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2610 died need new GPS

Ok, so my 2610 died and I need a new GPS for my LT and GSA. My first problem is that on the LT I have the Baehr system and all the cabling that goes along with it for my GPS. 1) I hate to have to buy more cables, 2) I hate taking the tupperware and tank off to route the cables. I want it to still go thru my Baehr system.
So, what are my options?
Are there any cable adaptors that I could use on my existing cables to attach a newer style Garmin GPS?
Are there any newer GPS's that use the same cables as my 2610?
Would a 2820 work and how much longer would I be able to get map updates for it?
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Am I just totally screwed and have to buy a new GPS, cables and mount?
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Re: 2610 died need new GPS

The 2820 will work for you. Get one on eBay for about $250-$300. The latest maps are available for it.

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Costco has the 550 for $599.00 that is a very popular GPS

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Re: 2610 died need new GPS

Check ebay as messenger13 said. Garmin models 2720, 2730, and 2820 will work with your current cabling / mounting system and the newest maps from MapSource are available for $49.00 from Garmin. I just upgraded my maps and they're great. I bought my refurbished 2720 about 3 years ago for $117.00 and it's been flawless.

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When my 2610 went **** up a couple years ago I bought a 2820. Works great and lifetime maps are about $100. It was less than 2 updates so I can update my maps every 4 months for free. One note: when you update your maps from Garmin do NOT sent any maps from Mapsource, it will overwrite your updates and you will have old maps. I updated my maps from the web site twice before I figured out that you cannot send maps from Mapsource.

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Re: 2610 died need new GPS

Thanksguys. I don't undrstd wht yo meanabout NOT ending mps from Mapsource?

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I don't undrstd wht yo meanabout NOT ending mps from Mapsource?
Back some years ago, you used to have to send maps to your GPS from MapSource as you planned a trip. Nowadays, "ALL" of the US maps (sections) get loaded into the GPS and you don't have to (nor want to) use this feature of MapSource. Just load the maps into the GPS and load POIs, waypoints, and routes from MapSource.

Clear as mud?

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My only hesitation on the 2820 is that the screen washes out in the sunlight. Lots of value for the money though.

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Thanks for the explanation on loading maps.

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After using the Navigation app on my 'Droid Incredible, I'm not sure I would ever purchase another GPS unit (I currently have the BMW Nav III on the bike and a factory system on my 2011 Ford Edge). The 'Droid app has voice activation, so I just speak the destination into the phone and voila, it takes me right to it. If I don't have the address, I just speak the name of the business and the city. It gives me turn by turn instructions both verbally and on the screen. Honestly, it works as good or better than any other GPS system I have ever had and is probably even simpler and quicker to use. Since I basically always carry my phone with me, an additional GPS just seems like a redundant expense. I'm not familiar with the iphone Nav app, but I'm guessing it is similarly easy to use. Gotta love those smart phones!

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After using the Navigation app on my 'Droid Incredible, I'm not sure I would ever purchase another GPS unit (I currently have the BMW Nav III on the bike and a factory system on my 2011 Ford Edge). The 'Droid app has voice activation, so I just speak the destination into the phone and voila, it takes me right to it. If I don't have the address, I just speak the name of the business and the city. It gives me turn by turn instructions both verbally and on the screen. Honestly, it works as good or better than any other GPS system I have ever had and is probably even simpler and quicker to use. Since I basically always carry my phone with me, an additional GPS just seems like a redundant expense. I'm not familiar with the iphone Nav app, but I'm guessing it is similarly easy to use. Gotta love those smart phones!

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What is the name of the app? Do you have a link to it?

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What is the name of the app? Do you have a link to it?

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It's just the app that came preloaded with the phone.

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Do you have the Droid mounted so you can see it all the time? One of the things I ike bout haing a GPS is that when traveling if I see a big body of water or large green area or something that is different I can go explore what it is. When travelin am not much for just getting from point A-B. get alot of "off route recalculating". Drives my wife crazy.

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After using the Navigation app on my 'Droid Incredible, I'm not sure I would ever purchase another GPS unit (I currently have the BMW Nav III on the bike and a factory system on my 2011 Ford Edge). The 'Droid app has voice activation, so I just speak the destination into the phone and voila, it takes me right to it. If I don't have the address, I just speak the name of the business and the city. It gives me turn by turn instructions both verbally and on the screen. Honestly, it works as good or better than any other GPS system I have ever had and is probably even simpler and quicker to use. Since I basically always carry my phone with me, an additional GPS just seems like a redundant expense. I'm not familiar with the iphone Nav app, but I'm guessing it is similarly easy to use. Gotta love those smart phones!

Just my .02 worth.
I agree, the smart phone will change the GPS landscape as we know it. Already we've seen lower prices in the devices and the map updates. I love my Android Fascinate and the GPS apps are way cool with google maps and latitude. But, I will still use my 2820 on the bike where it's vibration proof and water proof. I would never want subject my phone to that. But there is really cool stuff for the Android phones that will enable you to take less with you.

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Garry,
It's just the app that came preloaded with the phone.
My phone was loaded with the Verizon Navigator. Good app but you pay for the service monthly. First app I downloaded from the market place was google maps. Works the same but free. Love the voice readout and voice commands.

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I actually think the GPS app in my DROID is more intuitive (visually) than a Garmin. But to even think of using it on a motorcycle is really not doable. It's not glove-friendly, shock or water resistant ... let alone waterproof. I like the fact that I have it as a backup, but not as my main GPS on a bike. Love it in the car though.

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My phone was loaded with the Verizon Navigator. Good app but you pay for the service monthly. First app I downloaded from the market place was google maps. Works the same but free. Love the voice readout and voice commands.
Mine is the Google Maps app as well. As I remember now, the salesman at the Verizon store loaded it for me from the marketplace while he was showing me the phone features.

Agree with Messenger in that on the bike, there are some restrictions to using the phone as your GPS. I also enjoy some of the other features on my Nav III, especially the altimeter when traveling in the mountains. All that said though, I guess it depends on just how much you use the GPS and what you use it for. If it's just for occasional navigation to an unknown location, still not sure the phone wouldn't work just fine for that and use the money saved on some other farkle.

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Ok, so my 2610 died and I need a new GPS for my LT and GSA. My first problem is that on the LT I have the Baehr system and all the cabling that goes along with it for my GPS. 1) I hate to have to buy more cables, 2) I hate taking the tupperware and tank off to route the cables. I want it to still go thru my Baehr system.
So, what are my options?
Are there any cable adaptors that I could use on my existing cables to attach a newer style Garmin GPS?
Are there any newer GPS's that use the same cables as my 2610?
Would a 2820 work and how much longer would I be able to get map updates for it?
Or
Am I just totally screwed and have to buy a new GPS, cables and mount?
Thanks all
Ride safe
Is your NAV II identical to a Garmin StreetPilot model 2610? If so, why not just replace it with another, assuming you can find one. They are still out there.....I have one I'm thinking about selling.

My RT has the NAVIII, but I think I could replace it with any of the Garmin StreetPilot 26/27/28xx series, however, the NAV III's OEM cradle provides some GPS functionality that I would lose if I got something other than an OEM BMW/Garmin NavIII. I've been told the closest replacement NOT an OEM would be a Garmin 28xx.

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Deek,

I'm looking to replace my NavII with a StreetPilot 2720. However I want to clarify a point you made - loss of functionality? Can you elaborate?

I thought the 2720 is plug compatible with the BMW Nav cradle.

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the four buttons on the cradle wont work
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