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    Posted: 23 Feb 2019 at 09:33
Anyone here use GPS devices or SatNav?

Week Number rollover occurs on 6th April, when the global system week number changes from 1,023,  to 0.  It's not as exciting as a Lottery Rollover, but there's a possibility your GPS device will believe the date is now mid-August 1999 LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2019 at 09:37
I remember all the possibilities there were at the Millennium rollover. Stood by that cash machine for hours. LOL

Got one in the car and a loose Garmin, so will watch them both with interest.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2019 at 09:38
If it occurred on April 1st nobody would have believed it I guess.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2019 at 09:42
I heard Mr Tom Tom say on Radio 4 the difference with Y2k is he knows the Rollover will happen and he knows some of their older products aren't designed for the week number to reset.  I understand Tom Tom have software updates for affected devices, and a serial number check on their website.

Why the current date is important is less clear, if my Garmin or Ford thinks its 1999....so??

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2019 at 00:47
Paper maps won't care and will still work. LOL


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Exactly
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Good morning technophobes Wink I'm fully expecting my shelves of paper maps to continue working, but, since they don't tell me the current date nor maintain a day-by-day itinerary of future trips for me, how will I know? I expect my GPS to continue working too, but can I guarantee its inbuilt calender is correct? No.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2019 at 09:31
I never use my GPS as a calendar. I tend to use it mostly to find where I'm going.

Saves having the inconvenience of the paper map strapped to the handlebars. They always get soggy in the rain don't you find?
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While satnavs are very useful tool I think we've lost something as a result. I used to spend time planning a trip with a map trying to remember way points along the route. If I got lost then that was my fault and it was back to digging the map back out of the bag. But back then I could always remember where the bag was!Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jalfrezi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2019 at 10:38
I quite agree, back in the day I was a courier, and used to have a quick look on the map, make a list of waypoints, and head off, using roadsigns along the way to find the next waypoint.  I now use GPS quite often, and regularly end up on the wrong track!
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Back in the day when touring with maps I used to plan the route with way points etc. However quite often in cities I would get lost, as I never had city maps. I remember back in 85 on a camping holiday in France with a mate we had stayed in Lyon for the night. The next day when we tried leaving we couldn't find a way out of the city if was beginning to feel like The Prisoner what I wouldn't have given for a SatNav back then.

Now, I tend to use a SatNav but back that up with a map and a little common sense (I think I still have some) as some times SatNav's can take you to the wrong place or a really strange long way to your destination.
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Way back in the 1990s I went to Greece & back on the Commando. On the way back I arrived at Turin before climbing to the Alps. The choice was to brave the city or use the motorway-style ring road.

Having experienced Italian motorways briefly earlier in the trip, I went for the through city route. It actually proved relatively easy just by keeping the sun on my left hand side (I would have been stuffed if it went behind a cloud).

It was a Sunday however which I'm sure helped. The Norton peashooters sounded gorgeous echoing off the buildings.

I don't do much if any touring on the bike these days but always preferred a map in the tank bag to GPS. In the car it's GPS (Copilot on my phone) every time, although I do have a quick look at the map before setting off.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2019 at 18:00
I was ardent anti-GPS for years. It was trying to find my way around the city of Lyon which did it for me, I also did several loops trying to find my hotel & to escape the next day - Lyon city is a nightmare which made me realise riding is more fun than being lost. 
 
For me SatNavs on which complex routes can be stored have opened up a world of better rides. I still use maps to plan but now I can create long in advance dozens/a holiday's worth of complex backroad routes with hundreds of junctions & unnamed roads all stored in in the SatNav for later use or adaption.
 
I use the SatNav itineraries (calender) to make finding routes easy. When I know I will make several journeys on specific days I assign them a start date/time because Garmin lists them in date order which makes finding them a doddle when sat in the hotel car park at the break of day after too many beers the night before!
 
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