What’s the hot-ticket these days when it comes to on-bike navigational aids?
This subject came up when a friend wrote to ask me what I knew about GPS and iPhone apps for cyclists and I had to confess that I was absolutely clueless.
In fact, I’m somewhat embarrassed to confess that we have a Garmin Edge 305 and Edge 705 on our tandem when we ride and I don’t have a hot-clue how to upload maps or transfer GPS files, despite seeing friends and rally-goer do it 100’s of times in the past.
That’s not to say that I don’t use some of the Garmin Edge 705’s navigational capabilities, as I do use the color map to confirm street names when — as is often the case in rural areas here in the South — there simply aren’t any street name signs. We’ve also used “bread crumbs” to back-track and have asked our Garmin to plot us a route home when we needed a short-cut and our ride hosts didn’t provide us with maps, just cue sheets.
So, here’s your chance to share what y’all know about the latest and greatest in on-bike technology. Our friend from Indiana noted that the iBike technology depicted in the screen shot at the top of this entry is something that has captured his attention and imagination as I believe he has an iPhone.
Reply to share your thoughts….