What year and model is your Spyder ?Which kind to get. Or just use my phone Tks
Don't have one.....WHAT yet ?2022 F3 I don’t have one yet
I want a GPS I have a F3 2022Don't have one.....WHAT yet ?
Spyder or GPS ???
That is NOT true. At least not completely true.I found out (the hard way) that phones need to have a tower nearby to maintain their signal
Google Maps does allow you to download maps for any given area ahead of time which allows navigation without cell service. But there's one caveat, you cannot initiate a route without cell service as the path determination logic executes on Google's servers. If you have an active route and then lose service you're good as long as the route is active.That is NOT true. At least not completely true.
Current phones have a actual GPS receiver built in, so no "cell" signal is required to get a fix.
The problem IS.......that the phones only load small pieces of the MAP at a time and a cell connection is required to get the next piece of the map when needed.
Thanks for the additional informaton.Google Maps does allow you to download maps
Does BRP connect work good. Does it cost to useI use a phone and the built in BRP Connect. The new BRP Go app works pretty good and the two stand alone GPS apps make it so easy to plan custom routes.
The processor phones have is way faster than Garmin or TomTom. In Genius Maps you set a destination then use your finger to move the highlighted route to another road. In Sygic you set a destination then add waypoints and rearrange them to the way you want.
You can also use Rever for navigation as well as tracking and it can start/stop recording on GoPros. You can use the desktop to plan Rever routes.
If I understand it correctly, BRP Connect is a dashboard app that allows the Spyder to communicate with your phone......hopefully. Free to owners.Does BRP connect work good. Does it cost to use
Hi Tonypil,I agree that simplicity is a virtue and if you have a decent and recent phone, you already have the navigation tools that will serve your needs. However, when I finally decided to investigate the Michigan Upper Peninsula on my ST1300, I was riding in the Hiawatha National Forest and needed to check my bearings, and then I found out (the hard way) that phones need to have a tower nearby to maintain their signal and way up there, my carrier did now have a tower. In fact, only one service (not mine) was available. (This may have changed now.) For a good portion of my trip along the southern edge of Lake Superior, I had no phone service and no GPS until I got closer to Sault Ste. Marie. When I got back home near Chicago, I bought my first Garmin Zumo and never had the problem of being lost in a wilderness area again. I still have that unit on my Gold Wing, but recently bought a Garmin XT, which takes advantage of the Bluetooth features of my Spyder. No problems wherever I ride.