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TomTom or Garmin
« on: April 17, 2012, 08:25:19 AM »
I am looking to get a sat nav. I have read endless reviews of both TomTom and Garmin,compared prices etc etc and ended up at the crossroads.
Which way should I go ?? :027:

Any comments and thoughts are very welcome

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TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 11:52:59 AM »
Garmin Zumo, don't even think about it.
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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 01:43:26 PM »

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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 04:43:51 PM »
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 05:18:11 PM by xrunjoe »
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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 05:16:56 PM »
Thanks for your input Paul.
 You have got me thinking from another angle ( Yet another consideration )what you say makes good sense, especially replacing them if dropped

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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 05:20:40 PM »
Joe , I still have lots to think about before making a decision.
Best you give me a postcode or address for Sundays meet and I'll use my old school atlas, never fails :001:

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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 07:37:40 PM »
Don't Ride Faster Than Your Angels Can Fly.
Mods so far
Beowulf warrior end can, Puig touring screen, r&g bar end weights, r&g swing arm protector, Pazzo shorty levers, Givi top box and rack,Oxford heated grips, Rim tape, Zumo 220 sat nav, Baglux tank cover

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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 11:07:48 PM »
all i can say is the so easy rider pouch is ipx7 waterproof.  transferable to any bike too.
factor in the cost of ram mount or the sw motek sat nav bracket and the costs start to spiral considerably for a bike dedicated sat nav.
only other point i would make is how often do you see yourself using the sat nav ?  300-500 quid is a tour abroad or scotland on the bike rather than something expensive sat in garage gathering dust.

paul

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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 04:56:11 AM »

Granted the newer bags might be more waterproof than the one i had, r.e brackets and ram mounts the garmin comes with one that fits 99% of bikes handle bars unfortunately not the CR because of the plastic shield, but it also comes with adapters  so you can fix to the clutch lever bracket.  I dont know what type of riding you do or where you go, but up here there are so many routes you can take to different places its nice to try different routes and up here not all road ends have signs on. We try to do every 3rd weekend away mainly up scotland be it camping or b+b so our satnavs are nearly always used every time we go out. So for us we're getting our money's worth
Don't Ride Faster Than Your Angels Can Fly.
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Beowulf warrior end can, Puig touring screen, r&g bar end weights, r&g swing arm protector, Pazzo shorty levers, Givi top box and rack,Oxford heated grips, Rim tape, Zumo 220 sat nav, Baglux tank cover

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Re: TomTom or Garmin
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 10:41:35 AM »
Ive had them all Starting from the Big old beasties
Used the Tom Tom Rider and now with the Garmin Zumo 660

Had the 550 as well and IMHO the Zumo 660 albeit expensive really does what it should and it comes with car and bike mounts and leads
I think its well worth the extra, if it got lost or stolen Id buy another tomorrow  :002:

 


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