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iluvfosters

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Satnav
« on: September 11, 2016, 06:49:17 PM »
Looking to renew my satnav.wich one is better.to tomtom  or garmin.

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 06:54:05 PM »
You have just opened a can of worm's  there
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iluvfosters

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 07:49:26 PM »
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Re: Satnav
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 08:00:44 PM »
If your quick theres a garmin 550 onm the ktm forum just gone on, offer him about 150 + as its comes with the touratech mount as well.
I have the tomtom 400, some dont like it however ive used it extensively on tour and locally and cant fault it.

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 08:43:23 PM »
I've been looking too since my Peaklife has died. I like the look of the Tom Tom, works really well with Tyre but that only works with Windows not Mac, Garmin will use Tyre and Basecamp for route planning and that can be used on Mac. There's a media player on Garmin but the TomTom looks really well built and you can flip it vertically too.  If I'm honest I'm sure either would do the job, if you are buying used see what bargain comes around.

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 09:40:45 PM »
TomTom V5

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 09:44:31 PM »
I did a lot of research and read lots of reviews before choosing the previous model Tomtom V5 over the newerTomtom 400 which a lot of people dislike as they say it's not designed specifically for bikes.  :dunno

Got a Garmin in the car and I find it very erratic in it's choice of routes (Cardiff to Dunstable via the M4, M5, then cross country ???, then chooses the M4 to come back... hours faster  :dunno2 ). Based on my experience of my car Garmin and Snaffles bike Garmin I wouldn't buy one for the bike now.

Just my opinion though.
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Re: Satnav
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 12:23:04 AM »
I've got the Tomtom 400 Phil, and I find it very good.
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Re: Satnav
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 07:54:41 AM »
I've got a Garmin Zumo 390LM and back in June it took me on a 10 day tour of the Alps with no problems whatsoever. I pre-programmed it with a lot of routes before I left and it stuck to those routes (except when I hit the detours on the B500).  :thumbup2
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Re: Satnav
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 03:19:08 PM »
I've used a Zumo 590 for the past couple of years and found it works really well. It makes motorbike routes a bit more interesting than a car route (even when set to fastest), and twisty modes rode makes things lots of fun. It also works very well if you use it with Basecamp to plot the exact route you want to follow.

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 06:24:09 PM »
Have ordered Tom Tom rider 400. :thumbup2.thanks for all ur help. :clap

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Re: Satnav
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 08:02:23 PM »
Have ordered Tom Tom rider 400. :thumbup2.thanks for all ur help. :clap

2 things to remember...
DON'T drop it, obviously, there's no protection around the screen unlike the older models
DON'T leave it in direct sunlight for any length of time, the screen has been known to delaminate

IMHO TomTom have made the Rider series less biker friendly, definitely less robust, I sold my 400 and went back to a V5 :dunno