Last weekend I walked an organised trip (50 km). 700 participants. Many people use Garmin equipment. When I show them the possibilities of Locus on my Sony Experia Z Ultra, they don't say much.
thank you for your good news! We are very glsd that you are satisfied with Locus app.
It was really a huge trip - 700 participants... Please, could you send me some more information about the trip? Do you have a website?
Thank you very much in advance.
Have a nice day
See also my topic
(but mostly in Czech)
Thank you Celda, really nice. I'm thinking to create a new page - "Most praising comments" and put your on first place :)
I experienced the same a few weeks ago.
I use OSM Germany on my old fashioned single core Sony xperia active and my friends noticed astonished how fast locus handels the map in comparison to their Garmin devices.
And I hope it will be even better in future ;)
Thanks for your comments. I was already thinking of buying a Garmin device but later I have decided not to waste the money, instead I'll wait if somebody finds an Android device suitable for Locus one-purrpose deployment (I don't wanna use my primary phone as bike navigation since it's not too shock proof an might break soon).
I just came back from my trip, starting in Rome, cycling back to the Netherlands (http://www.gpsies.com/mapFolder.do?id=33029).
I have used my Sony Xperia Z Ultra. I love it, because it is waterproof and it has a huge (6.4") and bright screen. One problem: falling or rolling raindrops are considered as fingers. So, when it rains, keep de screen off as much as possible (also better for battery life).
In airplane mode (thank you Locus, for having it all off line) and with the screen on, only when I need it, a whole day of cycling (100 - 140 km) is no problem. I track myself and I follow a downloaded track, with an alarm at 40 meters away from track.
I have cycled many paved and unpaved roads. To make it shockproof I use Rammount X-Grip (http://www.rammount.com/Products/XGriptradeMounts/tabid/4687/Default.aspx).
I use Sony xperia active on a mountain bike.
Try to get one used or from old stock.
The Phone works extremely well with Locus, has great glonas GPS, is Waterproof, shock resistant and you can use the touchscreen even when wet!
See review from DC rainmaker, xpera active.
I tied a silicone cover to a standard bike mount using kable straps. This holds the phone securely to my bike handlebar.
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