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Old 03-11-2008, 11:19 PM   #91
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Nuvi and motorcycle headset.

Does anyone know if a Nuvi bluetooth will work if inside a jacket pocket ?
They are advertised as capable of working in a shirt pocket, so I'd like to use it out of sight (in a pocket) and listen to gps instructions through a bluetooth headset on the bike.

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:29 AM   #92
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:54 PM   #93
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Will Garmin Nuvi's do a bread crumb trail style offroad map?
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:18 AM   #94
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I don't think so. I gave two Nuvi's as gifts this past Christmas. I set them up for the recipents ahead of time, and was doing some rough comparisons to features on my Zumo 550.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:13 PM   #95
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Will Garmin Nuvi's do a bread crumb trail style offroad map?
Your question is not very clear. Assume you are talking about tracks, however there are a lot of track features. Basically non of the street GPS units have full track features like the hand helds or the chart plotters (60/76/x76/etc). some street units save tracks but will not accept download to follow, some will comvert tracks to routes (Zumo) but that is a very poor work arround.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:00 PM   #96
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Will Garmin Nuvi's do a bread crumb trail style offroad map?
I have a Nuvi and it does not offer breadcrumb or Track Log feature. Read the specs carefully, if it states that it will do "Track Log" then it will support Bread crumb as it is the same.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:09 AM   #97
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Garmin Nuvi 260

This gps was rated a consumer reports best buy, but I wondered if anyone used one on a bike and what they thought. I played with one last weekend and it is very simple to use and seems powerful. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:41 AM   #98
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I have one and its great for the car. It's a dumbed-down-for-the-public gps but works great for getting directions.

It's not meant to be used on a bike so it would most likely die fairly quick in that environment.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:24 AM   #99
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I'm not sure if its 'dumbed down' or just made simplier. I have been using GPS's for about 10 years and for example the word 'way-point' always baffled me. On the nuvi they call them 'favorites', which to me, makes more sense. Anyway, why would you say it would not make it in the motorcycle environment?
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:55 AM   #100
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There's some info missing compared to my 2610 that I use on my bike which is useful but not necessary. It's basic for getting directions to an address and it works well. I've had the 260 for a few months and I do like it for my truck.

The 260 isn't waterproof and seems too delicate for motorcycle use IMO.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:43 PM   #101
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Nuvi 200W vs 250W...difference?

Hey guys, trying to find an inexpensive EASY to use GPS and the Nuvi seems like the ticket. But I cannot find the difference between the 200W and the 250W. Anyone know?

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Old 06-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #102
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According to the article below, the only difference is maps. Edge GPS has some good prices on them also.




http://www.gpslodge.com/archives/012888.php


http://www.edgegps.com/eCart/listCat...?idCategory=14
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:59 PM   #103
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According to the article below, the only difference is maps. Edge GPS has some good prices on them also.




http://www.gpslodge.com/archives/012888.php


http://www.edgegps.com/eCart/listCat...?idCategory=14

Thanks Dirty. Reckon the 200 is what I am after. Any reason NOT to buy a refurbished one?

You don't wanna make me a helluva deal on your 60cx do you?
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:20 PM   #104
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Thanks Dirty. Reckon the 200 is what I am after. Any reason NOT to buy a refurbished one?

You don't wanna make me a helluva deal on your 60cx do you?

I'm keeping the 60, but I might pick one of those 200w up for the wife at that price. The refurbished ones come with the same warranty as the new ones, that would be what I would buy if it was me.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:32 PM   #105
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I'm keeping the 60, but I might pick one of those 200w up for the wife at that price. The refurbished ones come with the same warranty as the new ones, that would be what I would buy if it was me.
Hehe, yeah, the 60 is too complicated for me anyway, I have come to that conclusion. Played with a 200 at bestbuy today...on sale for $169 not bad but the wider screen would be nice. Coates has one on his 950 and just keeps it in his mapcase on the tankbag. Seems easy to use and not overmade with more functions than a Swiss Army Knife.
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