Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: GPS Advice Needed
Google maps or GPS lets you down load portions of the USA, what is necessary for at least a day's ride. the android cell I bought to experiment with, a cheep Tracfone, the display is to small to see for use as a gps. I still plan on trying it out using the voice directions.
Unfortunately it looks as if I cannot use this cell under voice "command" unless I initialise Voice first via a "button" and then mount it or plunk it in my pocket.
"google Play" on the web has a few options for GPS software, one of which is from Garmin USA and another from Garmin europe, plus I believe also Tom Tom and Magellin?
At least one of them can be run in constant contact via ur cell--I assume that is handy in traffic jams or in large cities, or looking for a specific place while riding.
the processor speeds, like those of desk top computers keep increasing with multiple processors. so off hand they might be able to keep up with the speed necessary to function as a good GPS?
Once i'm done playing around with other projects I plan on buying a used GPS for an auto with voice commands and see if there is any way to disable the built in mic and attach a blue tooth receiver in its place? A lot will depend upon the input impedence and relative volume necessary, something past my present understanding. but some one some where on the net can solve that problem or has already done so.
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