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post #1 of 14 Old 12-24-2015, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Garmin 390lm question

Hi there,
Just picked up a Garmin 390LM for my DL, my question is I've wired it directly from the battery to the cradle , is there any issue leaving the Garmin in the cradle most of the time ? . I set the GPS in sleep mode when not in use and was wondering can it damage the unit being on the power all the time or does it just trickle charge it ?

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I had my 590 that way for guide a while but changed it to switched because I didn't want to forget to turn it off and have a dead battery when I return.

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I have had my 350 set up that way for over 2 years without a problem.

The unit has not been in the cradle 24/7 but it has been in there for a great part of it.

I now use a 390 as well as the 350 with the same system so they do get swapped out more often.
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Hi there,
Just picked up a Garmin 390LM for my DL, my question is I've wired it directly from the battery to the cradle , is there any issue leaving the Garmin in the cradle most of the time ? . I set the GPS in sleep mode when not in use and was wondering can it damage the unit being on the power all the time or does it just trickle charge it ?

Happy Xmas to all

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Dick Smith special ?
I may wire mine same as yours but we wouldnt leave it on the bike when the bike is parked at home.
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Dick Smith special ?
I may wire mine same as yours but we wouldnt leave it on the bike when the bike is parked at home.
Cheers Paul
Thanks for your replys and yes a Dick Smith special alright , was just about to buy a water proof case and put a car GPS in it when saw the Garmin 390 for $270 with all the fittings etc and thought that will do me nicely.
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Yep, same score here ! thanks to a tip off from Ang and Hugh
Used it in the car yesterday just for kicks...man that abbreviated keybord is different!!! faaark! I have to recite the damn alphabet to find what group of letters the next "input" letter is in - AND they are hard to see
Positive is that the abbreviated keyboard characters are big enough to read and touch
Strangely? when we were driving on a new section of road that was not in the mapping, it showed the motorcycle icon against a blank screen, it did not recalculate the route (and it was set to recalculate) ?? wtf? it was not set for "track" or dirt roads either. WTF?
I find it amusing that despite having a motorcycle icon for the "vehicle" that it still says "Driving" lol.
Ahhh well, practise makes perfect- I,ll use it locally on my day to day trips, entering routes I usually take, and see how it responds just so I can get to know its "characteristics"
It HAS to be good its a G A R M I N lol
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Yes typing in a destination is slow but should get used to it , the old Tom Tom rider GPS my father handed down to me seems more user friendly .Just been out for a short run and normally on most other devices when you are navigating to a destination it shows you automatically the distance to go and your ETA does our Garmin have this basic feature ?, I can't find it as yet .
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I could not get use to the abbreviated keyboard so I changed it to the normal one.

I have a question to put my 350 to sleep it is a quick press of the button and to turn it fully off I just hold the button for a few seconds.

My 390 only has the quick press sleep mode, it does not have the fully off option do yours ???

You will find ETA and other features under the distance button (bottom left) press the distance and it will give you some more choices such as ETA.
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Thanks Rolex ,
some good tips there, and yes on my 390 if I hold the button down for about 5 seconds it gives the option to turn device completely off, and just pressing for no more than 2 seconds then releasing it goes into sleep mode.
Overall I'm happy with this years chrissy present any thing new for the strom is great.

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post #10 of 14 Old 12-26-2015, 07:48 PM
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My 390 has a issue then, I don't get the option to turn off.

If you have trouble up loading rides from your computer to the Zumo give me a hoy, there is a hidden page on the Zumo that will help.

Another tip is the trip meter is under the current speed icon, it took me a while to work that out.
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