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    Phone Navigation Software
    on: September 01, 2020, 11:00:54 am
    September 01, 2020, 11:00:54 am
    What software do folk use if they're using their phone for navigation on their Crossie's? And would you recommend it?

    I don't use a Sat Nag on my Crossie as it's only used for commuting but I want to go on a rideout with my son on it and so need something to help me navigate my route. It would need to inform me aurally of turnings as the phone will be in my pocket cos I don't have any way of mounting my phone.

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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 05:24:03 pm
    September 01, 2020, 05:24:03 pm
    I have Calimoto, on the basis of a good review in (I think) Ride magazine. I also have a Garmin Satnav, but I prefer the precision of Google maps, rather than just postcodes. I use Quadlock mounts on Crossie and in car. I did have to make a rubber insert of my own to fit the bars on the Crossie because none of the supplied inserts fitted properly. I used a section of a spare rim tape, which is ideal. After a trial run I decided to relocate the mount further towards the centre as I was a bit concerned about wind blast blowing off my expensive phone......It now sits snugly behind the screen and seems secure. I have to say that the screen is way brighter and clearer than the Garmin one. Using the Calimoto App allows twisty routes and route sharing, not something I've tried yet. I also have a little adapter to allow me to plug my phone into the provided socket on my Crossie - why do they still supply a car-type socket in this day and age - a USB port would be much better?

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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 05:24:16 pm
    September 01, 2020, 05:24:16 pm
    I use the Tomtom that came with my Dresser but on my other bike I use Waze on my phone which i just have in my pocket. It connects to the bluetooth headset in my lid just the same as the Tomtom does, I use it all the time as gives constantly updated camera warnings  :152:

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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 06:03:55 pm
    September 01, 2020, 06:03:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    I use the Tomtom that came with my Dresser but on my other bike I use Waze on my phone which i just have in my pocket. It connects to the bluetooth headset in my lid just the same as the Tomtom does, I use it all the time as gives constantly updated camera warnings  :152:

    Can you plan/upload routes into it?
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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 06:05:48 pm
    September 01, 2020, 06:05:48 pm
    *Originally Posted by Crosspurpose [+]
    I have Calimoto, on the basis of a good review in (I think) Ride magazine. I also have a Garmin Satnav, but I prefer the precision of Google maps, rather than just postcodes. I use Quadlock mounts on Crossie and in car. I did have to make a rubber insert of my own to fit the bars on the Crossie because none of the supplied inserts fitted properly. I used a section of a spare rim tape, which is ideal. After a trial run I decided to relocate the mount further towards the centre as I was a bit concerned about wind blast blowing off my expensive phone......It now sits snugly behind the screen and seems secure. I have to say that the screen is way brighter and clearer than the Garmin one. Using the Calimoto App allows twisty routes and route sharing, not something I've tried yet. I also have a little adapter to allow me to plug my phone into the provided socket on my Crossie - why do they still supply a car-type socket in this day and age - a USB port would be much better?

    Thanks, but as I said in the OP, I'm not trying to mount a phone, I just want some phone software that can accept route plans.
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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 06:22:43 pm
    September 01, 2020, 06:22:43 pm
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Can you plan/upload routes into it?
    Sorry Skid didn't realise you meant that, not with Waze you can't but you can with Google Maps. You can send them direct to you phone, I'm not sure that the speed camera notifications are audible though if that matters

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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 08:04:18 pm
    September 01, 2020, 08:04:18 pm
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    Sorry Skid didn't realise you meant that, not with Waze you can't but you can with Google Maps. You can send them direct to you phone, I'm not sure that the speed camera notifications are audible though if that matters

    How do you do that? I tried just now but all I get in the phone is the start and end points. If I move the route around a little, following some decent bike roads, none of those waypoints get transferred.
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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #7 on: September 02, 2020, 01:53:55 am
    September 02, 2020, 01:53:55 am
    I'd be interested to know how to do that on Google Maps as well.  Following with interest.

    I use Google Maps for navigating to new places as I can run it through Android Auto which ensures that verbal directions and calls will always cut through the music.  But I never worked out how to add a route in the same way that Tyre used to.
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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #8 on: September 02, 2020, 07:07:53 am
    September 02, 2020, 07:07:53 am
    I've not found anything as easy or straight forward as Tyre was  :006:
    This is how I use Google Maps/Go, no idea if it's the best/easiest/right way to do it but it seems to work for me.
    In G/Maps I put in my start point and then zoom in (to ensure I select the right road) to my 1st stop/go via point and click to add it as a stop/go-via point. I then click "add a destination" in the left column and do the same again & again. Another way I've done it is to put the both the Start & Final Destination in and then right click on points on the route and add them, you sometime have to move them up/down in the route list in the left column.
    The other option I've used, which can be a bit fiddly, is if you just want to go via certain roads is to add the Start & Final Destination and again after zooming in the ensure you're on the correct road drag the route markers to the roads you want.
    Once it's set you can send it direct to your phone, I also send a copy to my email too.

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/144339?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

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    Re: Phone Navigation Software
    Reply #9 on: September 02, 2020, 09:04:44 am
    September 02, 2020, 09:04:44 am
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    I've not found anything as easy or straight forward as Tyre was  :006:
    This is how I use Google Maps/Go, no idea if it's the best/easiest/right way to do it but it seems to work for me.
    In G/Maps I put in my start point and then zoom in (to ensure I select the right road) to my 1st stop/go via point and click to add it as a stop/go-via point. I then click "add a destination" in the left column and do the same again & again. Another way I've done it is to put the both the Start & Final Destination in and then right click on points on the route and add them, you sometime have to move them up/down in the route list in the left column.
    The other option I've used, which can be a bit fiddly, is if you just want to go via certain roads is to add the Start & Final Destination and again after zooming in the ensure you're on the correct road drag the route markers to the roads you want.
    Once it's set you can send it direct to your phone, I also send a copy to my email too.

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/144339?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

    If you add waypoints as Destinations, so they appear in the LH column, does the Maps software stop working when you reach that waypoint such that you have to start it off again or is it seamless through each waypoint?

    I didn't think to make the route out of waypoints so I'll try that when I get home.

    I use MyRoute, the successor to TYRE to plan routes. It's not as good as TYRE was imo but at least you can get a working route out of it and downloaded to your computer as a .itn or .gpx or other file. I also have ITN Converter which converts to/from most file types. I believe TYRE still works if you have v7 but I don't.

    A m8 has suggested OSMAnd so I've downloaded that and will try that too.
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    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

     


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