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I am looking for a lower priced GPS and the one feature I really want is a headphone jack. I really don`t like taking time to look at the screen while driving in traffic. I just want spoken directions into my helmet. Don`t need a bunch bells and whistles either. Just basic features. Don`t even need waterproof. I got a ziplock baggie that will take care of that...or I`ll just chuck it into my pocket if need be. Suggestions?
 

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I am looking for a lower priced GPS and the one feature I really want is a headphone jack. I really don`t like taking time to look at the screen while driving in traffic. I just want spoken directions into my helmet. Don`t need a bunch bells and whistles either. Just basic features. Don`t even need waterproof. I got a ziplock baggie that will take care of that...or I`ll just chuck it into my pocket if need be. Suggestions?
You can't completely trust the voice commands on my Garmin Nuvi 750, and I'm not sure you can on any GPS, which is why some people try to turn the voice prompts off. Even the map can be off if there is road construction, for that matter. Mounting it in a good spot where you don't have to move your head(just your eyes) may be the best solution.

My Nuvi 750 can be used in my car or motorcycle, but it is not specifically designated as a motorcyle GPS. I think I paid about $200 for it on Wal-mart.com, but I've seen the price of them drop since then. They may not have any available right now. Still, I would watch Walmart.com to see what comes available. Always do your homework when researching GPS models. Try to get one who's screen is well-visible in bright sunlight--not all are. I had to get a vel-cro mounted shade for my 750.

I won't bother describing all the features, but I think it was a good value. It's not waterproof, but I carry a 'processing cap' which is like a shower cap at a beauty supply store in case it rains. The transparent caps have elastic around the edge, & I also use a binder clip from an office supply store to help keep it bound around my GPS should it rain.
 

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Good call on the 750! Just looked at it and it is EXACTLY what I had in mind and can get a refurb w/ warranty for less that a hundy on Ebay. Thanks!
 

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Good call on the 750! Just looked at it and it is EXACTLY what I had in mind and can get a refurb w/ warranty for less that a hundy on Ebay. Thanks!
The Nuvi family is very good, I have the Nuvi 360 on the Wee - I did not buy it originally for the motorcycle but for a car.
Anyway, it is smaller than the 750 (3.5'' screen) so it might be a better choice in terms of size and weight. Also it should be cheaper.
I'm not doubting that 750 is a better GPS, but it seems that most of the differences between models are in software features, most of them I don't really use. The basic core navigation capabilities and maps seem to be very similar on Garmin models.

I would recommend you to consider the Strombone + RAM GPS mount. Very elegant solution.
 
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