Zumo 660

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by dec, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    I know this is an older thread, but I was reading through it (considering the 660) and it seems they updated their webpage. Regarding routes:

    "20 (additional storage on microSD™ card) "

    So it sounds like they upped the ones you can store internally. I'm guessing you can store as many as you want on the SD card assuming you don't run out of space.

    I was a bit unhappy with the lack of buttons, but if other peoples buttons on their 550/450 started to leak, it may be best to not have buttons. Of course, the buttons on my Quest never leaked, so maybe they should go back to that technology.
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  2. NCDualSportRider

    NCDualSportRider n00b

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    Any issues to be aware of?

    Updating from Zumo 550

    Thanks
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  3. DennyIndy

    DennyIndy Old F@rt

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  4. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I'd wait for a few months to see what Garmin does with the zumo665 and zumo220...I don't expect either to be better at Track Navigation than the zumo660 (which isn't that great) but you never know...

    Actually I think Garmin will eventually make a GPS to supplant the GPSMAP276/376/478 but I don't think it will happen this year.

    My money's on the TwoNav Aventura...if you want a turn Adventure Touring/Dual Sport GPS - with more flexibility than any of Garmin's old chartplotters.
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  6. Disco Dean

    Disco Dean Long timer

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    This might be a hijack... I had never heard of the TwoNav until you just mentioned it and it seems to be exactly what I am looking for - the perfect combination of City Nav and off road dual sport....

    I checked the site they have and see it is mostly based in Europe.... do you know if other maps from NA will work on this system??? what about MapSource etc... I don't know a lot yet on GPS but have narrowed my search down to the Garmin 276 or the 450 Oregon... how do you think this unit compares.... other than the big Euro price it looks like for about $1,000US or so...?

    Thanks in advance if you can help me and for the intro to TwoNav.

    Dean
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  7. Alex Joannides

    Alex Joannides Adventurer

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    I am on the market for a GPS and have my eyes on the Garmin 660. It is alot of coin ($1000 CDN) so i am wondering if anyone out there has one and would recommend this unit.

    As well, would you go with the mounting hardware that comes with it or go with the Touratech aluminium bracket ($250 CDN). it looks nice and is lockable which seems like a nice feature.

    I am wondering how the XM radio would work with a blue tooth headset communicator? It would be nice to have some music but still be able to communicate.

    you feedback would be very helpful as usual...
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  8. LTCOliverNorth

    LTCOliverNorth Peeping Tom

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    Gspot may be the wrong place for this. :D
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  9. slojon

    slojon SLOJON

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    Go to Layin' down tracks.
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  10. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    Yep, no reviews here, now if it was a power issue …. And there is a GPS forum on ADVrider
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  11. herrdirektor

    herrdirektor Been here awhile

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    Or equipment. You will find some references to the 660/665. Or else try Youtube.
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  12. crazyhawk99

    crazyhawk99 Been here awhile

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    Agreed that you will have better luck in layin down tracks, but for now, here is a link to a review of the 660:


    http://www.webbikeworld.com/garmin-gps/garmin-zumo-660-review/
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  13. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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  14. JR356

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  15. Disco Dean

    Disco Dean Long timer

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    Perfect - thanks,

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  16. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    I have one, had it a while now, love it.

    It took me from home base, through Slovenia, Croatia etc to Greece, and then back through Italy and all points in between.

    I bought a 4gb card for it and stuffed it full of MP3s, attached a hardwired set of headphones to it and happiness is....

    As I'm an experienced idiot I had it installed, by my local garage, using the supplied kit. After checking on the zumo forum I had it wired direct to the battery for ease of use.

    Check out zumoforums (someone else linked it) for a lot of useful information

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    Now..mapsource...the software that you install on your PC...that's a whole other topic..
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