You can download the Mapsource from Garmin, it works similar to a Google Map or the like. You can add points of interest, and again on some models create actual routes, on your computer...thne transfer them to your gps.OK On the mapping software from Garmin is that an "extra" or standard when you buy the unit. I need pretty basic I guess. Dont care about playing tunes out of it. Dont need blue tooth, but would like to download a map from like google or Microsoft streets and maps and load it up on GPS. Also would like the larger screen I think for the bike especially. Zumos are just to far out there price wise for me.
Thanks for the info guys n gals. Really not sure what the heck I'm going to do. Pretty sure I'm not going to spend more for a GPS than I am for a fairing though. As of now looking at putting a fairing (bat wing) that will accept a stero set up in it. Due to cost I dont see a bluetooth or intercom system in the future either. If I get one should I just make sure it has a jack for external speakers? Or how would you make it play directions on the bike stereo? Do I need to make sure the radio I buy has some sort of Bluetooth connectivity?
Also on screen size. Do you notice a large difference between what is it 3.5 and the next size up I think its like 4 or 4.2 or something? I mean if there is not a big difference I think you can get one of the smaller screen jobs with more bells and whistles for less $$ than a stripper model with bigger screen. Not that I need one that will out techknowlgy me. (that wont be a hard feat)