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Old 10-10-2006, 11:39 AM   #46
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Thanks, Chuck.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:03 PM   #47
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Thanks, Chuck.
Your welcome Emoto.

IMHO we are still a generation away from a fully integrated Bluetooth wireless XM, MP3, Navigation unit from Garmin.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:32 PM   #48
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I think you're probably right. I don't really care about the bluetooth anyway.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:31 PM   #49
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To me it looks like a cross between the SP c510 and nuvi 310/360 with different grid formats, datums(?) and a 10,000 point tracklog (and waterproof).

The Quest does not have saved tracks either.
Just hoping that it has trackback (like the Quest)
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:56 PM   #50
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To me it looks like a cross between the SP c510 and nuvi 310/360 with different grid formats, datums(?) and a 10,000 point tracklog (and waterproof).

The Quest does not have saved tracks either.
Just hoping that it has trackback (like the Quest)
I got that same "C" series flavor from the specs after buying one for my Dad and setting it up.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:08 PM   #51
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If it has no way to keep track data, that would lbe a huge mistake IMO... I have *ZERO* use for a unit with no ability to download tracks to the PC; the more the better...
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:14 PM   #52
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If it has no way to keep track data, that would lbe a huge mistake IMO... I have *ZERO* use for a unit with no ability to download tracks to the PC; the more the better...
I have to agree with you. Sometimes, bits of my random wanderings are worth saving.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:31 PM   #53
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Bob,

You're getting a Zumo?
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:33 PM   #54
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To me it looks like a cross between the SP c510 and nuvi 310/360 with different grid formats, datums(?) and a 10,000 point tracklog (and waterproof).

The Quest does not have saved tracks either.
Just hoping that it has trackback (like the Quest)

Garmin told us it was a waterproof nuvi.
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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 10-10-2006, 07:41 PM   #55
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After getting my Dad one of the newer dumbed down GPS's, I'm also a little gun shy after reading the comment on their website about the SD card expansion "makes it easy for storage and route sharing".
Which one did you get him?My father never warmed up to the 276c.
I am going to showcase side by side for him tomorrow,street pilot c3?? , 5?? ,nuvi 350,660.our 360 is absent.
I will be ordering , so I can get any of them.
I brought the nuvi 350 in the car the other day,they loved it.
so I tried this c series,I could not drag the map around to point to a new waypoint,if that is true,I will be back to the nuvi.

Please give your opinion on this simple gps.
looks like I will be stuck with the 276c for now,and my trusty V for backup
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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 10-10-2006, 07:52 PM   #56
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Based upon the spec's published on the Garmin website, I don't think it will do much with track logs or tracks. They are generally pretty good of listing every feature a device can handle.
I'm pretty sure that the 2820 track log spec was originally published at 2000 track points? It turned out to be 10,000 track points (I think)?

Maybe they made the same mistake with the Zumo. I really don't care about being able to save tracks because when you save a track it strips most of the data and looses a lot of detail. I'm more concerned about having 10,000 points. I have found that I never ride more than 10,000 track points in a day and at the end of the day I can just upload them to my laptop.

My .02,
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:03 PM   #57
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Bob,

You're getting a Zumo?
This may come as a surprise, but I don't know what I'm doing.

No, seriously, I like my GPSMap 60C, but it falls short in the memory department - I would like to not have to worry about whether I loaded maps or not. Too many times, I have found myself out in base map territory because I misjudged where my meandering would take me. So, I am toying with the idea of upgrading to something else next year. The Zumo is on my radar because it is aimed at motorcyclists. The jury is out, but I am not liking everything that I am hearing about it. On the other hand, I am in no hurry, and until folks actually start using them, it is hard to know how important any criticisms are.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:05 PM   #58
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Ok here goes: Sorry if this has been answered but, given all the collective knowledge here today please rank the following:

Garmin 276C
376C
Nuvi
Zumo
Street Pilot

What I am looking for is the best GPS for the money with "good" functionality for use on both th bike and the cage.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:34 PM   #59
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I really hope the have a "dumbed down" model

[quote=PhilSpace]Based upon the spec's published on the Garmin website, I don't think it will do much with track logs or tracks. They are generally pretty good of listing every feature a device can handle.

After getting my Dad one of the newer dumbed down GPS's, I'm also a little gun shy after reading the comment on their website about the SD card expansion "makes it easy for storage and route sharing".

I'm also hoping to see something published that shows the Bluetooth modes supported and what will available via Bluetooth. Their website only specifically calls out Navigation prompts and telephone traffic via Bluetooth.


w/o Greentooth and XM since I don't need/use those "features".
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:32 AM   #60
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I really hope they decide to release this unit soon. By holding out they have really got the rumor mill on full speed. I will be going to Intermot this weekend and I hope Garmin has a display, I am pretty sure TomTom will. My wife saw the TomTom Rider last night and she was pushing me to get that one. She found it very easy to navigate and that was a key seller for her, not to mention that it is on sale for 299.00 euro at the local bike shop. Personnally I am pretty sure the Zumo is the unit for me, but I am waiting for more information on it to be released so that some of the speculation can be answered definitively. My biggest worry is that Garmin will take in all the criticisms of the unit and make those changes that the bikers really want and have a new/better unit in less than a year. This is what happened to my iQue 3600, but at least they have software patches that allowed me to make most of the new changes apply to my GPS.
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