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post #1 of 5 Old May 8th, 2006, 8:55 pm Thread Starter
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Garmin GPS questions

In doing a search there was a lot of information, but not the answer to my question.

I was planning on buying a Garmin 2720, but the tech support line said, "do not connect to your Com unit, or it will damage the device." The female cord that comes with the motorcylcle mount is for connecting to headsets according to Garmin. So out goes the 2720.

My specific Question, I am upgrading to the 2610 and want the unit to go thru the BMW Com unit and have the voice prompts in my head set. Along with the 2610, what are all the other cables/connectors parts and pieces, etc that I need to make this unit work?

Buy.com has a good price ($470.00) for a new 2610, along with a net 49.95 after rebate for a Kingston 2GB card. Does anyone have experience dealing with Buy.com?

TIA...this has been the hardest farklke upgrade I have ever gone thru!!! Each Garmin unit has one neat feature and then one not so neat feature. I already have the BMR shelf with the cross bar mount and a new Touratech mount...IMHO, the only way to go, a secure mount just out of line of sight.

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but the tech support line said, "do not connect to your Com unit, or it will damage the device."
That seems odd. While I freely admit to NOT being a GPS expert, I thought the 2610 and 2720 used the same mounting hardware. I'm sure someone here who has a 2720 will pipe in and let us all know for sure.

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Just bought the 2730

I didn't want to have to buy a com system for a GPS. The 2730 has an internal transmitter, you program into your radio station. It's a little more, but it also has XM radio. I can let you know how it turns out.
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What did that 2730 Run you ?

Where did you purchase the 2730 ? Curious to hear if it it works well with the transmit feature

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2730

I've had my 2730 mounted for about a month now.

The FM transmitter works well enough (100.1 seems to work in the Chicago area, everywhere in Wisconsin I've been with it --- but changing the transmit frequency is actually pretty simple / fast; a 30 second shoulder pull off).

The 2730 also has an audio out (which I'm looking at to use to source the Voice-II intercom, should I invest in that --- but after lights!). I have read somewhere on the forums that the BMW mount's power dongle (which on a 2005 is for the extra buttons on the cradle) are only compatible with the ROM of the Streetpilot-III series devices (not the 26** and 27** series).

I've posted other notes about the 2730, and mounts for it.

See Post 7432, Post 55744 and Post 60350
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