want a GPS that gives navigation on cycle paths. (not freeways for cars lol) help????

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by joshua97, May 14, 2013.

  1. joshua97

    joshua97 Member

    Hi i have a Tom Tom Start 10 GPS. I use it on my motorised bike almost everyday. The issue is that it always wants me to go on the freeways rather than the regular streets. And for obvious reason its not an option. Can anyone help me with an update or map change for my gps to set it to cycle paths? or a new gps that can do this? Im in perth Western Australia? thanks plz help.

  2. Samdallas214

    Samdallas214 Member

    According to top tom

    Search and click on your destination

    Click Directions

    Then there are four options right under the origin and destination: Car, Bus, Bike and Walking.

    Make your selection and click the blue arrow.
  3. joshua97

    joshua97 Member

    Thanks, however on mine, i turn it on, press plan route, press address, type it in, and press wait for live connection. then i press start. theres no "directions" button :( looks like i have to buy a new gps
  4. Samdallas214

    Samdallas214 Member

    before you do that send me the make and model
    let me do some research to see if I can find a way to do it
  5. Barry

    Barry Member

    Hey Josh,
    While I have not done any research on this, you might look at the aviation flavored GPS applications?
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    OP you need a compass and a paper map.
  7. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Many smart phones have bicycle apps on them. You can also get a chargeable 12 volt lithium battery pack as well to put on your bike.
  8. keith217

    keith217 New Member

    The newer tom toms have the different path settings. I would recommend trying to update it, I think you can connect the cable to try and connect and update the firmware. Or you might have to send it in. Thats one way to save yourself some money from buying a new one.
  9. Nehmo

    Nehmo New Member

    I don't have any experience with the bike Route Planners of most GPS systems except for Google Maps. Using that, the suggested routes are interesting - but usually not the best for a bike (either HP, ICE or e). The little shortcuts are missing (going through a traffic separator, for example), sidewalk routes are missing, and suggested roads are wrong from a traffic standpoint. Then again, this is not a well-biked town (Kansas City KS & MO metro*), and in other areas, the software may have had the benefit of human refinement.

    *On a typical road here, fewer than one in a thousand vehicles has peddles. And in many places, you can go all day without seeing a bike.
  10. joshua97

    joshua97 Member

    Thanks so much guys, i have an iPhone 4 and i can use the google maps application as that has a bike option but i hate using that on long rides as per hight data charges. the gps is a tom tom start 10 ( the smaller and cheapest one) i emailed tom tom but no reply of course haha. I also had a look at a bike stores who sell bike path gps - perfect but they cost $450+ so I'm lost atm haha,
  11. rahul.kapoor

    rahul.kapoor New Member

    Use google map better then others and time to time it get update