I'm not so sure whether the use of smartphones for navigation is not increasing. If the points of the roadmap are implemented as announced, TomTom and Garmin will face very strong competition. In comparison, MRA already has the better, more intuitive and easier-to-use route planner. The connector also makes it easier to transfer the routes. When using a smartphone instead of a navigation system, I don't even need to mention this point, open the app, load the route once with an internet connection and that's it. Fast and stable and can be used offline afterwards.
I swapped my TomTom 410 and my wife's Zumo 365 for a Ulefone and an Oukitel. Both are Chinese outdoor phones. Costs around 120 euros each and both worked perfectly all season. The display and the battery power are important to me, I can do without a camera and other things because I only use it as a navigation system. Mounting on the motorcycle with a RamMount X-Grip. Installation does not take much longer than with the navigation systems and can also be removed again quickly.
Certainly not all bikers will switch to navigation with a smartphone immediately. But when someone is faced with the decision to buy a new one, I think that many will choose this solution because it is much cheaper, easier to use and also much less error-prone.
Personally, I got on well with TomTom, but the 410 kept causing problems. The Zumo was a bit more reliable, but here I couldn't get along with Basecamp at all.
I started route planning with Tyre and then switched to MRA. I always tested something else in between. For me personally, MRA is simply the best route planner and, in conjunction with MRA navigation on the smartphone, the perfect solution.
If the points announced in the roadmap are implemented well, there will be no planning / navigation software other than MRA for me in the future.
Sorry, has become a bit long. And no, I don't work at MRA and I don't get anything for advertising.