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Old 06-03-20, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by maximum01 View Post
I received one of these units for my birthday. So far I'm really enjoying it, so much so I'm considering using it on longer tours. What I really like:

- Very functional turn by turn navigation. By and large it avoids busy roads and put you on cycle paths and canal tracks if you set it up right.
Have you tried turn-by-turn navigation with pre-programmed routes? My old Garmin e-Trex was problematic with that. I have a newer e-Trex but haven't tried pre-programmed routes.

- On the fly route generation. Give it a distance and it will calculate looped rides for you. This feature has been amazing and taken me to parts of my home town I never knew existed.
OK, but for tours I'm not sure if I'd trust a bike GPS to pick the best route. I use Google Maps to create routes before the tour & print little cue sheets. OTOH a GPS can be handy to find location when lost & also as a backup to the phone.
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