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Old 06-07-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by BurnieM
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Both the SP2610 and SP2620 come with City Navigator mapping
You do not want a SP2620 as it comes with all mapping loaded on a microdrive.
Microdrives are known to fail in high vibration environments (like motorcycles).
The SP2620 does not have a mapping CD that you can load onto your PC (the SP2610 does).

All 3 Garmins mentioned are waterproof to IPX7

SP2610 advantages;
Touch screen is easiest to enter addresses
Uses CompactFlash cards which can be bought in large sizes cheaply

Disadvantages;
No battery for off bike use

GPSmap 276C advantages;
Best screen on the planet
Lots of navigation features

Disadvantages;
Proprietary memory with max size of 256 MB

If you purchase a SP2610 then price in a 2 GB CF card and bike mount up front

If you purchase a GPSmap 276C then the package is only basic and you should price in City Select mapping, 256 MB memory card and bike mount
I got a 276c, 128mg card Touratech MVG mount (for off road use) City Select all for about $1019 from Cycoactive. I upgraded to the 256 card right away.
Right now I have all of the west Coast From canada to mexico I-5 to the coast, including all of Washington state, in TWO map sets (City Select and Roads and recs) on one 256mg card. That's lots of info!!
I went to the 276c primarily because it seems to be better suited to off-road use, and I can ready the big screen very easily.

Again, call Cycocative. They are really good at helping you select a GPS to suit you.
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