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Pete McK

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MEMORY-MAP ANDROID GPS TX3
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:59:28 AM »
Lyle, following your article about smartphones in this month’s Trail, has Memory Map’s IP68 & military standards specification just done it I wonder?

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Re: MEMORY-MAP ANDROID GPS TX3
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 11:29:34 AM »
Here are a few more IP67/68 smart phones...

Lyle Brotherton

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Re: MEMORY-MAP ANDROID GPS TX3
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 04:07:43 PM »
Just your way of politely reminding me to upload all the articles Pete, hint taken ;)

Here is my article about smartphones in this month’s Trail Magazine – August 2014

Memory-Maps TX3 is not the replacement for handheld satnavs because of its batteries:

•   They are not replaceable, which is also a major drawback with iPhones
•   When smartphone batteries are replaceable, as found in many Samsung models, they are bespoke batteries and not standard sizes.
•   The biggest issue with batteries, that small companies like Memory-Map, along with giants like apple and Samsung, all have not yet resolved, is battery life. There needs to be a substantial breakthrough in battery technology before power-hungry smartphones can be used for long periods of time in navigation.

Lastly, I still have major concerns about putting all your eggs into one basket: phone/compass/satnav etc.
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Re: MEMORY-MAP ANDROID GPS TX3
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 09:44:51 PM »
I must be getting old, because I keep thinking "Learn to use a map & compass."  ;)

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Re: MEMORY-MAP ANDROID GPS TX3
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 06:40:35 PM »
> I must be getting old, because I keep thinking "Learn to use a map & compass."

What, like digital mapping and electronic compass on a smartphone...?