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Cool GPS for bike and car

Ok I know a few people are GPS savvy on here.

I've been considering buying one for some time now and came across these.


What do you think about them? I know a few already have the 2610.

2610-$265
2720-$359

then also this one?
C550-$385

Thanks for any input on these


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 10:32 AM
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For 265...go for the 2610. A number of people on the board already have them...makes trading routes easy...just make sure your getting the lastest and greatest software with it...I think it's V8.0. Stay away from anything with a hard drive too much vibration, will screw up the unit....RAM mounts have been working really well for me...and are affordable. Units with XM/MP3 bullshit, you pay $$$ for those useless gizmos...want to know the weather...look at the sky, want traffic reports...WTF are you doing on major routes MP3 players are only good doing large amounts of slab I ride to listen to the engine sing.

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Garmin nuvi 350 4 tha win.

small and Easy to mount on bike.

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I am considering trading in my 2610 for this one...I like the Mp3/traffic BS gizmos. Plus its portable. The 2610 has no battery despite its bricklike size.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11218691&topnav=&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&N=4001412&Mo=11&No=4&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=4843&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&Sp=C&hierPath=79*4842*4843*
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I just recently started working for Navigon ( www.navigon.com ). They are based in Germany and build kick-ass systems for Europe, and are just now starting to explore the US market. I think they are really concentrating on auto versions, but I keep mentioning to folks in my office that m'cycle users are potentials, too. Keep an eye out for us...."NAVIGON. And the world is yours."

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Garmin nuvi 350 4 tha win.

small and Easy to mount on bike.
That's actually the one I was looking at. a bit spendy but nice and small.

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Garmin Zumo is expressly designed for motorcycles, and easily moves between bike and car. The unit is waterproof, has a big touch screen and buttons that work easily when wearing gloves, and auto-routes. It's more expensive than the ones you've mentioned. The Zumo is available in two models, differing slightly in some of the features and accessories offered. The two models use the same software and maps, and work exactly the same, however. I bought a Zumo 550 a couple of months ago, and I've really happy with it.

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I am considering trading in my 2610 for this one...I like the Mp3/traffic BS gizmos. Plus its portable. The 2610 has no battery despite its bricklike size.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11218691&topnav=&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&N=4001412&Mo=11&No=4&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=4843&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&Sp=C&hierPath=79*4842*4843*
Portable is only good for backpacking and you have to subscribe to all the other services....

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I was looking at the Tom Tom Rider last night... supposed to be made for motorcycles and is supposedly waterproof. Looked like you could swap between the bike and car mounts. Don't remember what the price was, though... I wanna say somewhere around $500

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Portable is only good for backpacking and you have to subscribe to all the other services....
Traffic requires a subscription but the MP3 player does not and Id like some tunes on the HD.

I'll do a review on the Crossover once it arrives. If I like it I may get one for the wife. Best part is, GPSs are not included in Costco revised return policy. I can return my 2610 and Crossover perpetually.
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Thanks guys, I'm trying to get the most for the least as I probably won't use it a whole lot that's why I posted the few.

Unless the other options are in the same price range they are not an option, but thanks anyways

Rick can you show me where ya got your RAM mount and also if I get this are ya willing to give me a hand installing it seeing as you been down this road already?!?! I'll supply some steaks or something seeing as ya don't drink anymore


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Chey or Rick....if I return the 2610 I'll have 2 extra RAM mounts for sale cheap.
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Thanks guys, I'm trying to get the most for the least as I probably won't use it a whole lot that's why I posted the few.

Unless the other options are in the same price range they are not an option, but thanks anyways

Rick can you show me where ya got your RAM mount and also if I get this are ya willing to give me a hand installing it seeing as you been down this road already?!?! I'll supply some steaks or something seeing as ya don't drink anymore
Chey...I got the ram mounts from gpscity.com...but I did all the research on the ram website....I'd have to see the R1 cockpit to figure it all out. If Kruz is selling his 2610...the cradle he has will fit all 20 series Garmin GPSs.

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Chey or Rick....if I return the 2610 I'll have 2 extra RAM mounts for sale cheap.
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No problem...I also have the power supply to the battery. You will need this if doing a motorcycle application.
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I'm not sure what setup I'm going with yet, Might splurge and get the Zumo 550 as i found it for $711 shipped. Who knows..


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