Time for a Trimble/ALK/CoPilot Discussion Area?

 

Is it time for a Trimble/ALK/CoPilot Discussion Area here on POI Factory?

I've been a more active member in past years than lately, and to be honest I miss frequenting POI Factory! Lots of great people on here then and now.

Why I haven't been around is mainly because I've found my SmartPhone and the CoPilot app to be what I prefer to use, more so than using my Garmins (200W, 295, 765T, and RV660). It's easier to use, mapping is more accurate than Garmin (and they have been VERY quick to fix map errors when notified via the app). Lately I only really use a GPS when I'm in my (new to me) RV, and I'm horribly disappointed in the maps and the operation of my newest Garmin product the RV660.

More and more in the last year I'm thinking of going with a small tablet in the RV and my navigation choice is going to be CoPilot.

I've always been impressed with Trimble as a GPS and mapping technology company but I only recently found out that they are the parent company of ALK (https://www.alk.com/), who make CoPilot. I'm pretty sure they aren't distracted by making fitness watches and apps, either.

The ONLY regret that I think I'll have not using Garmin is loosing the richness of Garmin's gpx format for enhancing POI information and device display, but CoPilot does at least have the ability to install custom pois, and has installation instructions here: https://support.copilotgps.com/en/support/solutions/articles... (iOS install is also a topic).

So- Anyone have an opinion on a new discussion area?

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A "bump"

A "bump" for the weekend, in case anyone is interested.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

If you get a tablet

If you get a tablet to use be sure and get one that can use Data. I got a Wifi Tablet. I can hotspot and tether but it would be more convenient to use it without that. I know some data plans limit the tethering and hotspots.

I first got a 10 inch tablet but that was a little too big to carry around on vacation. I gave that to my husband and got me an 8 inch tablet. The 8 inch tablet is much easier to put in a purse or carry when needed.

Just wish I paid the extra for the one that used data. Sometimes it doesn't pay to try to save money. smile

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Thanks Mary

Thanks for the advice, Mary. I'm not sure why I didn't see your post earlier.

I'm using Consumer Cellular and it's pretty inexpensive for data, plus I think they may even have a tablet or two.

I guess you and I are the only ones here using CoPilot (I'm assuming you still do, but I've been wrong before), lol.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Non Garmin User Now

I've used Garmins for years. Started with IQ3600 and ended with Nuvi 2555. Had a couple of very late model Chrysler with built- in Garmins which were not to bad. But when I got my Mercedes GLA250 with a built-in Becker, that was a total joke.

I had a Moto G4 last year with a GPS and HERE maps that you could load the whole world if you wanted to and had enough memory, that would work offline. This is good when you are on a cruise lets say from Los Angeles to New Orleans thru the Panama Canal. You could have all the maps loaded for coverage without having to load more while you were tracking.

At the beginning of this year I upgraded my phone to a Samsung S8+ with a built in GPS and HERE maps also. But I thought the why not use my Moto G4 as a portable GPS. It has the capabilities of updating the maps over my WiFi. Also updating the phone itself.So I disabled every thing that I could that was not needed to take pics, navigate and play my music. Now I have an almost perfect standalone portable GPS with a couple of extra features that is automatically update-able over WiFi and useful.

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Use of your old phone.

Maybe this is one of the answers to the question, what do you do with your old smart phone.

I have installed the CoPilot app on my iPhone, but haven't used for navigation in real life. Maybe now I will take the time to try it out.

Thanks for the reminder.

JCA

Never noticed it before.

It looks like CoPilot is the way to go. Has more updates in my area than Garmin.

I like it

jcavaa wrote:

Maybe this is one of the answers to the question, what do you do with your old smart phone.

I have installed the CoPilot app on my iPhone, but haven't used for navigation in real life. Maybe now I will take the time to try it out.

Thanks for the reminder.

JCA

I love my Moto G4 and use Co-Pilot on it now. But I think it's cheaper to find a Tablet/Phablet to dedicate for use in my RV. Maybe not though. I'll have to see what the G4's are selling for these days. The G4 is a bit bigger than my 765T but smaller than my RV660 though.

jjen wrote:

It looks like CoPilot is the way to go. Has more updates in my area than Garmin.

Yeah, I've found that as well in some areas. Plus, the couple of times I did find errors and reported them via the app it only took a few weeks for them to update the maps. I might have caught them near the time for a new release, though.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

It has a lot of good aspects, IMO

JD4x4 wrote:

Thanks for the advice, Mary. I'm not sure why I didn't see your post earlier.
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I guess you and I are the only ones here using CoPilot (I'm assuming you still do, but I've been wrong before), lol.

I have CoPilot on my Android phone, for when I do not have my dedicated TomTom GPS with me.

It has a lot of good aspects, IMO.

- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

Copilot

How do you get through to these people?

I downloaded it paid 9.99 to upgrade then a week later charged another 9.99 to keep Traffic and there are other features that don't work.

