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I agree Henk with that warning. Also the one I do use as is shown in the demo video, does have a magnetic closure. (And I suppose most such flip cases do have).  I know also "GusGF" does not use a flip case  ;)
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Don't go hiking with a flipcase. It will impact your compass reading.

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*Fingerprint Unlock Tests. What I found.

A. Display OFF by Android only. (Screen Sleep time out or by short push power button )

Komoot Android screen time out > Display OFF > Fingerprint unlock > Display ON (complete unlock)
Locus Android screen time out > Display OFF > Fingerprint unlock > Display ON (complete unlock)

B. Display OFF by a Locus map Pro action. (Locus Device Administrator /Locus Map as service )

(Settings > Controlling > Display > Screen ON/OFF control)

When Locus map Pro triggers a Display OFF,  than Fingerprint unlock asks PIN.
 
By the actual Locus map Pro version.

1. Display OFF > Push Power button > Display ON. (Partial unlock, Locus map, no keyboard)
2. Display OFF > Proximity Wave Unlock > Display ON. (Partial unlock, Locus map, no keyboard)
3. Display OFF > Fingerprint Unlock > Phone asks PIN > Tap Return Button > Display ON. (Partial unlock, Locus map, no keyboard)
4. Display OFF > Fingerprint Unlock > Phone asks PIN > Enter PIN > Display ON > (Complete unlock, keyboard activ)

Enter PIN if you need other Android app, e.g the keyboard app.
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AFAIK the underlying map data from Openstreetmap does not record Open Access Land in England so neither LoMaps not OAM maps can display it.
There is an Ordnance Survey type theme available for Locus that mimics the OS display of Open Access Land but the areas it marks are not actually open access as far as I can see.
Also, to clarify, land being open access does not make wild camping legal in England and Wales without the permission of the land owner. (You might be more likely to get away with it there however.)

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Unable to follow track
« on: May 16, 2020, 19:53:03 »
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One other thing Locus help details What is the difference between a route and a track? But then when I create a route in route planner it appears under 'tracks' but Locus states a track provides a record of where you have been, and when. That's downright confusing

Confusing, yes. A problem caused by difference in technical language of (rte)route or (trk)track, and the popular language expression about what "a route" means.

Technical.
A (trk) track. (General)
Describes the traject by multiple position points. The traject so is precisely indicated.

A (rte) route in two variants.
a. A compact (rte) route. (Garmin)
Just contains some reference position points along which you absolutely want to go.
b. A direct (rte) route. (ViewRanger)
In addition to the reference position points, also contains intermediate points of the traject.

A Navigation track. (Locus)
Includes Navigation waypoints that do contain the turn instructions.

A track design inclusive waypoints containing turn commands is in standard language also called a route design.

A route is something you want to follow. So this can be a recorded or generated track.
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the Duraforce (4.5"), Duraforce xd (5.7") and Duraforce pro have been very good for me.

here are two mounts I've used on motorcycles doing hard Enduro , that work very very well.
https://www.amazon.com/Finn-Universal-Bike-Mount-Smartphones/dp/B00YFG1U40

and one that is even better
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01NGZZ4QT?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd

the Duraforce do not need cases.
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They provide cases for a tiny fraction of Android phones and only for a handful of high end models.
That's the status quo for all name-brand, specialty phone cases, not just Lifeproof. Even Otter and Quadlock focus on Apple and Samsung. However, Quadlock does make a "universal" case where the phone is held in place with adhesive. Of course, it isn't waterproof so that feature must be part of the phone's design.

How about this off-brand, universal, waterproof case with bike mount?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterproof-Resistant-Transparent-Touchable-Smartphone/dp/B071SJ8MBB/

It's inexpensive and has received good reviews. You can use it with non-waterproof phones which opens the door to a broader selection of Android phones.



FWIW, I used to use a Garmin Rino 530 HCx but, after extensive field trials, has been retired and replaced with Locus Map and a Moto X Play. It has a 3630 mAH battery and a bright, 5.5" FHD display (~403ppi density). I've run Locus Map for over ten hours, in track-recording mode, and the battery capacity dropped <30%.

Perhaps of less interest to cyclists but the phone has also served me well for winter-hiking. The internal battery temperature has been below freezing (reported by Locus Map) but has continued to function nominally for both navigation and photos: https://flic.kr/p/QMVs1m

Good luck with your search for the ideal Garmin replacement!
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For mounting a phone on the handlebars, I'd recommend Quadlock. I use their universal fit mount (stuck to the back of the phone case) plus their out front mount on the bike.

https://www.quadlockcase.com/collections/ride

I have a Sony Z5 compact that claims to be waterproof (IP68 rating). I've never had it out in more than light rain, but it survived that on the handlebars without problem.
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