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    Default garmin off road beste model??

    can anyone tell me a good garmin to off/on road?
    i try nuvi 1200 in off road but when you sai"navigate to xxx" you have a arrow to the wp but if you dont go stright to the wp sometimes i losse de arrow and then loss in direction to navigate...
    wicht garmin is beter to off and on road

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    Do you understand the difference between route and track use.

    What do you use?

    What map do you use?

    Route on a non routable map, gives a straight line from routepoint to the next routepoint.
    If you go to much left or right from this line you do not see it anymore on the screen, zoom out!

    Because vectormaps, topografical maps are not always routable and access rights for your kind of transportation on a way are mostly not correct or does not excist.

    Therefore many use mapsource and basecamp to make a track. Save it in the GPS and ride. Offroad.

    Do you need a waterproof gps, for motorycle or only in a car?

    Nuvi is more carbased street navigation.
    Zumo is a more motorcycle based navigation. For street, tracks are not that easy in outdoor. Search the web for zum outdoor, and read.
    Then there are the more outdoor handheldnavigations.
    How much do you want to spend?
    On gps and maps.
    Most outdoor are waterproof.

    Garmin, Oregon montana.

    Batterie life is important. If there is no, board electric: Some times they make a connection with the mini usb, but offroad, bumping usb did not like that.
    Most times there is no sound (speak) but bieps.


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    No garmin
    But cheap waterproof a lot off other programs to install.

    Peaklife, and you must find a good program for it that suits you, must not be a problem overhere
    prolech.net/pro_show.asp?id=911&cpic=1
    prolech.net/contact.asp" contact hans, msn, ask about software and shipping and paypal

    search web peaklife gps
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiwild View Post
    i try nuvi 1200 in off road but when you sai"navigate to xxx" you have a arrow to the wp but if you dont go stright to the wp sometimes i losse de arrow and then loss in direction to navigate...
    Did you switch off routing in setting?
    Love your wife? Buy yourself a GPS for answering to her favorite question: "Dear, where are you?".

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    is for a 4x4 car iŽd like to have a "big screen"...
    ""if i zoom out i lose de detail in map
    i'll like to use raster maps and topolusutania...
    normali i use a tt750 with "ttmaps" program an i use raster maps but i can not use "3d maps dem files"
    i've also use a garmis htex but is too siple and no maps...
    and im a truck driver so i'd like to use the gps at work

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    Using a Zumo 660 for 4x4/quadactivities.

    Works OK in most conditions.
    Good display and very robust device (it is waterproof - for sure :-) )

    Be careful with route creation, they are recalculated when imported in the device

    Other solution: Montana 660.

    Difference : M660 uses traces only, no routes - which means no voice assistance. It is a pure outdoor/pedestrian type model.

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    I use a nuvi 510, for car / motorcycle and off road routes for walking.
    is compatible with topographic maps and is waterproof, but I think it gone out of production now.

 

 

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