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post #1 of 30 Old 08-22-2008, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Best $300ish GPS?

I've just been informed that my company will pay up to $250 for a GPS for me. I don't really have extra monies to spend at the moment but wouldn't mind throwing a few extra bucks in to get something that'll work well on my bike too.... and we'll just call it company business when I ride

I'm a total GPS noob...

What's the best bang for the buck for motorcycle applications (weatherproof, audio queues (as I've got an autocom), etc.) ... if you only had about $300 to spend what would you get?
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I have a Garmin GPS 60Cx that was a great choice at the time (and works well for me for everything I do), but if I was in your situation right now I would wait until I could get a Garmin Zumo 550. I suspect I wouldn't be happy with anything less.

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I would cough up for the Zumo, send in the total amount to the comapny, then write off the rest at the end of the year, Check with your CPA as I would. But you'll be so happy with the Zumo dude, aint nothing else that compares, and everyone has them, so folks are eager to help ya learn it. Its very, very, user friendly and has enough options you can grow with it.
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Zumo 550 $900.00 at Rider Wearhouse. You guy's seen it cheaper anywhere else?
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I would cough up for the Zumo, send in the total amount to the comapny, then write off the rest at the end of the year, Check with your CPA as I would. But you'll be so happy with the Zumo dude, aint nothing else that compares, and everyone has them, so folks are eager to help ya learn it. Its very, very, user friendly and has enough options you can grow with it.
www.zumoforums.com
+1 on it. Go find some side/weekend work to finance it, if you are on a very tight budget. It's worth it. To purchase mine I sold everything I could on ebay. Some old computer parts, photo equipment I don't use very often, etc.

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Check here: http://cameras.pricegrabber.com/sear...t_id=&st=query

I bought it from BuyDig for $625, free shipping and no tax.
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=GRZUMO550
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Refurbished 2730 Garmin on Ebay....About $270

XM Radio, MP3 Player, GPS, Audiobooks, waterproof, good amplifier for earbuds.......Can't be beat!

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Refurbished 2730 Garmin on Ebay....About $270

XM Radio, MP3 Player, GPS, Audiobooks, waterproof, good amplifier for earbuds.......Can't be beat!
The key Zumo factors for me were:
- Ability to connect to Scala Rider Teamset with bluetooth. AFAIK only Zumo can transmit directions over the bluetooth.
- No need for computer to manage the route.

As for the rest I don't really care about MP3, XM, Audiobooks, Pictures, etc.

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Garmin NUVI 350....love that unit!!!! It is pretty cheap too, right in your price range. Check this out and decide for yourself........... http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2007/08/g...350_review.php

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Garmin NUVI 350....love that unit!!!! It is pretty cheap too, right in your price range. Check this out and decide for yourself........... http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2007/08/g...350_review.php


+1 for the NUVI 350 ..... Now add 72.00 of yor own for the ram mount & Otterbox and you have a go everywhere , do it all unit for the bike or the company cage
http://www.edgegps.com/eCart/viewIte...?idProduct=267
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