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Offline MotoGpNick

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Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
on: August 10, 2015, 11:23:08 PM
I purchased one of these the other day in the states to get round Houston and Dallas and thought to my self - it has blue tooth, I can download the UK and Europe maps - I can use this on the bike.

Has anyone else  mounted one of theses 5" Garmins on their machines?   :084:
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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 06:46:44 AM


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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 09:16:31 AM
I'm still using my old car navi Garmin Nuvi 660, around 8 years old.Never used any waterproof casing at all. It's been in many downpours and still works fine.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 01:03:20 PM
I have just bought a similar garmin. If it has a glass screen, it will not work well with gloves on. With out the gloves works fine. Also it will not charge unless you use the garmin charger supplied. If you have to add an extension it will not recharge the unit. It will power it up though. But will only allow the brightness setting to achieve 70%. (annoying on a bright day)

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 01:11:41 PM
Ok thank you - great to know. I think I will use the lighter socket charger lead to a 12v lighter adapter on the bike but leave it wired in.   :305:
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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 06:59:17 PM
I put one in a Givi holder but with waterproof plastic in front it wasn't user friendly. Difficult to see, and didn't like gloves.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 05:59:22 AM
You can get a Garmin Zumo 390 from Halfords for £200 at the moment, with 'free' lifetime map updates.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 2597 Car Sat Nav
Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 06:18:01 AM
Yes but that has a smaller (4.3") screen and is a much deeper unit. The 4.3" car navis can be had for less 100 GBP and are much thinner. The equivalent 5" motorbike navi is the 590, which is more than 400 GBP whilst the 5" car navi fully loaded is less than 200 GBP.
Last Edit: August 12, 2015, 06:20:02 AM by SunAndSea

 



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