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Garmin sumo 396
« on: July 29, 2020, 10:48:10 PM »
Im thinking of investing in a Garmin 396 for my 2019 XRt.

It would be good to hear from anyone who has any experience of these.

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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 11:01:33 PM »

I have a 390.
Happy with how it works, never let me down so far.

396 looks like an improvement.

This looks helpful.

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/motorcycle-technology/tested-garmin-396-346-lmt-s-sat-nav-review
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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 08:30:07 AM »
If you can stretch to it get the XT its fantastic.

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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 05:56:04 PM »
You could spend a long time wrestling with a Garmin Sumo!

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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 10:40:26 PM »
Happy with a zumo 396, the planning software "basecamp" is a piece of work though. After 6 years of using it I am still discovering new features I did not know they existed.
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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 07:28:06 AM »
Basecamp is ok once you get the basics right. Found out if you convert a route to a track you get the length of the route which is handy.

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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 07:21:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
Basecamp is ok once you get the basics right. Found out if you convert a route to a track you get the length of the route which is handy.

? Basecamp always shows the lenght of a route, converting it into a track does not make a difference in that respect, but maybe we are talking about different things.

One thing I found out by shere accident the other day is how to convert a track into a route with shaping points which is good. You set the  general routing profile to "direct", then open the track and convert it to a route a window will pop up asking you how many waypoints you want standard seems to be 50, you can even set in on automatic. In the route you get you then change the profile to "Motorcycle" or whatever you want and tata you get a route with waypoints, then turn the alarm on the waypoints of and they are shaping points.

If you have the profile set to anything else when you convert the track into the route that route will have just a start and an end point which can cause trouble when you put that route in the satnav, it might route you different form what you planned in Basecamp.

Very handy to convert a track the satnav recorded while you were riding in a route afterwards.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 07:22:58 AM by Derchef1962 »
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Re: Garmin sumo 396
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 04:59:24 PM »
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