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    Default Garmin Zumo

    Is anyone using a gps other than Zumo? I used just a basic Garmin on my VTX and thing about using google maps on phone or another Garmin with a bigger screen. Looking for thoughts and imputes. Thanks

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    I've been using an automotive TomTom XXL on the spyder for the past 3 yrs.
    Built a mount with an X-Grip and a Ram ball. It charges thru a GPS connection.
    Just this past month I upgrades to a Garmin 396. I really like the features and the bright screen.
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    I have been using a Garmin Nuvi 1490 since 2010 or there abouts. Have gone thru 3 of them but they have a combined miles 130,000+ on them. This model mis discontinued but you can find them used or refurbished.


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    I worked with a friend yesterday who has a Garmin 396 and I found its screen size too small for my old eyes in comparison to my Zumo 590. Interesting aside, the founder of Garmin, Gary Burrell passed away last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBros View Post
    I worked with a friend yesterday who has a Garmin 396 and I found its screen size too small for my old eyes in comparison to my Zumo 590. Interesting aside, the founder of Garmin, Gary Burrell passed away last week.
    Size does matter! I definitely will need a bigger screen. Cataract surgery eliminated my glasses but I still need readers so a big screen is required.

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    I've been using a old Tom Tom Go automotive GPS. Eventually I will have to replace it because they aren't making parts or even power cords for it anymore. But I hate to spend nearly a grand for a GPS for my Spyder.

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    When my Zumo 550 dies I will have to look for other options, until then I use the daylights out of it.
    Need to do more traveling

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