Summary: This is the worst gps I have ever used! It locks up constantly and the programing is very difficult for a motorcycle unit. Save yourself 600 dollars and buy a car gps for $60. Whoever programed this gps should be Fired!
Summary: I spent hard-earned money on this unit and on my second trip, the charging connection to the cradle started losing connection. I traced this back to the 2 tiny spring-loaded pins that rest against the back of the gps unit when it is in the cradle. one of the units has lost its "spring". I have taken the harness off the bike and is sending it back to Garmin for a replacement. Hopefully.
I almost sent this back for a refund - GLAD I KEPT IT!!!
Owen West, Amazon
7 December 2013
Summary: What can I say? I hated this GPS when I first got it. It has a different system than the older Garmin motorcycle models it replaced and the pre-programmed Route 66 maps that worked on the older models would NOT work with this one! I boxed it up and was ready to mail it back when I friend talked me into keeping it. Glad I did!!! This unit is way easier to program than I first thought.
Summary: Wish I would have spent just a bit more and gotten the Montana (have to buy all the maps). This unit doesn't accept tracks, which means it's a complete pain in the rear to try and get it to follow a complicated track, especially off-road. there are many places you can get tracks for off-road adventure so that's just easy, but since this unit won't support it, you have to go through all sorts of machinations to get them planned.
Summary: Great GPS mapper!! Nice and bright, so it's easy to see from all angles in the daylight. I've used it on two cross-county trips so far with no problems. No updates have been do so far, but I'm sure they'll be easy when needed.
Summary: Do not buy this product. I bought this gps to update from my Garmin 2610. The routing does not work, setting fastest route and avoid unpaved roads will send you down little tracks with grass in the middle. A protracted email correspondence with Garmin, after an appallingly rude treatment by phone support, did not resolve this issue. "the gps is working as designed" was the final email.
Summary: Flakey routing & screen too small. Extremely expensive for what you get. "Permanent" mounting bracket is fiddly ( with a tiny screw that is easy to lose, which secures the power cable to the bracket) with no included weather cover for the contacts which are exposed when the unit is removed and provided RAM mounting hardware is bulky. I've been using Garmin products for many years, but this seems way overpriced for whatever, alleged, durability might be present.
Summary: I was expecting a lot more from a $699 (retail) GPS. It has less features than my old NUVI 350 (no MP3) so I sent it back. Super fit/form, but the search function was awkward with the "glove friendly" design (multiple screens for the keyboard). Reception is rock solid, but the unit would not charge in the motorcycle cradle/mount. The USB charging port was not accessible when mounted on the M/C mount either. I guess for the money I can buy a new smartphone and use an app.
Excellent unit just missing the built-in MP3 (used to come with one)
Rob Wieben, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: My only complaint is they did not show in the sales text that they no longer had the built in MP3 player. With out it the audio from maps will not over ride the radio / CD player or other MP3 system. I was replacing my old unit now no music that is in Sync with my Harley-Davidson system. For just GPS and mounting system excellent. Rob W.