Let's petition Garmin to bring back the 276/376 series

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by notmybikemodelname, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    I've raced desert for many years and in rough terrain i'm not taking my hands off the bars to push a button on my gps. Mellow terrian no problem but not 70+mph over whoops and rocks and jumps. You use the gps during the in between moments of rough terrain riding. I do understand what you are saying about using the Montana and the 476 to make one great gps. :D
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  2. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    I would love simple voice commands, zoom in/out, pan R/L/up/down Heck I would even take a chin bar mounted, tongue operated joy stick.
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  3. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    BTW was that a personal invitation to the 2013 KoTW ride. :D:D
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  4. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    What do you think? :deal
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  5. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    :d
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  6. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    in the new year i will be purchasing a Montana and i will post a full report on the Montana vs. 276 vs. 76.

    i will always keep my 76 as a back up in my backpack just in case my 276 (or Montana) craps out on me.

    the 76 is truly a perfect GPS but the screen size is way too small. that thing is bullet proof.
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  7. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    In reality this would be an amazing accomplishment to get such a new device into production but likelyhood remote. Where are you in getting your foot in the door with Garmin?
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  8. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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    I don't really like my tank bag either, the plastic sleeve I like.

    Got some maps for it (the plastic sleeve),have a good topo for GPS don't like the "reset all" button on almost every screen.

    would be cool if you could turn off the touch screen.

    the points you made are good, I just have to play with it more.

    lately I try to follow the guys who think they know where there going. Or go where I know where I'm going. :lol3

    :freaky

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  9. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    What buttons do you push at 70 mph going over rough terrain?:eek1
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    The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Montana</st1:place></st1:State> sounds really good to me. I don’t need all its capabilities but it will likely be my next.
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    The touch screen on my Zumo is easy to use and works well. It has some buttons which I never use but I think it needs buttons to scroll the map. If it had those I would use them
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  10. Pucker

    Pucker This is gonna hurt

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    My wife came equipped with all that. The joystick works fine up to at least 90+. Wait, what are we talking about?
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  11. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    did someone talk about screen size on the Montana being smaller than the 276/376/478 ???


    Montana screen size = 2"W x 3.5"H

    276/376/478 screen size = 3.0" x 2.2"


    they're basically the same.
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  12. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Wondered how long a comment might take... Could be considered cross training, and practice makes perfect.
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  13. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    There is no such thing.
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  14. Pucker

    Pucker This is gonna hurt

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    You'll have to talk dirty to him. I mean filthy, like the stuff you wouldn't say to a $2 tranny hooker who begged for it.
    ...not that I have any experience with $2 tranny hookers, but I do like talking dirty to Rob.
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  15. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Please refer me back to the post where I said 70 mph. I don't recall ever saying that. As a rider you should know that racing can be done at any speed and it is considered fast depending on terrain. But that all depends on what kind of rising your doing.

    However, I have been in situations where you are riding a setting of maybe .5 miles at about 50-60 mph, and then you need to zoom into 800ft as you come up on a turn for more detail coming into it.
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  16. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    I think most everyone is missing the point here.

    This is not a poo poo on the Montana thread. I repeat, NOT a poo poo on the Montana thread.

    What this is, is a "there's got to be something better than what is offered right now and it should be based on the push-button foremat" thread, with obvious options and upgrades, which could include a manual on/off for the touch sceen.

    I have spoken to many people who use the Montana and like it, I have never spoken to anyone who loves it, save Finn. BUT, virtually everyone who has ever owned a 276/376/478 loves it.

    So, what I'm saying is that with as many people as there now are in this sport going to GPS as their only means of navigation, don't we have the voices to make some changes on future units that come out that are sold into our sport?

    Couldn't we as a large consumer group, make some recommendations based on what we would like to see as a perfect unit in the near future? Shouldn't we?

    With the numbers of possible consumers in this group, shouldn't we ask for something more than "good enough"? Or, it's better than x,y,z? That kind of thinking is lame and impedes progress.
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  17. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    I love to talk dirty and it's only going to cost me $2 to talk to Rob dirty i'm in. :viking I will have to pm Rob my thoughts because if i say them on the internet i might just become a Banned Brother. :lol3
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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I liked the 376c when it worked, never loved it. It was too hard to use at speed in the dirt with the right hand buttons and no touch screen. I'd still have one if it was reliable.
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  19. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    "Virtually". Even underlined it. Never said all.
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  20. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Here's a curious thought-screw Garmin. Talk to Google. They've got the brainpower, resources and money to probably deliver what we are looking for. :ear