Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Re: Best Nav....
Everyone is talking about the Zumo 660. I have the Nav IV which is the BMW badged version of the 660.
It is a beautiful GPS (if you can get it at the right price.) It has directed us to where we want to go, using routes that were created. However there are certain limitations to it now:
It is now considered by Garmin as "old" and no longer receives software updates.
The recent maps are too large for the storage available. Some will have to be placed on an SD Card.
When planning & using BaseCamp the 660 ignores the "Do not announce" instruction on shaping points. You have to use the junction method (which has sporadic failures.)
If I were in the market for a GPS right now I would be looking at the Zumo 590 or the Navigator V. These have the latest gizmos & (hopefully) work as well as the 660/Nav IV.
I have my GPS mounted over the dashboard on an official support. The central position has meant I use it for speed control, and it is perfect for a quick look for route / speed etc.
Just my 2p worth.
Current & previous bikes
2020 R 1200GSA Ice Grey (Not yet received)
2010 R1200RT Thunder Grey (Used in Part Exchange)
1988 K100RT (For Sale)
Suzuki GS850 (Sold)
Last edited by Sleuth; Dec 12th, 2014 at 4:05 am.
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