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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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I need a new GPS for my AT and was wondering what others are using. I now have a Zumo 550 on my other bike but would need to buy another mount kit to use it on the AT. Its not in good shape and I don't think its worth buying another mount for the AT so I'm looking for other options.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 08:36 PM
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I'm waiting for some HUD GPS to come to market that I like, always liked the idea of having something in my helmet
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I've bought the latest Garmin 590LM for mine. I was going to try the TT400 Rider this time round, but no MP3 player built in kept me in the Garmin camp.
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I have been using Garmin Zumo 350 LM for the last couple of years. Plan to add Garmin Map 64S for off-road riding.

Resigned from purchase in 2016.
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Using Garmin Zumo390 with City Nav Europe map and special Motorcycle road map for Europe. Found the 590 having too may bells and whistles (and too expensive) for me. Also the cable of the 590 is huge (thick).
Be aware an updated series of Zumo's have been released by Garmin; 595, 395 and 345.

Also TomTom has an updated version, the Rider 410.

I am a very long time user of Garmin GPS devices. Strong point of Garmin is the PC based software BaseCamp. With BaseCamp you can makes routes and all sorts of others things on the PC and transfer it to the GPS device. You can also download routes from internet and transfer it to the GPS device.

If you are not familiar with BaseCamp and plan to use the GPS device mainly standalone, then the TomTom Rider 410 is the better choise. There is also PC software for the TT, but Garmin BaseCamp is far better.

Also the (European) navigation software of the TomTom is better. Curvy roads option of TT R410 is far better than of Garmin Zumo 395 and 595. With the TT R410 you can also very easily make a roundtrip. Oparating the TT R410 is also better than of the Garmins, this has always been a strong point of TT.

Huge price increase here in NL/ EUR of the new Zumo's. 395 costing EUR 600, 595 costing EUR 750...
TT R410 costing (only) EUR 400. Still a lot money though.

My next GPS will probably be the TT.

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 06:20 PM
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I've bought the latest Garmin 590LM for mine. I was going to try the TT400 Rider this time round, but no MP3 player built in kept me in the Garmin camp.
How do you rate it Davy F, this will be my next purchase I've got the 660 and want to upgrade......
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Garmin Montana 600/650. Cheap, waterproof, shock resistant, designed for ATV and Motos. It's not as intuitive as the Zumos or Nuvi but it's very customizable for road or off road and the stock mount (Allen key lockable) is $35! Yes......you'll get one and curse the world until you figure out how it works then you'll realize it's fantastic!
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I picked up a Garmin 390lm for cheap brand new. Less then half price. Will do me.

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Montana 650t does it all
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Montana 650t does it all
Another Montana owner here, it's just everything you could want in a sat nav.

I also have a 660, and whilst I would prefer it in the car it is a poor second compared to the Montana on the bike..
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