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Would you like this gadget on your bike?
« on: November 25, 2013, 06:15:28 PM »
It's a new bicycle gadget, but I'd like it on my motorcycle.

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Re: Would you like this gadget on your bike?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 07:58:12 AM »
I'll pass.  I hate that GPS doesn't give you the "big picture" as it is. This thing seems like more of a toy for those that like to say they have a $10,000 bicycle.

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Re: Would you like this gadget on your bike?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 08:50:15 AM »
It's going to run down your phone battery using the GPS, so why not just mount the phone on the bicycle handlebar and be done with it?  As for motorcycles, I will stick with more explicit info from a Garmin instead of codified signals.  Could you imagine having to guess a recalculated route via some obscure signal while trying to negotiate heavy traffic?  No thanks. 

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Re: Would you like this gadget on your bike?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 10:53:26 AM »
I'd like one since I typically don't use my GPS for navigation.
I really only need to know which way to turn at the
next intersection. While that sounds contradictory,
I don't necessarily need meter by meter updates of my route.
For example: when I get to the end of Knobley Road, do I
turn left or right on 42 to get to Jordan Run Road?
A simple indicator light would suffice. No need for zoomed-in
maps, flashing directions, 3-D arrows or voice commands.
There may be a motorcycle version in the future.
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Re: Would you like this gadget on your bike?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 12:45:40 PM »
I use maps.
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Re: Would you like this gadget on your bike?
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Re: Would you like this gadget on your bike?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 01:39:25 PM »
No.