Originally Posted by abilstein
True enough. I love my motorcycle and I love my iPhone. To be fair, I don't try to use them both at the same time. Sounds like Gizmo-xl is more of a long distance rider (I'm more within the city), but that's just a guess? You have a point in that context, but I don't think it's fair to make such a blanket statement.
You maybe be right about the statement. But I wanted the reader attention and the title got it. The point of this post was to make it clear to those that may want to use the iphone as part of a motorcycle coms system that it currently does not meet the needed requirements for that use.
Just like voice dialing.
No Stereo bluetooth or other profiles.
For many people that ride motorcycles or drive cars these are key requirements in a phone.
And yes you are right I drive hundreds of miles at a time without stopping.
I got my iphone on the day they came out and thought after the first or second update they would turn on the bluetooth profiles but that just never happened. I thought they would also have voice dialing in and update also after so many people went off because the iphone did not support it.
This is also going to be a big deal in other countries where cell phones usage on motorcycles is very common.
The iPhone could of been one of the best things to come out for the motorcycle riding community because it supported music, phone, and web, and I am sure it will soon support some type of GPS attachment and TomTom maps. This would allow the rider to only have to mount one device the iPhone on the bike and use a bluetooth helmet no wires and the rider would have all the key elements needed audio coms and maybe gps support soon. It would been a great solution, but it fell short.