Which GPS?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Krazyjohnny, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I am considering getting a new GPS for my bikes. Would like to know if the consensus would be to use the ZUMO or one of the MONTANA units from Garmin. I know the ZUMO will give turn by turn navigation and link to the phone, but does it have any topographic capability? Does the Montana have the turn by turn nav available and will it link to the phone?

    Anybody have both? I have an FZ6 street bike and an 08' KTM 530 EXCR Enduro and it would be nice to share the unti between them.
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  2. WyldeBill

    WyldeBill Adventurer

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    this is a question i been wondering as well... thinking about the montana as i could use it for much more than on the bike for hunting and what not....Montana owners out there sound off please..

    Wylde Bill
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  3. Peirre O`Bollox

    Peirre O`Bollox Been here awhile

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    I`m sure someone will tell you its possible to install topo map overlays on a Zumo
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  4. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    I have the Montana. The $35 rugged mount has an audio out wire but no bluetooth out. The auto mount does have a speaker. To me the beauty of the Montana is your ability set the display and profiles up anyway you want and it realy is a do just about anything gps. Boat, car, bike or hiking. Also can be run off of aa batteries. GH
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  5. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I currently have a NUVI 765 mounted in a medium Ram box on the FZ6. It works pretty good. It is all wired through my Autocom and my Iphone bluetooths to it as well. My issue is that some of the roads I have ridden in the TX hill country and even around the north texas area are not on there. I recently did the update and went for a ride and a couple of the roads did not come up.

    I have read about what others are using their units for and I have yet to figure out on this thing where it is storing my routes/tracks so I can go back and replay them or even download them. It would be nice to have them for future use and trips that I may want to go back to. will be doing the Arkansas portion of the TAT next month and that is enough of an excuse for me to look into something.
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  6. MikeS

    MikeS For sure let's do it

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    There is a really long Montana thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688775&page=309 AND the summary from my perspective is the Montana unit seems to be full of so many options that they are tough to use. Seems the Montana is a geek gps, requiring lots of time and study to operate.

    I too am looking for an option to my 2700 series Street Pilot, that has a good sized screen, has auto routing with audio to the helmet, and uses a card so I can load maps and routes or tracks (of Mexico, for one). :ear
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  7. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Tag. :evil

    I would like to upgrade from my stalwart 2720 to something with a larger screen, etc., but so far the jury is still out.
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