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Old 09-21-09, 10:33 AM   #1
stormlight
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help with finding a gps to do just 3 simple things well

Hello, I am new to San Francisco and have a goal of taking a GPS and riding every square inch of the city and document it for myself.

I am having trouble finding a GPS to do some simple things

I want to.

Preset a course map and load it into the GPS before the ride as I don't want to duplicate any riding that I have done.

I want some turn by turn navigation it could be a beep then a look down at an arrow but voice would be great (and in my dreamland voice to a bluetooth headset would be ideal)

I dont want my course to be changed if i stray away from the path a little bit to check out something.

I dont need any ANT connectivity cadence or what not. It almost seems like I should get a standard car GPS instead of a bike one like the 605.

Any tips?

thanks
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Old 09-21-09, 12:35 PM   #2
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Let's my check my database of GPS systems for bikes that offer turn-by-turn navigation....

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Garmin 6/705.

No other ones, really.

The fact that it does a few other things as well shouldn't be a reason to not get it.
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Old 09-21-09, 03:16 PM   #3
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That is my point. It doesn't need to be labeled a "bike GPS" And I really don't want to spend the money on other things that it does well since I have no interest using those.


I suppose this question is for people who have come up with ways to use there existing non bike gps to be able to do the 3 things I listed above.

Or if anyone has tried the iphone to do the 3 things above with the bike since some of the turn by turn apps are out now.

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Old 09-21-09, 06:41 PM   #4
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Garmin etrex Legend Hcx. It does everythin you want and is relatively small
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Old 09-21-09, 07:42 PM   #5
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Have you tried RunGPS with any PPC phone with GPS?
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