I can't find a way to email them.

contact them from Twitter

CoPilot USA+CAN
@copilotgps_us

GPS navigation apps for iOS, Android and WP8. For support requests, please visit http://support.copilotgps.com or tweet @copilotsupport.
copilotgps.com

https://twitter.com/copilotgps_us

Looks like they might have a facebook page too.. yeah, like I'd ever use that

One of the reasons I'd never use this.. they only have social media access for help... yeah right!

Good luck...

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

I have always

I have always used the app itself and in contrast to Garmin they've been fast, responsive, helpful.

Menu,
MyCoPilot,
My Maps, My Account, News & Updates, Help & Feedback, or Submit a Map Improvement

You probably want Help & Feedback, Ask a Question.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Tablets & Phone

Mary- I checked my mobile provider (Consumer Cellular) and they no longer have tablets sad

And Phablets seem like an unnecessary expense for me since I'v already got a couple of Android tablets. Then I ran across this:
AirDroid: Remote Access & File - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdr...

Have you (or anyone) tried this? Looks like the best compromise if it works.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Haven't tried AirDroid

JD4x4 wrote:

Mary- I checked my mobile provider (Consumer Cellular) and they no longer have tablets sad

And Phablets seem like an unnecessary expense for me since I'v already got a couple of Android tablets. Then I ran across this:
AirDroid: Remote Access & File - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdr...

Have you (or anyone) tried this? Looks like the best compromise if it works.

Haven't tried AirDroid.
It's seems most of the tablet makers are going Wifi. I am having a hard time finding one that uses data.

I have been neglecting CoPilot lately. If in the house to look up something I use Google Maps on phone or tablet. If we are in the car I use the built in navigation.
I am getting so used to the built in navigation in our 2014 Honda Accord that I can not see buying another car without it. We are looking for a new truck and the navigation is the first thing I check to see if it has.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Not for me

BarneyBadass wrote:

CoPilot USA+CAN
@copilotgps_us

GPS navigation apps for iOS, Android and WP8. For support requests, please visit http://support.copilotgps.com or tweet @copilotsupport.
copilotgps.com

https://twitter.com/copilotgps_us

Looks like they might have a facebook page too.. yeah, like I'd ever use that

One of the reasons I'd never use this.. they only have social media access for help... yeah right!

Good luck...

Their "contact" on the site says twitter, youtube, and google.
Twitter, youtube, and google are not options for me. I left a message on their community but there doesn't seem to be much activity there. From the application "Ask a question" stops the app.

I may just have to bad mouth them at every opportunity.

TeamViewer App

mgarledge wrote:
JD4x4 wrote:

Mary- I checked my mobile provider (Consumer Cellular) and they no longer have tablets sad

And Phablets seem like an unnecessary expense for me since I'v already got a couple of Android tablets. Then I ran across this:
AirDroid: Remote Access & File - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdr...

Have you (or anyone) tried this? Looks like the best compromise if it works.

Haven't tried AirDroid.
It's seems most of the tablet makers are going Wifi. I am having a hard time finding one that uses data.

I have been neglecting CoPilot lately. If in the house to look up something I use Google Maps on phone or tablet. If we are in the car I use the built in navigation.
I am getting so used to the built in navigation in our 2014 Honda Accord that I can not see buying another car without it. We are looking for a new truck and the navigation is the first thing I check to see if it has.

TeamViewer is something you might want to look at if you are using a Android tablets or Cell phone.

This is a free software if your using it for personal use.

I use it all the time when my wife of someone in my family is having issue with the device. you can be anywhere and log into the device for any other device (PC, Phone, Tablet,etc) and take control or even copy files from the device.

I use it all the time when I want to remove photos or even back up a App (apk file) All works like a charm, And its safe too, you need permission on both sides of the devices before you can log in!

Check it out!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Maybe your phone?

jjen wrote:

Their "contact" on the site says twitter, youtube, and google.
Twitter, youtube, and google are not options for me. I left a message on their community but there doesn't seem to be much activity there. From the application "Ask a question" stops the app.

I may just have to bad mouth them at every opportunity.

Works on my Moto G4. Maybe it's more of a phone issue.
You can open a ALK support account (also using FB, Google, Twitter acct. if you like. I didn't see anything about YouTube.) and directly create a support ticket at:
https://support.copilotgps.com/en/support/tickets/

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Contact is not the way.

JD4x4 wrote:
jjen wrote:

Their "contact" on the site says twitter, youtube, and google.
Twitter, youtube, and google are not options for me. I left a message on their community but there doesn't seem to be much activity there. From the application "Ask a question" stops the app.

I may just have to bad mouth them at every opportunity.

Works on my Moto G4. Maybe it's more of a phone issue.
You can open a ALK support account (also using FB, Google, Twitter acct. if you like. I didn't see anything about YouTube.) and directly create a support ticket at:
https://support.copilotgps.com/en/support/tickets/

I finally found a way to enter a "ticket" as the brits call it.
It turned out to be useless. They said I had to go back to the store. They don't feel responsible for their application. That it has problems doesn't matter.