Nuviz or Nav 5?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by RatBikeRod, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod Intrepid Adventurer

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    I have an old Nav 3 on my ‘09 R1200GSA that is in need of replacing. I have been looking at getting a good used Nav 5 but ran across the Nuviz the other day.

    So my question is this, if I am going to spend between $600-800 on a GPS which way do I go?

    I typically only travel on my 1200, but I have an older 1100 that I still ride quite a bit and can take on trips if needed. So, something that I can easily transfer between bikes would be nice.

    The Nav 3 still works but the screen is hard for my aging eyes to pick up well.

    Any thoughts here?
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  2. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    i love the idea of having a functional HUD, but i'm not sure it's a prime time device yet. get a spare cradle for the 1100 and swap out the gps unit between both bikes.
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  3. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Earth, we're #1

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    Use your phone as a GPS for now, revisit the NuViz in 6 months.
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  4. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod Intrepid Adventurer

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    Yea, I am a bit concerned about the newness of the Nuviz. It seems quite large as well. I am sure they are going to reduce the size.

    The extra cradle is a good idea.
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  5. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    I use both the Nav 5 and a smartphone. Google maps is usually right when the two devices disagree. For that reason (and the clumsy, time consuming, non-intuitive address input and search modes) makes me reluctant to buy another GPS. But the Nav5 does offer the interface with my 2015 R 1200 GS and gives me much more information than the gauges do. Plus it is easier to read.
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