Best Gps For Riding??

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Thanks for the reply.

This is the part I am having trouble finding.
The slip on / off the GPS. Or am I misunderstanding how it connects.

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Brian
 
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Ah.. Let me look in the box properly..
Hope they have this for the Montana or I will be back to the other mount posted above

Cheers
Brian
 

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Ive had the Garmin 60CSx for about 7 years and had no problems with it. Its compact and robust.
The screen is small but I don’t mind it. I cant compare it to anything else because it’s the only GPS I’ve ever owned. There’s newer models available now. Maybe 62CS

Pretty compact as you can see.
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GPS, paper map, phone apps, sun dial, and I still get lost.
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The Garmin Montana 650T and 680T is the GPS that most adventure riders are using in Australia. There really good I hear.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Brian this is how I mounted my Montana to the bars on my CRF, it really is good because it places the device up over the display so you don't need to drop your head to see it. The amps rugged mount is bomb proof and wont come off, if you don't want to run power form the bike get the bicycle mount https://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-6xx-bike-mount.html NB: without power from the bike you'll go through 2 sets of 3AA batteries each day.

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Here I have made a plate to attach the rugged mount http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-6xx-amps-rugged-mount-with-audio-power-cable.html

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I then attached this to the Rally Management Services nav mount Universal Navigation Clamps (click link)
Using cross bar mounting blocks Crossbar mounting blocks (click link)

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Like this thread, very informative.
Garmin for sure.
Many reasons including big user base for help and maps libraries.
Garmin works....

I hung on to my 60Csx for many years despite having 62Csx also.
Basically more durable under lot of hard riding conditions.

For adventure bike i have mainly used Zumo 660 touchscreen for convenience and , typically, it got less of a hard time than on hard charging enduro rides.
60Csx was a TOUGH bit of gear :) and many trail guide pals hang on to them.

The Montana looks like I need to look at now as I return to off road trails in Thailand.
Will work alongside trail maps and help occasionally when straying way off piste, just for the hell of it :)

Another Zumo I think for the Bad Ass Big Bike Adventure machine.

Thanks everyone..:)
 

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What sorts of solutions are there for new navigation aids? Must be some really nice new technology in the last 5 years since this was updated. Was thinking of a handlebar-mounted tablet so I could read at a glance, but then I think I'm stuck when I don't have a 4G signal. Seems like I never have a signal when I need the GPS the most!
 

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All modern smartphones and I belive most tablets have build in GPS recivers - so no need to be «online» with phone signal. You just download a map app/solution that fits your use. Most of these apps are free btw.

A rugged smartphone would a good solution me thinks although Im using a cheap Huawei phone for the moment. But my next purchase will be a rugged phone like Ulephone, Blackview or similar.

Samsung has rugged tablets and I know many riders back home in my home country (Norway) uses these. The little problem is to find a mount to these tablets. In Thailand I guess you can get it handmade for a reasonable price….

 

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I'm always having issues with google maps. Not user friendly at all for what I want to do. It constantly flips my chosen routes to alternate routes. I don't know how to teach the program to set my route in stone and NOT change it en route. I can select many waypoints for torturous routes, but I'm limited to only 10 of these. Not enough for some days. Many times, the program won't take me on small roads--dragging doesn't work. Google maps doesn't save my progress, nor the actual route traveled. I spend more time trying to make a route than actually driving it! And in the end, even though it should be easy, I don't know where I've been because that data just isn't available for me to use. Faster to use paper and highlighter! So, the device is not the issue. The app is the issue. As good as google maps is, it sucks. Could you please elaborate on "...just download a map app/solution that fits your use." This is where I can't find what I want. Thanks for any help!!
 

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I use Mapsme which is based on Open Street Maps OpenStreetMap

Another option is Sygic: Sygic The most advanced offline GPS Navigation app

There are many other map apps too….

Im not an expert at all, but I usually dont make a route with a whole lot of waypoints as its tends to be a bit complicated both for me and for the map app. 2-3 waypoints at max, and then I start over again.
 

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I use Google Maps on a rugged smart phone, its a Oukitel wp 6 and its bulletproof (google the reviews).......................has a 10 000ma battery, good for nearly a week on all the time........................I purposely have not downloaded many apps as they all take battery life, music and maps are the main ones on this phone.....................you can mobile hotspot off your main phone or I just buy a 200bht monthly sim, good to have a backup phone IMO

These phones are waterproof as well so I just leave out in the rain, never an issue, I never charge on the bike as the charging port is often where water enters a phone..............WP 6 cost about 8K baht, there is a smaller version WP 5 which is around 5k baht