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Garmen 396 on sale

jc100

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I think that’s the one I have. My only complaint is that there’s no easy cheap way to secure it on the bike if you leave it unattended. Need to remember to take it off when unattended. I have another Garmin and at least that one has a proprietary screw to secure it to the bike mount.
 

Allistonfjr

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Have the same one. Didn't think I would use it that much but I find I use it all the time. Can see texts, emails, stream music to helmet coms and yea GPS.
 

pfbmgd

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I think that’s the one I have. My only complaint is that there’s no easy cheap way to secure it on the bike if you leave it unattended. Need to remember to take it off when unattended. I have another Garmin and at least that one has a proprietary screw to secure it to the bike mount.

There is a mount that locks it securely to the bike . For the life of me I can`t recall the company that makes it .
 

Baggsy

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I just purchased a proprietary screwdriver from Princess Auto, since I had lost the original.

I prefer to remove it from the bike, but the vibration tightens the screw on every ride.

Out of sight, out of mind.
 
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Hack

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My bad. Like an idiot, I assumed that a canadian website accessed from Canada would show me prices in Canadian dollars.
Well... That's not a Canadian website.
6847 S. Eastern Avenue, #104
Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Phone: 702-990-5600
Fax: 702-990-5603

GPS City operates out of both Canada and the USA

GPS City Canada
#12, 49 Aero Drive NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8Z9, Canada
Phone: 403-735-0780
Fax: 403-735-0785
 

jc100

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I just purchased a proprietary screwdriver from Princess Auto, since I had lost the original.

I prefer to remove it from the bike, but the vibration tightens the screw on every ride.

Out of sight, out of mind.
This one doesn’t have the screw mount I don’t think. The unit just clicks in and out with no lockable security.
 

Wingboy

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Help me out here. You ride your motorcycle to be apart from the norm. Why the **** would you want messages coming at you disturbing your peace?
If anyone that has my contact info is in that desperate need of help, they can call 911. Right?
 

Allistonfjr

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Never care about checking emails. They can wait. I've gotten important texts and pulled off the road to deal with. Depends whats happening in my life at that time. I generally care about texts but sometimes choose to turn off that feature. Same for music. I like having the choice.
Lets not get into a big debate over technology. That will fill endless pages.
 

cycling

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I have a 395. 660
Not interested in texts or anything not pertaining to my ride. Have my music on, nothing else.
One of the few times I can sing to myself, without getting slapped upside the head. Lol, of course. :)
 

Lightcycle

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I have the 395. It's a nice unit, it does basic GPS functionality very well, but if there's one complaint, it's that the mp3 audio quality is terrible.

I initially though it was the Bluetooth connection that was ruining the sound, so I plugged my earphones directly into the 3.5mm jack. Same crappy output.

Garmin purposely nerfed the audio quality so if you want better sound, you have to upgrade to the 595. I have the older 660 as well, so I know they can provide better mp3 sound quality if they really wanted to.

Bastards.
 

regder

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I have the 395. It's a nice unit, it does basic GPS functionality very well, but if there's one complaint, it's that the mp3 audio quality is terrible.

I initially though it was the Bluetooth connection that was ruining the sound, so I plugged my earphones directly into the 3.5mm jack. Same crappy output.

Garmin purposely nerfed the audio quality so if you want better sound, you have to upgrade to the 595. I have the older 660 as well, so I know they can provide better mp3 sound quality if they really wanted to.

Bastards.
I assume the music function works the same on the 395 as my 595. I have my Sena paired only to my phone, and the Garmin to my phone. This way, music is streamed directly from my phone to the headset, but I can control it from the Garmin UI.

I lose voice direction prompts, which is fine by me, but gain Siri control from the headset. The only real drawback for me using this setup is that I lose the phone app on the Garmin. Can still see who’s calling with a notification on the Garmin, and answer from the Sena. Dialing is at the mercy of whatever Siri feels like doing.
 

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