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Old 03-22-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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I'm considering adding a gps unit...question is which one? Im partial to garmin, but am open to different units...

Any recommendations?
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:11 PM   #2
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I have a TomTom on mine. It's an older model I used to have in my car before I got in-dash GPS. Have it in a RAM mount and it works fine for me.

Unless you want something fancy, maybe buy an older GPS on ebay and see how you like it. I've seen TomToms for like $25. Add in $25 worth of stuff to mount it and you're good to go. Only issue may be rain, but I don't ride in the rain regularly.
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Thanks, I'll check it out...
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If you don't use it much the car style GPS will work. I used Garmin for several years. The vibration finally gets to them. I took them apart and discovered that they broke where the power plugs in on the back. That plug in is soldered to the circuit board.

I'm now using a refurbished Garmin Zumo 350, a very nice GPS that is hard wired to the bike. Garmin is the defacto standard.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:47 AM   #5
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I use an older nuvi 1490 with the topo software and it is great. Shows all the hiking trails and fire service roads where I like to ride. If it rains a zip lock sandwich bag or a condom slipped over it keeps it dry and "protected"!!
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