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Which Sat Nav

Post by Earwig » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:47 pm

Wanted a sat nav on the bike for a while :whistle: so thinks

1)... Don't want to spend loads on a specialist item :pinch:
Try using car sat naf in a givi waterproof case :) Can't see the screen due to glare :pinch: :( Cant hear directions as no Bluetooth output and no speaker socket outlet :pinch: :(

2) ... Try Tomtom app on android phone :) Again cant see due to glare B) :( volume restrictor on phone means cant hear directions that clearly :( (well I am deaf ol' twat :whistle: )Then phone won't run sat naf when plugged into power :pinch: so battery dies quickly :( :angry:

3) ... Bite the bullet and buy a proper bike sat naf :evil: Garmin 660LM should arrive tomorrow (thumbs) Still a lot of dosh, but still a lot cheaper than the new 590LM. Cant say having windy roads choice on the 590 is really worth an extra £200 :pinch: can you ;)

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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by Rederic » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:10 pm

You won't be disappointed with the 660, the windy roads thing is crap anyway :whistle: I have tried it out on mine and it's not worth the effort tbh your better off having a look on base camp when your planning your bimble (thumbs)
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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by Earwig » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Rederic wrote:You won't be disappointed with the 660, the windy roads thing is crap anyway :whistle: I have tried it out on mine and it's not worth the effort tbh your better off having a look on base camp when your planning your bimble (thumbs)
Thanks Eric (thumbs) Must admit to using Tyre :evil: for bimble planning on my car NUVI. Never quite got my head round base camp :pinch: but there is still time B)

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Re: Which Sat Nav

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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by Elle » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Since my (car) satnav died on the bike last Sept, I've been in a constant dilemma whether to replace it with a bike one or not. The 550 / 660's still go for quite a lot of dosh on ebay.
Hope you enjoy it :)
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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by Earwig » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:16 pm

Elle wrote:Since my (car) satnav died on the bike last Sept, I've been in a constant dilemma whether to replace it with a bike one or not. The 550 / 660's still go for quite a lot of dosh on ebay.
Hope you enjoy it :)
Found it worth keeping n eye on here :)

http://www.globalgps.co.uk/garmin-motorcycle-c191.html

Still pricy, but thy are new and you do get the warrenty

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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by davec » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:17 am

Elle wrote:Since my (car) satnav died on the bike last Sept
Hi Elle I had a car satnav die on my bike a while back, an internal connector had vibrated loose. Did you try fixing it?
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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by Mike101 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:23 am

I have a 660 which is great. I paid £300 for mine as it was a recon unit with a years warranty.

People thing that the 660 is expensive..well it is but don't forget for the price you get £100 worth of hard wired mounting bracket.

It works with very thick gloves and is ok in sunlight..not great but readable. It's totally waterproof and just works well.

I use it as a media centre more than a sat nav. I run music, audio books and take-make phones calls from it.

Of all the crap i have bought for my bikes this is the single best thing. It makes long motorway rides through france so easy.

You won't regret it.

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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by sexysi » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:26 am

I got a Tom Tom urban rider off ebay for £60......well happy with that purchase.

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Re: Which Sat Nav

Post by Crossrutted » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:38 am

The Zumo 660 is a great piece of kit - very robust. Mine (3yrs old) has been baked in Morocco and Spain, been through loads of heavy rain in France/UK and submerged (!!) several times in Wales.
Use it in the car too!

Get a good, secure lockable mount for bike use. I use the Touratwat lockable mount, which has proven to be good (should be at the price!)

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