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Gadget : GPS device on bikes


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I have not used a handheld for many years as I have moved on to the Nuvi so I would like to learn more about what you have posted.

 

 

 

I don't understand what you refer as "latest" map ?

 

The latest mapping compiling technology for Garmin format is known as "NT Map", all maps from City Navigator are in this format. I have checked in Garmin website that the 60CSx is compatible with City Navigator NT Map.

 

 

 

From my understanding, MFM maps are created with third-party compiler thus it does not have Garmin proprietary features like Junction View, Lane Assist...etc. And MFM maps have been using the same compiler since day 1, meaning, MFM, regardless of version, can be used in the 60CSx.

 

Although the 60CSx has been discontinued, until now, it is still a favorite among the mappers and they are still using contributing to the MFM projects with track logs from their 60CSx.

 

So am I missing something ? :)

 

Hi Demon

 

Thanks for pointing out. I'm like you migrated over to the Zumo and the handheld had been resting in one corner.

 

Cheers

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Hi, have a question for the folks using RAM mount to mount their GPS device. When you ride with this, do you leave the mount on the bike, or do you remove it?

 

If you remove it, do you find it very "ma fan", everytime have to unlatch the satnav, pull out the electrical cable, unscrew the RAM mount, and then when you want to ride again, put it back?

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Hi, have a question for the folks using RAM mount to mount their GPS device. When you ride with this, do you leave the mount on the bike, or do you remove it?

 

If you remove it, do you find it very "ma fan", everytime have to unlatch the satnav, pull out the electrical cable, unscrew the RAM mount, and then when you want to ride again, put it back?

 

there's a device from RAM mount that locks your knob with a simple lock, preventing u from loosening the catch.

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Hi, have a question for the folks using RAM mount to mount their GPS device. When you ride with this, do you leave the mount on the bike, or do you remove it?

 

If you remove it, do you find it very "ma fan", everytime have to unlatch the satnav, pull out the electrical cable, unscrew the RAM mount, and then when you want to ride again, put it back?

 

there's a device from RAM mount that locks your knob with a simple lock, preventing u from loosening the catch.

396496_10150480077221536_1953205724_n.jpg

 

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

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Noob qns :help:

- can any usb cable b used to connect to comp as long as the ports fit?

- can i trf/copy files directly to the sd card with it in the gps unit?

- can stil get msm/mfm maps nw or mus buy licensed version?

Thks for any advice!

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- can any usb cable b used to connect to comp as long as the ports fit?

 

Majority of the Garmin models use the standard usb cable for both charging, and data transfer. The 2XXX series with power cradle have two connectors, a standard USB connector for power, and a different type of usb connector for data transfer

 

- can i trf/copy files directly to the sd card with it in the gps unit?

 

Yes. The PC will recognise the GPS, and it's SDcard as separate drive.

 

- can stil get msm/mfm maps nw or mus buy licensed version?

 

MSM or MFM are free to download, you only need to register as a user.

 

"Licenced version" you mean original Garmin Maps ?

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Majority of the Garmin models use the standard usb cable for both charging, and data transfer. The 2XXX series with power cradle have two connectors, a standard USB connector for power, and a different type of usb connector for data transfer

Bot a nuvi 500 fr amazon. So means no nd to get dedicated usb cable.. any usb cable will do.. dats gd

 

 

Yes. The PC will recognise the GPS, and it's SDcard as separate drive.

 

Ah gd again.. no nd to buy another card reader just for the micro sd

 

 

MSM or MFM are free to download, you only need to register as a user.

 

"Licenced version" you mean original Garmin Maps ?

 

Yep licensed garmin maps in sd card. Those sold at authorised garmin resellers. Eg. Wif 6 nations map.

 

Thks Demon for u reply :thumb:

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Yep licensed garmin maps in sd card. Those sold at authorised garmin resellers. Eg. Wif 6 nations map.

 

Authorised Garmin resellers may not be necessarily be selling you original Garmin City Navigator NT Maps. According to Garmin website, they do not offer maps in this combination. ie, 6 nations. Or are you talking about 3rd Party map like Rotweiler Maps ?

