Which GPS

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by 4Skins, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. GraemeWi

    GraemeWi n00b

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  2. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    I'm lurking here at the moment and sitting on the fence with my next gadget purchase.
    I'm still unsure whether to go for the new Magellan XL, or the Garmin 276c.

    Good resource for doing research prior to purchase.
    If anyone's interested, or budget-restricted, I have an as-new Magellan Meridian Gold available for a negotiable price; which includes the data cable.
    The Magellan Gold was a mistakenly-impulse-bought-purchase; it is the Australian basemap version. Considering the newer versions available, I'm very flexibile on pricing.
    On the bike I have been using the Garmin etrex for many years, in my riding jakcet's clear plastic sleeve pocket, theese earlier ones weren't too good on motorcycles. Since the technology has caught up somewhat, I'm looking to add/upgrade, and am trying to determine the best choice.
    I like the idea of replaceable AA batteries in the Magellan XL; you just never know if/when you're going to get stuck.
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  3. blue

    blue Been here awhile

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    I'm too looking to upgrade the gps and the 60CX is at the top of the list, would appreciate any feedback from those that know.
    Cheers,
    Matt
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  4. araspitfire

    araspitfire Been here awhile

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    Up till a couple weeks ago I navigated with a 60C on my GS.
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    My last big trip had me using it all the way to, around, back from Norway. Using it exclusively to do the navigating...

    Comments...

    Not enough map space, so the 60CX will solve that problem.

    For duelsport (small so less likely to get wrecked in an off), and use as a hiking/walking in town GPS for when not riding, it's perfect really...

    One missing thing, which can be a biggish deal, is the lack of audio notification of upcoming turn, at higher speeds... it only has a tiny speaker, which you can't hear while riding...

    I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend one though.. make sure you get a power cable, those AA's may be great for off the bike use, but they will cause the thing to switch off sooner rather than later with the vibz of riding... (Don't need to remove the batteries, just plug the GPS in when on the bike)

    There are lots of advantages with going with a 'bigger' automotive oriented GPS too, but you can search around recent threads to see a discussion on that...

    Al... (who uses a Streetpilot 2820 for riding now)
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  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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  6. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    So, I still haven't bought one and this new Zumo has just hit the market. Sounds like the 'bees knees' to me, what d'ya reckon? Worth the $NZ1800 odd?

    I'm going to Europe soon and want to use it to find my way around Ireland and yje IOM too.
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  7. Doc Rich

    Doc Rich Dance with the Angels

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    I bought the Zumo with NZ City Navigator and have been reasonably impressed by the amount of detail on the maps even for Hawkes Bay - most secondary roads are visible on it. Works very well with bluetooth too. I do a lot of riding on gravel roads and all are listed in this area which surprised me.

    Rich
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