Tipper integration with Google Maps

LowEnd

Total noob
Location
Australia
Is there a way to import a saved route in Google maps to Tripper? I'm planning a route on my PC with a big screen and I don't really want to do all of the work again in the Tripper app. Can anyone help?
 

Roger20

Getting there...
Location
UK
Is there a way to import a saved route in Google maps to Tripper? I'm planning a route on my PC with a big screen and I don't really want to do all of the work again in the Tripper app. Can anyone help?
In Google Maps (on Android mobile) - three dots - Add route to Home Screen? I know it's not the PC but may be something similar you could save on the PC which might appear on the mobile version.
 

Rigger

Finally made it
Location
McPherson, KS
I’ll be honest. Because of the ease of use and other rider friendly features, I’d suggest getting a Ram Mount and use either Waze or Google Maps. Much more intuitive and flexible. Mine is mounted on the right so now I never see the tripper. It’s a novel gadget but it still requires a cell phone so better to just use the cell phone. I just finished a 50+ mile test ride and it was rock solid secure.
 

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IanS

Finally made it
Location
uk, Suffolk
I’ll be honest. Because of the ease of use and other rider friendly features, I’d suggest getting a Ram Mount and use either Waze or Google Maps. Much more intuitive and flexible. Mine is mounted on the right so now I never see the tripper. It’s a novel gadget but it still requires a cell phone so better to just use the cell phone. I just finished a 50+ mile test ride and it was rock solid secure.
I agree but the latest version of Tripper seems to be a lot more user friendly. Problem for me is reading the phone in daylight. Phone app (i.e. google maps) will, I think, run at the same time as tripper so you effectively have both with tripper for bright sunlight.
 

HimalayanPete

Well travelled
Location
Norfolk UK
I'm very disappointed with Tripper. Great idea but badly executed. Apart from the blinding display the software is very limited. Trying to plan anything other than a very simple route is painful. The software developers need to take a look at Beeline Moto. Planning multi waypoint routes, storing locations and routes is so easy with Beeline. It works well. However I prefer a map. The best iPhone app for navigation that I have used for sometime now is Scenic. It's a brilliant app so much better than any of the others and I have tried most of them. Planning complex routes, storing routes and locations, importing and exporting routes, offline maps, customising the interface, good folder structure and a great forum for help.

If any Tripper software developers read this then please allow GPX file import. At least then a route can be planned and stored as a GPX file using alternative software and then imported into Tripper when required. It would make the Tripper device more useful. I'm not holding my breath.
 
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smilespergallon

Well travelled
Location
Durham, NC
It is still in development, think of it as Early Access.

Blinding display? Use Night Mode.

YES! PLEASE get some location memory and/or GPX import capability, it's the one thing really lacking on the app.
Aside from pronunciations. '2 Miles, turn right.' has gone from 'To malaise, turn right' to 'Too melester n right'. This RE app just keeps cracking me up.
 

HimalayanPete

Well travelled
Location
Norfolk UK
Royal Enfield are not alone at providing very basic and thus fairly useless navigation. My KTM has MyRide app and its just as basic. It seems that they only think we want a simple point and ride ability. I ride bikes to find and plan interesting routes. For me the ability to plan a multi point waypoint route is essential. Cannot do that easily with Tripper. Use my phone now and Scenic. Problem solved.
 

IanS

Finally made it
Location
uk, Suffolk
I think you probably can import routes because the underlying platform is google maps. I will have a play and report back. Sorry to cast a dissenting voice but I find the device excellent, if sometimes laggy. The latest iteration as fitted to my SM is a distinct improvement over the first iteration. I run maps and tripper together with the phone on the bars. Works fine for me. Or just buy a paper map!
 

HimalayanPete

Well travelled
Location
Norfolk UK
IanS I'm glad it works for you. Maybe I'm being a little too harsh. Yes it works but it could be so much better. Waypoint selection is clumsy. Humour me download Beeline app it's free and see how they do it. Also based on Goggle. The biggest problem both have is that the maps are not downloadable. You need internet or data to plan. Not much good in the wilderness. With Tripper you can only plan routes from your current location. So you cannot plan a return route. I have found a way to store routes but I have not been able to import routes. If you find a way do share. What platform are you on Android or IOS ? No need for paper maps I use Scenic app.
 

