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Old 02-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
Guzzi 1
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Northeast Ohio
2014 Impreza Limited
SWP/Blk Leather CVT


Originally Posted by auskip07 View Post
Because Tom Tom and all the other navigation units work off DVD?
Not exactly. Data is data, weather you get it from a DVD or an SD card. I have a Zumo 550 that I use primairly on the motorcycle. Some time ago now, the map data increased to the point that a complete map no longer fits on the internal memory of the unit. All I could get is 1/2 of the US. Top half, bottom half, Eastern half, Western half. (Slight variations based on road density). I have been loading the updated maps to the SD card for at least two years now on that unit. A Garmin map of the US, Canada, and Mexico is a little over 2 gig. When I load a new map, it finds it and uses it. On the Zumo, I also have plenty of music loaded to that same SD card. It all works. It takes that unit a little longer at startup to put the map on the screen, but works fine.


edit: Having a complete map is important to me as I have traveled much of the USA and a little of Canada on two wheels. There have been times where an incomplete map of the US would have been undesirable.
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