Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Second one you mention is "Ride Connected" I've tried it with a friend , but the usability is not there yet. Yes it's nice to create a connection of limitless distance, but you have to create a new chat group every time you get together (and get a unique code to the other members, there is no way to save a friends list of previously connected riders, who can come and go as they need to. This makes it almost impossible to reconnect with your friend the next day when you catch up with them on the highway. With paired Bluetooth, If they have their comm on, I could just tap to talk and we'd be chatting. but right now with Ride Connected, if I see my friend, I'd have to open the phone, create a new ride group, get the unique code, share the code with him over txt, or prompt him to check his phone for the code, he'd have to join the group, then we could chat... very cumbersome. This will be very good if they work out saved friend lists, and persistent chat groups.
I ride to get lost and find my way back.