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Old 05-04-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Cheap Dual Sport GPS Unit

ADVers, if you've been looking for a GPS and waiting for the price to come down under $100, here's one for ya. Buy.com has the Magellan 2200T for $99 (after $20 rebate). It's a refurb, but I consider refurb's to have a better QA check than the thousands of other units rolling of the line without any human verifying the functionality. The 2200T is a street nav only unit, but for $60 it can be upgraded to a dual sport unit (both street nav and outdoor topo unit). So for $160 you get both. I own the Magellan Crossover, which is basically the 2200T plus the outdoor upgrade and a green rubber protective sleeve for the unit. It's not the best GPS out there, but for $99 it's a great street nav only unit and if you hike or do enduro single track then the topo upgrade option is nice too. See my brief review here. Here's the link to it on buy.com: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206605555
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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They definitely said what I wanted to hear at the end of the video linked to the product page... "waterproof". Also has text to speech *and* a rechargable battery. Not too shabby! I already bought a GPS but this one might be a good backup that I can put in my wife's car.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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Done deal $98 after rebate

Thanks for the shout out. Pulled the trigger in keeping with my cheapo ways. A warranty beats Epay any day.

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:47 AM   #4
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Good find...but one stupid question before I pull the trigger. Can you map out a route on your computer in Delorme, Streets & Trips, etc and then load it into this GPS?
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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Uhhh Errrr Dunno

I'm a gps noob so thought a cheaper unit would get me started. Dunno about importing files from other programs

I stumbled onto this thread but FYI the rebate ends May 18th and it looks like they are temporarily sold out. Says you can still buy but probably won't have a rebate in the near future.

I just figured a water resistant unit for under a C note and 80 bucks for the crossover update still put me in the game for under 200 bucks.

Another note - I thought I read these refurb units don't come with AC adapters. Mine showed up in a factory refurb box with basic file transfer software, users pdf, USB transfer cable, AC pwr supply, DC pwr plug, complete auto window mount arm setup. 90 day factory refurb warranty. Can buy extended replacement warranty for 20 bucks.

If I would have Epayed a unit I would have easily spent close to a hundred on accessories to just get going.

Keep an eye on Buy dot com - some good deals there! I am very pleased with my first gps. Picks up like twelve birds sitting in my basement. Can't wait to take it to work in the morning and buy the crossover update.


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Old 05-09-2008, 10:59 PM   #6
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Update on battery life

FYI

Full night's charge
Turned on at 7am
Programmed and drove to work
Kept on all day tracking satellites, switching between map etc.
Screen was in pwr save mode maybe 30 minutes tops
5pm still had two of five battery power
6pm one bar battery pwr after driving home.

I would say a good solid 10-11 hrs easy on the battery.

I'll start a new thread when I get the crossover update. Signing out.

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #7
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cheap motorcycle mount for the unit

I picked up a cheap mount for this unit here. I paid $19.00 including shipping. I was able to use the crossbar but I needed to wrap a strip of rubber around it a couple times to make it thick enough. Works great!

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Old 05-12-2008, 05:15 PM   #8
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Magellan 2200T

Just did a 900 mile 3 day trip with a refurb unit I bought about 3 weeks ago. Typical Magellan software (also a Meridian user) and no problems with battery life, mounting to scoot (RAM) and size and screen are good. It is a bit tricky to use the touch screen controls with gloves on. I did have a problem with the darn thing "freezing" up twice and had to do a reset. Needless to say you loose all the trip and route info when that happens. Would be interested if anyone else had/having similar problems??

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Old 05-13-2008, 05:58 AM   #9
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Will this unit "talk" when it is running off batteries? I'm looking for a street nav gps my wife can use when I've stolen the zumo that she can also use on her bicycle (live in Boston/Cambridge, bicycle everywhere, don't know the area well yet) - the one thing she doesn't like about the zumo is that its speakers are in the cradle (yeah I know, headset...).
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:55 AM   #10
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battery power

it talks but i like the mute button, now if i could just adapt that for use on some people i know.......
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:33 AM   #11
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cool, thanks
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