i would like to be able to go from my car to my bike but i do not want it to fall off the bike what a good model to buy. at work i have a magellan 700 but is there better or smaller one that are good . how to mount it to a bike andwould like it to read my speed . i was looking at the Magellan® Meridian color and the platinum but i have no idea what would be better for a bike i was looking for one that i just can type in the place i want to go on the fly like the 700 i have at work
Last edited by BigRich954rr; 11-20-2005 at 4:45 AM.
well i think im returning the magellan if i can cause it sucks next to the one i have at work so now im looking at a new one again . which hold all the map info in the gps so if im in fl i can just type in a street in nj or anywhere and it will give me turn by turn steps on to each road
Last edited by BigRich954rr; 11-25-2005 at 6:35 PM.
Received a GPS for Christmas and it was a duplicate gift. Thinking about putting it on my bike, a cruiser. It is a Garmin Nuvi 255w. Any problem with doing that? I have an electrical wired fitting for a battery maintainer that is wired to the battery. Would I run the power cord to that fitting? Don't know if this unit is waterproof but assume I could cover it with something like the ones used for boating accessories (fish finder, gps, etc). Also, can head set be connected to the unit for tex to voice function?
I bought my GPS at the beginning of 2008 - looked at either TomTom Rider or Garmin Zumo.
After looking through loads of forums, reviews etc. on the Web I decided to go for the Zumo, as the TomTom was reported to have some reliability issues. Garmin also supplied both car & bike mounts in the box. The final factor was that, apparently, the Zumo is designed as a Motorcycle system, whereas the TomTom is adapted from a car unit?
However, the Zumo has not been perfect. I have had the unit lock up on me in the car once, which was fixed by removing the battery. To do this, you need an Allen key - luckily I had one with me.
It also locked up the first time I got caught in rain on the bike. Again removing the battery re-set it OK, but the motorcycle cradle was killed by the rain. I sent it back to Garmin who replaced it for free (quickly too) but it shouldn't have happened.
In terms of using the Zumo, it is pretty straightforward. However I find the display a little jerky too - it makes it easy to miss a turning, especially if there are 2 close to each other.
Overall, I'd say it is an OK piece of kit - easy to use, and much easier to use on the move than traditional maps. I'm definitely a SatNav fan. However as far as reliability goes I am disappointed. Seems the Zumo has as many issues as the TomTom is reported to have.
I've never tried the TomTom Rider, so I don't know how well they actually perform, but at the moment I would not recommend the Zumo purely based on the problems I have had.