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Old 03-26-2009, 07:03 AM   #9
tmex
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Originally Posted by JRWooden
Tmex:

I agree, indeed it is not as robust a design ... not waterproof, and probably also less resistant to vibration.

On the other hand, the Nuvi 205 is going for $130 on Amazon and a lot of my riding is not the hard-core off-road stuff so... I'm wondering .... esp. when you count the $70/year to update the maps?

Undecided but thinking of "cheaping out"
Not a bad way to go JR. I have a Nuvi that I use in my cages and I take it on business trips with me as well. It spends most of its life dangling from the cigarette lighter adapter. It has been reliable and works really well. I am not anal about updating the maps. Given the USA infrastructure spending it is not that essential. What I like about the Zumo is that it is more robust (I would worry most about the folding antenna on the Nuvi), and it can easily be operated with gloves on which is a big plus for motorcycle use. BTW, Garmin recently came out with 24K topos on flash that are very good. With the 100k topos (on disc) the unit would not navigate, but with the 24k topos it does, and the resolution is quite useful.
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