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Old 07-13-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Cost no Objective GPS

If cost were not an issue, what GPS would you buy.

Advrider 80% hard roads, 20% firt/trails

Pleanty of handle bar room to mount

Waterproof would seem to be a good thing

Maping software for CUS and Canada/Yukon/Alaska

SM card use for maps/waypoints/etc

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Old 07-13-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
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276 or 376. Rugged, has it's own battery in case of plug in failure, good screen size and awesome resolution.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:54 AM   #3
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It's really a choice between the 2xxx Streetpilots, and the above mentioned units... I bought a 2820 and am glad of it... Lots of stated opinions recently, just read back a bit...

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Old 07-13-2006, 11:07 AM   #4
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I'd say 376 over any Street pilot since he wants to do some trail.
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:03 PM   #5
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If cost were not an issue, what GPS would you buy.
http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap396/ and subscription to XM full marine or aviation weather radar:
http://www.xmradio.com/weather/ma_service_pricing.html

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Old 07-14-2006, 01:59 AM   #6
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I'd say 376 over any Street pilot since he wants to do some trail.
Not sure why the 376 would be better than the 2820.... I can put TOPO maps on my 2820, plus it's got a touch screen that allows panning around very quick and easy...

I guess trackback would be one.. though I never use it on my GPS's that have it...

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:18 AM   #7
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:48 AM   #8
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:25 AM   #9
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I'd say 376 over any Street pilot since he wants to do some trail.
Why's that?
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Why's that?
Better handling of tracks and I don't like touch screens.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:12 PM   #11
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I have exact same question. I am about to buy a 2820, does it worth waiting for Zumo? My only concern with 2820 is no battery.

Sorry, I asked the same question in 2820 review topic.
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:30 AM   #12
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I just wired my 2820 direct to the battery... Who needs one on board?... The kit comes with a power adapter for laptop downloads and stuff...

Maybe for hiking... the Zumo being so small it might be practical... But I've got a 60C for that... I'd want to know that the Zumo had all I needed for a hiking/cycling GPS before making that decision though...

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Old 08-01-2006, 04:28 PM   #13
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I would not underestimate the usefulness of a battery in the unit itself, even if you have the GPS hard-wired to the bike. I have mine set up to switch to the GPS battery whenever I turn off the bike, e.g., gas stops, meals etc. Also, if you want to take it into a restaurant, or a motel room, to play with it, you need a battery, or an AC adapter etc. Why carry more stuff if you can get a GPS with a battery? The battery recharges when the bike is running. I have a 276C.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:47 PM   #14
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If you break down or get stuck in a unfamiliar area and had to walk out, having the battery powered 276 to find your way back to civilization could be a life saving asset.
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I would not underestimate the usefulness of a battery in the unit itself, even if you have the GPS hard-wired to the bike. I have mine set up to switch to the GPS battery whenever I turn off the bike, e.g., gas stops, meals etc. Also, if you want to take it into a restaurant, or a motel room, to play with it, you need a battery, or an AC adapter etc. Why carry more stuff if you can get a GPS with a battery? The battery recharges when the bike is running. I have a 276C.
I agree. But couldnt wait two months for the Zumo. Bemiiten, I also agree with you. I desperately needed a GPS on my bike, I think It is not a good time to buy one.
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