Garmin Montana or zumo?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Rider351, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. SteveAZ

    SteveAZ Long timer

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    For me, I really want graphical real-time weather. How well does this work on the 665?

    And a question about tracks... Can I set these up to record *all* track data to the SD (a la 60c series)?
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  2. FiveG

    FiveG Been here awhile

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    Looking to upgrade (due to old eyes) from my Oregon, and looking for something on which I can read the maps while riding. The Oregon used to work great, but the smaller screen is getting tough.

    I am mostly a street rider with some dirt, but not hardcore off road. While that might militate towards a Zumo 650-ish, I don't need/want a voice talking in my helmet (other than my own demons), and I also really prefer a unit that runs mostly on batteries where I can swap out the AAs or AAAs during the day.

    Does anyone have a picture comparing the two screen sizes/visibilities? And, with that criteria, would the Montana work better, as I don't think the Zumos have replaceable batteries, do they?

    Thanks.
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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The Montana has by far the better display. If you look on the New Garmin Montana thread you'll find lots of examples.

    Cheers,
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  4. meatwagon1

    meatwagon1 Been here awhile

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    Is there a thread on how the power is hooked up to the bike via the Montana amps rugged mount to a 2013 BMW f800gs. By no means do I call myself an electrician, but with proper guidance I feel I can accomplish most anything.

    New to the GPS game and from what I read so far leaning towards the Montana over he Zumo.
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  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    It's quite easy. This thread will help you decide how you want to install your setup.

    Cheers,
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