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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Great info thanks

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Life360.com app for tracking and notifications to family in lieu of SPOT (yes, Life360 requires cellular data access, so it isn't for everyone ).
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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    I think the bigger question is what gloves do you use that are touchscreen compatible!!??
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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.David View Post
    Gasbuddy is a must.
    Is there anything that makes Gasbuddy better than looking for stations on Google Maps? I like that Maps shows gas stations ahead along the route.

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Quote Originally Posted by MidLife View Post
    Is there anything that makes Gasbuddy better than looking for stations on Google Maps? I like that Maps shows gas stations ahead along the route.
    So dose Gasbuddy. Top right of screen with Android is the word map.

    I could be wrong but I don't think Google showed gas stations along the Route at the time I wrote that "GasBuddy is a must".

    Of course GasBuddy does not give you routes so Google has the advantage there.
    Last edited by Dave.David; 12-06-2017 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Quote Originally Posted by ST_Jim View Post
    I think the bigger question is what gloves do you use that are touchscreen compatible!!??
    I have often wondered this as well. I have seen some online but cant find any in stock at my local stores to try, so I still havent got any.
    This looks interesting. Pretty pricey for the once you would use it, but in the end, much cheaper than new gloves... https://www.nanotips.com/. I should just bite the bullet and give it a try

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Quote Originally Posted by ST_Jim View Post
    I think the bigger question is what gloves do you use that are touchscreen compatible!!??
    I currently wear Elkskin Ropers, from Aerostich, and while I DO think they are a bit over rated, they are compatible with my Garmin, iPod, and iPhone. I have not tried with my winter gloves, so don't know if they work. I never even THOUGHT of them being non-compatible 'til someone mentioned it- I thought all gloves were, since mine were!

    This thread has been very helpful, since I just got my first smartphone- I've found 3 apps that work for me. Since I had an iPod Touch, I was familiar with some apps, but not ones which required cellular data access.

    Thanks for the info!

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    I use this app quite a bit.. its really configurable and pretty easy to understand. It allows tracking of pretty much everything I need to know and I can easily share that information with other riders...

    The programmer that's running this is constantly updating it and adding new features. He's got an ongoing list of things he plans to ad and is open to suggestions.

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    Give it a shot.

    (Sorry for the giant sized screen-shots... dunno what happened there.. its an immensely configurable and useful ap.. I believe its called SPEEDOMETER and is available for IOS and Android)



































    So this is a trip from the top of Mount Mitchell <highest point east of Mississippi, to the campground at Moonshine.> It shows speed, alt, and the map is configurable to show speed, altitude changes, etc. It also has a number of configurations that allow the control of your ipod, it will show updates on weather and traffic <i think> on a loop and has more, MANY more features I haven't figured out yet. It is definitely worth the download and for me worth paying the small registration fee.
    Last edited by Chance; 12-07-2017 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    Nice app Chance.

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    Re: What apps do you use on your phone to help when touring?

    I use PowerAmp and now PowerAmp Pro all the time on my Galaxy 8+. It works great to amplify the sounds delivered by my bluetooth headset. I wear custom moulded earplugs to damp down the wind noise,, but those also reduce the audio gps, music, phone call levels. PowerAmp boosts that back up to decent levels again,, and still,, no wires or hardware amps required. I tried 2 or 3 other bluetooth audio amplifier apps,, and this is the only one that I have found that actually works,,, cheers,, Cat'

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