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    It's nice to see the mounting options for Nuvis' on mountain bikes but imho, it's too much of a risk in case your bike takes an unexpected dive as Nuvi's are not built to take such hits (except maybe for the 500 series). So ingat bros and sis... Or (if budget allows and if you've already caught the biking upgraditis virus ) upgrade to the Edge 705, or the Etrex or the 60CSx...

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    I'm also into biking but I'm afraid i might break my Nuvi specially when we do trails and downhill tracks. Maybe I won't take the chances.. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvzzz View Post
    I'm also into biking but I'm afraid i might break my Nuvi specially when we do trails and downhill tracks. Maybe I won't take the chances.. =)
    garmin edge is for biking since it measure your heart rate, laps etc... but its not waterproof
    i will take a look at their Dakota or the Oregon series since its waterproof and it's rugged. so i guess it can handle all the bangs. you'll just have to find a good mount for the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbt View Post
    garmin edge is for biking since it measure your heart rate, laps etc... but its not waterproof
    i will take a look at their Dakota or the Oregon series since its waterproof and it's rugged. so i guess it can handle all the bangs. you'll just have to find a good mount for the bike
    Here's a good handle bar mount for the Oregon kuya bai http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Mou...156366&sr=1-18

    ... and mounting options for Nuvis http://www.amazon.com/ChargerCity-Mo...5&sr=8-3-fkmr0 and http://www.amazon.com/RAM-BICYCLE-MO...2&sr=8-4-spell


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    i purchased a RAM 274 for my 255. looks sturdy enough. but i probably won't be using it for very rough trails. pang road trips lang. suitable for trips to timberland, sieramadre, antipolo, daang hari. i just wish i have the legs and the will power to ride those destinations

    quick question though, if my config is for 'bicycle" and not car, do i need enable easter egg to get 1S tracks? so i can contribute tracks?
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    I would like to try this out on my bike. The eTrex seems to be the safe choice.

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    If I may suggest, as I am planning on doing this for my Nuvii 1350 anyway.

    Consider to purchase a hard case like Otterbox, S3 case or Pelican case, that will fit your unit. Then just turn on, put in the case and stick it in your backpack. Assuming that you are out to get tracks only, you will not be able to see your unit's display of course.

    Actually you could buy clear lid models as well and figure out a way to mount it. Putting them in these cases makes them more weather proof... meaning slightly shock proof (if you padd it properly) and even dust and Water proof.

    I plan to take my Nuvii unit along during sailing trips for example.

    Oh and these cases are I understand are transparent to GPS signal. There is even a case for Bluetooth units that has a magnet you can stick on the roof of your car... as if I'd have the guts to do it myself.

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    Saan po ba nakakabili ng mga ito?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfy819 View Post
    Saan po ba nakakabili ng mga ito?
    I have seen some Pelican case at Digital Walker outlets but not the Otterbox (believe you can buy it online). Pelican cases are heavy duty case but its just a case (or a box).

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    Pelican cases, best bets are diveshops. Otterbox, online, from the states, though there are some otterbox cases that sometimes are sold here as well.
    Rox might still have some S3 cases.

    JS is correct, they are basically hard cases, usually with foam, what it does is protect your unit from shock and dust/water while doing stuff like biking or mountain climbing. S3, Otterbox and Pelican can even be taken in dives... not that I'd bet my GPS unit in it while diving.

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