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Smart phone for nav, etc.
« on: April 12, 2015, 10:08:25 pm »
Has anyone used their smartphone for nav through their bluetooth?  What about avoiding the audio system entirely and using your intercom/bluetooth for phone and nav purposes via a smartphone?  You could even use the Pandora or similar app for music.  My Uclear intercom will handle two  bluetooth devices at once. Will this work??? 

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Re: Smart phone for nav, etc.
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 01:33:44 am »
I see no reason why it wouldn't work, it is more a matter of a reliable cell signal.  In the Texas Hill Country there are a lot of places where I don't have cell service of any kind for miles, and I'm using that large network provider in the US.  The Tom Tom is not an issue, always works, and that's a good thing since there are some lonely back roads out here with no signs to indicate how far or which direction civilization is from you.
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Re: Smart phone for nav, etc.
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 08:22:24 am »
I have and it works fine.  Phone Bluetooth to the bike listening to music and the music pauses and the directions come over the speakers. 
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Re: Smart phone for nav, etc.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 06:03:29 am »
I'm sure it would work my daughter uses it all the time in the car instead of the built-in NAV. My question is what is this time-saving as you have to stop and program the destination into the phone anyway? Isn't it just as easy to look at the map and memorize where you're going?
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Re: Smart phone for nav, etc.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 09:35:05 am »
LOL  in 2015 you don't have to stop and program it.  You can use your voice and tell it where your going and tell it from your current location and say the word "go".  Takes roughly 15-20 seconds.  About the amount of time it takes to find and open the map. I remember the days of the map and I am one that likes to use tech when and where I can.  Different strokes for different folks. 

PS, a paper map cant tell you where there is a traffic jam and re-route you around it.  Just sayin.

People said that color tv was a fad too.  LOL

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 03:58:30 pm »
Easy on us old codgers, I'm just barely able to use an on-off switch on electronics.  :017:
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Re: Smart phone for nav, etc.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 05:19:49 pm »
Hmm yes well I suppose that's true.  I guess my real problem with NAV is that when I ride a motorcycle I like the romance of a map.  I like to wander.  When I stop and look at a map I see different towns, parks, monuments, etc.  And I think to myself that sounds interesting.  So I detour off sometimes to not ever return to the original destination.   I use NAV in the car when I'm running straight to a business meeting.  But if I'm out exploring on a bike then I'm out exploring. 
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Re: Smart phone for nav, etc.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 06:20:58 pm »
Just completed a long 1500 mile weekend ride and had my Sena connected to my iPhone the whole way.  I had both Pandora and Waze traffic app running at the same time.  Both came through the headset with no problems, as long as the phone was plugged in to the USB port.  Otherwise, it would come through the speakers.

 



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