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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 01:20 AM
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I have ridden from seattle to Orlando 3 times ..I use a Tom Tom that cost 100$$ .There are many places where my Tmoble connection are zero ( Bi think Verizon would be different ) .
My GPS has on screwed up royal 3 times ..once in ST Louise ..It figured it out the moment I took the exit it told me to
And once going from Winna Macca to Grants Pass it didnt want me to take a turn off , and would have cost me 600 miles as it sent me into Idaho But other than that I still like it better then the phone
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I believe I have a Garmin Zumo 390. Basecamp takes a minute to figure out but I like being able to plan trips and plot precise roads that I want to take.

I'll use Google maps to find fun or interesting roads and incorporate them into my trips. They're usually a longer route that takes more time and miles but keeps me off the highway, without the dreaded recalculating.

Paired to a Cardo headset, and music on my phone I'm in my happy place.

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My GPS has on screwed up royal 3 times ..once in ST Louise ..It figured it out the moment I took the exit it told me to
And once going from Winna Macca to Grants Pass it didnt want me to take a turn off , and would have cost me 600 miles as it sent me into Idaho But other than that I still like it better then the phone

Wow..I've gotten turned around before, but my paper maps have never taken me 600 miles off course
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I use a garmin 'cause many times I'm out of cell range. Garmin gives me a heads up of the next turn ahead behind the trees. YES, I know most iphone map apps use the phone's internal gps instead of cell signal, but my garmin always has signal. Unless you in downtown Pittsburgh, darn thing goes haywire there!
As bad as Garmin is, every phone app I have tried over the years was worse.

Any reasonable phone navigation app can preload maps and not need cellular service. Apple Maps on iPhone is limited in this respect. It only caches when a route is selected and the data is deleted when the route ends or is changed. Once a route and destination is selected one can enable airplane mode and still route.

Google Maps allows one to download multiple arbitrary regions of your choice. Its just that few know of this feature.
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Garmin once tried to get me to take an exit off I-35 ... and get right back on.

Currently have a 7" Garmin which crashes at about mile 280 going north on I-65 in Alabama. Its like clockwork, every time. Have 2 of exact same model but haven't remembered to bring both to see if both are doing it. Doesn't crash going south.

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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 12:08 PM
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Nice pic. My wife and I both love our Seth Laam seat. I would strongmen recommend it. However do not try to get one done this time of year. From anyone!

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I've used sygic app on my phone as a backup to my old garmin. It's got me out of trouble a couple of times.

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I have been riding my 2013 FJR1300 since assembled from crate. As the commercial says you gonna like it here. Typical ride 200 miles regionally
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Wow..I've gotten turned around before, but my paper maps have never taken me 600 miles off course
Still only use paper maps for route planning myself.
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 04:40 PM
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I just upgraded my Garmin to the new Zumo XT. It's got one **** of a sharp bright screen - it'll be what I use in the car for trips now as well. It's had a few glitches, as it's a pretty new device, but I believe that will settle down over time and with firmware updates (fingers crossed). Many times when I'm running the GPS, it's more for orientation (where am ?) than guidance (where should I go?). It's spendy, but looks very very good, has a quick processor/screen, and, unlike a cellphone, you can use it with gloves on.
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