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post #1 of 3 Old May 4th, 2010, 9:05 am Thread Starter
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Which one?

I have a Garmin 276c which has been pretty good...it some times gets lost.

There are various Garmins available now- what is the Pro/Cons on them?

I don't use XM radio- don't like monthly payments.

Since the new ones come with maps on board, is there software for the PC/MAC separate or does it come with it?

For us with older eyes- which is easier to see?

For us with LARGE hands, which is easier to use, especially with gloves?

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Re: Which one?

I am curious of the same thing!!!

I have had built in NAV systems in my cages since 2000.

I was thinking of the 2820 Garmin since a few of our peers have mentioned it.

any suggestions?


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post #3 of 3 Old Jun 4th, 2010, 8:34 am
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Re: Which one?

I have a Garmin 550 on my LT, it came with it. The newest one in that line is the 650 and I believe there is a 655 coming out. It is made for motorcyclist, water proof, large button on left side of unit and has a larger screen then the 2820 I believe. I've been very happy with it. You can find factory refurbished at Get Feet Wet.com with full factory warranties.

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