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Old 12-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Let's petition Garmin to bring back the 276/376 series

Garmin stopped making the BEST GPS system ever made, hands down, about five years ago. The 276/376/478 series is hands down the best GPS system ever made for dirt bikes. It has the largest screen, is virtually bomb proof, doesn't have any of that lame touch-screen crap.

You can't even touch an 8 year old unit for less than $600 these days.

I have one and love it! Everyone I know that has one or has had one, swears by them, as do I.

Let's petition Garmin to bring it back with some changes.

Google Earth Sat imagery
Track your friend uplink
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What are everyone's thoughts here?

If you've never owned one, you just don't know. If you have, I know you'll agree.


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Old 12-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Garmin stopped making the BEST GPS system ever made, hands down, about five years ago. The 276/376/478 series is hands down the best GPS system ever made for dirt bikes. It has the largest screen, is virtually bomb proof, doesn't have any of that lame touch-screen crap.

You can't even touch an 8 year old unit for less than $600 these days.

I have one and love it! Everyone I know that has one or has had one, swears by them, as do I.

Let's petition Garmin to bring it back with some changes.

Google Earth Sat imagery
Track your friend uplink
Blue Tooth communications with fellow riders

What are everyone's thoughts here?

If you've never owned one, you just don't know. If you have, I know you'll agree.

Put me on the list, I'll buy one.

Add an oh shit button.....And satilite texting
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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A friend of mine uses the 376c and loves it, swears by it. I'm currently using the Garmin 650t with 24k west topo, and i like it it's touch screen friendly with gloves on.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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People voted with their wallets when the devices were available. The fact that they aren't available any more pretty much tells you how the voting went
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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People voted with their wallets when the devices were available. The fact that they aren't available any more pretty much tells you how the voting went
Actually, for yachts, YES. But for m/c's, not true. I spoke to a developer for Garmin in Puerto Vallarta in 2006 at a yacht show and he told me that the yachting community wanted a touch screen. Since then, the M/C community has started really loading up on GPS's, making us one of the largest purchasers of GPS's behind trkkers and backpackers.

So, if the M/C community made it clear what they wanted, it might happen. More people can afford an M/C than a yacht afterall, which makes for more purchasers.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #6
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Buttons on the left side and SD memory

I've had my 276c since it was new..still going strong. I'd buy another, but would like to see the buttons moved to the left side of the unit to make it easier to operate while keeping a hand on the throttle. I'd also like to see it come with an SD card slot for loading maps and routes rather than that proprietary POS that it originally came with.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #7
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Which one has Sirius radio?

When I'm lost, out in the middle of nowhere, trying to figure out how to use the damned GPS I want to listen to some tunes.

I also like the turn-by-turn audible navigation feature.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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Can we also petition Volkswagen to bring back the oval window bugs? Also can we bring back voltron? Jolt cola would prob be popular also. Sorry for the rant. But it's annoying riding with someone who check their gps every hslf mile.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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My Zumo 665 works just fine, provided you have a track in it that doesn't run you off of a cliff.

The bigger touch screen was better than the little 276 screen, plus the Zumo processes much faster. The 276 couldn't keep up with my slow ass, and I was last.

Aside from that, I'd like to see a little more functionality in them and have a waterproof unit for $200 or less.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #10
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maybe this should be in the GPS section(Layin Down Tracks) on ADV.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #11
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My Zumo 665 works just fine, provided you have a track in it that doesn't run you off of a cliff.

The bigger touch screen was better than the little 276 screen, plus the Zumo processes much faster. The 276 couldn't keep up with my slow ass, and I was last.

Aside from that, I'd like to see a little more functionality in them and have a waterproof unit for $200 or less.


I have a waterproof unit and it didn't cost anything. Sorry to hear you didn't come equipped likewise.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #12
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My Zumo 665 works just fine, provided you have a track in it that doesn't run you off of a cliff.

The bigger touch screen was better than the little 276 screen, plus the Zumo processes much faster. The 276 couldn't keep up with my slow ass, and I was last.

Aside from that, I'd like to see a little more functionality in them and have a waterproof unit for $200 or less.
Come on Tim, I don't know a single person that can outride the speed of a 276, unless they're running below 80feet perspective and on a dry lake running ATGATT.

And it wasn't a cliff. It was a steep climb in reverse.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #13
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Let's petition Garmin to bring it back with some changes.

Google Earth Sat imagery
Track your friend uplink
Blue Tooth communications with fellow riders

What are everyone's thoughts here?
Absitively, posolutely, where do I sign?
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Absitively, posolutely, where do I sign?
Sorry man. It wouldn't keep up with you.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #15
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I want a GPS that I can read while the screen is loaded with dust...
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