This is incorrect information: nearly all smartphones have GPS built in - You do NOT need a connection to use a smartphone as a GPS. I use my old S5 - without a SIM card and it tracks great!
Where do the maps come from on a cell phone with no service? Can you download the maps like on a real GPS? Asking for a friend.This is incorrect information: nearly all smartphones have GPS built in - You do NOT need a connection to use a smartphone as a GPS. I use my old S5 - without a SIM card and it tracks great!
I also use a Garmin and they both do the same things, albeit different software. For routing I like Furkot and Kurviger. Basecamp is really annoying.
You can have live update or if outside reliable 4G, you can download a map portion, depending on which mapping service you use. The inbuilt GPS will do the rest, just like a Garmin.
THANKS FOR THE CORRECTION _ The above is wrong... Most smartphones do have a GPS receiver built in...
Google maps lets you download maps for a given region for offline use, but as I recall it does not load a database of gas stations, etc. so you don’t have access to that as on a Garmin. I ride in many remote areas and still prefer a Garmin over my iphone for navigation work.
I haven't tried this yet, but my intention is to use my S8+ in split screen mode and have FOBO TPMS in one window and Google Maps in the other.
Split screen on the S8+ is adjustable so I can have a smaller window for TPMS and still have, for example, a 5" diagonal window for Google Maps.
It works fine on the phone, just need to see how it does out in the mountains. After I finish up all of this 12K maintenance.
I had a boat that the previous owner used a red cable for the ground and black cable for the hot. When I hooked the two large deep cycle batteries to it I just about burned the damn thing up. Thankfully the top battery terminal melted off in about 5 seconds. After that, I never trusted the wiring and put fuses everywhere, even on the ground. Lesson learned, if it isn't factory wiring you need to check it out yourself and make sure that it was wired correctly. I always add a separate fuse block for any add-ons to protect the factory wiring.I had disconnected the battery. When I reconnected, I connected all blacks to NEG and all reds to POS. The Motolight harness uses a black wire for power. Had to remove one fairing side and trace the harness to figure it out.