Garmin 376C

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by autorotate, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. autorotate

    autorotate Adventurer

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  2. wickedsprint

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    OMG that is the cats ass.
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  3. bmwhd

    bmwhd God Bless Texas

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    Well, there it is. After 18 months of speculating and wishing! tvnav.com here I come!
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  4. autorotate

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    Garmin needs to deep six that proprietary memory format. If it had SD or CF I'd be willing to bet they couldn't make enough of them.

    Overkill for a bike, yes.......but sweet for sure. Just my opinion of course.
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  5. edwyun

    edwyun Been here awhile

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    wonder if you can upgrade your/my 276C to these specs?
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  6. MattS

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    They retain it for their preprogrammed marine charts ... and there's quite the market for those (much larger than the motorcycle market).
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  7. CMWoody

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    Sheeze, new 2720 has traffic not wx, new 376 the other way around... WhoTF is in charge over there?
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  8. edwyun

    edwyun Been here awhile

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    I'd think they don't want sales from the 2720 to take away from sales from the 376 and visa versa.

    Plus, while riders use the 276 for roads, it technically is a marine unit - don't need traffic on a marine unit =)
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  9. wickedsprint

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    Maybe not, it might actually have a niche for us bikers, I am more worried about storms on the bike than say in my truck...so for that I could see justifying the weather while on an adventure ride, especially in the mountains...I can't really justify it myself though since I already spent 699 on my 96C and I already have a V for the bike/truck.
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  10. highermath

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    I would be a lot more excited about this if they had ditched their expensive and limited proprietary data card format.
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  11. PhilSpace

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    Yup, pretty cool, but over 800 bills and they still have that same data cartridge - I was hoping for better.
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  12. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    The XM radio is worth nothing outside the US

    ..... and the ongoing use of that small, expensive, proprietary memory card is just Garmins joke

    Upgrade of the GPSmap 276C? No
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  13. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    I can live with the card...that may be my next gizmo and get rid of those fucking POS Roady's
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  14. PhilSpace

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    Here are a couple other things to remember, that I don't have answers to, but will try to find out.

    First, XM weather, it ain't cheap, $100 activation and $99 a month. Also, they specify that the 376C won't give you tunes and wx unless you use the special GXM 30 antenna and they also provide an extention cables yada yada as a part of the kit, so before I were to jump on this would want to see one and figure out what the deal is and how to mount it on a bike.

    And the worst part, the "optional" automotive kit - it doesn't come with City Select even so add some more $$ to it :yikes
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  15. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    So?






    :D
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    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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  17. autorotate

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    I can't think of one advantage for the consumer for Garmin to keep pushing these proprietary memory formats in thier products.

    Pre-loaded map sets could be sold i.e. marine charts on a card of existing format.

    We could list all the reasons why Garmin keeps using it....$$$$$ and $$$$$ and $$$$$.

    I'll guess in the next generation of products (not these ones that are upgrades from existing designs including new features like Traffic and XM, but when they put together thier next generation of products) that they will go with a commercial off the shelf memory format.

    Keep the pressure on Lowrance, Magellan, TomTom.
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  18. autorotate

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    But overkill is always good........

    It's overkill (but awesome)......for now. 5 years from know, Traffic and Weather situational awareness on a bike will be the standard I'm sure.

    Who would've thought of an afordable moving map display with door stop to door stop autorouting on a motorcycle 5 years ago??
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  19. wickedsprint

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    No kidding, even the gps V 3 years ago was 550 bucks, now they are 220 at amazon, and then who would have imagined color screen handhelds with better battery life than the black and whites while also working BETTER in the sunlight :)
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  20. bmwhd

    bmwhd God Bless Texas

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    XM weather is $29.99 a month for just the basic NEXRAD stuff which is all you need on a bike.

    Street price for the unit is $800 which is not bad considering the feature set.
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