On my Android it uses about 15 percent battery for a 4 hour ride.nice tracks . Does maprika chew a lot of battery life?
great, I didn't realise it would work with the screen off. That's great. Do I have a USB socket wired up on my WR for auxillary power just incase.Good question and one of my concerns, no it doesn't at all. However I have the phone screen off inside my backpack, i find any apps that you use that keep the screen on use a lot of battery
I am not too fond of those maps. I just don't think it works as well as the Maprika approach. But, yes it's better than nothing.If you're a SCORRA member and have online map access they have a mobile app on their map website that does overlays your location on their trail maps.
from a technology point of view, the Maprika ones are based on loading a "map file" and then overlaying it with know coordinates. It allows the app to work well off line and not connected to the internet . I believe the SCORRA ones are online based, and you need a connection to the website hosting them to utilize them. I can see why SCORRA does this, as they indicate what tracts are open/closed and are available to be accessed at any given time. If they just posted the .gpx files people could potentially be tresspassing on private property when certain land was not available to be accessed. Not a good thing when trying to appease land owners etcI am not too fond of those maps. I just don't think it works as well as the Maprika approach. But, yes it's better than nothing.
Same here. I tried using it a couple times while at the tract and it never quite worked for me.Perhaps you have a point. From practicality standpoint, it's just frustrating to use for me. Or at least it was when I tried to use it a couple of times when not exactly sitting at home in front of my desktop and fast connection ...
I used to just get lost and find my way out after. LolOne day I went solo to a tract unknown to me ... so I pre-printed the trail map on a piece of paper and put into my riding pants pocket. I felt younger instantly, bringing the memories of the premium technology of our youth ... LOL