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Old 01-12-2018, 12:15 PM   #49
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Re: GPS Advice?!?

Originally Posted by JT View Post
Montanas have a tether loop.

Early Zumos had no track support. Some units then got limited track support thru firmware updates. I am not familiar with the level of track support on the 590. Tracks are the only way to be absolutely sure your intended path will be displayed without changes. Main hardware difference is the handheld class devices all have reflective screens. The brighter the sunlight, the better the contrast. They do not wash out in sunlight.

Dust is an issue on both. I keep one zipper of my tank bag open 3-4 inches and stuff a small dust cloth in the bag. I can pull the cloth out, wipe the screen and stuff the cloth back in with just my left hand.
I'm going to start keeping a cloth handy for now on. Using my finger isn't that effective.

Overall I suck at working with GPS and I'm not sure why. I try but something always bites me in the butt. Ask my 2 riding buddy's in Mexico who followed me into the middle of a cow pasture in the pitch dark trying to get back to Galeana which was just a few miles away.
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