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post #1 of 14 Old 05-18-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Zumo 665 Up and Running

Got it wired up today and so far so good. Took about 5 minutes on the phone with XM to transfer service from my 550 and also added XM Weather and traffic.
Fired the unit up and bingo. Weather radar is awesome and super cheap too. Forecasts and warnings,watch areas are just what you need to stay dry. Its like watching TV. Might even be a little dangerous. Took it out for an hour ride and no "crashes" so far. If it is as stable as my 550 was this will be one great GPS. Pricey but wow! I believe Garmin could have a real winner. Cannot wait to go wireless stereo. Hope it holds up!
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If it is as stable as my 550 was this will be one great GPS.
I'm waiting this one out. It took 6 months for the 550 to be reasonable and the 660 is still giving me problems after a year and two different units. On the plus side, v3.8 of the 660 firmware came out in the last few days.

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I have an older Garmin, but my Verizon Droid leaves it in the dust. Traffic, weather, Google Earth, and even Google street view which shows you a PICTURE of your destination so you recognize it when you get there (overkill, I know). It also pumps spoken directions into my Scala Rider headset via bluetooth. And, of course, it's still a phone. All for $100 and....ahem....that pesky smart phone subscription charge.

I'll still need the Garmin for times when I'm out of cell phone signal range, but except for that the Droid is a superior weapon.

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I'll still need the Garmin for times when I'm out of cell phone signal range, but except for that the Droid is a superior weapon.
You must have a different Droid than the one I had.

I'll keep the dedicated GPS.

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Garmin 665 weather pics

One of these days I will figure out the pic sizing. Here is a few shots of the XM weather on the 665.







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What accessories and subscriptions are required and what do they cost?

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Everything needed including antenna is in the box. I already had XM so the XM weather is an additonal $3.99 mo and XM traffic is $3.99 mo. I did not want the XM traffic but lady said you have to get it to get weather?
I will call and try to cancil it on next months bill. I have found it all depends on who you talk to at XM.
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You must have a different Droid than the one I had.
Maybe. Motorola A855.

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amazing picture

I've got to admit, that after getting my Driod, it is one bad ass piece of gear, BUT not that friendly when riding. I've got a 550 with XM and was curious if i subscribe to traffic/weather will I have anything that looks like that? I know your 660 is obviously updated from the 550, but how does the traffic/weather work for my set up? just curious if you know. that is awesome

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