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Re: [ST] GPS Options - PDA with GPS Attachment?
- Subject: Re: [ST] GPS Options - PDA with GPS Attachment?
- From: Blake Sobiloff <sobiloff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 10:09:43 -0700
Bill Findiesen wrote:
> Has anyone tried this combo? (PDA with GPS accessory) It would seem the best
> of both worlds.
I've thought about it, but discarded it pretty quickly for two reasons:
1) I want to mount it securely in a clearly visible location, but I
don't see a good motorcycle mount for a Palm; 2) The Palm isn't
waterproof, or even water resistant. That's fine for a car, but not for
I think the dedicated controls on a GPS receiver would be easier to
operate than trying to use the touchscreen on a moving motorcycle, too.
Maybe you're just thinking of pulling it out of your tank bag (jacket,
etc.) when you're pulled over/stopped and you need it? I could see the
Palm work in that situation, but I'm really attracted to having a
dynamic map and directional indicator visible at all times. Oh, and an
accurate speedo, too. :-)
Now, if you want a sexy combo, take a look at the new Kyocera smartphone
(cell phone + Palm combo). I love it!
Blake "Dawgbert" Sobiloff <sobiloff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Burlingame, CA, USA
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