Test drove the 2730 for two weeks both before and after CCR. Returned the unit to Costco - neat 30 day return policy. Now I sit and ponder the experience and next steps along with my opinion / thoughts:
Text to speech
All Maps are in
MP3 / Audio Book Player
Touch Screen - fast
Size of data base
Ability to add weather and traffic
Quality of maps - size of map
General map clutter along wih those little green dots
No longer uses waypoints - introduces favorites - what's that all about!
Coming from a SPIII can not get over the extra info on the screen
Does not impress:
3D Map with track up - not my cup of tea
This map style is a miss for me - I am a Track North person
Maybe I did not give it sufficient time for me to adjust??
So I am now considering a 376c and I perceive the following:
Quality of the screen both resolution, color and daytime visibility
Ability to show great detail - looks and feels more technical
Slightly larger screen
Rechargeable battery off the bike
No text to speech
No touch screen
Uses proprietary Garmin memory sticks - 512 MB max
Need to do all that map selecting and computer interfacing
Does not come as standard with Auto Maps - $$$
More $$$ for less functionality
If any of you 276 / 376 owners out their have an opinion / thoughts good or bad please pass on. I did read some reviews about the 376c screen going bad - any experience??
If any of you 2730 owners out their have an opinion / thoughts good or bad please pass on.
Being in toy land is just no fun - because the moment I make a move I am confident they will come out with the product that suits my perceived needs. Talked to Garmin tech and "they know nothing" . . . boy I would like to talk to marketing - yea right!!
The one point I cannot get over is the quality of the screen on the 276/376 units . . .