Sat nav or phone mount
Hi, I just posted this as a comment to your sat nav article, but thought i may as well add it here too
I’ve noticed though that in some of your pics from your travels you have a sat nav and in some pics you’ve got your mobile fixed up on the handlebar instead. Which one do you use now? cheers
Haha I literally just finished replying to your comment on the Best Motorcycle Sat Navs article! Here's my reply copy and pasted:
Hi! Good question…
We started our RTW trip with a Tom Tom Sat Nav and once we were out of Europe we switched to just using a phone mount and here’s why:
A sat nav is absolutely perfect for touring. If we were just staying in Europe I would still have the sat nav. We could plot our routes, save waypoints, make changes on the laptop etc and it saves so much time. But once you’re out of Europe, it’s more of a hindrance. You rely on Google Maps way more, even with worldwide maps downloaded onto a sat nav. So that’s why we made the switch.
Here’s a guide on The Best Motorcycle Phone Mounts in case you’re interested.
@madornomad Yep, that makes sense. I'm on some big touring trips coming up next year (hence why i was asking about the touring jackets) and it sounds like a sat nav is the right way to go for me then. Thanks for your help on this one
No problem at all.
Great to hear you've got some big trips coming up next year, where are you heading?