Navigation and Safety

GPS NAVIGATION & SAFETY BEYOND CELLULAR

USE A TABLET or PHONE AS YOUR GPS UNIT

  • Can a tablet be used as a navigation device on a motorcycle?
  • Yes it can, but with some caveats.
  • While it may not be the perfect solution, it is indeed a solution…and a pretty economical one at that.
  • Screen size is just right, with lots of hi-res real estate for map and info displays available with less scrolling required compared to standard GPS devices.

LINK

No Cell Connection Needed: Off-Line Motorcycle GPS

  • This article entitled “Using a Tablet as a Motorcycle GPS” is pretty good.
  • It details how you can use a smartphone or a relatively inexpensive tablet as a widescreen GPS device on your motorcycle, saving hundreds of dollars off the cost of a dedicated Garmin or GPS unit.
  • In fact, the movement from dedicated GPS units to smartphone- or tablet-based GPS is picking up steam, although where it will all end is still to be determined.

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The Perfect Squeeze Phone & Tablet Mount

Rock-Solid phone/tablet mount for all your off-road shenanigans

 The Big Squeeze is designed with one objective in mind: Hold any device in any terrain. And by hold we mean hold steady, without wobble, without constant readjustments.

Just rock-solid holding power for folks who need to read their map while skipping through whoops or getting rattled over nasty washboard.

It will hold everything from a small phone to a full-sized iPad and doesn’t need any sort of special case to do it.

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Exit Tours Motorcycle Club membership includes Ride with GPS membership for 2019.

  • Ride with GPS has offline Maps for your Android or I Phone, voice navigation and you can download all Loops with one click.
  • Roll Charts from GPS Track Cue sheets will be available for you to print, cut and tape.
  • Most Cattle guards will be noted to verify mileage with roll charts.
  • We use Ride with GPS for mapping and tracks
  • Ride with GPS is compatible with most GPS units.
  • GPS tracks will be set up as Dual Sport, Singletrack and ADV loops for you to download.
  • GPS Tracks, Maps and Roll Charts link will be emailed to all participants the 1st of August.

See links for more Features and Info on RIDE with GPS

Features below are available to Exit Tours Club members on Club rides with Ride with GPS

Download All Loops for Event

You can download all the routes associated with the event with one tap rather than having to select each route individually.

Ride with GPS App

Get spoken turn-by-turn directions for loops using the Ride with GPS signature voice navigation feature.

No data? No problem! You can record rides without a data connection and download routes to navigate while offline.

Mobile Voice Navigation

Have you planned out a cool route you want to navigate using the mobile app available for iPhone and Adndroid ?

Ride with GPS will show you how to start navigation and demonstrate what to expect while riding.

Navigating Offline Maps on I Phone

Plan on adventuring into an area with limited or no cell-phone network ?

Learn how to navigate your route with the OFFLINE MAPS feature where you can pre-download the route and map tiles before heading out.

Navigating Offline Maps on Android

Adventure into an area with limited or no cell-phone network ?

You can navigate your route with the OFFLINE MAPS feature where you pre-download the route and map tiles before heading out.

Ride with GPS Help

Powerful tools require some know how. Ride with GPS has created an extensive library of help articles to assist you in getting the most out of Ride with GPS.

GPS TRAINING LINK from the ORANGE COUNTY DUALIES

ROLL CHARTS

See this Link for Info on Roll Charts

Voyager GPS

The Trail Riders GPS from accessory to necessity!

  • The Voyager GPS is designed specifically to meet the needs of off-road enthusiasts.
  • With Voyager GPS you can download, record, and share maps with ease.
  • The 2.7” TFT Transflective Backlit Display is ideal for viewing in any environment.
  • Never get lost again with the Trail Tech Voyager GPS on board.

SAFETY BEYOND CELLULAR

SPOT-X  2-WAY SATELLITE MESSAGING DEVICE

SPOT-X is 2-way satellite messaging device with an onboard backlit QWERTY keyboard and GPS location tracking.

Direct communication with emergency services and Social media linking in one portable, lightweight device.

SPOT X provides affordable, off-the-grid messaging and tracking.

Direct connection to the Emergency Coordination Center

SPOT has triggered over 6,000 rescues around the globe within the last ten years.

With SPOT X, users can better communicate during their adventures with 2-way satellite messaging to keep in touch with family and friends,

Communicate if necessary with emergency personnel. 

SPOT X provides users with a unique, personal mobile number that allows either party to initiate conversations at any time.

SPOT X is lightweight and easy-to-use:

  • Illuminated QWERTY key board
  • 2.7” backlit  display
  • U.S. mobile number
  • Rechargeable Lithium battery
  • Dust and waterproof rated hardware
  • 2-Way Satellite Messaging: Send and receive messages and short emails with family, friends or colleagues beyond cellular. 
  • S.O.S.: Emergency notification and direct 2-way message communication 
  • 24/7 Search and Rescue services through the Emergency Response Coordination Center in the event of a life-threatening emergency.
  • GPS Tracking: Waypoints tracked via Google Maps at intervals of 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.
  • Check In: Users can let contacts know they are “OK” with the push of a single button.
  • Post to Social: Link to Facebook and Twitter accounts to share adventures with followers.
  • Navigation: Built-in compass and programmable waypoints.
  • Keyboard:  Easy to use illuminated QWERTY keyboard that is usable in any light setting.
  • Battery Life:  SPOT X has a rechargeable battery averaging a battery life of 10 days when tracking in tracking 10 minute intervals.

SPOT X Specifications:

  • Length: 6.54”
  • Width: 2.9”
  • Thickness: 1.75”
  • Weight: 7.0 oz
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