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post #1 of 9 Old Jan 4th, 2010, 8:35 pm Thread Starter
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New Garmin GPS - 665

Apparently Garmin has a new GPS to be announced at CES this month... This is some info from Engadget.com

Zumo 665: Have a rider in the family? The 665 is Garmin's latest motorcycle-centric nav unit, which appears to be little more than a 660 with the XM weather, radio (with A2DP out), and traffic on board. It's got a slightly newer firmware build than the current 660 that adds additional map layouts and data fields; and don't worry, 660 owners -- you'll get it in the Spring.

With FM and A2DP Bluetooth built-in I may see a new purchase this year....

And this brought a smile.....

Garmin Voice Studio: This might be the coolest announcement, but if you've got friends with compatible devices, it's going to get old real quick. Basically, it's a PC-based app that lets you record your own nav instructions (which we're guessing is going to result in some extraordinarily NC17-rated Nuvis). The company is saying it'll take about 20 minutes to complete a set of commands -- and naturally, it won't do text-to-speech for reading street names and the like. It won't work on the Nuvi 3xx and 6xx series, but otherwise, you should be good to go.

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Re: New Garmin GPS - 665

perfect.. I just bought a 660

and that "app... well, some guys could have their "significant others", in my case, my lovely bride, record some things...

"Way to go, knucklehead... why don't you stop and ask for directions."...
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perfect.. I just bought a 660

and that "app... well, some guys could have their "significant others", in my case, my lovely bride, record some things...

"Way to go, knucklehead... why don't you stop and ask for directions."...
LMAO.... You need to make a series of recordings and make a fortune selling them, or at least enough for a cold one...

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Re: New Garmin GPS - 665

It's already on their website:

Zumo 665


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Re: New Garmin GPS - 665

Well...at least SOME companies listen when their consumers complain

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It's already on their website:

Zumo 665

And Garmin's screen capture for the XM feature is KELLY CLARKSON? You would think for the motorcycle crowd something a little more masculine would be in order. No offense to the ladies but I think the demographic is still primarily male. I would have went with "Born to be Wild" More stereotypical.

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And Garmin's screen capture for the XM feature is KELLY CLARKSON? You would think for the motorcycle crowd something a little more masculine would be in order. No offense to the ladies but I think the demographic is still primarily male. I would have went with "Born to be Wild" More stereotypical.
I think a quote loosely attributed to Sam Snead is appropriate, "If you aren't thinking about sex then you just aren't concentrating.".


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The 10K question. Will it work on the BMW mount that comes with Nav 4? If so can you order just the mount from BMW and the unit from Garmin. Or will BMW come out with the Nav4+???
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Damn, I was at CES and I didn't even bother to go and see the new unit.

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