I'll second this. I use the TomTom Android app on a deactivated spare phone. It's the best app I've found with a POI database that is just as comprehensive as a dedicated GPS. I actually keep the phone in my pocket most of the time and rely only on audio directions, the TTS is very good.Yes but you don't need a TomTom Gps....just buy the TomTom app for the iphone....works the charm.
I am not going to do it your way. I am also not going to list my reasons why and convince you that I am right. Thanks for your comments but others have already answered my question.It's your money but
a) yes you can see it in the sun as much as any GPS - that shot above was at 2 pm with a very bright sky....no LCD screen can be seen if the sun is directly on it and you don't angle it away - I leave my X-mount slightly loose on the bar so I can tilt it..
Generally iPhones have brighter and bigger screens than GPS do and certainly more detailed ( more pixels ) Only once in a while glare is annoying and I tip the phone and it's gone.
There are numerous hoods available as well,
b) there are dozens of ways to waterproof including as simple as a ziplock.
You are asking advice but refusing it for reasons that are not valid. Hell you've got the phone...there are numerous free nav apps - try it with say Co-Pilot as a start.
c) can't guarantee you can do what you want on the SENA 10. with twin Bluetooth feeds. Can for sure say that it works perfectly with multiple apps on the iPhone including music, phone conversation and Audible books as well as GPS directions.
If you are using audible GPS signals why are you concerned about being able to see it in the first place? There are thousands upon thousands of riders including me for years using smart phones as GPS and the apps have gotten better and better.
This poll is nearly 2 years old - you can bet the trend to smartphone use for Nav has accelerated as the apps have improved and the phones gotten brighter.
This was my first iPhone set up
and that on an iPhone 4 which I still carry as a spare. I use the X-mount now instead but with an iPhone 5. Newer models are brighter yet.
That is my understanding on the new one also. but its $100 more...I love my Sena SMH10R and it will connect to multiple devices, but it won't overlay the sound. If I have a GPS and my phone attached and the GPS starts talking, it cuts the music out completely and takes a second to transfer back and forth. Same thing when I go to use the intercom. If my passenger and I are listening to music and we want to talk, I have to press a button or say something for it to switch to intercom and wait a second or two before I can start talking and then another couple seconds going back to the music.
The new model will supposedly overlay the sound, so your music from the phone will continue playing in the background when your GPS spews directions at you. I don't know how well it works, how much it lowers the sound of the first device so that you can hear the second, and I don't know how well it works with the intercom (if you are interested). But I would love to find out.
I talk to people while I am riding at 70+ mph on the interstate and they don't know that I am on my motorcycle. Even people that know and expect me to be on the bike.