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Offline TomL

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Re: Looking for new sat nav
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2017, 11:22:09 pm »
Must say that I have upgraded to a Zumo 590 but much prefer the display on the older Zumo 550.

I don't want to see the speed limit and other information that is squeezed into the 590 display and is for me not easily read.

Isn't it strange how requirements for a simple navigational aid can differ so much? For me, the speed limit is one of the most essential pieces of information on the screen while I'm on my commute in town. With so many changes of speed limit, with my eyes on the other traffic, pedestrians etc., my mirrors, doing lifesavers and me riding to the conditions, it's really useful to know where I can instantly find the current limit when a plod speed check/camera comes into view.
I like to think that I know the speed limit where I'm riding/driving without looking at a satnav.
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Re: Looking for new sat nav
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2017, 05:31:59 am »
Must say that I have upgraded to a Zumo 590 but much prefer the display on the older Zumo 550.

I don't want to see the speed limit and other information that is squeezed into the 590 display and is for me not easily read.

Isn't it strange how requirements for a simple navigational aid can differ so much? For me, the speed limit is one of the most essential pieces of information on the screen while I'm on my commute in town. With so many changes of speed limit, with my eyes on the other traffic, pedestrians etc., my mirrors, doing lifesavers and me riding to the conditions, it's really useful to know where I can instantly find the current limit when a plod speed check/camera comes into view.
I like to think that I know the speed limit where I'm riding/driving without looking at a satnav.
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Re: Looking for new sat nav
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2017, 08:57:22 am »
Luckily I very rarely have the pleasure of riding in London. :)
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Re: Looking for new sat nav
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2017, 11:51:48 am »
I think 'we' can count ourselves very lucky Tom.

I haven't commuted any distance into a major town for many years now and the tendency was always to keep at the same pace once you hit the limits, especially in the very early morning before the rush hour started. The other thing is the familiarity (read boredom) of doing the same ride every day which not only lulls one but also breeds contempt!

I love the speed limit icon on the sat nag. If only it were 100% accurate. I've noticed quite a few extended limits in rural areas as well as 30's with bracketed 40's which are still not on the database.