Connect your leGPSBip to new Android smartphone with e-ink screen

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Connect your leGPSBip to new Android smartphone with e-ink screen

Yotaphone (120 €) has 2 screens: a classic color screen, and at the back an e-ink screen (like eReaders).
There it is, connected to leGPSBip with XCTrack: the perfect instruments combination for regular flights with display or advanced cross-country flights with livetrack.
And of course, leGPSBip by itself remains the solar-powered GPS tracker that will accompany you in all your hike&fly!

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By | 2017-05-19T14:43:50+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Development, Fly|12 Comments

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  1. Kirill Kostuchenko January 16, 2017 at 22:21 - Reply

    Why phone is cheaper then lebipbip?

    • Timothee January 16, 2017 at 22:30 - Reply

      Hi Kirill,
      You may have heard about economy of scale:
      Smarphones are mainstream products made by million in China.
      LeGPSBip is made in France by a small factory for a niche market called paragliding.

  2. Pit February 8, 2017 at 09:43 - Reply

    Wow, that’s cool!
    I was considering to get a small Kobo for this, but the Yota also looks very interesting, as I don’t have a smartphone so far. I’ll definitely check this out!

    • Timothee February 8, 2017 at 16:05 - Reply

      Thanks Pit, the Yota is definitely an alternative to the Kobo: cheap and reliable with live tracking capability (with a simple extra SIM card).

  3. Paul February 8, 2017 at 20:40 - Reply

    Hi Timothee,
    Is it possible to connect the yotaphone
    To xc Soar?

  4. Markus February 22, 2017 at 08:51 - Reply

    Hi, where can i buy the yotaphone for 120€? in switzerland i found it for 400€.

  5. Philips June 29, 2017 at 17:34 - Reply

    This is one of the best Mobilephone. Amazing technology is used in this smartphone. I am really impressed to see this innovative product. This is really cool.

  6. Hannes June 11, 2018 at 09:44 - Reply

    Does someone have good ideas, to fix this phone with velcro fastener on cockpit?

  7. Tommy September 24, 2018 at 18:20 - Reply

    Hello,
    Have you tested the autonomy of the yota phone when running xctrack?
    And is it possible to charge the phone while using the bipbip using a USB splitter and an external battery?
    Thanks

    • Timothee September 25, 2018 at 09:35 - Reply

      Yotaphone with internal GPS disabled (provided by leGPSBip) last about 12h flying.
      Currently, with micro USB, there is not solution to charge and connect at the same time, but with USB-C it might change.

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