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Firstly take into account I purchased this SatNav for use with my motorcycle as I was led to believe this was designed primarily for motorcycles. As a user of Garmin satnavs for a good few years now, and I swear by them, I have to say this is without doubt a big dissapointment. Starters for 10 it's like twice the price of a mid or even higher end Garmin. Garmin states this pricey piece of tech was designed by bikers for bikers. After using it I'm seriously doubting that statement. I've used it on my motorcycle and my car and it doesn't matter what setting I had it on it thinks every A and B road going is the fastest route and refused point blank to go anywhere near motorways, oh and yes I did check the Avoidance Settings. I tested my 660LM against my 2095, one at a time, each on the same start end end point both on my bike and car. Routes I know well but just wanted to see which way the navs would take me. My 2095 as expected took me the fastest and most direct route as it always has. The 660LM took me on a veritable tour of the county from the same start point to get to the same end point. Take into account both nav's were up to date with software and maps. I found with my unit that there is no difference between Bike or Car settings, it will still take me round and round the houses. The main reason I bought this unit was because it is waterproof. That side of the unit is great. I tried so called waterproof covers etc with my 2095 and they failed in that they would condensate and in some cases with hard rain actually let water in. The updating side takes anything up to 5-6 hours but all Garmins are like that. The software seems basic and stripped out compared to my other Nav and planning routes seems to be a nause for it. From my personal experience with this unit I can't recommend it.
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2014 03:46:28 GMT
Barry Kelly says:
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 22:44:45 BDT
I Rodie says:
Lee is right. But Barry, you need to be a biker then that would answer your question I expect. and don't tell me myBMW K1600 isn't comfortable on a high speed motorway journey ! ;-)
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2014 09:00:05 BDT
L. Jennings says:
Well Barry what can I say. When you ride and drive around the UK, Europe, North and South America and far beyond for work and for pleasure like I do it's really good to have a satnav to find those quick routes between 2 points. Especially when those 2 points can be a 1000 or more miles apart. I also carry maps with me just in case ya know. Oh and I do tend to plan my long treks in advance but sometimes ya know those plans can go very much up the swanny for varying reasons. With regards to your remark about why I'm riding a motorbike at all, well, my Rocket III, Tiger Explorer, Bonneville and Thunderbird are plenty comfy thank you even on those long high speed motorway journeys. You have nice hum drum boring day now :-).
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2014 09:07:53 BDT
L. Jennings says:
His mummy probably wouldn't let him have a motorcycle fella.
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