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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Curt E View Post
Yes. All GPS programs eat battery power fast..
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 08:21 PM
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I put my Samsung phone, the bracket to hold it and my Mpow earbuds to the test today. I have to give the bracket a thumbs up for ease of use and securing the phone. The phone and HereWeGo offline maps played nice together but I couldn't see the maps unless I pulled under a tree or overpass. The bluetooth was working fine between the phone and the earbuds but I couldn't hear above 30 mph. For walking, hiking or biking (*in skin tight suits) the Mpows would be great.

So . . I didn't expect to see the maps in the AZ sun but I did expect to hear the directions and phone call my wife made above 30 mph. I could hear that there was dialog but couldn't make it out.

Long/short of it is a new bluetooth bucket is in my future or it's back to the waterproof maps which are okay for the highway but fall short when city riding.

*No I don't wear those skin tight suits or ride bicycles but I have to admit most of the women look pretty good in them.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a new Garmin drive 51lm to go in my Ram mount. Waiting on new craddle to fit Garmin since bigger than the 1300 Nuvi I had on my x before. Screen is easy to see, will see in the sun soon, 5 inches. Lifetime maps, voice directions, shipped 121.00.
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