Opinions on Garmin GPS V?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Sic Pup, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Sic Pup

    Sic Pup Been here awhile

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    How 'bout it? Are these any good? How limiting is the memory? I know TT makes mounts for these, but has the technology passed them by?

    Sic Pup
    not even a GPS newbie:huh
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  2. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    Yes, technology has passed them by:D

    It's still a useful unit, but the newer ones are SO much better. I started on a GPS III+, then got a V, recently upgraded to a 60Cx.
    The lack of memory us very limiting, but we could answer better if we knew what kind of riding you do and what you expect out of a GPS.
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  3. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    Very true. I have a GPS V that I continue to use; its 19MB of internal memory is more than sufficient for local use, and its light weight makes it handy to slip off the bike and use while hiking. The $250 GPS V deluxe package is still a pretty good deal, considering the software included; a 60Cx with software would probably be a fair bit more. But unless you can define what your needs are, no one can tell you if the GPS V is right for you.
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  4. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Yes - solid technology, but a generation or three removed

    Significantly given all the info needed for features expected today


    You are better off with a 60cx or the like for current reasonably featured entry level unit

    Dave
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  5. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Good GPS in it's day and still useful in some applications, but it's like a 386 computer - I wouldn't invest any significant dough in one today.

    With the rebates, I don't see how you can go wrong with a 60Cx.

    - Mark
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  6. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    I should have added that I still ride an airhead. :lol3
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  7. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    I started with a Garmin GPS III+ then GPS V then Street Pilot and now a 2610. If the thing doesn't break I see no need to ever upgrade. Turn by turn voice guided navigation is the cats meow.
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  8. Bracken Bob

    Bracken Bob n00b

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    I have a GPS V and am ready to give it to the kids. It's been good but is too slow at recalculating if I get the slightest bit off-piste. If I keep moving sometimes it never catches up and i have to pull over to let it catch its breath.

    How's the 60Cx, the Streetmap III and the 2610 for recalculating? Should I just throw it all in and get a Quest?
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  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    If you only have $200 to spend-------yes spend it on the V.

    However if you have more ---------forget about it------it's way outdated and is incapable of providing me with the info I need on my Adventures.
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