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  1. Canadaler

    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Anybody bought or checked out the new Zumo 550?

    Your thoughts on it? I'm thinking that the touch screen might be a little hard to operate bouncing around on a trail. But I like the large screen size and the fact that it has an built in MP3 player with Bluetooth for long road sections :lol:

    I was also checking out the Tom Tom "Rider 2"...but...and correct me if I'm wrong...if I used this in an event that waypoints were provided for a Garmin download I'd be out of luck...correct? (I plead total ignorance of such things.)

    Seems to me I've never actually seen either of these used for Dual Sport applications...how come?
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    gybeman Limited User

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    Touch screen and gritty gloves don't work well together.
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    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    Screen protectors are necessary. Original TT Rider had no track log ability. Check for this on the TT Rider 2. A more compact touchscreen choice that is priced very well is the Lowrance XOG.
    File conversions are possible if you have suitable software and bring your lap top to the event.
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    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    At present, the Garmin 60Cx is a good DualSport GPS choice - sells at $337 and Garmin give a $50 rebate until Dec 31.

    Bob
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    Garmin 60cx is a great choice, it has a smaller screen but you will be hard pressed to find a better GPS to use on the trail... To start a new tracklog, just turn the device off and back on, It saves them all until you clear it. For trails the tracklogs really show you how you improved in a particular section etc. I also notice on the trails I rarely look at the gps or use the buttons, I am usually stopped when I am messing with it. It's easy enough to crash sometimes without the added distraction.
  6. Canadaler

    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    As far as I could find in spec's it didn't look like the TT-2 had this ability either.

    Did find an interesting Lowrance "Baja" specifically designed...apparently...for high vibration and impact off road racing...pretty huge though...then again, my eyes ain't getting any better :roll:
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    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    Just bought a 60CSx from GPS Central. $369.00 - $50.00 rebate, no PST
    and free shipping.
    Looking forward to playing with it over Xmas.


    BJ
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    DMignon Ride Organizer

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    The Zumo will not work for off road. It only has options for roads. no trails or off road. C60CX is the best I've seen (using GPS for about 7 years now) and my next GPS for sure
  9. Ride 4 Fun

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    Zumo 450 VRS 76 csx

    Maybe i can get some help here, first of all i called garmin and surprisinly got and answer on the phone. This fella told me the Zumo 450 500 or 550 will make routes off road, this had me thinking maybe its the way to go since i need reading glasses to see up close versus the 76 csx. Not being sure what to do, can somebody give me input or even worked with these units, also do all sd cards interchange with all garmin units. Thanks guys looking forward for comments. Dave K Timmins Ontario
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    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Re: Zumo 450 VRS 76 csx

    Same thing here...the small screen is useless for me to see riding or driving.

    I've been narrowing it down to the Zumo 450, Lowrance XOG, or Magellan Crossover....out of everything I've been able to read about them...I'm leaning towards the XOG. Zumo is way more expensive, Magellan lacks waypoint storage capability compared to the other two.

    There is a thread on ADVrider with a guy who has an XOG on his 610...very happy with it...seems really loaded with features for the price.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthre ... t=lowrance
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    I hope so, I just got the 60Cx and TOPO Canada for Christmas. No more not knowing where the heck I am on rides.
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    Brian Helliwell ODSC Executive

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    Dennis ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Seeing up close

    I had the same problem seeing a GPS up close so I chose the 176 and 276 from Garmin because I could make the font bigger.

    Now I use and sell Sportreaders

    http://www.odsc.on.ca/phpbb/viewtopic.p ... ortreaders

    Use them and you can pick the right GPS without worrying about the size.

    Dennis
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    Ride 4 Fun Limited User

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    Canadaler you got my attention on lowrance

    Just checking out were in ontario this lowrance xog is available, yes this unit is nice and small and it looks like i would be able to see the screen without glasses on. Do you know were one can get a canadian price on this. Thanks Dave K Timmins
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    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Re: Canadaler you got my attention on lowrance

    Not listed on GPSCentral yet...too new a model I suppose???

    There are a few listed on e-bay for around $250 + shipping...about $25.

    Lowrance web site has Canadian dealers listed...just click through the menus.

    http://www.lowrance.com/Dealer-Locator/

    This place http://www.tigergps.com/lowrancexog.html seems to have pretty good pricing but shipping costs to Canada are insane. Find a friend in Buffalo to ship it to and pay <$10 instead of >$60!!!!...EDIT...oh...like that'll do you a lot of good in Timmins :shock: :lol:

    One bummer with the XOG is that the satellite images it will display are only available for the continental US....none available for Canada.
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    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Re: Local dealer

    Ordered one from Radioworld today...supposed to have it in 2-5 days. I looked at a bunch of other options but kept coming back to this one. So I've officially jumped head first into GPS...now I'll just have to figure out how to work the thing!!!
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    garmin colorado 300

    hi Ron i just bought one myself, love the features and size.
    Dave k :D
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    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Re: garmin colorado 300

    We'll have to keep in touch on mounting details. I have a few ideas on making up something...I'm not keen on the flimsy plastic stuff I've seen...nor the NASA space shuttle stuff that is at the other end of the spectrum. They don't make anything like that for the XOG yet anyhow.
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    RAM

    Just noticed RAM now have a mount for the XOG on their website and it's listed as "coming soon" - see http://www.ram-mount.com/mount/lowrance_xog_mount.htm

    Most riders seem to use RAM mounts as they work well and are reasonably priced, especially compared to Touratech mounts.