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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 24th, 2006, 8:41 pm Thread Starter
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I am thinking about the Garmin 2720 ? ? ?

I have been looking and reading about a GPS unit for my 03 LT and think I might be noving toward a Garmin 2720.

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Does anybody have one and if so do you like it?

It seems to not be waterproof. If not is it water resistant?

It comes with a protective cover, does that help with rain?

Does the power cord plug into the smaller plugs on the LT?
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I have the Garmin 2720..

Nothing it really "waterproof", i have been in a down pour and the unit is good.

The cover is for storage.

No , it fits in a cigarette light adapter, like a car has, however be aware that the speaker is at the end of the plug.


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From the Garmin website - on the 2720
"Most GarminŽ GPS units are waterproof in accordance with IEC 529 IPX7. IEC 529 is a European system of test specification standards for classifying the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment. An IPX7 designation means the GPS case can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. An IPX8 designation is for continuous underwater use."

This includes the 2720 when you look up its spec. IPX7.

My Garmin has been wet, frozen, dripping with icicles for a week at -10c, dropped, crashed, you name it, it IS waterproof, apart from the battery compartment. So suggest you hard wire it if you expect these conditions.
Mine is an older SPIII, but I doubt if Garmin's standards have dropped any.
I have my doubts whether the card might survive in a metre of water for 30 mins, but the unit should be ok, as for heavy rain...don't worry about it, it'll shrug it off, no worries.
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Forgot to say...Garmin supply a power cord without the External speaker for motorcycle use, comes completes with headphone socket. If you have an intercom..plug that in, you get the directions straight into the helmet. Keep the external speaker power cord for when you move the unit into the car. I would think the external speaker is not very waterproof or even shower proof.
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I have a 2720 that I'm getting ready to mount on a BMR shelf. I purchases the Garmin MC kit from Premier Cycle Products so that I can hook it up through my Autocom unit. From what I've read on the Garmin site it should not be a problem using in the rain.
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