I think people inside MRA extensively tested multiple CAT phones. Which one plays nicest with the Nav App? I am not planning on using such a thing on a daily basis, but as a dedicated GPS device it would work well. Can something be said to the minimum specs for MRA Nav? And what are your thoughts (or MRA dvelopers thoughts) on the head-unit I linked to in the OP?
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GPS Adept starting from a Streetpilot 2610 some 17 years ago.
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I am in the market for a new device. I have an LG G6 that meets my everyday needs. So I could buy a new phone that does or does not complement my G6 as daily phone and Nav-device. However I am quite fond of the idea to have a dedicated and REALLY waterproof GPS device that runs the MRA apps as well as standard Android TuneIn Radio, Spotify, Flitsmeister app etc. These head-units exist:
AliExpress carries a lot more of them. But I am not sure it is a wise buy. They are really low-specced, have old Android versions and probably NO upgrade support. Does anybody have some experience with these devices? Or should I just go for a CAT S41 or a Landrover Explore?
RE: Feature suggestion - route decision points
I think making "decision-points" in the form of "if X then load route Y" is not extremely difficult in a programmatic way. More difficult will it be to streamline that operation off-line. What if my decision-point wants to load route Y but my internet connection is intermittent? The load of Route X would need to automatically load Route Y too for example. And there will be many more unforeseen situations to take into account.
But it is still a cool suggestion, and certainly one that would make MRA even more unique then it already is!
RE: Feature suggestion - realtime collaborative editing
In the meantime @Dan-Howell could probably use a tool like TeamViewer, to share and collaborate the entire desktop for this purpose. I think however that it is extremely difficult to "keep out of eachothers way" (quite literally ) while editing a route simultaneously...
RE: Turn by Turn Instructions and Mileage
Where do you get turn by turn instructions (turn, road name, mileage between turns) so that you can print a route sheet for non-GPS riders?
Probably an obvious comment though, but I find this kind of "Navigation" extremely dangerous...
I decides years ago that I would never try to follow these roadbooks!