Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Garmin sport a range of motorcycle GPS units which are either handle or wrist mounts, and while many of these come with pretty cool features, we recommend the fixed type over the others. They're more securely placed on your bike and are right under your eyes when you need to have a look. Whichever of these four categories you pick though, it is important that the display be transflective to allow easy readability in all light conditions, since bikers typically could need their GPS under direct sunlight as well as during night riding.

In addition Garmin really supports a biker's passion for road trips by offering 16 to 20 hours of battery life, rugged framework and waterproofing to an IPx7 standard, which means the device can withstand being completely immersed in water for about 30 minutes without any malfunction.

Besides the right framework there are a few other aspects that make some of these devices a cut above the rest. For instance, Garmin's mapping capabilities are often superior to others since Garmin is known to have extensive map coverage. So, in case your GPS doesn't come pre-loaded with detailed maps of the regions you traverse, you could always buy them from their website, or from a third party vendor. The best Garmin motorcycle GPS also includes around 4000 waypoints, a built-in compass and a PC interface for any extra information you wish to load.


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Garmin Edge 810
Garmin Edge 510
Garmin Forerunner 910XT
Garmin Montana 650
Garmin Edge 800
Garmin Edge 810 Car GPS Receiver
Garmin Edge 510 GPS Bike Computer
Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Receiver
Garmin Montana 650 4 in. Handheld GPS Receiver
Garmin Edge 800 6.8 in. Car GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2012
May 2011
Sep 2010
Designation
Motorcycle / Bikes
Motorcycle / Bikes
Outdoor, Watch, Motorcycle / Bikes
Outdoor, Hiking, Motorcycle / Bikes
Motorcycle / Bikes
Map capabilities
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards, Download maps
Map cartridges / Data cards
Form Factor
Mountable
Mountable
Watch
Handheld
Handheld
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Buttons
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Screen Size
4.3 inch
2.2 inch
4.0 inch
6.8 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Buttons
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Average Rating
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 3.8 stars
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 3.8 stars
 3.9 stars