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Old 01-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Question Garmin Tom-Tom OK for Dual Sport Riding?

I have a Wee-Strom and a DR350SE
I want to try some EZ single track and double track Dual Sport Riding.
I can get a Referbished Tom-Tom for under $100.00 with lifetime map updates.

What would you do?

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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I have a Garmin 1300, similiar to a tom tom, and I use it on my bmw g650gs, my kawa klx250sf and my suzuki c50 boulevard. If you worry about rain, just put a sandwich baggy over it, works good and you can still see the screen and push the buttons. By the way, got the Garmin refurbised for less than 100 from amazon.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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I donít believe the Tom Tom does tracks; I donít know what you will do with it off road.
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I donít believe the Tom Tom does tracks; I donít know what you will do with it off road.
I have a Garmin that does not support tracks. I use it off road to see where I am on the map.
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Thanks for the input! I don't think the Tom-Tom will do the job that I had hoped for.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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I have a Garmin that does not support tracks. I use it off road to see where I am on the map.
Of course, I forget. For me, my GPS unit is all about giving me routes to where I want to be. And if it canít do that at least it will point me the direction I need to go
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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Hello Jim,

Agree with previous. In my opinion, it would be best to pass on the Tom Tom.

Best devices on the market will be Garmin Montana 6xx or Zumo 66x devices with City Navigator CNNT.

For details and info, here is some advice.

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Old 02-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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I put routes into my TomTom via Tyre ( a free program)
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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...For me, my GPS unit is all about giving me routes to where I want to be. And if it canít do that at least it will point me the direction I need to go
Look at the map on the screen, that will point you which way to go.
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Look at the map on the screen, that will point you which way to go.
Well, you might be able to do that but it not so easy.

The picture is one way my Zumo does off road routing. The red arrow points in the direction I need to go as I am riding to find my target along with various statistics on the ride. Or I could use the map screen and have a white arrow to glide me.
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