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I was watching Adam Chandler's video on installing the Zumo XT and one of his comments on the BMW Garmin is there not that good in the colder climates. Has anyone else experienced this?
Mine did go out in the winter. Bike parked outside with temperatures below 0C
 

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Phones need a data connection to provide nav.
Nope

Real GPS units use satellites and generally have better maps.
Phones use GPS. They have GPS receivers built in.

The also work where there is no cell data coverage.
So do phones, as long as you use an app that allows you to download offline maps, and that do route calculation locally on the device rather than relying on a cloud service.

Plenty of people successfully use phones for navigation where there is no cellular data signal. Read back through the thread from here: BMW Navigator 6 or iPhone
 
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