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masterofpuppets

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sat navs

Is it worth buying a sat nav? When I go out I have a map but end stopping to use my phone to help me. 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

SatNav

If you only need it for occasional use, why not get a powered handlebar mount for your smartphone and use the phone's navigation app as and when you need it.   

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masterofpuppets

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sat nav

I was planning on using it for touring mainly, I don't fancy paying more on my phone bill.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

SatNav

Then I would recommend Garmin kit.  I have just upgraded from a Zumo 550 to the 660 - mainly because it sits better on my bike.  Quite a few used ones on Evilbay.  SatNav is great because you can plan specific routes if you want to, let the auto routing pick the route or just spend all day getting lost without having t worry about finding your way home.  When touring they are really great at finding hotels and petrol stations etc.  If you connect to Bluetooth you can even call ahead to make a reservation!     

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

satnavs

I love my Garmin Zumo660. It's been bounced down the road (but never actually came out of it's cradle), left out in the rain, washed with soapy water when washing the bike and it's still going strong.
It also comes with all the car kit you need, so you use it in the car too.

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happylemon666

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Garmin

I've had 3 Garmins, all brilliant (though I'v never been one for smartphones!).  Can't remember the first one, then got a zumo550, and now have 660 (BMW Motorrad updated one).  The best thing is, you ride without a care in the world, then simple press the home button to quickly get you home or hotel etc.

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