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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a Zumo 595 or 395?

I'm looking for a new GPS that I can use to upload custom routes. I use Garmin's Basecamp and I'm OK with it. The Nuvi I'm using now doesn't support custom maps or Trip Planner. I'm looking at a Zumo, but since I'd be dropping a fair few hundred bucks on it I'd like it to be able to do more than a $120 Nuvi.

I'm looking for some feedback on the 595LM or the 395LM. The regular Garmin ones, not the Road Tech ones. They both support Trip Planner and custom maps. I like the fact that the 595 will show phone alerts, because sometimes I miss them on the phone when it's playing the iPod through the stereo. Some of these are texts about overtime so they can be an expensive miss. Just not sure if this feature is worth the $300 difference between the two models.

Also, I called Garmin but they dude didn't seem 100% confident in his answer. If I am using either GPS it looks like there is an Audio Out line so that I can run it into the stereo (2012 HK head unit with an add-on Bluetooth module). I'm not concerned about hearing the turn directions. I am more interested in the ability to control the music from my phone through the GPS, because the iPhone doesn't like gloves and in the rain I'd prefer it was in the saddlebag than mounted on the handlebars.

So, the question is, if I connect the GPS Audio Out cable to the stereo can I hear the music and alerts through the bike speakers? And can I control the output from the GPS menu so that I don't have to unplug the audio line if I want to use a headset, which I sometimes do on long rides or when I use a full helmet?

Any other feedback on these models would be good. I can get a 395LM for $400, which is more than I'd like to spend but I feel would be worth it if it fulfills my requirements. The 595LM costs $700, but the fact that I can see the phone alerts on it would be useful for when I put it on a bike that doesn't have a stereo and I'd be using a headset.

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I have the 595 and love it. I use a Samsung S5 and have that paired to it. I also have a Sena SMH10 headset paired to the GPS. I have line out connected to line in on OEM radio. You can make calls using your GPS screen. I do not see text alerts on the Garmin though. If I am not using headset I will hear phone calls through bike speakers, but with no microphone on me they can't hear me. I love it and gives you iPod and Bluetooth capability with factory radio which if you want them would cost same or more if you bought factory accessories to add them.
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Do you know why you can't see text messages on the gps? Is it because you're using an android phone? That's one of the features I'd be interested in if I ponied up for the 595 over the 395

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