IanS

Finally made it
Location
uk, Suffolk
I'm very disappointed with Tripper. Great idea but badly executed. Apart from the blinding display the software is very limited. Trying to plan anything other than a very simple route is painful. The software developers need to take a look at Beeline Moto. Planning multi waypoint routes, storing locations and routes is so easy with Beeline. It works well. However I prefer a map. The best iPhone app for navigation that I have used for sometime now is Scenic. It's a brilliant app so much better than any of the others and I have tried most of them. Planning complex routes, storing routes and locations, importing and exporting routes, offline maps, customising the interface, good folder structure and a great forum for help.

If any Tripper software developers read this then please allow GPX file import. At least then a route can be planned and stored as a GPX file using alternative software and then imported into Tripper when required. It would make the Tripper device more useful. I'm not holding my breath.
IanS I'm glad it works for you. Maybe I'm being a little too harsh. Yes it works but it could be so much better. Waypoint selection is clumsy. Humour me download Beeline app it's free and see how they do it. Also based on Goggle. The biggest problem both have is that the maps are not downloadable. You need internet or data to plan. Not much good in the wilderness. With Tripper you can only plan routes from your current location. So you cannot plan a return route. I have found a way to store routes but I have not been able to import routes. If you find a way do share. What platform are you on Android or IOS ? No need for paper maps I use Scenic app.
I'm on android. I will try beeline.
 

MVJ

Finally made it
Location
Colchester UK
I have a classic 350 and have pondered fitting tripper to it ? is it worth it or am I better off just using an app on my phone "samsung" with a fastening on the handlebars ??I would be grateful for any advice, thanks
 

HimalayanPete

Well travelled
Location
Norfolk UK
Ok if your on Android you have more chance of finding an import hack. I'm on IOS so very restricted. The only way I could find of saving a Tripper route in IOS was to share it to myself. This produces a hyperlink which I save in notes. This can then be opened up in Tripper to get route.
 

IanS

Finally made it
Location
uk, Suffolk
I have a classic 350 and have pondered fitting tripper to it ? is it worth it or am I better off just using an app on my phone "samsung" with a fastening on the handlebars ??I would be grateful for any advice, thanks
Personally I would use google maps on your mobile
 

HimalayanPete

Well travelled
Location
Norfolk UK
I have not used Beeline Moto for a while but I did ride 9600 miles last year using it. At the time I did not want my phone attached to my bike. However I now do so Beeline has been given a rest. Just opened up the Beeline app and I see there have been quite a few changes. Planning is the same. Google maps. But you can now navigate using the phone using a map layout or the big Beeline arrow display. Interesting. Next time I ride will have a play and see if the map layout follows as you ride. If it does it could be a good free alternative to Google maps for those who want to plan complex routes.
 
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RTD

Well travelled
Location
AZ
Interesting stuff.

I tried Tripper and never got the weird pronunciation people have mentioned, but I did get extremely awkward distance notifications that would come in blasts of glitched-out confusion. Like “In five hundred feet turn right. In four hundred and eighty/In four hundred and/In four hundred and sev/In four hundred...” in a breathless explosion. And that was after finally getting the upgrade. On simple journeys it was generally fine.

Scenic was also mentioned and that worked great for route planning, but my favorite has been Cali Moto, for route planning as well as the random route generating it does. And the voice default was a pleasant female voice with slight eastern-European accent. Start a route and she mumbles in yr ear “Letz go...” which amuses every time...

And not wanting the phone physically mounted on the bars, i prefer simple reliable voice prompts. Anyway...
 

HimalayanPete

Well travelled
Location
Norfolk UK
Yes I have tried Calimoto. Good app. However I don't use voice instructions but prefer visual. For this reason Scenic is better for me because you can customise the map such as road colours, width and text size. What suits me doesn't necessarily suit someone else which is why its so hard to recommend apps. What I do not really understand is if Royal Enfield took the trouble to make a device for navigation then support it with great software. The Himmy is designed for backroads or no roads adventures so surely the first requirement would be downloadable maps. It could be so much better.
 

smilespergallon

Well travelled
Location
Durham, NC
RTD, they have smoothed that out, but not entirely. The whole RE app seems to be running on a layer of very flat bugs, some not so flat.

My problem with the phone on the handle bars is not only does it look goofy and dumb, but if for some reason your camera (or some other high-sensitivity accelerometer using app) were to activate in the middle of a ride the chances are high that your phone's image stabilization will screw the pooch and make your camera not work well anymore. This is something to avoid, so voice nav has always been my solution.

What Tripper does is allow me to downgrade from Waze to a somewhat wonky Google Maps in exchange for a very handy turn and distance display with destination ETA that I see every time I look at the gauges. It was enough for me to send $150 to sparenuts-royal on the fleabae, shipping took less than 2 weeks and I had to source one nut to hold the display to the bracket.
 
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