Join Date: May 2007
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
I just picked up a Mio P550, which is a GPS and a pocket PC all in one. Very compact, nice screen, and has enough GPS features to keep me happy, although the guys that have been using Garmin units might find it too basic. However, it is also a PDA, has wi-fi for connecting to the internet if you find a hot spot, and bluetooth for syncing to your computer. Unfortunately, the bluetooth will not pair to my Scala headset, so I am going to wire an aux input to the radio and run the audio from the GPS into it. It also has Windows Media Player installed, which means I can use it as an mp3 player too. Plus, it is battery powered for use off the bike, and will easily fit into a shirt pocket! My biggest challenge will be to wire the bike for the audio, and also a power feed, as it uses a USB connection for external power, which is 5 volts. It comes with a cigarette lighter adapter, so I need to figure out a way to make that work. However, I managed to get it for onlt $250.00, so it's worth a little trouble to make it work.
1980 Kaw KZ1300