Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads





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    Default Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    I am looking for a "Multi Purpose" GPS that I can use between my Suzuki SJ413 and BMW GS1200 to travel ons basic overland/Gravel Roads


    I rarely venture of the roads and go bundu bashing.


    Would the Garmin 64s be sufficient to meet my needs with the basic maps
    (at a later stage I will get the T4A maps)


    I have the T4A - Tracks 4 Africa update installed on one of my other Garmin units. (Garmin 51LM)

    Will the maps work if I use that same card in the Garmin 64s??


    Any advice would be appreciated
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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    What about the Zuma. Much better screen size. T4A will work on any of the units
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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    If you have the cash, why not considder the Garmin overland? It has integration to both Garmin wireless camera and their in reach sat messaging system.

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Just be aware that the screen size on the 64 is very small and that has an impact on its usefulness in a vehicle. I have a 62 that I've used for many years, but recently I've started leaving it at home. I do still use it when hiking.

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Quote Originally Posted by boanergesza1 View Post
    .... the Garmin overland? It has integration to both Garmin wireless camera and their in reach sat messaging system.
    Hi, yes but it seems you still need and in-reach device additional to be able to text?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    Hi, yes but it seems you still need and in-reach device additional to be able to text?
    Yes, that's correct.
    it doesn't come with it natively. For me that is actually not such a big issue, since I would actually like having it separate.

    I actually used a Garmin Colorado for a long time as the navigation device in my vehicle and when im hiking. It works OK'ish. But the small screen can make things difficult. But it works, and that is what's important.
    Later I got the touch 35 which is much better for hiking but even worse for navigating.

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    The Overland us a Great Unit.

    But with the size... And the size of the price....
    I simply just cant justify it.

    Quote Originally Posted by boanergesza1 View Post
    If you have the cash, why not considder the Garmin overland? It has integration to both Garmin wireless camera and their in reach sat messaging system.

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Yea... That is my second opinion....
    I looked into the Garmin Zuma as well... As it is more dedicated to the BMW GS side...

    More compact aswell... And of course T4A works on it awell.

    One of the main reasons I am looking into the 64s is because of the size...

    I understand that it might be to a disadvantage while on the road...


    Perhaps I should do a comparison of the actual size and specs of both the 64s and the Zuma
    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    What about the Zuma. Much better screen size. T4A will work on any of the units

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanre Bean View Post
    Perhaps I should do a comparison of the actual size and specs of both the 64s and the Zuma
    Yes the Zuma has some features that makes it motorcycle unit, but the larger screen makes it also a good vehicle unit, like the nuvi/drives. The screen of the handheld units is a bit too small for a vehicle unit, but yes it works. My first Garmin was an eTrex vista, bought for handheld purposes but used it for quit some time in a vehicle also.
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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    I won’t trust a Zuma ......

    The 64 is a versatile unit, even though the screen is small. You are not going to use it to watch dvd’s.

    As far as I know, the unit is waterproof and can be powered by penlite batteries. It can therefore easily be used on the motor bike and also when hiking.

    I use an even smaller Etrex 30 on my kayak, mountain bike in Damaraland and Kaokoland, and when hiking

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Quote Originally Posted by J Snyman View Post
    I wonít trust a Zuma ......

    The 64 is a versatile unit, even though the screen is small. You are not going to use it to watch dvdís.

    As far as I know, the unit is waterproof and can be powered by penlite batteries. It can therefore easily be used on the motor bike and also when hiking.

    I use an even smaller Etrex 30 on my kayak, mountain bike in Damaraland and Kaokoland, and when hiking

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    What you dont trust?. Hiking was not part of his requirement

    As said a 64 will do the job. To me the screen size makes a difference at the end.
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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    What you dont trust?. Hiking was not part of his requirement

    As said a 64 will do the job. To me the screen size makes a difference at the end.
    Will you trust anything called Zuma ?

    My reference to hiking was merely to indicate how versatile the unit can be

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Depending on your main use it should work fine. The main advantage of the Zumo is that it is more user friendly with the touch screen, especially on a motorbike.

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    Default Re: Garmin 64s for overlanding /Gravel Roads

    Garmin 64s is discontinued.
    Look at the Garmin 66s, very nice unit

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