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    GPS which one
    on: March 09, 2020, 05:54:48 pm
    March 09, 2020, 05:54:48 pm
    which gps should i buy,looking for a new one.Or should i just use an app with my phone
    so i am asking for info from all you fellow bikers many thanks in advance :084:

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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 05:38:13 pm
    March 13, 2020, 05:38:13 pm
    #wow# not one reply,what sort of forum is this ?????

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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 06:29:21 pm
    March 13, 2020, 06:29:21 pm
    A very sleepy forum.  :001:

    But I'd go for a tomtom, easy of use is far better then garmin, me thinks.
    What are you going to use it for?
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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 07:39:58 am
    March 14, 2020, 07:39:58 am
    - mines a tom tom - love it, particularly the plan a thrill and windy twisty route options.
    In fairness I can't compare with an iPhone as I've never tried it-have garmin in the car but not close to the tom imho  :087:

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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 08:04:34 am
    March 14, 2020, 08:04:34 am
    I tend to use Google Maps on my phone (Android).  I use a RAM mount and a waterproof cover, and linked to a Sena SMH10 bluetooth system it works OK.  You do not have the ease of access of a dedicated rider-oriented system, but having GPS, music, radio (BBC Sounds) and phone on a single device is handy.  Using Android Auto makes it much easier to control, usually needing only a single press to select what I want.
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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 08:53:20 am
    March 14, 2020, 08:53:20 am
    +1 for the Tomtom rider waterproof version, I've used one in for my cars/bikes for several years now, can't fault it really.
    I use their excellent bike mount for my dressser along with bluetooth headset in my helmet and the portable sucker mount in a car. If I want to use it on one of my classic bikes I either handlebar mount it or more often than not just stick in my pocket to hear direction/speed camera warnings.

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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 04:05:21 pm
    March 14, 2020, 04:05:21 pm
    Now were talking guys.That's great information,my intensions were to go traveling round the alps and southern Europe this august/September but with all this coronavirus who knows.it would be good to have a system with music and radio i like the idea of an andriod phone maybe buy a cheap one from eBay. :046:

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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 09:08:22 pm
    March 14, 2020, 09:08:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by ianrd [+]
    Now were talking guys.That's great information,my intensions were to go traveling round the alps and southern Europe this august/September but with all this coronavirus who knows.it would be good to have a system with music and radio i like the idea of an andriod phone maybe buy a cheap one from eBay. :046:

    Dedicated GPS platform (I too recommend TomTom) is better than using a phone-based app. You can pre-plan routes and store multiple ones for tours. I also have my phone connected to listen to music etc at the same time, the phone just sits in a pocket.

    That would be my best advice.
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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 10:31:36 am
    March 15, 2020, 10:31:36 am
    i was dedicated garmin for about 10 yrs, never used a tomtom.

    but when i did

    there is no going back.

    they do both depend on what you want out of them.

    garmin would be if i was commuting, the tomtom is easier to link to phone and pc and share or plan a trip.

    garmin seem to somehow hold better value. i got my one boxed, the fella mounted it without power cables, just charged it of the pc for a couple of trips. everything in the box was unused ,,, for very cheap.
    if i cared about being judged by a stranger, i'd be religious.

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    Re: GPS which one
    Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 08:13:42 pm
    March 16, 2020, 08:13:42 pm
    Many thanks for all the info,looks like i'll be going for a dedicated system garmin or Tomtom
    i'll start trolling the net and let you know what i buy

     


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