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Old 07-27-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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Garmin 376 MMMMM Nice

Very Tasty.. GPS+Weather Satellite+XM Radio. Sounded awsome untill I looked into how much the service costs. $99/Month+$6.99 for XM! Maybe after the service becomes more common, the price will become reasonable. At this point they are on Crack!
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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The unit itself is very cool, though the XM Radio feature is worthless to me. I'm an avid Ipod user.

I've told people for years that what GPSs really needed was the ability to receive weather info, so you could plan your routes even better. It's nice that Garmin got this together. I agree that for $99/month, few are going to be able to afford it on top of the presumably high unit cost. I wouldn't do it anyway.
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Old 07-28-2005, 07:56 AM   #3
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the love the NEXRAD weather feature, same size as 276C so it should fit the cradles out there
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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The XM Weather service isn't $99/month. You can also use the cheapest Marine service that XM offers for $29.99/month - still expensive.

With enough people out there they might actually release something in the below $10 range only for NEXRAD. The current land stuff is mainly geared for Storm chasers who have way deeper pockets than us adventure riders.

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Old 07-28-2005, 12:21 PM   #5
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Sweet, but at $2,695 the monthly service would be the least of my worries!
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by MDB
Sweet, but at $2,695 the monthly service would be the least of my worries!
You're talking about the 396. The 376C has a street price of $805.
Todd R.

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Old 07-28-2005, 04:30 PM   #7
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Waterproof, built in keyboard and mouse, color screen, 30 hour battery life (12v and AA power), Wifi and Bluetooth, expandable...CF slot for GPS, SD slot for memmory. Email, Nav, media player, etc. Solves any card limit/loading issues on the road. Seems like the ultimate touring accesory if it could be had for under about $1500. Sadly, they are $2k++

There's a baby one also -

On the lower end, and Otterbox an Ipaq can be had for <<$1000
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