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    Waffling & Wavering between zumo 660/665

    How many of use or would use if you had it, the xm radio and/or weather. Please state your bike when replying. Many thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVEINEDER View Post
    How many of use or would use if you had it, the xm radio and/or weather. Please state your bike when replying. Many thanks for your input.

    Dale R1200RT. 08
    I have both the 660 and 665. Weather radar makes a big diff to me. XM, not so much.

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    Zumo 660/665

    Thanks for the reply. Weather! That's what I was thinking. Sure would be nice t o know what's ahead!

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    Zumo 660/665

    How does the wx on the iPhone work? I have android, I reckon I could get it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVEINEDER View Post
    How does the wx on the iPhone work? I have android, I reckon I could get it too.
    Just check out some weather radar apps. There are tons of them out there.
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    I have a 660. Four months later, Garmin introduces the 665.

    If the 665 had been available, I would have taken it in a heartbeat, even with the price premium, to get the near-real time weather display. Yeah, you can get the same info from an iPhone, but what a pita to have to stop, pull it out and wait for the radar maps to download -- assuming you're somewhere with cell service in the first place.

    One of my pet peeves with the Nav IV is that it is based on the 660, not the 665, so no weather display on the K16. Wasn't the K16 supposed to be the uber-techno showcase?? yet no weather radar option???
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    Is there a monthly charge for the weather feature on a 665?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    I have a 660. Four months later, Garmin introduces the 665.

    If the 665 had been available, I would have taken it in a heartbeat, even with the price premium, to get the near-real time weather display. Yeah, you can get the same info from an iPhone, but what a pita to have to stop, pull it out and wait for the radar maps to download -- assuming you're somewhere with cell service in the first place.

    One of my pet peeves with the Nav IV is that it is based on the 660, not the 665, so no weather display on the K16. Wasn't the K16 supposed to be the uber-techno showcase?? yet no weather radar option???
    Ditto. Would have gotten the 665 instead of the 660 if it had been aval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomRunning View Post
    Is there a monthly charge for the weather feature on a 665?
    Of course. You first have to pay for receiving XM radio, and then buy the weather/traffic add-on package.

    I honestly forget how much it costs.
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    A good place to go is the zumo forums

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    I have the 665 and a 478. I would not bother with the 665 if you're not interested in the XM. The weather is a JOKE. The Nav weather on the 665 gives little info that I find useful, including knowing what's ahead. It is low resolution and about a half hour behind. I have received false alarms about impending rain that was 200 miles away. And the traffic is useless unless you live in a covered urban area.

    I have Wx weather on the 478 and it is worth the cost of the package. It gives lots of data including high-res NEXRAD that's < 5 minutes old. After using this, I can't get excited about the zumo's weather even though it only costs a fraction of the Wx.

    Having said all that, I really enjoy the music of XM and have a card with MP3s and audio books for when I get into heavily forested areas or just want the book. If you aren't interested in XM, save your money and take the 660.
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    Zumo 665/660

    Stupid question: what is the difference between XM weather and wx?

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    I have a 660 with an 8MB micro and 500+ songs. Works great, and it has Lifetime maps due to card purchase for it when new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DVEINEDER View Post
    Stupid question: what is the difference between XM weather and wx?
    XM weather is your only option on the 66x series.
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    Id it has Lifetime maps due to card purchase for it when new.
    please tell me about the lifetime maps card.
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