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.
When you are young you want what everyone else has . . when you are old you want what everyone else had.
D. Lee Schulte I ride a Honda because Toyota doesn't make motorcycles. 2005 VTX 1800N3 (black)