Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Cheap Route planning GPS
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Cheap Route planning GPS

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Motorcycle GPS Users
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pgatens
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Mar 09, 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Cheap Route planning GPS Reply with quote

Anyone know of any GPS units on the market that have the ability to use a custom route created on a PC other than the usual top end Garmin and TT units (Zumo Rider etc)? Not too worried if the unit is not waterproof as I have been using a Garmin i3 for many years and not had a problem to date.

Just need to be able to create a custom route, without spending a fortune.

I have been looking at the ViaMichelin products and although they don't seem to have custom route creation, they do have useful route preferrences that make them suitable for use on a Bike. Anyone using one?

Cheers

Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bumpkin
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 264
Location: Herefordshire

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In all honesty if you want full route planning on a budget then you're probably better off buying a used older Garmin such as a Quest.

Like you I used an i3 but got frustrated with it's simple A-B (via C at most) routing. About 18 months ago I got a Quest off eBay for 130, the Garmin bike mounting kit new for another 50 and some RAM bits for another 20 odd. Haven't looked back since. Was thinking of going for a Rider (Mk1) before that but am now glad I didn't after all the reported issues.

You can get Quests from eBay for less than 100 now and if you're lucky get one with all the bike mounting hardware for around 150. Just make sure that it comes with the unlock code and relatively current mapping.

Quest lacks pseudo 3D, proximity alerts (scamera warnings), Bluetooth and MP3 but is still a very capable GPS unit.
_________________
Chas
Garmin i3, Quest & StreetPilot 2720 with GTM10
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Motorcycle GPS Users All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
19.121 (01 Dec 21)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping