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In your opinion whats better and why?
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:40 AM
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IMHO, smartphone nav. Dont need a subscription, and if the system takes a dump, you replace the phone. Can't do that easily with a built in system, plus you are beholden to a single vendor for updates and service.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:45 AM
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I avoid single-task devices wherever possible. Smartphone.
 
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Neither but hardwired tech on any vehicle gets old awful fast, phone is easily upgraded.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:51 AM
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I have many many thousands of miles on my zumo 660. Still going strong and no end in sight. It has been through torrential rainstorms, even snowstorms. I challenge any phone to come close. A phone has it's place and I will use one in a pinch. But put a dedicated GPS on a bike properly mounted and never worry about it. Add that they have come down in price over the years and it is a no brainer.
 
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a GPS navigation system will never leave you stranded when there’re no cell reception.....it depends where you are going..
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:14 AM
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a GPS navigation system will never leave you stranded when there’re no cell reception.....it depends where you are going..
There is an app called CoPilot GPS that does not need a cell signal. You download the region you will be riding in, or say, North America. Just a point as I would still take a dedicated GPS all day long.

If I were using a phone, waze is my app of choice for the information provided but it does crash from time to time. My zumo has never crashed.
 

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Originally Posted by giacomo56 View Post
a GPS navigation system will never leave you stranded when thereíre no cell reception.....it depends where you are going..
^^^^^ That
I use either or both in my truck. I like the Waze App for the iPhone. It has gotten me out of many traffic jams in the past.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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In your opinion whats better and why?
Iíll take the smart phone because one day HD will say the navigation system on the bike comes (ready )
Meaning you wonít be able to use it until you pay $500 or more to enable it . So each time you buy a bike itís another $500 bucks !
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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Don't use satnav. Getting lost can be a lot of fun, and i get to see places i wouldn't have if kept to my planned route.
 
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