Updating garmin satnavs
The type of signal that satellite communications uses needs to have a clear line of sight between your Satnav and the satellites it is using.To get a proper fix on your location, you’ll need to be in the line of sight of at least 3 GPS satellites.This new software is a MUST so if you have a 2012 or 2013 Goldwing you ought to call your local Honda dealer and ASK them to supply and install the software update – its free from Honda.BUT – you WILL NEED TO ASK for this update to be done – if you dont ask it wont get done!!Before you choose the right motorcycle Sat Nav device for Your needs, take into account the following: We love the first generation of the Tom Tom Rider and whilst we thought the Garmin Zumo 590 was probably a better model, it’s very expensive which means that it’s hard to justify the price tag when you start comparing it two the Tom Tom Rider.What’s great is that both Tom Tom and Garmin have both brought out new models to replace the older models, however the problem is that we still have the same result as we did for our last motorcycle review with new and improved Garmin probably being a slightly better model, but the price tag just makes it too difficult to justify when you start looking at the all new and improved Tom Tom Rider 400.
Again, as always on this website, we highly recommend that you buy yourself a Brand name motorcycle Satellite Navigation device as whilst there are plenty of models on the market and you can get some really cheap models from China, often they don’t work or you cannot update them meaning that they will not last very long before they become out of date.
I used it on the e-w trip to Northern Ireland and it worked really well, even better than I had expected.
The large screen is real easy to see and the instructions the unit gives are clear and precise, it was great.
Like all satnav models we sell it as STANDARD and as READY TO GO.
Unless you have a good reason - you should be looking at the 5250 truck tomtom.