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Chris_Sav

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  • What is going on?

    Not as bad but some will remember I played satnav ping-pong with Garmin a year ago.

    The 680T I finished with only charges to 99%, should not be but I live with that.as it's fairly insignificant.

    The 50LMT-D had the battery become disconnected and gives the occasional very strange routing. The battery is next to useless for route planning and you have to connect it to power to route plan (I'm not a basecamp fan and don't like over using the fragile looking USB socket)

    Favourite unit of mine at present for bike/walking is the second hand Monterra I bought recently, battery life and sunshine readability are better than the 680T in my view.
  • Rugged Smartphone v Premium GPS

    Just an update as illness and injury has prevented me from riding thus far this year.

    Did 85 miles on the BSA Super Rocket as first run last week. Montana on the bars with OSM mapping outward bound, all as expected. Used the AGM on the way back with the new CoPilot GPS running and was pleasantly surprised at the improvement, cloudy day with showers so sunlight readability did not come into it.

    Weekend did a 280 mile round trip in the wagon and used the Drivelux 50 on the way out, more strange routing through a slip-road on the outside of a bend on the other side of the road. Used the AGM/CoPilot combination on the way back, preferred it and certainly trusted it more than I trust the routing on the Drivelux.