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The best GPS could be the one you already own…

Chances are, you don’t need to buy a GPS. You already have one. Assisted GPS – is a faster and a more accurate way of figuring out exactly where you are, the smart phone’s GPS works perfectly well. When your adventures take you into the beautiful world that lies beyond the range of cell towers, this means that as long as you’ve pre-downloaded base maps via wifi at home – you’ll still be able to locate yourself and navigate.

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Doesn’t your navigation device require a lot of battery power?

Of course, there is always the fact that phone are notorious for using a lot of battery power. The simplest and most cost-friendly solution I found that works perfectly for me:

Using my Xiaomi Mi4 Note cell phone that was built to meet ever-increasing needs for power. Not only is it one of the best selling phones, but it’s also very affordable, so you don’t have to stress about your expensive smartphone getting damaged on your adventure ride. A huge advantage is a fact that it has a 4 Amp battery which means I just need to charge my phone after two days again without having to use any cables while riding.

Waterproofing your phone

Don’t need it when riding. Just cover up when stopping

How to use your screen with rider gloves?

You get gloves for phones or cut your glove like shown in the photos below:

Nomad Tips

Our Tips:

  • Keep your device secure whenever you hit the road or trails.
  • Keep your smartphone within hands reach
  • Mount your GPS where you can easily read it on the fly.

 

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