If you want to keep track of your mileage, gas expensesetc, get Gas Cubby. I use sponsored mode for free - the ads don't bother me.
Pretty good camera and you can photo stream to your computer. I use mine to listen to music (over 3,000 songs on my iTunes library) via BT to my helmet. Maps, weather, Pandora Radio, and on and on. I do use the compass but the "Height Finder" altimeter is kind of fun -- cool to know your elevation. The flashlight works well also.
I always have a book going on my iPad and it syncs to the phone so if I go to iBooks on either devices they are on the same page. I also have a couple of news apps that I check every morning. Siri is also pretty cool, but in my experience is more of a toy than a hugely usable feature. BTW, I have 3 different e-mail accounts all going to the iPhone and it works great if you get the bugs worked out. Good Luck.
We're thinking about going to smart phones soon, probably iPhones. Just curious how much data you guys use per month, esp. using Pandora & other streaming services.
Also looking at Android phones...the new Samsung looks good. Anyone out there use Androids?
BMW MOA 181289
I love mine and not quite certain how I worked or lived without it. My Garmin 478 has taken a back seat to my iPhone 4s, with Siri and Starcom I can ask for directions, google, etc. with the touch of 1 button.
Get a good case like an Otterbox and a Ram mount and you can be entertained and given directions from 1 device plus have a book to read when you get there.
Wes Fitzer-MOA BOD-Treasurer
NE Oklahoma BMW Club; BMW Riders of Oklahoma
2014 K1600 GTLE
I use mine all the time but it is great on trips. I book rooms through the Kayak app, decide where I am going next using accuweather, weather bug, weather channel, Wundermap and in Canada Weathereye. 5 weather apps you say? Once you start using them you will see how different they can be and you develop your own tea leave system based on the various forecasts and radar maps. I also use trip advisor, yelp, map app, google, podcaster, dermandar panoramic photo app, Facebook to post where I am and photos along the way and finally my banks app. I booked every room on my 2 week trip to Nova Scotia using the iPhone and on my 10 trip to Quebec. I forgot, the Starbucks app is great as well and you can pay using the app. I look for those coffee shops on cold days.
I have the new iPhone and the new iPad. My advice for everyone is to buy, Oh this won't work in the states because your iPhones are only sold through cell phone companies. I was going to say, and you can do this in Canada directly from Apple, buy iPhones outright and unlocked that way you can change SIM cards every time you go to a different country, and that way you pay local rates local roaming local data local text.
Unlocked iPhones rule. When my wife and I went to Germany we just bought a German Sim card and could use the iPhone there as if we lived there.
Well it seems that the IPhone is being used by most of you for things that I hadn't even considered. I was about 50/50 IPhones vs Android and I guess the deciding factor was that the IPhone would give me some experience with Apple products.
It seems that the IPhone is doing things as a matter of course that I have to do manually with Windoz.
BTW Siri snores.....
"Well they say.. time loves a hero but only time will tell.. If he's real, he's a legend from heaven If he ain't he was sent here from hell" Lowell George
2009 F800GS 1994 TW200
The pc that was running the WX server failed last Nov and I elected to not replace it, so I'm waiting until Rainwise updates their WX app to send data to wunderground again. It's only going as far as Rainwise.net for now.
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