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Sat Nav

Discussion in 'Technical Q & A for your bike' started by Titter, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Titter

    Titter Active Member

    How much do I need to spend on a bluetooth headphone for a sat nav? Whats everyone else using? I dont need to use it like a telephone, all I want is to be able to listen to directions.
  2. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Well-Known Member

    You can get some 'ear buds' for about £2.50 ;)
  3. Titter

    Titter Active Member

    I cant get em in my ears Paul. Playing second road as a youngster have ruined them!
    Thats second row, not second road :oops:
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  4. Dusty ST

    Dusty ST Member

    Mine has too much to say, which gets irritating so I just look at the pictures.
  5. PhilBuck

    PhilBuck Active Member

    Apparently Aldi do quite a good one occasionally. I have moulded earplugs, which I need for the phone, but I don't bother using them for the satnav. I just glace down when the need arises.
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  6. njr58

    njr58 Well-Known Member

    So do I, can't be bothered with someone yackin I my ear, may as well be at home
  7. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Well-Known Member

    +1 on that. I did have her by BT (oo err) but it became distracting trying to figure out what she had just said when travelling quickly "Your doomed in 500 meters" isn't what you want to hear (and probably not what she said lol).

    It can also get really annoying if you've had to make a detour she isn't keen on ;)
  8. Titter

    Titter Active Member

    I'm inclined to agree, someone banging on in yer ear could be distracting and we all know what can happen to me on a bike if I get distracted :D:eek:
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  9. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Well-Known Member

    The only thing to bear in mind is that if you are relying on it for "safety" camera info you have to look down quite regularly ;)
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  10. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Don’t have the voice on and as a result quite often miss turns, hey ho just ride a bit further
  11. I leave my zumo on full volume so around town if it bings for a camera or speaks I can hear it. This makes me look at it to see what she's talking about. At faster speeds I just glance at it whenever a junction comes up.
    You do get pedestrians looking oddly at this talking motorbike going past in towns:confused:
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  12. eric_the_boneless

    eric_the_boneless Active Member

    I just look down occasionally. Don't care if I miss a turn sometimes. Get sick of being told what to do by the car sat-nav at work.
  13. Titter

    Titter Active Member

    The sat nav power cable from the cradle has got this as the plug? Whats it plug into so I can run a power line from the battery to it?

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  14. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Active Member

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  16. Barnesyboy

    Barnesyboy Active Member

    Well I did say that in case the relay nerds came along ;):D
  17. SmudgerSmith22

    SmudgerSmith22 Well-Known Member

    What Twat Nav did you get Nige? I'm on my 3rd TomTom and have used Cardo headsets all the time. You get used to the instructions in the ear and I find as long as I follow what she says then, just like in real life, things go swimmingly. If I decide to go it alone, she gets all upset and I end up going round in F'in circles! :oops:
    Certainly doesn't distract me and having done fousands of miles using them, I think worth persevering but the key to it is careful route planning to make sure your waypoints are in the right place. :rolleyes:
    Mine is hard wired into the bike so when the bike ignition is off the sat nav will go to sleep, saving any of Barnesys 'issues'!! ;)
  18. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Well-Known Member

    Ah well ... I fitted a feed to my Sat nav via the permanent live feed and when the bike is ON it works fine, the small transformer reduces it down to the required 2a. With the bike turned off it still works fine, I can recharge my device and put in routes etc. Problem is when I leave it over night it still works fine, transforming it's little 2a. That's great for about a week and then it suddenly stops transforming 2a mostly because the battery is flat :rolleyes::eek::(
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  19. Titter

    Titter Active Member

    I've got a Garmin Zumo 500 Andy. Been playing with it and making routes on TYRE then transferring them to the device. Got a Freedconn headset for £30 https://www.lightinthebox.com/freed...o_p5524990.html?category_id=11236&prm= and fitted it into the helmet ok with a bit of modifying! I didnt need the microphone so I "removed it" cos it was in the way! I've loaded up some routes and will give it a go at the weekend but so far so good :rolleyes:
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  20. SmudgerSmith22

    SmudgerSmith22 Well-Known Member

    Good stuff. Anytime you want to make a route towards me let me know and let’s see if we can meet for a brekkie maybe halfway somewhere??

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