Turning your phone into GPS for Motorbike
"Connect your phone with your motorbike GPS and enjoy the adventurous ride."
There are some plausible explanations for moto GPS being crazy expensive, such as water-resistance, shock protection, and the fact that riders tend to gamble on ridiculously expensive gadgets, but the truth is that most of us are still carrying tiny machines capable of performing A-to-B routing tasks: our phones. Yeah, you can stick your earphones in your helmet, force your phone in your pocket, and go. A phone with a map app, a place to install it, a power source, and a headset are required to use GPS while traveling to places you don't know the way of.
Here is what you need to install GPS on your bike,
App for mobile:
Many of the applications used for this purpose need an internet connection. And only in those areas where you have proper network coverage can those applications work too. In certain cases, because touring on a motorcycle often includes riding through rural areas, there is a good risk that you will lose internet access, which essentially means finding your way. We encourage you to use an app that comes with downloadable maps to escape certain scenarios. On the opposite, there is no need for the above-listed apps if you are traveling through urban areas only, and simple apps such as Google Maps will do the job for you.
Mounting and Securing Smartphones:
As you have agreed to use your mobile as a GPS device, the question arises as to where to put it and repair it. You will require a mobile mount on which you can freeze your computer for this reason. Most mobile mounts are adjustable so the shocks and vibrations of the road can be coped with. It is equally necessary to secure your computer from other external agents, besides providing a good mount for grasping your handset. Holding the phone in the open on amount makes it vulnerable to certain external variables such as dust, water, etc. For this reason, to give your beloved gadget proper protection, go and get a high-quality smartphone cover or shield.
Supply of Power:
In contrast to the one that is in simple use, a smartphone with an active GPS consumes its battery even faster. To guarantee continuity, you will require an external source of power for this purpose. Using an external USB port will do this, and it gives you the amount of energy you need. Most bikes come with a factory-fit USB port, though one or two USB ports can also be attached to your computer for your convenience. Plug your mobile into the USB jack, and now you don't have to think about wasting your battery.
Using spoken directions given by the GPS applications is one better thing than having your eyes on GPS. The benefits of using spoken commands are that you don't have to take your eyes off the road in order to see the GPS route. Several firms sell high-end headphones, choosing the one that better suits you.
1. Choose and download an app on your mobile. By spending some time with it, get used to it.
2. Consider where you want your phone to be placed and patch it accordingly.
3. Make sure it's running and check the power supply.
4. Plug the headphones on.