Zumo 595 issues...drivesmart 65

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    Hi:

    So I have a Zumo 595 and I am thinking about trading it in. I have had numerous problems with the batteries (and I had a friend help me fix the issues). My eyesight is not as it once was and it is becoming harder to see the screen. I am thinking about drivesmart 65 to install on my motorcycle instead.

    I have a few questions.

    Is there a way to maginfy the zumo screen?
    Has the battery issue been resolved?
    Can I actually put a drivesmart 65 on the bike (worried about vibration).

    I am not really into curvy roads or tpms, or all the other features. Just want a gps to take me to point a to point b.

    I have an Iphone 11 pro and am not going to mount that on the bike.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I would have thought the biggest problem with moving from a 'bike' satnav like a zumo to an 'in-car' satnav is the fact that the zumo is waterproof - the 'in-car' Drivesmart 65 isn't
     
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    I am not worried about being waterproof, just the vibration from the bike. I just want to make sure the vibration will not hurt the GPS.
     
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    I think there is a risk that an In-car unit will be more susceptible to vibration than the zumo, here is what Garmin have to say :-
     
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