Thread: GPS Suggestions and Specs.
07-27-2009, 06:46 AM #1
GPS Suggestions and Specs.
Well, After almost 9 years the old e-Trex finally tossed in the towel. I guess the electronics freaked when I hit 200mph.
Looking for some suggestions for a replacement unit.
What I'm looking for would actually be a "dual purpose" GPS device. To be used both in the car with "voice navigation" and clipped to a handlebar mount for speed info and lake Nav.
Key features I'm looking for:
> Water Resistant, handlebar mountable, battery powered w/ 12vdc external power connection
> Large, (bright in full sunlight) Color display
> Voice guided terrestrial Nav.
> Included mapping software for lakes of the CONUS
Am I asking for too much ?
A question for those who already have particular models, what do / don't you like about any particular Brand / Model, or what "do you wish you knew" before you bought it...
07-27-2009, 09:58 AM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- Stonington, CT
Closest I could do to with a simmilar wish list was a Garmin 76Cx.
- handheld size
- easy to read color screen
- upgradable chip (put in a 2 gig card for all streets, bluecharts, and topos for hiking)
- RXT has a holder for it
Unfortunitly it doesn't do voice - but beeps for driving navigation. (1 beep your close, 2 beeps turn now.) It does get me where I need to go. Otherwise works great.
Other con was price. base unit was about $300 about a year ago and then you have to buy bluecharts extra
07-27-2009, 10:02 PM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- Jerry's guest bedroom
The only way you are going to find all those qualifications is to go with Garmin Zumo series for motorcycles. They start at $799 though. I just bought the Nuvi 1300T and like it but any water will kill it. Trust me, killed one the first day I had it riding the bike in a slight drizzle. You are better off buying one for the ski and one for the car.
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