BMW Navigator III
The BMW of GPS technology carries street-level maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations and motorrad dealers via the Map Source 8.0 software in its 2GB memory, plus 700MB for additional maps. The largest touch-screen of the bunch works perfectly, even with gloves. The 2-D and 3-D map views are easy to read except in direct sunlight, and text-to-voice prompts talk you through your chosen route in your choice of 12 languages. Bluetooth connectivity means it can relay phone calls and turn-by-turn directions wirelessly. Reading data from a dozen satellites simultaneously, the Garmin-made unit is accurate to 50 feet 95 percent of the time-something less than the 1-centimeter accuracy of military units, but our Navigator was always spot-on. The compass and Track-Log take you back the way you came even when all the trails start to look alike. That means you can concentrate on the ride. Don't worry. Be happy. The only real drawback is its $1399 price tag. See your BMW dealer, www.bmwmotorcycles.com.