I don't want this to be a "I told you so" kind of post, but ts is precisely what I mentioned being concerned about when these hit the market. Since they are not in full control over the software, their cost of entry is low and their hands are tied to a second party for updates. This has happened time and time again with other companies "experimenting" with the GPS market. Even big companies like Harmon Kardon, LG, and Motorola (among others) took the same route and failed.
I purchased a couple of units for it's HD radio and the multiple via capability and I'm wondering if anyone has found 's a way to transfer the itinerary data to and from external storage. After spending a couple of hours plugging in the data by hand on the display for motorcycle touring purposes (those multiple via's can get very extensive), there's got to be a better way to get the waypoints into and out of the both my T43H's. Any suggestions on how to do this on a PC instead and later upload it the T43H?Thank you for any suggestion that can be of help here.
I only wish the T34H were also able to load a GPX file residing on the SD card or download through the USB cable for it too route like on some Garmins.Secondly, the routing function on the T34 alone can be improved tremendously with just an additional menu button feature to insert a via anywhere in the list instead of at the end and then moving it up or down one position in the list at a time - a very tediously repetitive procedure.
Hello all, I've been following this thread for just over a year now. (I bought mine in February of last year.) I had been fairly pleased with this model, despite some things that could be slightly improved. I'm a courier and delivery person, relying on this on a daily basis. After searching for a good gps for months (from Black Friday of '09 to Feb. of 2010), I settled on the Cydle T-43H after studying up on all it's features and well noticed customer support.After settling into how everything worked, I liked it fairly well. It has usually been fairly quick on rerouting, within .3 of a mile on destinations and reliable in most weather conditions (ie getting signals on stormy days). The music side was okay as well, though I never could get a HD radio station here in Saint Louis, Missouri (and there are dozens of them). Sadly, it seems as though my Cydle T-43H has run out life now. :( Last year, the volume button had some issues with not working (but then decided to begin again and has been fine since). About a year ago (only months after buying it), the plug/socket that went from the car charger into the unit was temperamental to the point that in one direction, it will not work. Since it worked by keeping the cord facing/lying in one direction, I didn't want to try and have it sent back and so on because as mentioned before, I use it for work six to seven days a week. But now, the unit itself about two weeks ago began to "brick" (where the unit would not turn on at all, sometimes even after it had just been on and the external power was lost to it and then restored). It's not the battery though, because a couple of times during these past two weeks, I used it without the cord (in order to keep it from moving in the wrong direction and knocking it off).I was wondering if anyone else had issues like this? I guess I'm flat out of luck as far as the warranty as it's now been three months past the warranty's expiration. :( I had been looking forward to all the new improvements too. I had driven 50k+ miles in this past year with it and had been a tremendous help. I hope those who still enjoy this product, get to do so for awhile longer and get to see all the new enhancements. Meanwhile, I'm at a loss as to whether I should buy another Cydle T-43H or if there is any other suggestions on models which can route you (and have inputs of 20+ stops).I'd also like to thank Papa who has kept all up to date with all the info to and from Cydle. Your upkeep has been helpful to us all. :)
Icon 1. The Maneuver ScreenFour large buttons when pressed announcing the (a) current road, (b) the distance to the next maneuver/road with large arrow graphics (left/right, bear left/right, straight, and U-turn), (c) navigation mute, (d) Map shown as track up/North up /3D.Icon 2. The Sound Control ScreenSix large buttons for manual volume (a) up, (b) down, (c) music mute, (d) automatic lower bounds volume set, (e) automatic higher bounds volume set, and (f) automatic volume level on/off. The automatic volume level is GPS speed controlled.Icon 3. The Radio Station Memory Selection ScreenFour large buttons to seek radio station (a) up and (b) down, (c) music (not navigation) mute and (d) automatic radio station memory store that fills all the station memory slots with the highest signal strength stations available.Icon 4. The MP3 Player ScreenFour large buttons for MP3 player (a) Previous track, (b) Play/Pause, (c) Next track, (d) Shuffle On/Off.Icon 5. Return to normal Navigation ScreenIcon 6. Quit navigation.
Does anyone know how the antenna wire connects to the stereo plug?
I would like to see a motorcyclist mode for glove friendly button press actions with an emphasis on not needing to take one's eye's off the road for more than a moment, with larger buttons and maneuver graphics and more use of audible annunciations using the text to speech engine.
I would like to see a motorcyclist mode for glove friendly button press actions with an emphasis on not needing to take one's eye's off the road for more than a moment, with larger buttons and maneuver graphics and more use of audible annunciations using the text to speech engine.I received an email from Cydle several days ago stating that your idea has been submitted to the R&D team for consideration. Sounds like a great idea and would be a worthy option for motorcycles.
I've been thinking about how an itinerary can be uploaded into the T43h without any additional or very little extra coding by the programmers of the T43h's user interface.As you know, the T43 is capable of routing a list of multiple intervening destinations between a start and a destination -- the Itinerary list. Being that the T43h has the capability to load the latest database of point's of interest into the unit, then it would seem that a simple application running on a PC can create custom point's of interest to that effect. It could be as simple as a bunch of coordinates, each with labels for the user to refer to in the list of custom POI's. Then all he/she needs to do is use the POI update function of the T43 to load those labels and coordinates into a custom POI list. Now you have those custom points available to create an itinerary.Many applications can take different GPS points and rewrite them as comma separated values (CSV), GPS file exchange (GPX), etc. Those file formats can easily be made to conform to Cydle's POI database format.EasyGPS does that consversion for many GPS formats. Maybe Cydle should contact them to see if they're interested in including the T43h among their list of GPS devices they can transfer routing data into.
What Cydle needs to do for all its supporters who have stuck with them, is allow us to beta test the new units. :lol: