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Old 12-11-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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GPS-Buddy. Which Garmin units have this feature?

I am really interested in this idea of my family/friends being able to track me on my upcoming trip through Central America. This way, they will atleast know where I am. I looked at all of the moto units...
help?
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:50 AM   #3
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Maybe this will help.
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Have any of you guys used the program and have any comments? I take it that all of he Zumo series has the tracking software?
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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Maybe this will help.
Any idea what this costs?
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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This may be of interest for all you guys traveling outside the country

http://www.satphonestore.com/index.c...mdetail&ID=260
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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This may be of interest for all you guys traveling outside the country

http://www.satphonestore.com/index.c...mdetail&ID=260

Better yet read about people actually using it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282391

I have to imagine it will be a good deal cheaper than GPS-Buddy, seeing that they don't list the price of the service anywhere.

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Old 12-14-2007, 08:56 AM   #7
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Better yet read about people actually using it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282391

I have to imagine it will be a good deal cheaper than GPS-Buddy, seeing that they don't list the price of the service anywhere.

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That's a cool system, but I am looking for something more along the lines of my family being able to log online and see where I am. Like a "fleet" tracker type deal.

An emergency locator would be good too, but thats not what the GPS Buddy is about.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
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This may not help in your situation but is a similar concept. Verizon Wireless has a thing for parents to be able to locate their kids when the kids are out and about with thier friends. It's called chaparone and what it does is it locates the kid's telephone via satallite and trasmits its location to the parent's phone and shows street names, locations etc just like GPS.
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That's a cool system, but I am looking for something more along the lines of my family being able to log online and see where I am. Like a "fleet" tracker type deal...........
Did you see the Tracking Service that is an add on option for $50 a year??

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Old 12-16-2007, 08:39 AM   #10
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Did you see the Tracking Service that is an add on option for $50 a year??

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Whoops, sorry, i stopped at the coverage map.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:22 PM   #11
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I am really interested in this idea of my family/friends being able to track me on my upcoming trip through Central America. This way, they will atleast know where I am. I looked at all of the moto units...
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there is a guy over in the tw-200 forum that uses this http://findmespot.com/
check it out. sounds like it does what you need and not all that spendy either. and sorry if someone already posted about this.

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #12
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there is a guy over in the tw-200 forum that uses this http://findmespot.com/
check it out. sounds like it does what you need and not all that spendy either. and sorry if someone already posted about this.

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Yeah, that's what was mentioned earlier. I am really leaning towards using that system. I've already got a good GPS (Garmin V), and the SPOT has the emergency beacon thing too. And like you say its not all that spendy.
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