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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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What GPS do you suggest?

Im looking for a decent GPS that I can use with my gloves on. Id rather not spend the $500-$900 you have to spend on the Garmin Zumo's. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 11:23 PM
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I just ordered the garmin nuvi 550 from gps city. I called and asked the difference and all the guy could say was the name. The nuvi was alot less then the zumo and still waterproof.
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same here I use a Tom Tom its worked great for the last 3 yrs

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I always hate when people say this but do a search. There's plenty of threads on this topic and plenty opinions too.

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It's kinda like you usually get what you pay for, I use the Zumo & really like it, having said that I see where the smart phones now have turn by turn GPS in them, how well they would work on a bike is unknown, however if they do work well for biking Zumo and others would have to be very worried about future sales, again you might want to ck out the new smart phones,t
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Another +1 for the Garmin Nuvi 550 for the exact reason as Chuck. Has the same size screen as the Zumo (or at least did when I bought mine) and is waterproof


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Another vote the Nuvi 550. Only difference between it and Zumo besides the price is the fact the Zumo has Bluetooth and can run thru the bikes audio system. However the Nuvi is over 500 dollars cheaper so being the cheap bastid that I am.....
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I've been using a Zumo 450 for several years and like it a lot.

To me the most important feature to have on a motorcycle GPS is the ability to download custom routes. (i.e. from MapSource; Base Camp; or HD Ride Planner). This allows you to create your own scenic routes ahead of time, rather than being limited to the unit's automatic routing.

I was going to get on here and say that the biggest difference between the Zumo and the Nuvi is the ability to download routes. However, I just checked the specs on the Nuvi 550 and you can download up to 10 routes. The Nuvi 550 seems like a deal. If I was in the market, I'd be looking at that one pretty closely.


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What about glove usage on the Nuvi?
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