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Offline Bifferman

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #10 on: 20 November, 2017, 04:13:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ianrobbo1 [+]
In a word NO!! and had I realised the difference was so small I wouldn't have bought the 660, BTW the girlfriend rides her own bike and we really only "talk" when she needs fuel or wants to point out something "pretty"!! :015:

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #11 on: 20 November, 2017, 05:00:09 PM »
I know when my wife needs fuel. She pulls up behind me at the pump, lifts up her tank bang, opens the fuel cap and sits there on her bike until I fill her tank. :164:

She’s more than happy with her Satnav (so she tells me).........that’s me.  :002:

I really do look forward to our trips.  :028:

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #12 on: 20 November, 2017, 05:45:13 PM »
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*Originally Posted by Ianrobbo1 [+]
In a word NO!! 

OK, so what is/are the difference(s) between the 550 and 660? 
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #13 on: 21 November, 2017, 10:15:39 AM »
I'm also a Garmin follower and I've never tried the Tomtom alternative.
The 550 and 660 are getting a bit old now. I've had a 350 since 2013 and swear by it, everything just works and the battery life is good. But even those are old now and the newer 3xx units are probably better with upgraded processors (but I am guessing about that).
The 5xx series are better with bigger screens and more high-end features. Mind you a bigger screen may just mean it gets in the way of the clocks and/or tankbag more and perhaps doesn't fit in your pocket?
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #14 on: 21 November, 2017, 02:41:03 PM »
I very rarely use a Sat Nav because I like to have the rough map in my head

When I do use my Sat Nav I use the car one and sucker it onto the rev counter rain doesn't seem to bother it (although I don't set off in the rain I do get caught out in it) - there's no sound at speed but its always got me where I need to go by following the highlighted route on screen and its never fallen off however bouncy the road
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #15 on: 21 November, 2017, 03:51:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by chubbleybear [+]
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OK, so what is/are the difference(s) between the 550 and 660?
http://bfy.tw/F9hN  The first one seems to be a review resume.

Points above acknowledged; although you can't really get very lost, after all it is an island.
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #16 on: 21 November, 2017, 03:59:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by ivor hugh jarse [+]
I very rarely use a Sat Nav because I like to have the rough map in my head

When I do use my Sat Nav I use the car one and sucker it onto the rev counter rain doesn't seem to bother it (although I don't set off in the rain I do get caught out in it) - there's no sound at speed but its always got me where I need to go by following the highlighted route on screen and its never fallen off however bouncy the road

My first ‘bike’ Satnav was my car TomTom 720 mounted in a Ram cradle on a Ram mount. If it rained I put my waterproof cover on it.......a Tesco freezer bag.

It never let me down, but some years ago I decided to treat myself to a Zumo 660, which I wouldn’t be without now. I’ve always got maps covering my route, route cards in the tank bag window,and, most of the route in my head.  :028:

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #17 on: 21 November, 2017, 05:06:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
http://bfy.tw/F9hN  The first one seems to be a review resume.

Points above acknowledged; although you can't really get very lost, after all it is an island.

Really useful that, especially the 'Versus' website. The main advantages of the 660 over the 550 are, in my opinion and in no particular order.

-Bigger screen with better resolution
-5 hour versus 4 hour battery life
-Speed limit alerts (who hasn't missed a change of limit at some time?  :142:)
-Lifetime maps

The only plus for some 550 owners is the dedicated buttons on the fascia.

And who says I can't get proper lost  :156:
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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #18 on: 21 November, 2017, 07:01:31 PM »
I don’t worry too much about battery life as mine gets plugged into my Optimate lead, fitted directly to the battery (with fuse).  :028:

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Re: Best bike Satnav?
« Reply #19 on: 22 November, 2017, 10:02:55 AM »
I've had problems with the power supply wiring on the bike. Also I often use the unit in the car on battery only and its good for navigation for a few hours. So battery life can be useful.
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