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My Nuvi GPS is getting older and crankier. I've find myself relying more and more on my backup, the CoPilot GPS app.

Of course, the big drawback is that I can't use a phone app without taking my gloves off.

The primary purpose of my riding gloves is safety and comfort and I've settled on a brand and model that I've been very happy with.* I'm not interested in buying gloves for the touchscreen capability alone, so I've been looking at some of the "hacks."

Conductive thread? easy enough but inelegant. I'll go this route if I have to.
Paper clips, tacks, and safety pins? Ummm...no.
Finger/thumb covers? Seems a bit bulky.

Liquid applications such as Nanotips, to name one at random. These seem promising. Has anyone had any experience with these?

Or maybe something I haven't come across?

Thanks. 8)

*In case anyone is interested, I'm a big fan of Corazzo Velocitta gloves. I'm on my third pair. They last a long time. I've never really worn them out...I just keep losing them. There's a pair somewhere in Deadwood SD and another pair, barely a year old, about 10 miles West of Washington DC if you feel lucky. I'm hoping someone will develop a Corazzo GO app.
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Dunno about satnav stuff mate. UK is too small to need it. Road signs seem to work. Off topic. Do you know Maddie & McKenzie Ziegler?
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Dunno about satnav stuff mate. UK is too small to need it. Road signs seem to work.
Ummm. Thanks?
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Yeah. I got that.
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Ummmm, believe it or not, this works for my iPhone, I just simply lick the tip of my gloved finger...

I know, I know, yukk!
But it works for me......
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tap tap
some driving gloves have this little metal tab on the index finger for touch screens...

might be able to bodge something.
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You can get the conductive thread and just sew some to the tips of the glove fingers you use on the GPS.
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Aerostich has some gloves with conductive thread on one finger.
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Corrazo has some gloves with the conductive tips.
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Ummmm, believe it or not, this works for my iPhone, I just simply lick the tip of my gloved finger...
Holy spit, Batman! Razz emoticon

It's a simple enough solution. I tried it, but it didn't work for me.

Maybe the glass screen protector is the culprit.
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I know, I know, yukk!...
That's what Mrs. Menhir said when she saw me try it.
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It's not that I do it all the time, I prefer to keep myself 'un-connected' while I'm riding, I can then stop where and when it's safe and approiate to check my phone. It works with my 'LifeProof' case. I have no wife either to pass judgement on the 'yukk factor'.
I do however, have issues with the screen responding to touch when my fingers are cold in the winter time.
Try this other trick I learned when working as a Land Surveyor, when it's cold and one didn't want to expose fingers to the cold all day working with touch screen Data Collectors, the use of an old fashioned wooden pencil, the rubber eraser made the screen respond to touch.
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Ummmm, believe it or not, this works for my iPhone, I just simply lick the tip of my gloved finger...
Holy spit, Batman! Razz emoticon

It's a simple enough solution. I tried it, but it didn't work for me.

Maybe the glass screen protector is the culprit.
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I know, I know, yukk!...
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No need for that is there?
For the record I use SatNav to get all round the UK. It's extremely useful in built up areas when you are aiming for a particular address.
Ironically, I seem to use it to help me get lost as it removes the problem of finding your way once you get off the beaten track
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Hey KAbarash,

I tried the finger lickin' good technique with my tablet and it worked. 8)

It looks like it was the screen protector on my phone that was getting in the way.

I don't play with the GPS app on my phone when riding. I usually program all my expected destinations before I saddle up. I just wanted a way to bring up the app if I needed to make a detour because of an unexpected road closure for example, where there is no room to safely pull over. Anything more complex or distracting gets done off the road. That's why I was wondering if there was a simple, elegant solution. Thanks.
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Ironically, I seem to use it to help me get lost as it removes the problem of finding your way once you get off the beaten track
That's one my favorite reasons for riding with one...It allows me to explore much more widely and freely without having to remember the way back to my campsite, or my home for that matter.

The other reason is finding out where I actually am. Sometimes one just needs to know that.
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