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Old 05-24-2010, 06:53 PM   #11
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I find my Garmin essential here in Korea. Roads are poorly marked here and signs are confusing. Some signs bilingual but many aren't. There's often no indication of what road you're on or what direction you're traveling. With the GPS I can just wander and ride anywhere...then tell my Garmin to take me home and follow its lead.

Yeah, Map Source could be a lot better, but once you learn how to use it it's not too bad.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:27 PM   #12
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I've got a Garmin 550 Zumo that I use when I have a specific address to find or when I'm just wandering and I need to head home. I mostly use the XM radio setup I have for it. It's set up so I can use it in my car or on the bike. I'm glad I got it. You're right, Map Source is a pain.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:58 AM   #13
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I've never used a GPS. However, in the fall I have to do some exploring in Central America. According to friends road signs are nearly non-existent. Without breaking the bank what should I get. Typically, I will not ride with one in the SE. As far as I'm concerned, if you don't have a basic sense of direction then you should ride or drive anything.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:17 AM   #14
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I've never used a GPS. However, in the fall I have to do some exploring in Central America. According to friends road signs are nearly non-existent. Without breaking the bank what should I get. Typically, I will not ride with one in the SE. As far as I'm concerned, if you don't have a basic sense of direction then you should ride or drive anything.
I can only speak to the Zumo 550. I find it pretty easy to use and works well with gloves. The home function is great. There have been numerous times I have just followed the front wheel and had no idea where I was when I got there. Made it nice not having to stay on a map.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #15
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Ace, my little portable is going for about $250 now, You may double that if you want central American maps along with north America (I think NA was about $120 but its all of North America). The portable is water resistant and runs 18 hours + on two AA. I love it, Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. It has lunar cycles, best hunting and fishing times etc along with altimeter and compass. They have a micro SD slot and a 2gb micro holds all of NA. I believe it comes with a 1gb micro sd.

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:19 PM   #16
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GPS question for those having them, how many locations can they store? I just started a new job (outside sales) and is it reasonable to have 50+ locations stored?
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:14 AM   #17
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I think ups is best,it very fast,good series
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:34 PM   #18
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GPS question for those having them, how many locations can they store? I just started a new job (outside sales) and is it reasonable to have 50+ locations stored?

Yes. I have over 100 saved.
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Yes. I have over 100 saved.
Thanks for the feedback, I have a ton of info in mine already, assumed they were more limited then that.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:22 AM   #20
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It depends that where I would be using it, however, even I don't like to use GPS when riding. GPS are not accurate and mostly don't work properly if you're riding in desert. In my opinion, I would prefer to carry a paper map instead of a GPS navigator.
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