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Dalemac
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayno wrote:
d-rider, I have just found out that the tom tom app will run without having the mobile data turned one. Obviously the GPS signal and Bluetooth will still sap the battery, but at least there will be no massive mobile data costs involved.

http://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/products/your-drive/smartphone-navigation/android/tomtom-navigation-for-android/index.jsp


The tomtom app requires mobile data enabled as it has to validate its licence before it will open.

Seriously, try navfree as mentioned by Falco Frank above. It is free and all the maps are downloaded to the phone, and there is no licence to validate to no mobile data needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheeky buggers, it says on their site that no signal is required.

I think I've settled on just taking the plunge and getting a zumo anyway, just thought I'd post this as a mate emailed me it last night.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayno wrote:
Cheeky buggers, it says on their site that no signal is required.

I think I've settled on just taking the plunge and getting a zumo anyway, just thought I'd post this as a mate emailed me it last night.


TBH i am only going by what the reviews of the app says. Looking at the reviews, I definitely would not be buying the tomtom app though, shocking reviews!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised navfree only allows a start and end destination, so you cannot add waypoints. Makes it pretty much useless especially on large journeys as you cannot plan a route and then follow it.

Just downloaded mapfactor and that definitely does allow waypoints so is slightly more user friendly.

Looking at a few others, too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, we have a clear winner on the free satnav apps - be-on-road

Allows waypoints, and is much easier to use than navfree and mapfactor, definitely going to be using it when i go down to south wales later on in the month.

Just need to get a custom phone mount sorted onto the front of the falco front subframe. Someone is going to 3d print the part fo me when i have designed it in CAD. Should be interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Galferizer
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
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Telferizer?
I've got one, works well. Decent bloke to deal with too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

randomsquid wrote:
Aladinsaneuk wrote:
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Telferizer?

Special Time Lord edition .... comes complete with maps of Gallifrey
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My memory failed me after several pints of hobgoblin.....

Fwiw I made my own version with a rawl bolt and an old ram ball mount.... Cost about 4 quid ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO, mounting a nav system above the yoke is a crap idea from an ergonomic/safety perspective. The angular position is too different to the road view / instruments and requires too long to look down, refocus and then do the same in reverse to look up again.
Much better to mount just under the screen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with that, but only really feasible with a double bubble screen
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
Agree with that, but only really feasible with a double bubble screen

..... which is why I have a doublay booblay myself - TBH the bike looks a little better with the standard screen
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D-Rider wrote:
IMHO, mounting a nav system above the yoke is a crap idea from an ergonomic/safety perspective. The angular position is too different to the road view / instruments and requires too long to look down, refocus and then do the same in reverse to look up again.
Much better to mount just under the screen.


Using the standard tomtom arm and mount it puts the display directly under and on the same plane as the clocks as you look down. Not a problem by any stretch of the imagination.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
My memory failed me after several pints of hobgoblin.....

Fwiw I made my own version with a rawl bolt and an old ram ball mount.... Cost about 4 quid ;)


An old thread, but I was interested in your solution - I had the exact same thought! Do you still have this set up, and any idea what size Rawl bolt to use? A pack of 5 Projecting Rawl Bolts from Screwfix is £12, meaning I might be better off just paying £35 to Telferizer for their bespoke mount. Seems alot for what it is though...
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