Tiger 1200 Explorer - SatNav / GPS / Video Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
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My Samsung Tab 3 7.0 was good but I wanted a brighter screen with higher resolution, better Satellite connectivity
and a more powerful processor to ensure that that would run everything lag free. Samsung replace their Tablets
every 6 months so when the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 came out I managed to pick up it's predecessor a Galaxy Tab Pro
8.4 for around £200 (Cost £350 when launched). Bargain! The Tab Pro is a stunning tablet, screen resolution is
amazing, it is so bright, so fast and I can sit anywhere indoors or out and connect to satellites in a seconds. To
mount the TabPro I had to build a bigger "Bus Shelter" from 3mm and 4mm perspex glued together with Devcon 5
min Epoxy and covered in Carbon effect Fablon.
Everyone is really impressed but they all ask - Is the big screen a distraction? Definitely not, I only need a quick
glance to view the map, identify my road location, read place names and street names. No more straining at a 3.5
inch Garmin screen at 80mph trying to get the same information.
I use the Sygic SatNav app with European Maps which gives me 43 countries including former Soviet block, Turkey
and the Balkans with lifetime updates for around £30. The maps are the same as TomTom. The graphics are
superb, especially in 3D and most major cities have 3D buildings and landmarks. Places like London and Paris are
like virtual animation, the picture bottom right shows Harrods on the Brompton road with the Albert Hall in the
distance, the photos do not do it justice.
The TabPro will record video in 1080p HD so I plan to use my TabPro as a video recorder. If I mount it with the
lens top left I can cut a small hole in the mount and another small hole in the screen to shoot videos through.
Sounds drastic but with GoPro's costing hundreds of pounds I should have a better setup, I will be able review the
image as it is recorded and I will have all the editing tools on the tablet. No more dud videos.
|I connect to my SatNav over Bluetooth using as Samsung HS3000
Bluetooth receiver, Audio Technica ANC23 sound reducing earphones
and Comply T-400 soft ear buds.
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