Garmin 176c

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Parx400, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    Anything wrong with these? They are cheap used now.
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  2. NoDirt4Me

    NoDirt4Me Been here awhile

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    Only negative I've heard is the 176c's screen is harder to read than the 176's.

    Fred
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  3. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    They do not autoroute.
    Use expensive Garmin memory that is limited in capacity.
    Otherwise fine and durable.

    I still have a 176(grayscale screen)thats
    in great condition if anyone is interested.

    JR356
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  4. Johnny55

    Johnny55 Banned

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    Auto route? I am just as new to all this as anyone. Can I make a custom route in Google Earth and import that into the 176?

    JR: pm coming
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  5. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    Thanks. I don't need auto route. I have a 5 inch garmin 14xx fort that.
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  6. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I just saw one of these locally at yard sale marked 150$. It came with a blue chart card of Lake Huron. I got the guys number, so I could get ahold of him later if I decided it would be useful. To the GPS guru's, I am kind of looking for something that will be a little better than an Etrex and have a steady power supply (the Etrex's usb power is kind of iff). What is something like this worth nowadays? 150 seems like too much. I would need to get a converter cable to get to USB. Should I just pass?
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