Originally Posted by messenger13
I couldn't disagree more. I couldn't imagine recalculation times of 20 to 30 seconds (or longer) waiting and wondering where you should turn next. Whether we're talking cross country, or locally. And for the money difference ($100-$150, if that), the choice is a no brainer. Nobody here would dream of buying a Pentium III CPU . . . and that is what I liken the processing power of the SP III to.
WOW! I never said the SPIII was as good as the 2610, and know full well it isn't.
That is not the problem here. The person asked if it was "good enough", and went on to explain what he was doing. He did not ask if the SPIII was the "best". I think my answer is just fine, the SPIII may very well be "good enough" for some people's use, and the money savings can be considerable, so if one is budget tight, not planning to do a lot of riding in strange areas, then yes, it IS good enough.
Some of you people must be wearing Jockey shorts about two sizes too small!!
Also, I did say that recalculation speeds were WAY better on the 2610, but I rode about 80,000 miles with a SPIII, all over the USA, and only rarely was re-calc speed a real issue.
GET OFF the "only the best is good enough kick"! For MANY people, it IS good enough.