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Offline NinjaBob

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Zumo apps
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:23:04 PM »
I bought my Zumo390LM becasue it was the most reasonably priced replacement for my Nuvi 500. In other words as a motorcycle friendly  GPS. Lately I have discovered a couple of the apps. Getting on a Multistrada 950 after years on a Concours 14 I sorely missed the buit in tire pressure monitor. The 390 has a TPS app and it works great. The Garmin sendors are not cheap but reasonable since they have replaceable baterries. The Kawasaki sensors do not have replaceable batts and cost 5X as much and need a trip to the dealer to code to the bike. The app is easy to use and you can set the navigation screen dashboard to show running psi. So far I have not had the low pressure warning pop up as I have not let me pressure get that low so I can't comment on how that feature works.


The other app I just discovered is the Garmen action cam controller. I don't have the camera yet but last week on a ride with a friend who has the VIRB Elite I was able to control his camera mounted on his bike while he was riding behind me. I have a GoPro but don't use it because it is too much trouble to operate with gloves on. Have a remote for my smart phone but smartphone is not really glove friendly even with phone enabled gloves and the screen is too small anyway.


I am going to get a VIRB and use the Zumo app to control it while I watch the view on my phone with the VIRB smartphone app. I am not sure about that last bit but will report back.
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Zumo apps
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 04:35:21 PM »
I have both the Garmin tire pressure sensors and a VIRB camera. On my bike (I’m told not others) the rear tire sensor keeps losing lock and becomes a PITA. The VIRB works great and is easy to use as you are not fiddling around with the camera but just touching the icon on your GPS screen.....much safer!
I’ll email you my YouTube site so you can see an end product.
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Re: Zumo apps
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 05:50:19 PM »
I posted the video I made on Tony Crowell using Jim Girton VIRB on Facebook. Look forward to seeing your You Tube vids. And looking forward to getting some good vids and stills during STAR.


 I was amazed at how far the GPS and camera could connect, you'd think the GPS and TPS would be able to stay connected.



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Re: Zumo apps
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 06:53:10 PM »
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Re: Zumo apps
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 04:58:12 PM »
I have this GoPro remote that works with mine, and I can use it with gloves OK.


https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Smart-Remote-Official-Accessory/dp/B00NIYNU8E?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NIYNU8E


Id have ta give up either my GPS, phone or RD if I wanted to mount it!
It is very small, comes with a velcro strap, I have mine mounted on top of the clutch reservoir on my VFR with the included strap. Until I got the remote I too was not enjoying my Go Pro and trying to fumble around (top of helmet mount) with the buttons.

I hate to spend the $$ on a Go Pro then set it aside to buy another camera.
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Re: Zumo apps
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 09:33:16 PM »
Go Pro Remote

I just attach the remote to a safety line and then clip it to the front of my jacket. Easy peasy and I dont have to move the mounting from one of my bikes to the other, wherever I go the remote goes.



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Re: Zumo apps
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 02:03:24 PM »
Go Pro Remote

I just attach the remote to a safety line and then clip it to the front of my jacket. Easy peasy and I dont have to move the mounting from one of my bikes to the other, wherever I go the remote goes.



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Interesting option. When I first got my I didnt read the manual or realize what the included strap was for. So I used velcro on the clutch reservoir and bottom of remote, with a velcro cable tie through its end to secure it. Then I saw Bryan Dunlap at an even with his anchored to something on the bars. Then I realized what that strap was for. I can move it from bike to bike and don't even leave it on other than when I'm using the camera.

You could probably use the included strap to put it on your arm, but not sure how well it would stay in place while riding.
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