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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Zumo 396 LMT

I was searching for prices and came across this deal on the Garmin Zumo 396 LMT

https://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-z...GPS-P5565.aspx

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That's a good price and the 396 LMT is a good bit of equipment. Installed one on my Spyder RT-S and am very pleased with it.

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I have an old nuvi 500 that now thinks it is Oct 1999 due to the GPS network reset. I emailed Garmin and there response was to get a newer unit as they are not going to support my older one. They gave me a 20% discount on the Zumo 396 ltm. ($319.00) They didn't offer the Zumo I had to ask about it.

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I’ve had a few Garmin devices and every time I’d go to upgrade I’d call and get a discount. I always had to ask too.
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My feeling is the dedicated GPS has been superseded by the smart phone. A modern smart phone has a larger screen, more processing power and the same GPS receiver and bluetooth. There are a multitude of software options for Android some of which are motorcycle specific. My LG6 is also waterproof and just as shock proof.
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This is actually a very good deal. I have one on my wish list on Revzilla, and it's $399.

I initially thought about using my phone in lieu of a GPS, but I think I'd use my phone in town and a GPS on big rides. I have two reasons for this:

1) That's a *lot* of data to use when I don't have an unlimited plan.
2) If I lose my cell signal, I lose my in-ride navigation and would have to resort to pulling over and using <gasp> a real-live map.
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I am still a gps person. I would rather put a $350.00 gps on the bike instead of a $1000.00 phone. The bike enviroment has a lot of vibration and heat. I have used Garmin basecamp for route planing and know how to have it make the route I want. My cell phone stayes in my cargo pocket or saddle bag.

That said I now also run on older s 5 phone with off line maping app as a wide view map. It has no data plan but the gps works great. It gives me a 10 to 20 mile view of the area I am in.

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zumo has another feature not likely found on a smartphone. It can detect a crash and send a notification to someone you specify in advance.
It also offers "LiveTrack" if you want someone to follow your route.
Both features do require a smartphone, so it's "in addition to", not "instead of".

And yes, the zumo is "ruggedized" for vibration and weather where most smartphones aren't. It's also glove friendly.

Things to consider....
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Still on Zumo 500 , after a complete repair job done by Zumo Hong Kong and cost me about US$150.00.
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This is actually a very good deal. I have one on my wish list on Revzilla, and it's $399.

I initially thought about using my phone in lieu of a GPS, but I think I'd use my phone in town and a GPS on big rides. I have two reasons for this:

1) That's a *lot* of data to use when I don't have an unlimited plan.
2) If I lose my cell signal, I lose my in-ride navigation and would have to resort to pulling over and using <gasp> a real-live map.
Just to clarify, all modern phones will let you use the GPS function without the need for a data plan, a carrier, or even a SIM card. I ditched my dedicated GPS units for a used $75 cell phone/phablet (big screen, waterproof without a case, glove friendly, MIL spec) used entirely off-line. Ivcan still use it on WiFi for anything you'd use a smart phone for, including Facetime or Skype calls, all for free.

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That seems to be a great deal. I clicked on the link and that model is being offered at $249.00 and free 2 day shipping! I was expecting 3 bills for a sales price. I will have to quickly ponder this one.

It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.

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Good Price for USA

Good if you live in the USA, not so
for Canada
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Good if you live in the USA, not so
for Canada
Yes, that would be disappointing if I continued to travel North of the border.

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Just to clarify, all modern phones will let you use the GPS function without the need for a data plan, a carrier, or even a SIM card. I ditched my dedicated GPS units for a used $75 cell phone/phablet (big screen, waterproof without a case, glove friendly, MIL spec) used entirely off-line. Ivcan still use it on WiFi for anything you'd use a smart phone for, including Facetime or Skype calls, all for free.
I didn't realize that was an option. It seemed to me that the carrier was needed in order to track my progress along the route. Learn something new every day.
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I didn't realize that was an option. It seemed to me that the carrier was needed in order to track my progress along the route. Learn something new every day.
Tons of great info on GPS and phones in this sub-forum of ADVrider: https://advrider.com/f/forums/gps-10...gps-for-me.75/
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