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Hey guys. I'm looking to buy a gps for the scrambler. The goal is not only to help me in places I don't know, but also to start building a catalog with all the trips and places I visit. So it must have a connection to the pc and good software to support it.
So which gps do you have?
 

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Hey guys. I'm looking to buy a gps for the scrambler. The goal is not only to help me in places I don't know, but also to start building a catalog with all the trips and places I visit. So it must have a connection to the pc and good software to support it.
So which gps do you have?
I've got two Garmins, an old Zumo 550, which is on the Scrambler, and a BMW rebadged Zumo, (I believe it's a 600). Both are great sat navs but the basecamp software is a bit on the shonky side, you do get used to it but it could be better.

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as far as I know the only producer who has a software for pc/mac computer is Garmin.

I have a Garmin Zumo 660 (is BMW branded Navi V) and I'll use it on both bikes.

on the Scrambler I have already a new powered garmin cradle and a couple of solution to fix it on board (a ram mount ball to put on m8 risers' bolt or an additiona antishock cradle by Touratech to be placed on small bar of the Urban Enduro)

You can see my 3d abt it
 

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MS Streets & Trips is pretty good for planning trips. Files are exportable to the .GPX file format. All can be saved in any folder structure on the computer.


For me, I then put a copy of the GPX file on my Garmin 765t and import the route.


Now navigating and getting the GPS to work for you takes a bit of getting used to. The Garmin may not see what is planned as the best route. This is where unit setting need to be considered - fastest or shortest.


It's best to keep an awareness of where one is while receiving guidance. There are times I'll ignore and let the Garmin recalculate to fall in line with planned intentions.


Do put multiple day rides into separate files - Day1, Day2, etc.


For the most part, these two products work well together.
 

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I usually switch off recalculation on the device, I prefer to plan the rout on desktop, fiw the poi and transfer everything to device without it will recalculate, 99% it goes crazy


Inviato da mio iPad utilizzando Tapatalk
 

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As you are in the UK I guess you are lost a lot of the time ;)

About 30 years ago I worked with an Irish bloke and we used to get a lot of work in London. He didn't have a clue and used to get lost a lot, he admitted that when he was lost he'd just drive around until he saw a sign for the A2 and then follow it!


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About 30 years ago I worked with an Irish bloke and we used to get a lot of work in London. He didn't have a clue and used to get lost a lot, he admitted that when he was lost he'd just drive around until he saw a sign for the A2 and then follow it!


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Most likely followed the Guinness sign and told you he was lost. ;)
 

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I like the 590 and would be my next GPS unit. It brings back the MP3 player which I really like a lot - my 765t has this and an SD card. Also with life-time maps (LM), that would help justify the additional expense - sort of. :rolleyes:


Seems like I spent $60 +/- for a map upgrade for my Nuvi 200 a few years ago.


The tire pressure monitor would be used as well.


This just for kicks:
 
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