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Hi all, I'm thinking about getting one of these Bee line sat navigation thingys. Has anyone out there used them and how did you get on with it, or are they a total waste of time ?
Your thoughts please

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Fink @ 26/06/2021 07:55  

You've got a satnav Fink, it's called a brummie trucker and they have been known to be invaluable........then again, they have been known to be incredibly greedy when it comes to bacon butties.

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Double six @ 26/06/2021 10:02  

Was thinking about trying one myself,Fink....looks simple enough for even me to put the battered AA road atlas into retirement...only odd thing i noticed was a need for smartphone plus bluetooth for it to function properly..??

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jinx57 @ 26/06/2021 12:22  

Ha, the Brummie trucker is invaluable at times, but he's not always at hand 😉
(When he's got his grumpy head on, he gets left behind)

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Fink @ 26/06/2021 18:19  

You could get something like this Waterproof Phone Pouch Bicycle & Motorcycle Handlebar Phone Holder
Plus a cheap smartphone from somebody like Computer Exchange (CEX)
Then on 'playstore' look for & install Navmii which doesn't need Bluetooth or any data /Wifi connection to run.

https://m.shein.co.uk/Waterproof-Phone-P...r&ret=m

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Was thinking about trying one myself,Fink....looks simple enough for even me to put the battered AA road atlas into retirement...only odd thing i noticed was a need for smartphone plus bluetooth for i...

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yorkie mick @ 26/06/2021 19:37  

I am using the Calimoto App on my iPhone and found it very good. Its is free to use for one area, and you can buy a week's use for longer travels. Good for planning routes, and saving routes you have ridden. For me I found the best phone holder was one designed for bicycles, but it easily straps to my handle bar, mirror stem, and brake reservoir. It also has space for a backup battery. Using a phone as SatNav does draw a lot of power, so I always plug mine into a back up battery.

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GSNige @ 26/06/2021 22:39  

I have tried using Google maps on my phone (it works well in the car) but no good on the bike as I haven't got anything to hear it with, and I can't see it clearly enough when it's inside my tank bag

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Fink @ 27/06/2021 07:01  

I think bee line is a brilliant idea for finding your way round an urban environment, but as it is reliant on a smart phone it is most likely reliant on a data connection which you won't have in much of the more interesting parts of the country.

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Steve_H @ 27/06/2021 07:42  

For technophobes like me,sticking with good maps,notes in top of tankbag and only using phone as emergency backup seems best...se e you all at Barmouth,via the most direct A and B roads possible..:)

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jinx57 @ 27/06/2021 07:49  

Notes in phone holder on top of tank bag... I'll vote for that😁👍

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Strom67 @ 27/06/2021 08:43  

Why not just get a satnav

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Bikeabill @ 27/06/2021 12:09  

The Calimoto App has quite a clear display with not only the map, but arrow direction for turns and distance to next turn. On an iPhone if you double tap with three fingers you can get a customizable magnification window to make a section of the screen easier to read. Getting the phone mounted on your handle bar makes it easier to read. I found in the tankbag there is too much reflected light from the sun which obscures the phone screen. Calimoto is free so worth giving it a try. I don't have have bluetooth connection for the audio so don't use the audio. As with Google you can download maps, so you don't need a data connection, but that feature in Calimoto you have to pay for.

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GSNige @ 27/06/2021 14:26  

The Youtuber TMF tested one a few months back and he seemed to be impressed with the unit.
https://youtu.be/bbSLuQMbCmo

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Bluey1450 @ 27/06/2021 17:53  

I will have a look at Calimoto app, GSnige, and maybe think about getting a phone mount first, it is definitely no good in a tank bag

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Fink @ 27/06/2021 18:36  

Ha ! Just downloaded Calimoto, lovely app, but I have to pay to get out of Wales 🙃

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Fink @ 27/06/2021 19:34  

Used to be, from my experience as an HGV driver, you used to pay going into Wales & over the Severn but coming out it was free. Must have just wanted us out as quick as possible and to get rid of us 😜

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yorkie mick @ 27/06/2021 22:23  

Who do you think was paying for all those hidden speed cameras in Snowdonia,lol...??😆

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jinx57 @ 28/06/2021 05:21  

Bill , I don't really want a satnav because they are so bulky, I just want something simple, and the Beeline thing looks like it won't take up much room.
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Fink @ 28/06/2021 06:10  

Even if you don’t use Calimoto on the bike it has a good biking roads route finder on the website. You can then download the route as a gpx file and use other devices. The function is still free even outside your “free map” area

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GSNige @ 28/06/2021 13:29  

I never use the sound on my Garmin. I just follow the map instructions. The automated voices really annoy me lol 😡 Am I unusual in this?

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I have tried using Google maps on my phone (it works well in the car) but no good on the bike as I haven't got anything to hear it with, and I can't see it clearly enough when it's inside my tank bag...

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SusiPop @ 28/06/2021 13:44  

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