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    Best sat nav???
    on: Aug 09, 2017, 07.06 am
    Aug 09, 2017, 07.06 am
    Have used Zumos, 550 660 for past ten years, needed to update 660 so bought data stick thingy from Rushia, seemed ok till it started to send me down side roads, footpaths, nightmare in Naples. Tom Tom or Garmin best.
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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2017, 02.14 pm
    Aug 10, 2017, 02.14 pm
    I used a Tom Tom 400 for last two years and it's been fine.  Never had any other though so can't really compare.

    I also find the software easy to use to plan journeys.

    As a side plus it works as a car type too.

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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2017, 09.26 pm
    Aug 10, 2017, 09.26 pm
    I use a Garmin 660 (and had the 550 before that)... and most of the time I love it...   every once in a while I want to throw it in a river.    I've been particularly challenged lately because I want it to avoid interstates so the only opition is to avoid "Highways"...  which it seems to think that interstates qualify (good) but US Highways don't (sometimes ok), then is willing to take me on a 120 mile detour to avoid an interstate river crossing...     

    I think we're spoiled because the cell phone aps are so good now.   Often I'll plug in the destination on Google Maps Ap on my phone, then tell the GPS to go that way by use of requesting City Centers along the way.   

    There's an article in this month's Road Rider magazine where a guy uses a Samsung S7 in a case for his GPS...   powered by the bikes battery through a charging port, it's vibration and water resistant, and most of the aps he's using on this phone are free.   It doesn't have a SIM card or data service, it's using offline maps and updates through his home wifi.   Maybe next time I'll just get an old phone and use it in this manner, it seems faster and easier.

    Michael

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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2017, 08.38 pm
    Aug 11, 2017, 08.38 pm
    Thanks for imput am i the only one on this forum with a problem with electronics.
    mafakin

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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 2017, 01.52 pm
    Aug 12, 2017, 01.52 pm
    I only use Garmin Pete, currently the 590.

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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2017, 04.42 pm
    Aug 13, 2017, 04.42 pm
    Pete, I just use my iPhone 7 Plus as it is waterproof in a Tigra mount case and a 2m lightning cable to my accessory socket under my seat.  I do need a small extension from the socket to give me a little flex at the phone end.  The mountcase 2 and fitclic system works on my bicycle as well. Just use a screen protector as well.

    https://www.tigrasporteurope.com/en/30-fitclic-system#s%5B5%5D%5B%5D:145&s%5B10%5D%5B%5D:104&ash%5B10%5D%5B%5D:104&sid:1&h:leftColumn&k:1&ics:30&abs:YToxOntpOjA7aToxMDQ7fQ::

    Navigation wise I use Scenic. http://www.motomappers.com

    Great developer for an app that is designed for bikers.  Look a the blog on the site for some of the reviews. Import GPX straight on to device and plan route on your device although only available for iOS at the moment.

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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #6 on: Aug 14, 2017, 04.06 pm
    Aug 14, 2017, 04.06 pm
    Garmin for me and I currently favor the GPSMAP78 series for its rugged build, back lighting including keys, and waterproof power connection.   I run Garmin road mapping and it does really well for me.   I think using a phone could be done with the apps and cases available these days but I have not gone beyond basic testing.   I still think the purpose built outdoor units have advantages for all weather are dusty riding.

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    Re: Best sat nav???
    Reply #7 on: Aug 15, 2017, 04.27 am
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