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Old 07-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #61
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Check out the Garmin "Nuvi" series...small, super easy interface, preloaded maps and loaded with features. After using mine during a recent trip, my technophobe girlfriend liked it so much, she "borrowed" it to use in her car...

The only issue with the Nuvi is that like the Zumo, they only come with a window suction mount which can release unexpectedly in hot weather. I purchased the aux. "bean bag" mount for mine so it can sit on the dash with sliding around.
Thanks (and thanks for all the replies). I like the c550 because it reminds me of my Zumo; what is the deal with the nuvis? Are they just slimmer and smaller? There are so many of them - which model is good? It should have a pretty decent screen (say comparable to the Zumo as a datapoint) - my mom's no spring chicken LOL.
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:18 PM   #62
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bought a garmin c330 new for $250 and have been extremely happy with it. For basic car use its about all you need and it hasn't let me down once over the last couple months....I wasn't just being cheap as I would have spent 3 times as much if I was actually going to use the extra features on the higher end models. Also drove cross-country with a c530 which was just great. Figured it would be better to get a c330 and a 60cx then try and make one do both
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:27 PM   #63
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The only issue with the Nuvi is that like the Zumo, they only come with a window suction mount.
Well, that and the price.

My GF got a TomTom and it works well. I've never done much "hands on" with it put have used it to navigate several times. Pretty amazing how it got us to a remote weekend house in CT from NYC last month.
I have no idea how much it was, she got it as a gift.

FWIW, I don't think you're going to find a voice prompt, routing, auto re-routing, trip planner, downloaded-with-every-map-you'll-ever-need and POIs for "a couple hundred bucks." You're talking $800 plus (like the Nuvi) for those capabilities. BUT, Fry's just had some version of Steet Pilot on sale for $150.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:40 PM   #64
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:24 PM   #65
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Hi,

THIS is the best bang for the buck:

http://edgegps.com/eCart/viewItem.html?idProduct=263


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Old 07-13-2007, 07:03 PM   #66
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nuvi 350

I would sell them all day long.but I keep selling out.

I can't get the boss to order enough.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:48 PM   #67
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A big plus for the 76 if you are going to RAM mount it on your handle bars is that the cradle completely surrounds the unit in hard plastic. I've seen the 60s take a beating in their scimpy RAM cradles. And, I've seen those external antennas on the 60 go bye-bye in a minor crash.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:25 PM   #68
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Best Gps For South America?

I've been trying to decide for the best GPS for Colombia, South America. It will be my first GPS and I am deciding between the Garmin Vista, Lowrance Expedition C and Garmin 60 CSX. The main uses will be off roading although I am also planning a trip around south america. I've read many discussions about the pros and cons of lowrance vs garmins especially regarding the autorouting capabilities. Taking into account that there are practically NO detailed maps of most of the south amercian countries, does auto routing become completely useless? Whish of these units would you recomend?

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:20 PM   #69
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i did my latin america with a garmin 176C and really liked it. i've seen people with the 276C and 376C which they also like mainly bc of the large screen.
there are free garmin maps for some countries in south america.

for argentina maps
http://www.proyectomapear.com.ar/

for brasil
http://www.tracksource.org.br/

and smellybiker.com is also reselling the above maps (saves you from registrering in the different sites) and adding more details to other countries in latin america.
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And, I've seen those external antennas on the 60 go bye-bye in a minor crash.
OK, I am not arguing. But if you saw the antennae get broken, then you saw the entire top of the unit get snapped in half. It is an integral part of the unit.

Mine appears to be plenty stout.


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Old 07-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #71
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OK, I am not arguing. But if you saw the antennae get broken, then you saw the entire top of the unit get snapped in half. It is an integral part of the unit.

Mine appears to be plenty stout.


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Yeah, are you sure you mean a 60? No way is the antenna getting broken off without major damage.
Just did 5300 miles, including 2600 of Continental Divide ride, with my 60Cx in the Touratech mount. No problems at all.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:13 AM   #72
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A big plus for the 76 if you are going to RAM mount it on your handle bars is that the cradle completely surrounds the unit in hard plastic. I've seen the 60s take a beating in their scimpy RAM cradles. And, I've seen those external antennas on the 60 go bye-bye in a minor crash.
The antenna is not external like a V or 276, the case is just molded around it. None of my friends or me have gotten more than 2 years out of a 76, the power connection to the main board seams to be very fragile. Last mine started loosing external power every time I hit a rock. gGt tierd of the notice every 10 seconds and unpluged external power.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:28 PM   #73
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Help me with a GPS..... please

Basically I know nothing about GPS systems... I was reading about the 276 and I think the 76cx or somthing..

I am looking for a simple GPS, i dont need satellite music etc..

I want to be able to put waypoints in, mapping software and so forth.

Whats simple and can do the task..????

thanks,

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Old 07-24-2007, 03:35 PM   #74
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:29 PM   #75
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Basically I know nothing about GPS systems... I was reading about the 276 and I think the 76cx or somthing..

I am looking for a simple GPS, i dont need satellite music etc..

I want to be able to put waypoints in, mapping software and so forth.

Whats simple and can do the task..????

thanks,

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