1st time GPS Buyer

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:07 pm

It's here - the Mac compatible oz topo :surprised:

It's goin' back coated in vaseline :mad:

PC version is lookin' good

I give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I think these guy's from GPSOZ must get off on stirrin' up mac owners


I'll get back to you SHORTLY :evil:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:25 pm

Here it is finally fitted - ram mount is great, gets GPS into good posi - Now if I can only get OZ Topo to work on the mac - GPSOZ are keen to get it happening, seems I'm not the only one with "Mac"problems :doh: They keep sending me stuff to try. If it doesn't work - Next!!

I'll get back to you shortly :thumb:

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:33 pm

Might be easier, quicker and stop you from going insane to buy a little Windows 7 netbook?
Just a thought :D
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Whitey » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:00 am

1coolbanana wrote:Might be easier, quicker and stop you from going insane to buy a little Windows 7 netbook?
Just a thought :D
or... run a virtual windows on your Mac using Bootcamp, VMware Fusion, or Parallels. I used to run Fusion on my Mac for Mapsource and a few other Windows-only apps. Bootcamp is bundled with OS X and is free. The others cost less than $100.
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:15 pm

I've still got a PC, so if need be I will probably just use this - apart from that everything else seems to work :doh:

Got better things to focus on at the moment - like the annual "Beer, Bike and Beef" fest next week at Louee :dance:
AJP PR7 - New Toy :dance:
WR450 - Rallye Adventure - been and gawn :crazy:
BMW F800gs - long term latte bike :chair:
BMW F800GS - project bike work in progress :pray:

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:17 pm

Anyone played here - looks interesting :think:

http://transaustraliatrail.com.au/tracks/index#tracks

Everything ready to rumble :dance: - just need to get some time away :pray: to try all this stuff out :thumb:
Maybe after the "Beer,bike,beef fest" next week :boozer:
AJP PR7 - New Toy :dance:
WR450 - Rallye Adventure - been and gawn :crazy:
BMW F800gs - long term latte bike :chair:
BMW F800GS - project bike work in progress :pray:

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:01 pm

It's workin' on my Mac :pray: - looks like a good bit of gear :crazy: I suppose there's nothing left to whinge about.

Better get on with it :boozer:

Anyone know if Growee Track/Road is open right thru??????
AJP PR7 - New Toy :dance:
WR450 - Rallye Adventure - been and gawn :crazy:
BMW F800gs - long term latte bike :chair:
BMW F800GS - project bike work in progress :pray:

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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:32 pm

Well - have had a few weeks now learning and playing. Have listed below some things that may help some new players to GPS

1. keep well stocked with beer :boozer:
2. see note 1

Have been on a few Junkets to get the setup sorted. Bluetooth has added another issue :crazy:

The GPS seems to be the weak link with bluetooth. For some reason it just can't handle IPhone calls thru to Scala headset :wall:

I have turned off the GPS Zumo Bluetooth - this seems to give the best result :ne_nau:

IPhone paired directly to the Scala headset works the best as the IPod on the IPhone works as well as calls :thumb:

OzTopo with Basecamp is awesome - shows unbelievable detail when planning/setting routes to upload to the GPS. On a recent ride thru the Ellenborough Falls/ Knodingbul Rd area the pre installed route made it easy (sort of) :crazy:.
Still got heaps to learn - Navigation :dance: - Bluetooth :ne_nau:

Also got the Z-Technic Handlebar mount - much better than the Ram mount
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by Whitey » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:24 pm

Godamn man, the flight deck on an A380 would be less complicated. Suggest you revert to paper maps before it's too late. :lol:
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Re: 1st time GPS Buyer

Post by plindz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:02 pm

Even though it may seem alot of trouble I am actually having a ball mucking around with this stuff :crazy:
AJP PR7 - New Toy :dance:
WR450 - Rallye Adventure - been and gawn :crazy:
BMW F800gs - long term latte bike :chair:
BMW F800GS - project bike work in progress :pray:

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