GPS car navigation review Nov 2009

Find the best GPS system for both city and country driving, whether in a car or on a motorcycle.
 
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03.What to buy - motorbike

Designing a GPS device to suit motorbikes is a very different challenge compared with a car; offering protection from the elements, as well as the ability to make selections with gloves, are just a couple of unique issues to address. The unit also has to be hardwired to the bike, as most do not have an auxiliary power source (such as a cigarette lighter socket).

These motorbike models scored best in our test:

  • TomTom Rider 2nd edition — $799
  • Garmin zumo 550 — $999
 

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2 CHOICE buys

Tom Tom Rider 2nd edition

Scored 83/100 | $79983%

Good points:

• Very clear indication of roads and route with good size text.
• Soft carry case included.
• Bluetooth wireless helmet receiver kit included.
• Screen quality is very good, even from an angle.

Bad points:

• Let in much more water than either the Garmin zūmo or Go Cruise during our water resistance test.

 

Garmin zūmo 550

Scored 77/100 | $99977%

Good points:

• Very clear indication of roads and route with good size text.
• Soft carry case provided.
• External antenna socket.
• Excellent screen visibility in bright sunlight – best in this test.
• Excellent display of street names.

Bad points:

• Most expensive model on test.

 
 
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