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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 07:53 PM Thread Starter

 
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What is a good GPS verus price and useful add on's large screen a must.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 08:01 PM
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I have Delorme 2009 on my laptop. Its about the most detailed GPS software you can get. Garmen has a similar version that is really good as well. Not sure too much about the hand helds. Most that I have used are a pain in the ass.

Jrock on the board has quite a bit of experience with handheld units you can use on the bike.

Nothing beats an old paper map when you are riding your bike in my opinion.

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I am looking to purchase my father a GPS for his bday coming up and am wondering the same thing. Large screen would be good for him as well.

Costco has the Magellan 5310 for $340 right now. A little more than I want to spend though...
http://www.magellangps.com/products/....asp?segID=408

Amazon has the Garmin Nuvi 650 for 199 shipped:
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I have the nuvi 650 and it is a great car unit. Functions well easy to read screen simple to use. As long as you don't want to program routes it has and does everything you need.

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The Garmon zumo is nice because of the gas resistant materials, waterproof and vibration resistant. But it is awfully expensive and akwardly shaped.

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I have the nuvi 650 and it is a great car unit. Functions well easy to read screen simple to use. As long as you don't want to program routes it has and does everything you need.
didn't that gps get us lost on cage day?

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garmin 2610 is nice but you might thing the screen is small.
The other thing is refurbished is cheaper and has worked out great for me.
I have gone refurbished on two units and the first unit lasted over 5 years and I sold it. the new one I have now is 2 years old and doing fine..

very cheap place to buy from and good service................
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i like my garmin nuvi 760

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I have a Garmin Nuvi, works well but is not updated on new roads. Just over $100 at Best buy

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i have 2 nuvi 650s for the vehicles and a zumo for the bike. I like them all
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+1 on garmin. Best units out there. Also insist on Navteq maps/navigation. It is the best stuff out there and Garmin uses it on all their systems.
Lately there have been a slew of cheap gps units that hit the market that use off brand maps and even run ontop of a stripped down Wondows CE platform.

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Are you interested in making custom routes to have the gps guide you along?
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get a garmin zumo then, they are waterproof and work well on the bikes
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Your options include the zumo, nuvi 7xx, 8xx, 5000, and i believe the 5xx series will also do custom routes. Anything else in the nuvi line will NOT.

Nuvi 750 here + ziplock bag for the rain works well!
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Garmin Etrex old skool GPS with paper maps to supplement. ....small screen though but RAM makes a magnifier
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I have a garmin nuvi 200w. It's the wide screen model and works well for me. I use it for work on a daily basis and other than needing to update it with some of the new roads like the I-355 extension it works great. The screen is wider than the other models and is easy to see/read. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=9122#
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didn't that gps get us lost on cage day?
No it didn't, it doesn't do custom routes (the one thing I'd really like it to do) so I was working off my directions and just using the GPS for street names. I made my own mistake and failed to trust my own directions after I saw TurbospeedIII turn left instead of the right that I was expecting. My fault completely. By the way Turbo was racing ahead to the nearest restroom and knew exactly where he was going without and GPS in the mighty dinosaur.

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No it didn't, it doesn't do custom routes (the one thing I'd really like it to do) so I was working off my directions and just using the GPS for street names. I made my own mistake and failed to trust my own directions after I saw TurbospeedIII turn left instead of the right that I was expecting. My fault completely. By the way Turbo was racing ahead to the nearest restroom and knew exactly where he was going without and GPS in the mighty dinosaur.
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Oh so I didn't have to own up to that being my fault?

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I have a garmin nuvi 200w. It's the wide screen model and works well for me. I use it for work on a daily basis and other than needing to update it with some of the new roads like the I-355 extension it works great. The screen is wider than the other models and is easy to see/read. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=9122#
I have that same on but you cannot create routes on it Still a very nice unit though. I hear good things about the zumo.
Costco has the Zumo 450 for $350 but I am still to cheap to pull the trigger
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Samsclub now has the nuvi 750 for under $200

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No doubt the zumo has a few more bells and whistles, but it's also at least 2.5 - 3x more.

I still think most gps's are over priced.. But $600+ is alot to pay for an overglorified map.

I'm pretty confident that if we both load up the same route, we'll both end up at the same destination (of course, you'll get there somewhat faster, but that's not gps related )
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