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Old 07-30-2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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Opinions on Garmin GPS V?

How 'bout it? Are these any good? How limiting is the memory? I know TT makes mounts for these, but has the technology passed them by?

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Old 07-30-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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Yes, technology has passed them by

It's still a useful unit, but the newer ones are SO much better. I started on a GPS III+, then got a V, recently upgraded to a 60Cx.
The lack of memory us very limiting, but we could answer better if we knew what kind of riding you do and what you expect out of a GPS.
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:01 PM   #3
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Yes, technology has passed them by

It's still a useful unit
Very true. I have a GPS V that I continue to use; its 19MB of internal memory is more than sufficient for local use, and its light weight makes it handy to slip off the bike and use while hiking. The $250 GPS V deluxe package is still a pretty good deal, considering the software included; a 60Cx with software would probably be a fair bit more. But unless you can define what your needs are, no one can tell you if the GPS V is right for you.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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Are these any good?
Yes - solid technology, but a generation or three removed

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How limiting is the memory?
Significantly given all the info needed for features expected today


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How 'bout it? has the technology passed them by?
You are better off with a 60cx or the like for current reasonably featured entry level unit

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:33 PM   #5
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Good GPS in it's day and still useful in some applications, but it's like a 386 computer - I wouldn't invest any significant dough in one today.

With the rebates, I don't see how you can go wrong with a 60Cx.

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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Yes - solid technology, but a generation or three removed.
I should have added that I still ride an airhead.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:48 PM   #7
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I started with a Garmin GPS III+ then GPS V then Street Pilot and now a 2610. If the thing doesn't break I see no need to ever upgrade. Turn by turn voice guided navigation is the cats meow.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:47 AM   #8
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I have a GPS V and am ready to give it to the kids. It's been good but is too slow at recalculating if I get the slightest bit off-piste. If I keep moving sometimes it never catches up and i have to pull over to let it catch its breath.

How's the 60Cx, the Streetmap III and the 2610 for recalculating? Should I just throw it all in and get a Quest?
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:18 PM   #9
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If you only have $200 to spend-------yes spend it on the V.

However if you have more ---------forget about it------it's way outdated and is incapable of providing me with the info I need on my Adventures.
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