Now to buy some shiny stuff

Looking for Aftermarket parts and Accessories for your BMW R1200RT/R1250RT or found something useful you want to share? Or just a general question?
Cleverbee
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:33 am

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by Cleverbee »

I got my Nav V for £500, was told trade price by the dealers when I collected the bike, didn't think that was a bad deal, however someone out there may know better.....?
Welcome my Son, welcome to the Machine !
guest2360

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by guest2360 »

Yep, just about trade price. Most would only do that if linked to a bike sale of course.
T6pilot
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:12 am
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by T6pilot »

Rumor NAV 6 in the fall
If it's as different as Garmin area 550 to the new 660 i' l be first in line
New Garmin uses a iPhone type screen and is 100% sunlight readable
Jim
User avatar
richardbd
Posts: 1468
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:40 pm
Been liked: 2 times

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by richardbd »

T6pilot wrote: Rumor NAV 6 in the fall
If it's as different as Garmin area 550 to the new 660 i' l be first in line
New Garmin uses a iPhone type screen and is 100% sunlight readable

Hope it's better than the Nav5!  Mind you, hard not to be better!

Casbar
Posts: 2670
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:25 am
Been liked: 45 times
Great Britain

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by Casbar »

richardbd wrote:
Hope it's better than the Nav5!  Mind you, hard not to be better!

What is wrong with the Nav V then? I came from a 660 and have no issues with the Nav V, find it very good. Connects to the phone, music and navigates fine.
guest2360

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by guest2360 »

Agreed. There is nothing wrong with the V.
T6pilot
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:12 am
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by T6pilot »

Google
Garmin area660 it's their newest aviation handheld GPS picked one up last week compared to the 550 series it's night and day more readable in direct sunlight
I've been told it's the next improvement? In the BMW nav spectrum
Jim
guest2360

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by guest2360 »

550 660.  Not with you, How do they equate to the Nav V
T6pilot
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:12 am
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by T6pilot »

Garmin 550 is the aviation version of the nav 5/660/665
Same size screen is the same
Jim
Casbar
Posts: 2670
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:25 am
Been liked: 45 times
Great Britain

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by Casbar »

But the Garmin 660 is not the equivaant of the Nav V. The Nav V is more advanced and has a quicker processor. Never had a sat nav for aviation, in my day we used circular slid rules  :) 
guest2360

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by guest2360 »

Quite right.  The 660 was a Nav IV with an audio outlet and used a Standsrd SD card,and  has a smaller and far less bright  screen.It was only touch screen operated with no overriding cradle functions.  It went out of production about 4 years ago.  And the 550 was the predecessor to the 660, nearly steam powered.
Last edited by guest2360 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
T6pilot
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:12 am
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by T6pilot »

Two different garmins
AREA 660 is the very latest aviation handheld released in May of this year
660/665 are same as nav 4/5 in size and looks
And yes I started with a E6B computer, still have my USAF one from 1971, not that I remember how to use the darn thing😁
Jim
guest2360

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by guest2360 »

Quick look st it's specs dont seem to have anything to do with a GPS on a bike, but you never know. Sounds like another wild roumor.  There was one last month about a 155 bhp GS. 
User avatar
David.
Subscriber
Posts: 8082
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Bike Model and Year: R1200RT (Camhead) 2012
Been liked: 337 times
Great Britain

Re: Now to buy some shiny stuff

Post by David. »

Post Reply