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Old 10-14-2006, 05:08 PM   #136
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Is sounds that fer me... Until they get a good unit that has both Nexrad and traffic, I'm sticking with my 276.... Unless I really decide I need to "move up" and then I'd likely go 378/478.....
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #137
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that's bad news indeed!! Something else to $pend money on...
Worse, he has a small milling machine with a CNC in his garage and he isn't far away. This could hurt
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:53 PM   #138
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Is sounds that fer me... Until they get a good unit that has both Nexrad and traffic, I'm sticking with my 276.... Unless I really decide I need to "move up" and then I'd likely go 378/478.....
I'm with you. Plus the Nexrad for less than the $30 per month as well. Sorry, they may have a few subscribers for that price but for $15 or $10 I bet they would see an increase due to volume. It would not be taxing their transmitters for all of the extra receivers online.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:02 PM   #139
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I'm not buying a Hummer H1 until they make one for under $20k.
Time itself will make those pigs <$20K. No problem.
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:15 PM   #140
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I'm not buying a Hummer H1 until they make one for under $20k.
Sometimes I bring a gps to the restaurant job to show the chef.Well the nuvi 660 had its $999 price tag on it.Sure turned off a couple of the Lookie Lous.
Then I was thinking,I can't wait to see a million dollar gps.
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:26 PM   #141
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I'm not buying a Hummer H1 until they make one for under $20k.
Well, that'll never happen seeings how they've stopped production of the H1.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:46 PM   #142
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SiRF may make a difference. I can get satellites from inside my house with this little unit.
for your avatar.Otherwise,I appreciate your posts.Oh BTW,momentary thread hijack.
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:12 AM   #143
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Lowflyer can you provide a little more technical info.

We know that the zumo has a 10,000 point tracklog and you seem to be saying that it has trackback.

Can you set different grids formats ?
(latitude and longitude seems to be there but does it has eastings and northings (UTM) ? )
and
can you set different datums ?

Trying to assess the zumos useability offroad.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:14 AM   #144
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All kidding and would be conflict of interests aside, I will say that my #1 GPS performance issue is the display of roads. I can't see enough stuff easily on my 60c and even on the 276, I feel display of detail in rural areas happens at too tight of zoom settings. I can't see far enough into the distance to determine if a given line continues in my general direction or connects to other thin lines. The fat lines are of marginal interest.
So, R-dubb, it would seem your interests and mine a very parallel. Do you have the 60c mounted on your bike? Is your experience with the 276 with other riding in your pack?
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:48 AM   #145
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I don't know what "trackback" is. It will convert a tracklog to a route. It will not (so far as I can tell) show the breadcrumbs unless you select 'convert to route;' in which case it will show a magenta course line. You can import tracklogs from other units and convert those to routes as well.
I think what he's referring to as trackback Garmin bills as "reversible routes" .. A handy little feature especially on handhelds for getting out of somewhere.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:34 PM   #146
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Great info lowflyer, I've only been lurking on this thread, but anyone who is seriously looking at buying this unit better buy it from LF, or they should have thier peepee slapped!
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:48 PM   #147
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I would be missing the breadcrumb trail.
Not that I backtrack,I am just used to seeing it.
It looks like I will be getting the nuvi660 for my father and taking his 276c that I gave him two years ago.
Maybe I should get him the zumo with plans of addopting it in the future.The price is the same.

Garmin expects to ship zumo 1st week of Nov.
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:21 PM   #148
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I would be missing the breadcrumb trail.
Not that I backtrack,I am just used to seeing it.
It looks like I will be getting the nuvi660 for my father and taking his 276c that I gave him two years ago.
Maybe I should get him the zumo with plans of addopting it in the future.The price is the same.

Garmin expects to ship zumo 1st week of Nov.

Please post your impressions of the Nuvi 660, I'm considering getting that for my wife to use in her cage.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:56 AM   #149
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Please post your impressions of the Nuvi 660, I'm considering getting that for my wife to use in her cage.
I have been back and forth between the SPc series and the nuvi.
I was away from the store for a year,so I had a little catching up to do.

I am liking the nuvi better because you can touch the screen and drag the map around to pick a destination.
You can browse the map on SPc550,but you have to go to the menue first.

I don't plan on using any of the XM,Bluetooth,etc...

The GPS part is super easy,3D or flat map.North or track up.
Street names are spoken.

The suction cups are being replaced under warrenty.Apparently,if you placed it in the right spot and never moved it,it is good to stay.But the one I saw returned looked rough on the edge and could not form a suction.

Nice wide screen on the nuvi 660,but I was sort of serious about checking out the zumo for future hand me down purpose.
nuvis are not outdoor models at all.
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:10 AM   #150
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I would be missing the breadcrumb trail.
Not that I backtrack,I am just used to seeing it.
I am not a sophisticated GPS user; I mostly just plan routes and follow them. Can someone please explain the "breadcrumbs" vs tracking back or whatever? If you can put it in terms of how or why one would use those different things, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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