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#1 colinmoore

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:17 AM

When using the kit car, I often visit places I have never been to before, so I like to use Sat Nav as an easy way to get from A to B. I have found problems when trying to use my TomTom one. (1) With the satnav in my field of view I can't see the screen, because of the sun (it's usually bright when I take the Hood out). (2) Because of the near 100 db from the exhaust, I can't hear directions from the speaker, even on max volume (no earphone socket). I've thought about some kind of hood for the screen, but not tried it yet. Does any of you clever people have any solutions?



#2 Bob Tucker

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

The sucker on mine just fits on the Speedo glass it's low enough to be shielded from the sun + the satnav has the speed

It always takes longer to put it right than do it right.


#3 h34ds

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

Same as Bob - over the speedo.



#4 nelmo

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:18 PM

My car isn't finished yet but on my motorbike, I have the Co-Pilot app (https://copilotgps.com/) installed on my phone (about £20, TomTom do an app as well) and then I listen to the directions through a bluetooth headset.

 

Advantage of this setup is you can take calls and listen to music as well...



#5 peter2b2002

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

I use to stick mine on the speedo, for 2 reasons I to see where I needed to go and 2 my speedo didn't work so used the sat nav as a guide
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#6 Gargoil

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

I once wore a motorbike helmet which had Bluetooth speakers connected to my phone.
This meant I could hear Co pilot navigation and music at the same time.
A set of bluetooth earphones would probably do the same.

Edited by Gargoil, 21 March 2017 - 09:02 AM.

Just because I don't, doesn't mean I can't.
Just because I can, doesn't mean I should.

#7 Gargoil

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:03 AM

Oops, double post

Edited by Gargoil, 21 March 2017 - 09:05 AM.

Just because I don't, doesn't mean I can't.
Just because I can, doesn't mean I should.

#8 colinmoore

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:48 AM

I have now tried the mobile with Bluetooth earpiece, using navmii free app (thanks Alan) seems to work OK, but I can still hear the wife in the other ear, perhaps I need a full headset?