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Offline brider

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Looking for a new GPS
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:52:43 PM »
My helmet discussion went so well I might as well see if I can get some help in the GPS arena.   :helpme: The 2720/30 units I currently use may be time to replace.  I'm understanding that Garmin now makes a unit that has a twisty road option.  Is this true?  What model is that and what can I expect to pay for one?  At least if Mini Me (Jon Campbell) are going to be lost all the time we might as well be on twisy roads when we are making good time.   :P 
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 06:28:30 AM »
Actually Garmin has several units that will auto select curvy roads, 590LM. 595LM and 395LM (may have missed a few).
I would start your selection process by visiting the Garmin website and comparing features, then shop for pricing. -JEP-
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 09:08:08 AM »
My 390 LM has the curvey road navigation option. I have not yet been able to verify that it works. It does NOT work in the podunk area where I live but that is probably a map issue rather than a device issue. (Latest City Nav still says I live on unpaved Bryant Rd which was paved and renamed 25 years ago, despite me reporting the error to Garmin 3 times). At any rate there are some major navigation differences between the Zumo 390 and my old 2610 and Nuvi 550.


I would like to hear what other experiences have been with curvey road navigation.
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 09:43:24 AM »
This will be fun to watch. Will Brider go for the LM 595 for $700? How about the LM 395 for $400, or maybe forego the twisty roads option and get the discontinued LM 660 for around $300? Or maybe get some sort of Nuvi for about $100. Decisions, decisions!

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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 11:04:14 AM »
He could cash-in that mountain of Old Milwaukee empties that were part of the cache in his Man Cave?   ;D

ps.  isn't the 2720/30 series from long before the last century? 
 
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 02:29:22 PM »
He could cash-in that mountain of Old Milwaukee empties that were part of the cache in his Man Cave?   ;D
He could drive that stash of empties to Michigan and get some serious $$$ for them ;)  Maybe a bit far from him but something I've considered until I saw the tedious manual process of returning empties at most grocery stores (my brother says some stores won't accept the item if they don't sell it).
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 06:28:39 PM »
What a tough crowd!  I'm not saying you guys don't know how I think but it just stings a little.   ;D   My daughter is graduating from BMT in San Antonio middle of next month and the trip there is must do so it might take me a while to pull the trigger.  ;D   While $700 for a GPS makes me light headed keep the suggestions coming.  KISS is my motto however.  ::)

PS  - American Pickers has called me about my stash of vintage 2720/30 with cables and mounts.  I promise to drink some keystones with them.
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PSS - it is true that the RF 1200 helmet I just bought was a mint  "slightly used" one.  Guy used it less than 500 miles and sold his street bike.  I saved right a $200 What can i say I love a good deal.
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 08:24:22 PM »
Actually Garmin has several units that will auto select curvy roads, 590LM. 595LM and 395LM (may have missed a few).
I would start your selection process by visiting the Garmin website and comparing features, then shop for pricing. -JEP-
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cOnTheRoad-cMotorcycles-p1.html


Here is what Garmin said.  I know this isn't right

Hello Bill,
I'll be happy to help you with this. 

None of our units have a option to avoid or take curvy roads to get to a destination. The units do have Advanced detour options to avoid curtain roads for a route the unit has calculated. Also you can create routes in a program called BaseCamp and transfer the route to devices.

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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 07:48:29 AM »
Actually Garmin has several units that will auto select curvy roads, 590LM. 595LM and 395LM (may have missed a few).
I would start your selection process by visiting the Garmin website and comparing features, then shop for pricing. -JEP-
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cOnTheRoad-cMotorcycles-p1.html


Here is what Garmin said.  I know this isn't right

Hello Bill,
I'll be happy to help you with this. 

None of our units have a option to avoid or take curvy roads to get to a destination. The units do have Advanced detour options to avoid curtain roads for a route the unit has calculated. Also you can create routes in a program called BaseCamp and transfer the route to devices.



That must have come from a rookie customer service rep. The curvy road option has been around for at least a couple of years now, and maybe more.
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 08:23:37 AM »
Actually Garmin has several units that will auto select curvy roads, 590LM. 595LM and 395LM (may have missed a few).
I would start your selection process by visiting the Garmin website and comparing features, then shop for pricing. -JEP-
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cOnTheRoad-cMotorcycles-p1.html


Here is what Garmin said.  I know this isn't right

Hello Bill,
I'll be happy to help you with this. 

None of our units have a option to avoid or take curvy roads to get to a destination. The units do have Advanced detour options to avoid curtain roads for a route the unit has calculated. Also you can create routes in a program called BaseCamp and transfer the route to devices.



That must have come from a rookie customer service rep. The curvy road option has been around for at least a couple of years now, and maybe more.
May have been a rookie but even a rookie CS rep should be fully trained on the features of any device he's paid to support!
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 09:38:57 AM »
I don't have any direct experience with the newest units, but if I was buying one now, I would get the zumo lm 590. The latest is the 595, which doesn't have many additional features. The 590, being older, can be had for about $590 although you might find a refurb for less.

If you want to go cheaper, the lm 390 or newer 395 are the only other choices that support twisty roads option. Here's a comparison http://www.gpscompared.net/garmin-zumo-390lm-vs-590lm/

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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 11:47:48 AM »
.............Man Cave?   ;D

ps.  isn't the 2720/30 series from long before the last century? 
 

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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »
I. Still have a gpsiii, gpsv and a 2610. They all still work but the maps are a little old.
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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 03:00:04 PM »
My friend Chris is on his second BMW GS and both had/have a BMW labeled GPS that looks sooo much like my Garmin 660. Both were controllable from BMW's "Wonder Wheel" AND both had a curvy road function.


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Re: Looking for a new GPS
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 12:58:22 PM »
Tough crowd indeed.
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