Garmin 2610 package reduced

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by dlrides, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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  2. JR356

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    Hi,

    WOW!
    If I didn't aleady have one,plus the Nav II that came with my GS,I'd be all over this deal.

    JR356
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  3. GB

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    Fantastic price! I just shipped my dead 2610 back to Garmin where they will exchange it for a refurbished unit for $225. :dunno
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  4. Railbender

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    I haven't sent my dead 2610 back yet. Justy ordered one of these so I am ahead a few $. :rofl
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  5. zed88

    zed88 n00bilicious

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    How would one of these work for a dedicated car system? I'd like to install something like this in my girlfriends car, so she can get around without getting lost, and input address in the car.

    It would probably only be used in one state at a time, so I figure I shouldn't need a big SD card.

    How are the maps? Is v7 new enough to be useful in cities? It will be used primarily in WI, and IL. The map pack that comes with it has all the POI's and roads for the continental 48 states?

    How's the user interface. It can be a little twitchy for the cost, but a newbie can figure it out eventually?

    Overall for $200 bucks will it function as a decent car system?

    Thanks!
    Eric

    PS:If its really that good, I may get one for myself. My understanding of the software licensing, is you get 2 unlocks and thats it. So we could both have one?
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  6. JTT

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    I've been really happy with mine and have used it primarily in the car to this point. Interface is very good and simple to learn. Touch screen adds to the simplicity. It comes with V7 and a free upgrade to V8 with mail-in. Maps not only have all of the US, but Canada and Mexico to boot. Map coverage and accuracy is pretty good and as good as I expected for my area and the very rural areas I commonly travel.

    Smokin' deal IMHO.
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  7. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Man, I really wish this deal was available last winter before I bought my 60CS. Anybody interested?
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  8. JR356

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    Hi,

    It uses a CF card,not SD.I loaded a great majority of the western US on a 512MB card,have the 2 GB card in case I want the whole US.

    As of June,reportedly only one unlock allowed.If you are talking about buying two units you will each get software,so you will have enogh unlocks.
    Would talk with Garmin about this if you are sharing a computer,don't know if it would allow two of the same software versions on one PC.

    Version 7 will still be useful,I still use version 5 on one!

    JR356
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  9. zed88

    zed88 n00bilicious

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    Another quick question. Can you scroll with your finger on the 2610? Like you see the map and then just drag it around? We went looking today, and noticed you could do it on the NUVI Series, but not the C320 series.

    If you can scroll then we'd definitely get the 2610.

    Thanks!
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  10. couver

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    Yes, you can.
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  11. Lunatic

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    Is it waterproof ?:jose
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  12. zed88

    zed88 n00bilicious

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    Yep rated for 3ft immersion for 30 minutes.
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  13. JR356

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    Most Garmins(except the car only i,c and nuvi series) are rated waterproof for one meter immersion for up to 30min.
    This includes the 26xx-28xx series.

    JR356
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  14. CA_Strom

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    Sweeeeet! I just pulled the trigger and ordered one. I was kicking myself for not taking advantage of the prior deal at $260...... I did not order the $39 motorcycle mount, since I'm new to the GPS world and clueless about mounting it to my wee strom. I'll have to do some searching to figure out the next steps.....:clap
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  15. JR356

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    Hi,

    Get a RAM mount and a hardwire cable and you are set.
    If you go to the main RAM site,they even have a selection system,so that you know which parts to order.

    http://www.ram-mount.com/products/motorcycles.htm

    RAM and cable both available here:

    http://cycoactive.com/gps/default.htm


    JR356
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  16. Relapse

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    I just checked on this deal and noticed they have the Quest for basically the same price. I like the idea of the battery power for planning/wandering around. Does the 2610 have that much more functionality for the bike and car that I should forget the Quest?
    P.S. I have read much of the info in other posts, just hoping for a quick answer from experience:wink:
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  17. Ogre_fl

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    The biggest thing to me is the quest has only 115mb of built in (not expandable) map storage.
    If it was a quest 2 with the fully loaded maps for that price that might be a different story.

    You can run a 2GB CF card (maybe bigger???) in the 2610.

    The other factor is screen size. The quest screen is pretty tiny.

    Functionally I think they are pretty similar, with the road type preference option the only thing I can think of that the 2610 may have over the Quest.
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  18. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

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    I just ordered the 2610 off their website, it's hard to beat that price, and I'm tired of shopping around and need to start learning how to use this type of contraption.
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  19. arcticcatmatt

    arcticcatmatt wanna be adventurer

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    I am a little concerned with the * at the bottom of the page.

    *Please note: These units are shipping with Version 7 software and maps.
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  20. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

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    yeah, I guess I'm going to learn the hard way what that means .......
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