Beeline moto Navigation gadget opinions please ?

Topbox

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I've got one ì like it. Its no Zumo but you can get where your going and can import gpx routes.


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Fight the streets Fmd

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I've got one ì like it. Its no Zumo but you can get where your going and can import gpx routes.


TB
What clamp did you use, I was looking at the additional handlebar clamp, not exactly a steal at 30 pounds, brings the price to 230, which for what it is seems expensive , I do like the fact that there is no wires involved and the long battery life before a recharge
 

West Cork Paul

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I’m interested in these too, for their size and simplicity more than anything else. The main question I have in my mind is the effect it has in your phone battery. My understanding is the device on the handlebars is getting its feed of data from the app on the phone. Thus the phone is constantly receiving mapping/positioning data via the mobile network and then sending it via bluetooth to the display and that will quickly sap the phone’s battery.
 

Exige

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I’m interested in these too, for their size and simplicity more than anything else. The main question I have in my mind is the effect it has in your phone battery. My understanding is the device on the handlebars is getting its feed of data from the app on the phone. Thus the phone is constantly receiving mapping/positioning data via the mobile network and then sending it via bluetooth to the display and that will quickly sap the phone’s battery.
That's the first thing I thought when they were stating battery life compared to phones was a major benefit :unsure:
 

Fight the streets Fmd

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What I have read on reviews states that it is not causing big drains on phone battery at all, besides that with phone staying in your pocket you could always connect small powerbank to your phone? Most critical point in reviews I have read is the size of the device, fairly small to read , therefore handlebar bracket? Or Ram mount, then you could bring it towards you just a bit more?
 

Noobie

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Depending on the age of the bike, some of the newer ones already have a sat nav specific power option already built in or as we did before that, a simple power connection into an existing ignition live source would suffice
 

AirCon

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One question I would ask is how good is it in town (London), as Sat Nav GPS signals are rare, especially in the city.
 

The skitz

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You can do offline maps with google maps
I use calimoto for planning trips but I've not had a chance to see how good it is because of the panicdemic but I've messed around in Ireland and seems OK, don't think Google maps let you do that if they did it would be a market leader 👍I'm used to what's on @Noobie favourite bike as I've
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always toured on a GS!
 

Topbox

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What clamp did you use, I was looking at the additional handlebar clamp, not exactly a steal at 30 pounds, brings the price to 230, which for what it is seems expensive , I do like the fact that there is no wires involved and the long battery life before a recharge

I’m interested in these too, for their size and simplicity more than anything else. The main question I have in my mind is the effect it has in your phone battery. My understanding is the device on the handlebars is getting its feed of data from the app on the phone. Thus the phone is constantly receiving mapping/positioning data via the mobile network and then sending it via bluetooth to the display and that will quickly sap the phone’s battery.

The mount I'm using is a bracket stuck to the dash with a sticky pad, mine is the cheaper plastic one which is as light as a feather, you must be looking at the steel one. I'm sure when I looked on the Beeline website the mounts listed in accessories were £15.00. Anyhoo, your a Ducati owner, you can afford it. I picked mine up S/H for £90 😁

With regards phone battery life its surprisingly good. I think when people use their phones for sat nav the screen stays on which is the biggest draw on battery, with the Beeline the screen is off and the phone is in your pocket. For some reasons the phone disconnects itself from the thing a couple of times per trip.

Can't confirm this but I think one of the benefits will be that you don't have to buy maps if you leave Europe. With my Garmin when I went to the States and Morocco I hade to dick about with buying maps.

It defo doesn't have all the features of Garmin but it will get you from a to b, and for complex routes I can knock up a route on Base Camp and export it to Beeline, although if you deviate fron an imported gpx route it can't cope with that.

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Topbox

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One question I would ask is how good is it in town (London), as Sat Nav GPS signals are rare, especially in the city.

Royal Jordanian reviewed one in London and he was happy with it.

When I was in down town San Francisco with my Garmin I'm sure the GPS signal was bouncing off the tall buildings, the thing went mental telling me to do a 180 every 2 mins.

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