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post #1 of 15 Old 01-23-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Zumo Vs Quest 2

I've tried searching for this, but can anyone give me a quick and dirty zumo vs quest 2 review. I'm leaning towards quest2 for cost, but is the zumo really worth the price difference?
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-23-2008, 03:31 PM
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I was between the two before I bought my Zumo. The SiRFIII chipset did it for me. The other features are nice, but the almost instant acquisition is really nice, it's uber sensitive as well.

you can spend $350 on old tech or $600ish on current tech. In general I don't like spending half the cost of what I really want just to save money. I usually end up getting what I really wanted not too far down the road at 150% of the price since I tried the cheap route first.

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I've owned and used the Quest 2. It did the job, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's really, really slow. If you plan to use the autorouting features, the Quest 2 requires many seconds, and sometimes minutes to calculate a route.

It's an otherwise fantastic GPS. I really liked mine... but waiting for the unit to calculate drove me batty. I sold it and got a 2610. I even came out ahead on the deal.

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I've tried searching for this, but can anyone give me a quick and dirty zumo vs quest 2 review. I'm leaning towards quest2 for cost, but is the zumo really worth the price difference?
Forget about the Quest 2 unless you get one for free. It's brutally slow. I gave mine away.

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What would be a better alternative to the Zumo than a quest? I still would like garmin for the mad maps, but it looks like I may just have to suck it up and get the zumo.
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What would be a better alternative to the Zumo than a quest? I still would like garmin for the mad maps, but it looks like I may just have to suck it up and get the zumo.
If it's going on the bike, you can't do better than Zumo. The only thing on my wish list for it is nexrad weather radar.

You can still find 2610's and similar for shorter money, but they don't have the simplified menus.

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I've got both and the Quest is not in the same league as the zumo. Like tmcgee said, I would probably look for a refurb 2610 if money was short.

It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.
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I have a Quest 1. It is quite faster than the Quest 2...and cheaper as well. I have my eye on a Zumo someday, but it is hard to part with the cash when my Quest 1 does 80+% of what I need...and it's paid for.

Sometimes you have to go through something to find out why you did it.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-24-2008, 11:21 AM
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+1 on the Garmin 2610 for the most bang for your buck. I put a 2gig chip in it for on $25, which allows a download of the whole US of A, Canada, and room left for more. I got mine for Edge Navigation for under $200 with factory warranty and all the goodies.

Just my $.02

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I bought a refurb 2610 and love it, but if I knew the Lowrance XOG was coming out I would have bought it.

I love lowrance's map details, trail/track functions and user set up ability.

But if you HAVE to have a Garmin the 2610 is tough to beat for the $$$
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