davidebeard at comcast.net
Thu Oct 16 16:07:43 PDT 2008
You are correct, Rob. The 450 does not have bluetooth. Bummer! Frankly
the 550 is just a bit out of my price range or I would have chosen that
one in a heart beat. Has everything I would want in a GPS for the bike.
I'm looking to get as close as possible features-wise to the 550 for a
bit less green. Having the tunes in the helmet is a big plus, though.
One reason I really like the idea of having bluetooth.
Rob Schwartz wrote:
> I got the 550 for the car kit, basically. It's real handy to have along on
> any trip. It's not much more money, if you find a good deal ($730 or so),
> and it also adds bluetooth and an XM receiver (pretty sure there's no
> bluetooth on the 450).
> I picked the Zumo over other stuff because of its focus toward
> motorcyclists... Touch screen works pretty well with gloves on. I use the
> buttons on the housing frequently. It's gotten rained on a few times. I
> dig having tunes in my lid and the MP3 is easy to use. It shows a little
> motorcycle as the navigation icon instead of a car or an arrow! Has a
> built-in "fuel guage" that'll display a little icon when you're running
> low... tap it for a quick list of nearby gas stations.
> I'd imagine that all the Garmins will come with MapSource, probably even the
> same version. It's not as intuitive as using Google maps, but it's
> Hey, another thought just came to mind... Garmina and I will often sit down
> for coffee to work out a route or the next stop or whatever. It's nice that
> the she has her own battery so you can take her anywhere. Not sure if the
> others do too, but I like that feature a lot.
> Yes, her name is Garmina. She's quite polite, though she will interrupt my
> tunes with route guidance...
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