GPS unit for my bike
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Sun Aug 26 20:04:19 BST 2007
On Sunday 26 August 2007, Billie Walsh wrote:
> Short answer is "No".
> Most hand held units will have major highways and features. Some will
> allow you to put in memory cards that will allow you to put in more
> information for small areas. I don't know of any that will give you
> driving directions.
One device that does come to mind is the Garmin iQue 36xx which is a Palm
Pilot on steroids. Might be too pricey and it does require Windows to load
up the maps, but I think they do have maps of the World which many of the GPS
(like DeLorme) don't)
I've been using an iQue 3600 for about 4 yrs and it is very useable, and
routable, and the detail is excellent, barring the fact that with a small
screen you have to move around a bit.
I think it would be great for a biker and they can be found on eBay at
But it is a *very* handy device which can double as a Palm Pilot and also run
the many programs written for the Palm Pilot. (I use it for weight &
balance on an airplane)
Battery longevity would be the only problem but there is a cradle for it for
the car and perhaps you could rig it up to a 12v battery.
More information about the kubuntu-users