[access-uk] Re: GPS

  • From: "Carol.Pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:52:49 +0100

Wouldn't think that would suit a woman, so is there any alternative head gear!


Carol P

----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:46 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS


Hi John,

There are Bluetooth headsets inside a baseball cap,
http://www.maxvirtual.com.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
john gallagher
Sent: 29 July 2014 12:43
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS

very very interesting of course it just shows we're all different have you
tried the sendero navigator with a small braille display because i just
wonder how good that would be. the ideal situation for the iphone would be
to put it in to a hat there by getting the best gps signals but can you
imagine walking in to a lamp post.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu <ibrahimGucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11.54 am
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS



Hi John.

I use GPS on my iPhone daily.  I have a Bluetooth earpiece which is very
small, quite loud and discrete which sits behind my ear so it does not get

in my way at all, in fact its so comfortable that I sometimes forget I'm
wearing it until I knock the earpiece with my hand.  I have an otterbox
defender case for my iPhone which clips on to a belt holder attachment,
this
secures the case to my belt pouch so I've always got quick access to my
iPhone at belt level.  I have tried the wrist band from BEM, its OK but
not
for me.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message----- From: john gallagher
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11.39 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS

hi jackie how very very well writen that was and so correct. as a power
gps
user you have really hit the nail on the head with what you have just
said.

i am very lucky i have the sendero gps on my braille device but for me the

gps on android is not yet an option for me. if only they could solve the
heavy battery drain in the navigator i would use it more. the tellorion
gps
has to come a very long way yet to catch up with the sendero product but
again remember sendero have been doing gps for the blind for years and
again
or streets ahead of anything else. shame you have not got an external gps
receiver to use with the iphone i think this would cut down on the battery

life. again though with a phone you should always carry the charger with
you
and again you only have too hands for all this stuff. not tried the wrist
band yet and wondered if it was worth using the only thing i can see is
safety with your phone in a top pocket it is not in your hand. that was
great though. thanks. for the info.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62@xxxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11.30 am
Subject: [access-uk] GPS

>
>
> I promised some thoughts on various GPS apps when I returned from
Scotland
> where I had an opportunity to travel about a little.
>
> My own preference is for the RNIB Navigator app, followed by Trekker
> Breeze.
> I used the Navigator on my iPhone 5 paired with the much discussed BEM
> wireless wrist band.
>
> I used bus and train, and Navigator was pretty good.  I didn't put
routes
> in
> for GPS to follow specifically, I simply opened the app and let it > flow,

> so
> to speak.  I received a lot of information about my surroundings, and
> found
> it really useful on the train when it even announced the platform we
were
> on. North of Perth, however, there was much less information > available,

> and
> behaved much as it does where I live.  What I discovered was that when
> GPRS
> appeared on the status bar, I got next to no info. But when 3G came > up,
> things were much much better.
>
> The down side of Navigator is its hungry battery life.  If you go on a
> journey of a couple of hours, then the Anker portable charger, which > has
> been discussed before, is really useful and frankly a necessity.
>
> I am not a Blind Square person, it just didn't do it for me somehow.
> While
> it worked, I kept going back to Navigator for more route information.
> Blind
> Square was more for POI information to me.
>
> I also didn't like Telorion GPS that much.  It knew where I was, and
> perhaps
> it would have been better if I had specified my start and destination
> instructions.  But going in free mode, it just gave me postcodes and
> street
> names rather than saying what the numbers in a High Street were > alluding

> to.
> I feel it needs quite a lot more work, but I am prepared to accept
others
> may disagree and maybe get more from it than I did.
>
> I really like the BEM wireless wrist band, it gives more volume to the
> iPhone without being intrusive, and is not uncomfortable to wear > either.
>
> Finally, if you have a Trekker Breeze, this is certainly useful though
> bulky
> and devoid of Bluetooth.  It gives a lot of "street with no name"
> messages,
> but it has a good battery life, and is largely straightforward to use.
>
> These are just my own thoughts.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jackie Brown
> Emails: jackieannbrown62@xxxxxxxxx
> thebrownsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> Skype: Thejackmate
>
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