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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #20 on: 23 March, 2021, 08:42:20 AM
I also have a Garmin 660 but it's difficult to get the wiring loom now as Garmin stopped making them so I got the XT which is far superior to the 660. It's a bigger clearer screen which is good cuz I'm over 60 and at the end of the day I like it. And you won't need a TV licence.

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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #21 on: 23 March, 2021, 09:13:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Ok, doesn't look as robust build as a Tom-Tom Rider.
My previous-model Garmin 595 looks and feels pretty robust. So robust in fact that it moves about on its mount far more than the previous 390!

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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #22 on: 23 March, 2021, 08:16:55 PM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
Do you need a TV licence with it.. ?  :164:  :001:

As always, each to their own but I'm with P2b, Tom tom is a nice size and looks/feels robust..

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Got to admit, I reckon Garmin have aimed the XT at later bikes with large TFT clocks, and suckers like me. :008:  I absolutely refuse to die rich :001:
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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #23 on: 24 March, 2021, 07:23:52 AM
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
I absolutely refuse to die rich :001:

 :0461: no such thing as too many gadgets..  :001: even if there's no room on the bike and they sit on a shelf in the garage..  :164:  :008:

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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #24 on: 24 March, 2021, 08:45:45 AM
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Got to admit, I reckon Garmin have aimed the XT at later bikes with large TFT clocks, and suckers like me. :008:  I absolutely refuse to die rich :001:
Hence my earlier comment. Think it looks great on your bike - not so much on my bike.
Not sufficient justification to replace the bike but who knows what the future holds  :084:
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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #25 on: 24 March, 2021, 11:03:28 AM
I have got one - fabulous piece of kit.  Connects easily via bluetooth to phone and headset.
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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #26 on: 24 March, 2021, 06:34:45 PM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Hence my earlier comment. Think it looks great on your bike - not so much on my bike.
Not sufficient justification to replace the bike but who knows what the future holds  :084:

Yep, me old Rider 400 looked better on the TS, and again if im honest i still reckon Tom Tom do certain things better, but with my aging Mince Pies the big screen is nice
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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #27 on: 30 September, 2021, 10:27:54 AM
Fitted the Zumo mount his morning.

TBH I still prefer the Rider 400 but it was becoming a pain because the helmet headsets can only pair with one satnav. So every time I switched lids I had to go through the pairing routine, or keep a dedicated helmet for each bike. So its easier just to move the Zumo from bike to bike.

Excuse the absence of screen. Figured that while I was in the area I'd switch back into winter mode and put the big ugly Puig back on.
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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #28 on: 30 September, 2021, 10:45:01 AM
Wow that does look big!
Is it really like that or just the camera lens making it appear much bigger than the clocks?
Never understand why anyone wants spoken instructions from sat nav, used to drive me nuts with the constant 'recalculating' and 'U turn when safe' etc
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Re: Garmin Zumo XT
Reply #29 on: 30 September, 2021, 12:29:20 PM
Think my Zumo XT mount has worn already (The pins), its started to randomly shut down as though power is off every now and then. Had similar issues with my early Tom Toms :003:
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