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Old 08-26-2019, 12:04 AM   #15
Mo_Mike
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Model: Vegas 25.2
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Originally Posted by dstankov View Post
My phone is an iPhone. I use a Garmin RV GPS so my phone, as stated, goes into ignore mode while driving. It isn't necessarily the bluetooth signal dropping out but rather the particular app being used freezing and not updating or reading the sensors.

Also, again IMHO, with the smart system there is an additional component that comes into play. More components, more points of potential failure. My system goes from sensor through signal booster to TPMS monitor. The Smart system goes from sensor, through signal booster, through bluetooth adapter (which has to be mounted or placed somewhere) to the smart phone.

When I started considering, and decided on TireMinder I looked at the Smart system and said 'Oh Boy, New Toy" then "my", repeat "my" thought process kicked in and I decided to go with the TM77 instead.

To each their own and right now I'm not willing to put a 100K motorhome or 40K toad at risk on a system I am not 90 percent confident will work 100 percent of the time.
I also went with the "unsmart" TIREMINDER, as there are too many other things running on my phone and instant notifications of something about a tire/wheel is WAY TOO important not to receive...

I also went with the GARMIN RV760 because cell coverage, while good is not as good as satellite. And, I can tie my backup and side cameras into the GPS and have the screen in a better position than the radio.
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