Re: New Version of Zumo 665?
Since I had to once again call Garmin due to yet another wrestling match with the damn GPS while trying to update the software, I asked about a new MCY model. The tech told me there will be a zumo 350 coming in june or shortly thereafter that replaces the 665.
BUT - due to my constant problems with their crappy code, traffic not working half the time, huge expense, software update problems, paying for maps, etc I really think I'm just going to use my phone or tablet.
I had to use my phone gps recently (google maps running on an android htc incredible 2) and was blown away how much better it was than last time. full voice prompts, better graphics, etc. i sat there wondering why i was about to blow $700 on a dedicated gps unit. and my phone already has all my music, etc on it. i ordered a mount for my phone for $30, screw the $700 for a gps,that will go to a schuberth c3 and/or russell day-long seat!
I want to get a tablet, but small form factor ones aren't quite there yet. there is a 7" apple ipad rumored to be coming soon, and the Asus Memo 370T and Toshiba Thrive 7 look very very good, and would function as my GPS with a good mount and nice large screen as well. that will likely be my next step, those will be around $250 and have so much more capability (cameras, etc). just need to waterproof them is the big challenge. but other functionality on the phone/tablet like trapster to locate speed traps and cameras will be quite handy as well!