to forget a time not long ago when paying $200 for a Garmin or TomTom seemed like a reasonable way to get in-car GPS.
Well, Garmin hasn’t forgotten. Think of Víago—which arrives today for both iOS and Android—as a highly customizable GPS system on your phone.
Navigon is a full and complete navigation system / GPS system for iPhone. It comes with tons of extra features to make your trip even more easier. Navigon includes 2D and 3D maps, day and night mode, smart intelligent address searching, routes planning and road signs as well. This app has all the features needed for a perfect navigation app in USA. It comes at a price. So it is not for those who are looking for a free navigation app / GPS app, but rather for those who are looking for a professional navigation app / GPS app.
And there are thousands of GPX routes that can be downloaded then put into a phone GPS program.Sygic
If you’re a Pakistani or any other country in which the internet is now easy to avail everywhere. You probably need a navigation app / GPS app that works offline too. This app actually uses the TOMTOM GPS map to allow you the instructions around. And helps you choose the finest route around. In Sygic there are a lot of cool features included like the 3D option, voice navigation, speed limit warnings etc. Yes the TOMTOM app is still available but as this “SYGIC” is free to use and download it makes it to reach in the list.
Oh, and my phone has another problem... It isn't waterproof.... Putting it in a zip lock bag or whatever drops usability even more... My Samsung works great in the car, but I use a dedicated GPS (meant for the outdoor environment) for my bike because I like to use the right tool for the right job...Then that's a problem with your phone
But you can buy a sunshade for it
...on top of which voice nav works fine . There is nothing magical about a standalone GPS - they draw from the same LCD panels that phones do. It's a manufacturer choice what panel to use.
Worst case my RAM mount is slightly loose to re-angle the phone if needed. We were full sun all day on a 700 km ride with no issue.
And I certainly don't have the brightest iPhone.