 

http://rotweilermaps.com/maps.cfm

 

MFM maps already cover Singapore, East/West Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, and everyone can download it for free.

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Do u really need a gps when raining? I think its already dangerous enough to ride in the rain. Now wanna look at gps in the rain while riding? Hrm.

 

Anyways, is papago a good gps. Marbella gps is confusing. Turning always last min. Usually will miss my turn compare to garmin.

 

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Authorised Garmin resellers may not be necessarily be selling you original Garmin City Navigator NT Maps. According to Garmin website, they do not offer maps in this combination. ie, 6 nations. Or are you talking about 3rd Party map like Rotweiler Maps ?

 

http://rotweilermaps.com/maps.cfm

 

MFM maps already cover Singapore, East/West Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, and everyone can download it for free.

 

there... I was confused :cheeky:.. 6 nations map.. sold by shops selling garmins.. tot it was 'official' o_O

 

nw dats gd... mfm & msm here i cm :bouncefire:

 

thks Demon for cue :thumb::bow:

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hey is it waterproof?i wonder if it is raining cat dog will it last long?

 

eh if u asking abt nuvi500, it says 'waterproof'.. so i xpect it to be since it's selling at 'waterproof' feature price.. else gonna b mad at garmin lor.. ve nt been brave enuf to ride in cat dog rain yet...

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eh if u asking abt nuvi500, it says 'waterproof'.. so i xpect it to be since it's selling at 'waterproof' feature price.. else gonna b mad at garmin lor.. ve nt been brave enuf to ride in cat dog rain yet...

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/udaloy/2010-10-23%20-%20Camp%20in%20Kg%20Peta/PA240356.jpg

 

Hope this pic will lay to rest any doubts on the Nuvi5X0 waterproof claim :)

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eh if u asking abt nuvi500, it says 'waterproof'.. so i xpect it to be since it's selling at 'waterproof' feature price.. else gonna b mad at garmin lor.. ve nt been brave enuf to ride in cat dog rain yet...

 

 

submerged mine with no issues too!

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Usually, how much is this waterproof garmin?

 

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Honda super4 ver s - yamaha rxz 135

Honda cbr 600 rr

Suzuki hayabusa 1300 - yamaha cygnus 125 - yamaha lc135 spark

Aprilia sr max 300 I.e

 

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now gt qn on micro sd memory size liao..

 

help!!...

 

2gb, 4gb or 8gb?? tending towards 4gb.. or 2gb + 2gb.. in case 1 4gb spoil then cry

 

jus found out.. microSD & microSDHC diff wor... so HC can b used on 500 bo??

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Usually, how much is this waterproof garmin?

 

Sent from my GT-P1000

 

nuvi 500/550 some shops selling $400 upwards...

motorcycle spec wan more exp bah

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now gt qn on micro sd memory size liao..

 

help!!...

 

2gb, 4gb or 8gb?? tending towards 4gb.. or 2gb + 2gb.. in case 1 4gb spoil then cry

 

For nuvi/Zumo with XXX (3 digits), such as 200, 550, 765...etc, a 2gb will be more than sufficient for a typical user. That is because these era of gps can only recognise a single file ie, gmapsupp.img in the SDcard. A typical mfm covering several countries of this region is only about 110mb.

 

But 2gb SDcard is quite hard to find now as 4gb seems to be the minimum standard now

 

jus found out.. microSD & microSDHC diff wor... so HC can b used on 500 bo??

 

as long as it is SDcard of the correct physical size, HC, high speed.....etc all can be used.

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For nuvi/Zumo with XXX (3 digits), such as 200, 550, 765...etc, a 2gb will be more than sufficient for a typical user. That is because these era of gps can only recognise a single file ie, gmapsupp.img in the SDcard. A typical mfm covering several countries of this region is only about 110mb.

 

But 2gb SDcard is quite hard to find now as 4gb seems to be the minimum standard now

 

 

 

as long as it is SDcard of the correct physical size, HC, high speed.....etc all can be used.

 

thankQ Guru Demon for the wise advice :thumb:

 

nw slightly wiser :cool:

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