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Old 02-12-2019, 11:27 AM
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Used the Nuvi 660 for the trip to Sturgis last year and it performed like a champ ! My one problem was keeping the earphones in my ear !...b.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:28 AM
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I like the phone because the maps are updated regularly. I had a Nuvi 255 that I loved. I had it hardwired to power on 3 different bikes. The maps were really outdated though, and it was $50 to update. I switched to my phone at that time and I haven't looked back.

As for apps, I like Waze. So much so, that I currently BETA test their software. Their real(ish) time traffic updates help save time and frustration from traffic jams.

I paid for Garmin iPhone app back in 2015 (since been discontinued, but since it's already on my phone...) and it allows me to use GPS when I don't have signal. Having two mapping apps was the key. One for when I have signal, one for when I don't.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:51 AM
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Zumo. Period. People can rationalize the use of a phone all they want; the real reason is always cost. I don’t need voice commands, music or incoming calls/messages/notifications; if I have time for all that I’m on the wrong road (freeway?)
My Zumo functions reliably in all manner of weather and needs no cell signal (maybe wrong road again) or app.
As far as “getting lost” and discovering new stuff; try that mode in some parts of North America and you’ll easily discover how far you can go out of gas.....
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkey
Zumo. Period. People can rationalize the use of a phone all they want; the real reason is always cost. I don’t need voice commands, music or incoming calls/messages/notifications; if I have time for all that I’m on the wrong road (freeway?)
My Zumo functions reliably in all manner of weather and needs no cell signal (maybe wrong road again) or app.
As far as “getting lost” and discovering new stuff; try that mode in some parts of North America and you’ll easily discover how far you can go out of gas.....
Cell signal is not required for phone navigation. There are so many people that are totally wrong in thinking that it does. I don't know what the comment regarding weather is about.

As for as the last sentence, it shows your youth, inexperience, or both.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:09 PM
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Cellphone. Much easier to use and navigate
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:15 PM
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The last thing I want when I am riding is a Nav. system. Some of the best times are had are because you dont know where you are. It is a shame some of you will never get to experience it.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:31 PM
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I have a zumo that I have had and used for years and still do on my King. I have the HD Nav system in my street glide and Android Auto in my truck. I will take the Garmin every time. I pre-plan most routes for vacations and or long rides to area's that I haven't been. I also usually have paper maps with me in case I want to sit around in the evening and look around when I don't have my computer with me.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:36 PM
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My bike don't have navigation so I mount either my Garmin or the phone. I prefer the Garmin because it's more intuitive than the phone for me.
Having GPS frees me up in that I can ride around without having to worry about how I got there.
At the end of the day just punch in the hotel and it takes me to my door.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:41 PM
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The phone seems to be smarter then me, so theirs my pick. Wife has the GPS in her car and the damn thing sucks.

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:58 PM
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I have nav on my 2016 Street Glide Special, but half the time it won't accept the info I'm trying to type in. The phone ALWAYS works!
 

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