Navigon Cruiser Motorcycle GPS App for your Phone

Navigon was a company that made some innovative GPS devices.  Their GPS units were sold worldwide until Garmin purchased the company in 2011.  Their products stopped being offered in the United States shortly after the purchase.  Garmin has released their first motorcycle GPS app with the Navigon Cruiser.  So after a lengthy absence in the United States, Navigon is back.  It looks like this came out of Navigon in Germany as some of the documentation is still in German.  Makes sense since Navigon’s offices are still located in Germany. The design of Navigon Cruiser seems to be open to user influence as … Read more

When to Replace an Old GPS

A GPS, especially ones made for motorcycle use represent a significant investment.  You want it to last as long as possible but nothing lasts forever.  When is it time to replace an old GPS? We’re going to discuss how to potentially increase the useful life as well as when to replace an old GPS.  Don’t run out to buy a brand new motorcycle or car GPS before reading this through because there might be an easy fix. Software can be upgraded, maps can be refreshed, and sometimes hardware can even be fixed.  We’ll show you how that’s done. How to … Read more

Garmin Zumo Versus Google Maps

Google Maps has been around for awhile.  So has a Garmin Zumo.  The question is which is better.  We are going to compare a Garmin Zumo versus Google Maps. If you aren’t familiar with Google Maps, a screenshot accompanies this article.  Google Maps is a smartphone app available free of charge.  The endeavor first started in 2004, was purchased by Google and turned into a web app.  Today it’s been transformed into a navigation app with a few unique features such as satellite imagery.  Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps around. The Garmin Zumo has been available for … Read more

Garmin Zumo Versus Waze on a Motorcycle

When it comes to navigation apps, Waze reigns as the best available.  Waze was purchased by Google a few years ago and has developed into what’s likely the most widely used navigation app available.  I personally use it a lot in a car but what about a motorcycle?  Is a standalone GPS better?  Let’s compare a Garmin Zumo versus Waze on a smartphone. If you aren’t familiar with Waze, a screenshot accompanies this article.  Waze is a smartphone app available free of charge.  It’s not a typical GPS app.  Real time traffic flows and user generated alerts are embedded in … Read more

Garmin Zumo 595LM Versus Garmin Zumo 395LM Comparison

Garmin tends to have several GPS models for a similar application.  Their motorcycle lineup is no different as they have two current models.  It’s not always obvious what the differences are so here’s our Garmin Zumo 595LM versus Garmin Zumo 395LM comparison. Take some time to read this if in the market for a new motorcycle GPS.  You want to be happy with the purchase and not regret it.  Trust me, if you regret the purchase and wish you purchased the other, you will probably be back to buy the one that you always wanted.  There are some important differences … Read more

Garmin Zumo Versus TomTom Rider Motorcycle GPS Comparison

Garmin and TomTom are the most prominent GPS players.  It’s been that way for many years.  Garmin has a larger presence in the US and TomTom is larger in Europe.  However, both are worldwide brands with a good presence in North America, Europe and Australia.  What’s the difference?  We look at a Garmin Zumo versus TomTom Rider motorcycle GPS devices. Both companies have been making GPS devices for motorcycles for over ten years.  Plenty of time to get their acts straight.  For the most part, both have done a splendid job of giving riders what’s needed to see where you’re going. … Read more