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Re: More GPS

Hi Bob,

Think of the maps separately from the unit. You can get the map disk
for any area you want and install it. Garmin tends to load the units
with the maps for the area they are going to be sold in, but there is
nothign stopping you from purchasing other map sets and using them.

I think the 2820 has an additional feature or two over the 2720. I
considered both units when I picked up my 2720, and remember thinking
the extra feature$ weren't worth it to me, but I can't recall what
they were. BTW, I don't think any of the 27** or 28** have their own


On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Robert Silas
<robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bob,
> I heard of another Garmin 2820(???) which has Europe Street Guides
> installed. I think it's the one up from the 2720.
> The old 2610 I have gives me all I need except for the Bluetooth connection
> which would be nice to have. My Autocom is old and allow two connections
> only. One is the bike-to-bike communication and the other one has the GPS.
> If I had a more modern version of Autocom I could connect my phone too, like
> my friend had it for many years.
> The reasons why I'd buy another GPS is: portability, size, own battery and
> the European Street Guide.
> Another GPS for my wife would not need to have more feature than the the
> 2610 has and for car use only, therefore I'd give my 2610 to her.
> I have a problem with Garmin and MapSource. A while back I bought another
> 2610 which keeps telling me that maps in its system are not unlocked. I used
> the CD and the unlock-number came with it but this did not do any good for
> me. I'll call Garmin and MapSource but they, most likely, want money for an
> unlock number. I hate this in the Garmin.
> Another unpleasant feature of the 2610  is this:
> when I type in an address it jumps to conclusion and gives me a similarly
> looking address. From here on you cannot type any more, it does not let you.
> Sometimes, by scrolling down the list of addresses which the machine brought
> up I find the one I am looking for.Very anoying help, I don't want that
> help.
> In many cases when the 2610 could not find the address, though it's on the
> map, I just move the map on the screen, find a point close to the address I
> am looking for and tell it to go there.  When I am at that point, being
> closer to the wanted address, I retype the address again and this time the
> 2610 will find it. I should download the latest software modification.
> Basically I am pleased with what I have, the 2610 helped me a lot over the
> years and I do not mind that I paid 1,150.- Can$, it amortized during
> 60-70,000 km.
> Bob Silas
>> I have the StreetPilot 2720. This is an excellent unit for both car
> and bike. Holds the whole continent in maps, has autorouting, and
> voice prompts if yoiu want them. Search around and I am told you can
> find them in the $200 range. They were somethign like $900 when they
> were introduced a few years ago. While it might be fun to have the
> latest and greatest GPS, I see no real advantage to spending the
> several hundreds more that one would cost. I will consider a Zumo in a
> few years when it is similarly diiscounted.
> I manage my audio through a MixIt2 (www.mixitproducts.com). It takes
> audio from my radar detector, iPod, and GPS and sends them into my
> helmet speakers. One channel is a "priority" channel that, when it
> gets a signal, will mute all of the other channels. I use this for the
> GPS voice prompts, because I don't want to miss one. I make routes
> that cover days of backroads riding through completely unknown (be me)
> areas, so I really need to hear them. The rest of the time, I get my
> music just fine, and have the V-1 set up to be loud enough to hear
> over the tunes. Works well.
>> Bob