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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    on: Mar 15, 2015, 02.42 pm
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    Is the upgrade from a 660 to 590 worth it?

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    Re: Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2015, 04.10 pm
    Mar 15, 2015, 04.10 pm
    If you already have a 660 then I would say probably not. The bigger screen is nice and the graphics for the maps are clearer in my opinion on the 590. The main reason why I upgraded was that I have a Garmin Virb camera and you can remote control the camera from the sat nav screen which is very handy. There are also some handy apps for your smart phone that link to the 590
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    Re: Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2015, 03.20 am
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    I compared the 665 and the 590 side by side. I don't think it is an $800 upgrade.  The 590 still isn't bright enough and will wash out in the sun here in AZ just like the 665 does. YMMV
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    Re: Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    Reply #3 on: Mar 16, 2015, 07.02 am
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    "YMMV"?

    Pardon?

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    Re: Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2015, 04.38 pm
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    your mileage may vary - ymmv
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    Re: Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2015, 08.09 pm
    Mar 16, 2015, 08.09 pm
    *Originally Posted by GarminDave [+]
    "YMMV"?

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    Sorry, Basically it means "that's my opinion, you may have a different one!"
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    Re: Garmin 660 v's Garmin 590
    Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2015, 09.59 am
    Mar 19, 2015, 09.59 am
    I swapped up to the 590 with all the extra bells and whistles just before I went on MY USA 4 corners ride.  That way I got real time TPMS.   a nice remote control for my garmin VIRB camera, bluetooth hook up for my smart phone, real time traffic updates, vtraffic cameras, music feed to my bikes bluetooth.  Plus it had a much faster processing speed for auto correct for missed turns
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