Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South of Wichita, KS
I wish the Honda Navi System had a MPH reading (since it's about 10% off at 60MPH) and other things my portable GPS units have, but they don't. I bought a used 08 Wing at a great price, a few years ago. It came equipped with the Navi System, which was sorely outdated then. I was one of the people that jumped on the first update Garmin offered. It was a flop and had severe glitches. Some riders were unable to even use the system after the update. Garmin not only refunded the price, but also sent a free update when they figured out what the issue was. I've had great customer service from TomTom and Garmin on my portable GPS units.
All that being said, the updates being offered now are way out of date. Even when they were first put out, the map updates were about a year old then. I just can't justify spending any money on outdated maps. I had used one of my portable GPS units on several trips and there were significant map updates that were missing from my Wing system. I've gone another direction on updating my Wing system now and am running the latest firmware and Garmin map (2017.10), and that will work for me. Still miss the MPH reading and some of the other things, but I can live with it as long as the maps are updated...and will be updated from now on, at no additional cost to me. I would much rather support Garmin and purchased updates from them, if only they had a life-time update package or even a yearly update option that was current.
I use Garmin BaseCamp to select my map area, that way no matter where I'm going the GPS will have the most current map information and I don't have to carry another CF card with extra map areas. For the most part, I just have the upper 48 US States and that works for me. If the maps get bigger, I can select a state or two less, but I don't see that will ever affect needing only one CF card.
2008 Honda Goldwing
Titanium Level 2 GL1800
2007 Honda VFR800
Candy Glory Red Interceptor
Last edited by ICTGhost; 05-16-2016 at 12:42 PM.