Tablet based Nav, Non-Garmin / TomTom / (NAV)

patrickg450

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Alps for 4 weeks - Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland. Awesome trip, my best thus far.

It's so nice riding a bike you're intimate with. My black 2012 here is setup slightly different than my white 2013 at home but that is a quick 1 minute adjustment after mounting. Lack of familarity with a rental bike and unknown reliability would greatly distract from enjoying a long ride for me.

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The trip we did to the Alps was amazing....the Dolomite's are unbelievable.
 

patrickg450

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Question for the Carpuride owners. I've definitely decided to buy one, now only one last decision.

Any regrets on the 7" size of the 702? Seems almost too large for me. I'm torn thinking I would be happier with the 5" 502 model. Cost difference between the two is next to nothing. My vision is not an issue as I must ride with corrective bifocal lenses already. My concern is only about the unit's size and handlebar space used up.

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Go big or go home ......you will never be able to see it and go home.
 

SilverBullet

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The trip we did to the Alps was amazing....the Dolomite's are unbelievable.
Dolomite's were the highight for me as well, beyond description awesome. Spent one week there but with my homebase nearby in Austria. Next trip I will homebase in a small village in the heart of the Dolomite's and stay longer.

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Checkswrecks

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I used to regularly get to rent bikes in Europe and the various areas are like different flavors. Dolomites were fantastic but come up the spine of Italy and stopping in the little outdoor cafes you can’t help but bond with the locals. Same in Greece. You will never be treated like a local in Basque Spain where the roads are beautiful and totally different than Picos de Europa which is just a couple hours west, or riding the Tour de France bicycle Cols of the Pyrenees a couple hours East. Switzerland is beautiful but a pain in the ass with all the speed cameras and zero tolerance enforcement.
 

Huck

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Just getting going on the navigation setup.

Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, after reading the "Best tablet for navigation" thread over on ADVRider. I copied the setup PitLaneRider has.

Software: Osmand+
The maps aren't as clean as Gaia, but they are still very good. Only thing stopping me from getting Gaia is the yearly buy in.
Adding waypoints and tracks work great, and can be transferred over from Gaia as well.
I plan on setting my maps up there and exporting them over to Osmand+.
The only bug I've found on Osmand+ is setting up a route, and having it "snap" to the roads.
(OldSkoolVFX on reddit pointed out- once you click all your points, click on the route between points button on the lower left (0-0), then click whole track, then your profile, and itll change your points to follow the roads!)

Mount: Akron tablet mount (TAB127).
Seems to like itll work just fine. The backplate on the holder doesn't lock into place like it really should.
(The Tab127 handlebar mount is a 17mm ball, which has a smaller plate than the tablet mount is made for. To get the bigger plate that locks, you need a 22mm ball which doesn't exist).
(Update: I just found a mount from iBolt, that has a 22mm ball)

I added a few extra holes, some jb-weld and a cotter pin to the 17mm plate so its stable and locking and removable.

Case: Targus
Screen Protector : Illumishield Matte
Cable: CAFELE Magnetic Type-c Cable


I was hoping to find an app that would background record video, but none seem to be able to save to sd card. Oh well.
 
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