Bike Mounts

posted by cw on Monday, June 19, 2006

We have had a number of enquiries from mountain bike riders and cyclists who want to have ViewRanger on their handlebars so that it can be used in a way similar to an in-car satnav.

First of all, there is a setting in ViewRanger to disable the phone's screensave function. This will allow your handset to show ViewRanger's screen display continuously. (Battery life is obviously reduced, but we've had Nokia phones run for 11 hours whilst navigating a route with screen always on and a bluetooth gps receiver connected).

Secondly, you may want to have a look at the RAM Mounts range of mounting solutions. In particular, the splash/mud proof AQ3 case has a clear and flexible cover so that you can see/operate your phone handset without removing it from the case.

There are several tube mount options - but the RAP-274 Rail Mount is possibly the smallest.

Check out for more details and locations of dealers.

News: ViewRanger GPS Navigation Software Now Runs On Symbian V9 S60 3rd Edition Phones

posted by cw on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Augmentra Ltd has released ViewRangerâ„¢, its off-road GPS mapping, navigation and information application, for the latest Symbian V9 S60 3rd Edition mobile phone handsets such as the Nokia N80, Nokia 3250 and Nokia N91. ViewRanger is one of the first sat-nav applications to be released for the latest Nokia platform.

The latest Nokia handsets feature higher resolution screens, greater memory capacity, and the ability to orientate the screen for landscape display. ViewRanger exploits these capabilities to provide an enhanced map display for the user.

With a Bluetooth GPS receiver connected, ViewRanger transforms a Nokia smartphone into a fully featured trail and off-road navigation system. ViewRanger provides mapping, navigation and information on location for walkers, mountain bikers, geocachers, off-road drivers, tourists and other outdoor activity enthusiasts.

ViewRanger GB National Parks Reviewed at

posted by cw on Friday, June 02, 2006 have posted a gear test of ViewRanger GB National Parks at their website. Having tested ViewRanger extensively in The Lake District and Peak District National Parks, OutdoorsMagic awarded ViewRanger 4/5 for performance and 5/5 for value!

Dave Mycroft, routes editor and GPS guru comments:
"After being a confirmed PDA/Memory Map fan for years I have to admit that these days I leave the PDA at home and take ViewRanger on my phone instead - and that says it all!"