Garmin Tom-Tom OK for Dual Sport Riding?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by james1300, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. james1300

    james1300 Track Dazed

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    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?
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  2. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  3. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    I don’t believe the Tom Tom does tracks; I don’t know what you will do with it off road.
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    I see map updates as largely vender updates.
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    You know there is a GPS forum here, Layin Down Tracks :evil
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  4. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I have a Garmin that does not support tracks. I use it off road to see where I am on the map.
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  5. james1300

    james1300 Track Dazed

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

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    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 can’t do that at least it will point me the direction I need to go
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  7. River Pilot

    River Pilot "Razor Six"

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    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
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  8. Noth

    Noth Been here awhile

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

    viverrid not dead yet

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

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    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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