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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 08:22:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
Dedicated mount
Reasonably sorted navigation software or installed
Lifetime map updates
Better weatherproofing
Daylight viewable screen
Touchscreen...with riding gloves
Simple basic operation
Reasonably rugged
Bluetooth
Audible, via above or speaker
Dedicated hardwired lead and not some weak firm of mini/ micro USB
A few hours replaceable battery use
Map options on a card
Play music from internal storage

Mine does all of that but the battery is fixed inside. I guess I could put the maps on an SD card but did not need to because there was enough storage internally. The touch screen lets it down.

I'm not knocking anybody's choices. I choose the cheap route because I use the satnav so little I can't justify many times the price to myself.
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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2020, 08:23:51 PM »
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I still doubt that I will be changing my Honda for one anytime soon.

Nor me. The X is so cheap there's little point.
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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2020, 08:24:20 PM »
All of ?

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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 08:25:44 PM »
A new X can be twice the price of some

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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 08:34:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
All of ?
Dedicated mount - yes - see ebay
Reasonably sorted navigation software or installed - I did remove the original software just because I could load my existing CopilotLive on it.
Lifetime map updates - Not sure about original but yes for Copilot.
Better weatherproofing - I can't quote IP but it may be on ebay.
Daylight viewable screen - it has a shield to keep the sun off it.
Touchscreen...with riding gloves - NO
Simple basic operation - very.
Reasonably rugged - very.
Bluetooth - yes.
Audible, via above or speaker - yes.
Dedicated hardwired lead and not some weak firm of mini/ micro USB - yes.
A few hours replaceable battery use - fixed,
Map options on a card - ???
Play music from internal storage - Yes but I use my phone for this.

No frills like picking fun routes or off line planning. I'm sure the 3X to 6X more expensive ones are better, to 3X to 6X ?
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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 08:46:56 PM »
It looks fine and may invest in one...that factory has definitely had a Garmin product in their hands to copy,probably the software also.
At that money and for your purpose...I don't blame anyone for getting one.
I will say,I have a few helmets kitted out with a Fodsports intercom and they do work almost as well as a Cardo unit I had costing much more.
I got my Fodsports units as the people I ride with were not prepared to spend more on Cardo units.

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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 10:44:50 PM »
I had a gps for car, a garmin nuvi. I was relatively satisfied at the beginning, but after some years it became more and more crazy...
I took it on the bike for my travel to Portugal, but it's been a nightmare :157:.
Map's errors, route miscalculations...
So now only paper maps! Ok it's sometimes difficult, like in Milano, or on small slovenian's roads with a map not enough precise... but this allows to meet people for guidance :001:!

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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2020, 07:06:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
I had a gps for car, a garmin nuvi. I was relatively satisfied at the beginning, but after some years it became more and more crazy...
I took it on the bike for my travel to Portugal, but it's been a nightmare :157:.
Map's errors, route miscalculations...
So now only paper maps! Ok it's sometimes difficult, like in Milano, or on small slovenian's roads with a map not enough precise... but this allows to meet people for guidance :001:!

Sounds interesting, think I'll have to invest in some decent maps. Was intending on doing the same myself, can't really justify a bike nav at the minute when I'll be lucky to use it a handfall of times each year  :306:

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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 08:46:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by woody [+]
Sounds interesting, think I'll have to invest in some decent maps. Was intending on doing the same myself, can't really justify a bike nav at the minute when I'll be lucky to use it a handfall of times each year  :306:

Well, there is also OpenStreetMap: Free maps for Garmin brand Gps devices.
Free downloads and implements in Basecamp flawless.
I use it on all of my Garmin hardware..
see http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/  (don't worry it's in english..)

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Re: Moto GPS, Does any body know a good one?
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 09:00:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by woody [+]
Sounds interesting, think I'll have to invest in some decent maps.
In some countries a general map can be sufficient, not so much roads. But in anothers, there is so much little roads that a regional map is a good idea.
The mistake i made in Spain/Portugal was not to take a paper map, only the GPS.

 


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