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Old 12-09-2010, 07:57 AM   #1
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What replaced the Garmin 276C and 478?

I see the 276C and 478 in a lot of the ride reports over in that forum, so they must work well for dual sport riding. I was interested in either of them, then discovered they have been discontinued. Doh! Why?

Does Garmin still make something equivalent to those two models?
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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I got a 60CX when they came out with the CSX and discontinued the CX. I went to amazon and they had tons of factory refurbs for 100 bucks less than new. It was in the box and has a factory warranty and everything just like new so I'd imagine the same may be available for other discontinued garmin models. I used to be weary of "factory refurbished" but if I didn't know it I'd think it was new and I saved some money.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:21 AM   #3
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I see the 276C and 478 in a lot of the ride reports over in that forum, so they must work well for dual sport riding. I was interested in either of them, then discovered they have been discontinued. Doh! Why?

Does Garmin still make something equivalent to those two models?
The cynic in me says they were dis-continued because they lasted too long, and no, IMO there isn't a replacement let alone an upgrade. There's a thread kicking around somewhere about the new GPSmap 6XX IIRC.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:58 AM   #4
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The replacement is GPSMap 620
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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The replacement is GPSMap 620



Interesting. Looks like that is a touch screen only model. Doesn't have the physical buttons like the 276C and 478. I figured that might be one of the nice features to have on a motorcycle, wearing gloves and all.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #6
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There is no replacement that matches the 276-478 feature for feature...apparently Garmin is too brain-dead to realize the market that they are neglecting...and if they would only check Ebay, they would find that a used 276c is going for about 150% for the original new price...I should have bought a truck-load of them while they were still available from Garmin at $495.00...I could make more money that I have in the stock market...
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:14 AM   #7
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The 620 does serve as a replacement for marine use but it is not suitable for off-road. It is lacking important functions while in land mode.

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Old 12-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #8
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There is no replacement that matches the 276-478 feature for feature...apparently Garmin is too brain-dead to realize the market that they are neglecting...
I'm no analyst, but I'm confident in guessing that Garmin knows exactly the market they are neglecting. We're not even a blip on the radar.

Sure, I'd love if Garmin produced an updated version of the 478, but how many would they sell? Not many at all. It's a simple business decision.

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