April 22, 2020 at 4:38 pm #33145
I’m relatively new to NZ, offroad riding and this website! Although a Garmin motorbike-friendly navigator would seem the right choice because of the downloadable tracks here, I’ve used TomToms previously, and liked them. I’d appreciate any advice on both makes’ navigators, before making a decision.
Pete WApril 25, 2020 at 9:39 am #33152sabin brewerParticipant
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Town/City: Wanganui
Hi there I have had a tomtom 400 it went fine till it got moisture inside it? I sent it bak and they sent me a new one but it did the same, so next time I will look at a Garmin thanksApril 26, 2020 at 8:02 pm #33177EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
I know nothing about the TomTom Rider but I’d do some research on it being able to go off-road. Many non tramping or sealed road centric GPS just get confused if you aren’t on a sealed road, including some of the car specific Garmin models.
Besides that I’d go for Garmin in NZ, not just for the tracks here but also for the weekly updated free maps from the NZ Open GPS Project.April 30, 2020 at 4:07 pm #33222
Cheers, Sabin and Eddie. I’ll have a good look at Garmin, I think.
PeteMay 1, 2020 at 9:17 am #33223BernardParticipant
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Bike: Ktm 1290 Super Adventure S,klr650
I have had Tomtoms,and 2 Navmans(car ones-not motorcycle specific ones)I`m a cheap bast#@d! in a Givi gps case mounted on my handlebars,both failed pretty quickly-probably vibration,but my under $200 Garmin one is still going strong after 2 years.May 1, 2020 at 7:11 pm #33224
Thanks for that. As soon as we’re out of Level 3 I’ll be having a look at the Garmins.
PeteJuly 4, 2020 at 1:23 pm #34703RMKREHParticipant
Rank: 80cc Rider
- Bike: Royal Enfield Himalayan.
I am interested in a TomTom Rider 550 but am not computer savvy.
If you go off-route what does it do?
Do you need a computer to enter your own route?
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