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GPS Options???

Of all the GPS holders on here, anyone have any specific Manfacturers and Models specifically that they would recommend?

I'm interested in two different kinds:
  • Something with a nice big screen and pretty simple to use, with nice features for preferrably no more then 140 (So a nice but not CRAZY STELLAR AWESOME unit ) This one is going to be for the Girlfriend for her B-day.
  • And then something with Removable memory for importing and exporting routes on a media card and computer connections (This one would be for me, mostly for going out on the bike with and downloading routes if possible)

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I maaaaay be a little partial to your recomendation in GPS considering its excellent job in tracking our "MPH" down I-90 thru rockford till a sudden brake check to avoid a certain cop clocking

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Holy shit there's a variety of "Nuvi's" any suggestions on model?

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zumo 660 hands down.
Ok wow! That may just be a little over kill for anything I'd want to use. Blutooth, MP3, Pairing to Telephone.... Very nice, and I do appreciate the recommendation, but yea thats more then i think i need.

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Go to the Garmin store on Michigan ave. Its the only Garmin GPS store in North America! It have everything there. You can look and play with all of them there
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Go to the Garmin store on Michigan ave. Its the only Garmin GPS store in North America! It have everything there. You can look and play with all of them there
Awesome will do!

I've been reading on the Garmin Nuvii 255W seems like a nice unit and a fair price.

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im more than happy with my nuvi 760 though youll find it dated, it should be in your price range with the ability to do custom routes and has a head phone jack

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im more than happy with my nuvi 760 though youll find it dated, it should be in your price range with the ability to do custom routes and has a head phone jack
Now that I think about it, finding something like these with blutooth may actually be kind of nice, cool feature. I like the 265WT model, its blutooth capable AND comes with a lifetime free Traffic enhancer device.

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Now that I think about it, finding something like these with blutooth may actually be kind of nice, cool feature. I like the 265WT model, its blutooth capable AND comes with a lifetime free Traffic enhancer device.
760 has BT ive just never used it and forgot about it
it has traffic too but i never paid for it so its not active and i never did the hack to get it either

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I bought the Nuvi 765t recently, it is OK. Traffic feature seems to work well in Chicago, but other Cities (Nashville specifically) it has been way off. It is a little slow to load and the maps will take you some strange places if you aren't paying attention. I'm not to impressed with any routing system I have seen yet, but this one is decent.

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Zumo 450

especially for use on the bike. Water and Chemical resistent. I have the 550 which is overkill for you.


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I do use Iphone with TomTom or MotionX.
I did try Navigon and didn't work 100%.

But I would recommend Garmin Nuvi.

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Big fan of the zumo 550. Before you purchase a 450/550/660 make sure to research them. Lots of people like the 450 for cost (certain options absent), the 550 all around and the 660 was a bit gimped.
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I got a Garmin 265WT and got it refurbished from Tiger Direct (now CompUSA) for 129.00 and it's great.

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Now that I think about it, finding something like these with blutooth may actually be kind of nice, cool feature. I like the 265WT model, its blutooth capable AND comes with a lifetime free Traffic enhancer device.
+1 I love mine, it's great!!

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wish you posted this the other day
amazon was blowing out 765t models for like 165$
(they are like 500 retail)
it was a 1 day deal though

can still grab one for around 200 though
http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAg#ps-sellers
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I have a nuvi 765T, and have been very happy. it has bluetooth which i dont use, but it also has FM modulator which allows you to put your music on an SD and play it on your car stereo. works well, but it could broadcast a stronger signal as i've been walked over by other people's ipod modulators while driving on the highway.
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Not sure if this will help much, but I highly recommend using RAM mounts. They create custom mounts for almost every bike.

I recently mounted my iPhone onto my 06 CBR100RR with a car charger. I'm using the TomTom app on my phone as turn-by-turn.

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wish you posted this the other day
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can still grab one for around 200 though
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Zumo 450

especially for use on the bike. Water and Chemical resistent. I have the 550 which is overkill for you.
"Water and Chemical resistent"

Ya know what I entirely let this factor slip my mind! I do think It would be nice to have something water proof..... Just in case

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"Water and Chemical resistent"

Ya know what I entirely let this factor slip my mind! I do think It would be nice to have something water proof..... Just in case

I've seen people use a plastic bag to make it water proof.
(low tech and cheap)

I plan on buying a 765t this weekend

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Ya know what I entirely let this factor slip my mind! I do think It would be nice to have something water proof..... Just in case

I have logged many miles with my non waterproof GPS. Being that its mostly covered by the windsreen when you are riding that is a big plus. I have never had to cover it with a zip lock bag. But I do carry one just incase. A zip lock bag is a better investment than spending another $300 on the waterproof one.
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