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Author Donut

Filling up again
#1 | Posted: 16 Jun 2015 08:46 
Hello all, planning for our Brittany run I was thinking about using the phone in the car rather than my trusty old GPS. Previously I had the GPS mounted on the dash behind the aeroscreen, which is fine until it rains. Was looking about mounting the phone on the tunnel top in front of the gear-stick. As this is under the dash has anyone had GPS reception problems like this or is it fine?

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#2 | Posted: 16 Jun 2015 10:46 
That is exactly where I use my Phone based SatNav...

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author uncle albert

On ferry
#3 | Posted: 16 Jun 2015 11:23 
Eugene
Thats where Titanium Richard keeps his sandwiches

Author Donut

Filling up again
#4 | Posted: 16 Jun 2015 12:17 
I assume you have no GPS problems then?
So having decided to use my phone, I now hate google maps....
Why does it have to be so difficult. Exported the TomTom itn routes, loaded these into google maps as .kml file, saved a new google map and.....yep you can't access them via the iphone google maps app, only via the google web page then it does not seem to let you actually navigate via the route. Or am I missing a trick?

So other iphone users what navigation app do you prefer? Might just go back to my age old satnvav at this rate.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#5 | Posted: 16 Jun 2015 12:32 
Get Sygic - it's cheap, and is what I use!

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Born2Run
On driveway
#6 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 06:52 
Apparently those little ladies shower caps you get in hotels make handy water proof covers for sat navs on motorbikes so I guess it would be the same in a 7. Not tried it as I only go out in the sun
'Always an adventure, never a disappointment.'

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#7 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 09:43 
No chance that will stay on in my 7
In heavy rain BOG Club rules apply, head for the sunshine as fast as possible and/or stop at the nearest watering hole

Author Donut

Filling up again
#8 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 11:42 
Steve are you using Sygic ver 15? if so how do you save and load a route? All the instructions online are for the older version....

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#9 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 13:31 
Yep, the latest version of Sygic 15.

I use Android, but to load routes you need to convert them from TomTom itn (which is what I use with TYRE) to Sygic format.
I use ITN Converter - http://www.benichou-software.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemi d=4&lang=en

You then place the route in the correct file on your phone.
For android that is 'SD card/Android/Data/com.sygic.aura/files/Sygic/Res/itinery'

Any help
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Donut

Filling up again
#10 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 16:26 
Cheers Steve, um tried that sort of but have an iphone. After a couple of lock-ups I setup Sygic to sync with my dropbox, which created the res folder but no itinerary folder? Converted the itn to itf with itn-converter and made an itinerary folder in dropbox but...... she no see the routes....

Might try tonight, syncing the itf file to Sygic via itunes, Cheers, there is always plans B using the trusty old Satnav....

Author Donut

Filling up again
#11 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 17:11 
Donut
OK have saved a route on the iPhone which I see in Sygic in favourites. But when I sync with iTunes I do not see the saved route, and if I sync via iTunes one of the itf route files I do not see it in favourites. On occasions like this wish I had stayed with Android.....

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#12 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 19:02 
Sorry - can't help - I HATE APPLE!



But if you can see the route in Sygic, is that not all you need???

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#13 | Posted: 17 Jun 2015 19:03 
Or, is the Route you saved one you made in Sygic?
If so, use a file browser within the iPhone to search for it, and find where it is saved - and then save your external route there too...

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#14 | Posted: 19 Jun 2015 11:27 
Donut
Any luck with the iPhone?
I have found a suggestion that with iPhones the route should be in: Apps/Sygic/Library/sygic/aurares/itinerary
But I think it should be /storage/extsdcard/android/data/com.sygic.aura/files/sygic/res/itinerary

Does that help?

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author uncle albert

On ferry
#15 | Posted: 19 Jun 2015 19:13 
Donut
Steve follow Steve we will all be lost anyway

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