Garmin 376c Discontinued

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by 9Dave, May 9, 2009.

  1. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Sonsabitches at Garmin discontinued the 376c:cry

    I can't say I'm really surprised. Once the prices on the 478's dropped, it was kind of out of place in the product line.

    I just hope the 478 and 276 aren't dropped. I'm really not impressed with the track handling limitations Garmin placed on the newer chartplotters.
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  2. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    I'm looking forward to the day when you can get a refirb 478 for 200$ like you can the 27xx series now. :evil
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  3. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Hell, I'd be happy with a 276 for $200 :)
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  4. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    I am still debating the 478 vs the Zuma...still not sure. :scratch

    I guess the 376 is not an option now. :deal
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  5. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Should be some decent refurb/old stock deals on the 376 now...
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  6. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Got my 478 this december for 460$ after Garmin's 200$ rebate. :evil

    I bet it won't be long that 460ish is the going price for them. Hell on Amazon, they're going for 100$ less than they were in december.
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  7. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Neat trick with the 478 I found out this week. You can rubberband routes just like you can in Mapsource. Just click on the route and drag it to another road and it'll re-route through that point. (only works on routes created in the unit or created as non-autorouted routes in mapsource.)
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  8. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Drink the Zuma and buy the 478!






    :hide

    Hi Steve :wave


    Seriously - you are a 478 man. You'll like the track handling much better than the Zumo which sucks at track handling.
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  9. blown7.3lps

    blown7.3lps Brian

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    if im staying on roads, is the zumo better then the 376c or the 478?

    i would like to get a gps that will work with my current xm subscription. i dont care for the weather stuff just yet.

    does the 376c come with full maps of the USA? does it have all roads or just highways/interstates?

    the 478 does not come with an xm receiver and all that like the 376c does or am i wrong?

    the 376c advertised only needing a xm subscription.
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  10. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Sorry Dave, I caved...went for the bells and whistles and familiar routing and got matching his and hers Zumo's this morning...ouch

    Are you coming in Sept or not? :ear
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  11. blown7.3lps

    blown7.3lps Brian

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    how well is the 376c on back roads and stuff?

    iv found one for about $480 if it will do all the normal road gps routing stuff like my nuvi200w i have now and work as a xm radio as well i'd be sold on this unit.
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  12. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    The 276c, 376c and 478 are the best back road/normal road GPS's that you can buy. Way more advanced than the Nuvi line.
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  13. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    I just received my 478 and XM antenna today.
    I didn't need bluetooth or MP3s, but I really wanted the voltmeter, and didn't like the issues with the Zumo's lack of detail. XM was a 100% must have.
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  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Love the old Chartplotters while you can (not much longer). If you really want to have the "advanced" features of the old chartplotter software like the GPSMAP 276C - 478 then YOU ALL should be emailing Garmin. :deal

    Tell them why we need a new hardware platform replacement with many of the features of the old Chartplotters (since they will all be discontinued in the near future).

    If you don't tell Garmin what you want (will buy) than discussing it here is rhetorical.
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  15. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Cool.

    Still working on Sept. May have to do a quick over and back and just cage it.
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  16. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    ...and Garmin's reply.

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  17. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Trying this now.

    What do you mean "click on the route"? When I put the pointer over the pink route line and press enter, it gives me the information for that point and the option to Save, Show Map, or Go To. I don't see a way to drag the route.

    Jamie
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  18. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Gramps et all,

    We should not expect Garmin to "enhance" the x7x Chartplotters - those days are over. So, our words need to be chosen carefully so as to convey something that Garmin can work with.

    The key point I wanted to make was in Garmin's reply to you Gramps - Garmin is on a new path for ease of use. Hence the nuvi/zumo software/hardware platforms.

    What we should be conveying to Garmin is that the new platforms need some of the features of the old Chartplotters as have been outlined previously by me and many others.

    Thanks for stepping up and communicating with Garmin Gramps!
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  19. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    I'm thinking you must have to use the 4 way directional button to move the pointer where you want it while holding another button.

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  20. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. It only works on routes that you have either created/are creating on the unit, or loaded as a point to point route from mapsource. If you're trying to do it with a route that you created in mapsource with autorouting then it won't work.

    I wish there was a way to convert autorouted routes to point to point routes in the unit, but once you do that you can't have them follow roads again.

    But if you're creating a route in the unit, or have a point to point route from mapsource, you can do it. Go to the route menu. Scroll over and open a route that doesn't have a car by it. Once open just hit menu and choose edit on map. It'll open a map screen with the strait line segments of the routes shown between way/via points. Just scroll over, hit enter and the route rubber bands until you drop it on another point.

    I've used it to create on the fly routes while on the road. And if I create a big route in Mapsource, I'll copy it and re-calc it with follow roads turned off. Then I'll load both routes onto the unit so I'll have an exact autoroute route, and one that I can tweak as I see fit.
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