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james1300 01-09-2013 06:04 PM

Garmin Tom-Tom OK for Dual Sport Riding?
 
I have a Wee-Strom and a DR350SE
I want to try some EZ single track and double track Dual Sport Riding.
I can get a Referbished Tom-Tom for under $100.00 with lifetime map updates.

What would you do?

Davidc83 01-09-2013 06:17 PM

I have a Garmin 1300, similiar to a tom tom, and I use it on my bmw g650gs, my kawa klx250sf and my suzuki c50 boulevard. If you worry about rain, just put a sandwich baggy over it, works good and you can still see the screen and push the buttons. By the way, got the Garmin refurbised for less than 100 from amazon.

Mudcat 01-09-2013 11:08 PM

I donít believe the Tom Tom does tracks; I donít know what you will do with it off road.
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You know there is a GPS forum here, Layin Down Tracks :evil

Grinnin 01-10-2013 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Mudcat (Post 20442619)
I donít believe the Tom Tom does tracks; I donít know what you will do with it off road.

I have a Garmin that does not support tracks. I use it off road to see where I am on the map.

james1300 01-10-2013 10:55 AM

Thanks for the input! I don't think the Tom-Tom will do the job that I had hoped for.

Mudcat 01-10-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Grinnin (Post 20443536)
I have a Garmin that does not support tracks. I use it off road to see where I am on the map.

Of course, I forget. :eek1 For me, my GPS unit is all about giving me routes to where I want to be. And if it canít do that at least it will point me the direction I need to go

River Pilot 01-13-2013 05:46 PM

Hello Jim,

Agree with previous. In my opinion, it would be best to pass on the Tom Tom.

Best devices on the market will be Garmin Montana 6xx or Zumo 66x devices with City Navigator CNNT.

For details and info, here is some advice.

Good luck,

River Pilot
Cheyenne, WY. U.S.A.
Web: www.riverspilot.com

Noth 02-28-2013 05:52 PM

I put routes into my TomTom via Tyre ( a free program)

viverrid 02-28-2013 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Mudcat (Post 20446735)
...For me, my GPS unit is all about giving me routes to where I want to be. And if it canít do that at least it will point me the direction I need to go

Look at the map on the screen, that will point you which way to go.

Mudcat 03-05-2013 01:01 PM

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Look at the map on the screen, that will point you which way to go.

Well, you might be able to do that but it not so easy.

The picture is one way my Zumo does off road routing. The red arrow points in the direction I need to go as I am riding to find my target along with various statistics on the ride. Or I could use the map screen and have a white arrow to glide me.


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