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  • theflatboy
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    Anyone use this and have any reports on how good it is, i.e. will I die?

    I am thinking of giving it a spin this weekend for this: http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/north-london-to-oxford-decent-bike-route

    It looks quite decent, have downloaded the maps I need and certainly seems to do all the expected moves in terms of finding and routing to my destination. Anyone got any “in the field” reports? Wondering about things like screen rotation / dimming / sound / battery life and that sort of thing.

    If it seems like a goer, I’m thinking a top tube mounted bag with a clear top for the phone will be the best option…

    theflatboy
    Member

    Bump just in case…

    Premier Icon GrahamS
    Subscriber

    Not used it – but a point about battery life: if you’re sticking it in a top tube bag then you could also slip in an external battery pack.

    That’s what I do on long rides: bar mounted phone with battery pack in a tri-bag.

    theflatboy
    Member

    Good thinking, the same thing occurred to me. Not sure I’ll be able to pick one up before the weekend, so may just have to chance it and ride fast!

    theflatboy
    Member

    Ok, bag ordered – I’m going to go for it! Fingers crossed… May well get a battery backup for it, as don’t really want to run out of battery somewhere halfway to Oxford!

    neilnevill
    Member

    Naval free is another free satnav that saves maps to the phone. I’ve not used either much though…. Tend to just use Google

    theflatboy
    Member

    Cheers. Reckon I’ll see how Osmand goes and report back. I’m hopeful that it won’t be a disaster…

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