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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 7:27 am Thread Starter
 
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BMW Navigator III

Anyone have this option installed on their GT and if so, how do you like it and would you do it again or do something a little different?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 7:35 am
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Before make a decision, take a look at the Garmin 2820. Compare the price/features

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Anyone have this option installed on their GT and if so, how do you like it and would you do it again or do something a little different?
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There's a whole bunch of discussions on GPS units under a sub-section of this board.

Take a look here.

Without a GPS unit, your GT will not want to go home!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 8:07 am
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Zumo is going to be released soon.

I was at the Grand Canyon and met a writer for rider magazine. He seemed to think the Garmin Zumo was going to be Great. It is Garmin GPS Specifically made for Motorcycles.
New Design and the controls are on the left side, Glove Friendly, BlueTooth and many more improvements.

I would take a lookat this. I am going to upgrade my GPS as soon as it is released.

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I got some brochure from Escort (the radar people). They are pushing some re-branded Garmin as an Escort (c550 series) GPS... (HERE) .

Wonder if there's any chance the two companies are going to merge together their technology so a GPS unit will also employ a radar detector?

Then, get together with LIDATEK and add in a cool - yet illegal in California - laser jammer.


One can dream....
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I've got it on mine and like it. The mounting is great, looks like it's suppose to be there and some gloved finger, at speed use proves ease of use. It is taking some getting use to, as taking my eyes off the road on a bike is a much different experience than in the car.

I must confess that I haven't spent a tremendous amout of time playing with it yet nor have I tried the bluetooth with it. The Mapsource PC software is pretty good too, I've got some nits with it it but as usual, reserve the right of it being operator error.
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I think you need to read the threads by me in the GPS section. They specifically deal with the Nav III's bluetooth "features" and intercom integration.

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I've got it on mine and like it. The mounting is great, looks like it's suppose to be there and some gloved finger, at speed use proves ease of use. It is taking some getting use to, as taking my eyes off the road on a bike is a much different experience than in the car.

I must confess that I haven't spent a tremendous amout of time playing with it yet nor have I tried the bluetooth with it. The Mapsource PC software is pretty good too, I've got some nits with it it but as usual, reserve the right of it being operator error.
What has appealed to me with the Navigator III is the mounting system BMW has. If I can sue that with another Garmin I'd be interested.
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The Garmin unit will work with the BMW cradle BUT the buttons on the cradle will not work with the Garmin unit only a BMW unit.
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Talking Garmin 2820

I installed the Garmin 2820 with XM radio. Having lots of fun with both...Music in my ears.
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