Garmin c320 vs garmin $2610

Submitted: Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:27
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Have had a read of both specs but am still not sure where all the extra money is? I must be missing something with a price difference like that!

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 18:17

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 18:17
The 2610 has more "GPS" type control, the 320 is more an in car navigator from my scant viewing
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Reply By: arthurking83 - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 22:16

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 22:16
To list all the feature differences between the two could take ages and may be innacurate!

As far as I can see (go with the 2610), the main differences will be speed of route calculation, number of destinations, maybe the c320 can't use multiple destinations, handy if you want to navigate to "x crossing" and "y gap" via "z hut"..............etc.
To be honest I can't see the value in autorouting devices, as they tend to take you onto the "car parks"(traffic jams), instead of trying to avoid them!

Faster CPU,
(and I think you can't create waypoints (POI's) with the c320?? You can only download them from the PC.)

All these features (and more??) are in the 26xx series favour!
Older unit model, but better features!
If you are seeking a cheap "Get Me There Jeeves" device, then there should be nothing wrong, with the c320!

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Reply By: Muzza - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 18:34

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 18:34
Thanks guys, just reading the garmin website in u.s. They have a much wider range than us. Pity. A 2720 would be nice. A bit more sophisticated than a 2610

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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 20:27

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 20:27
G'Day Muzza,

We have a c320. You can only input one location and then ask for variations on how to get there, eg, dirt roads/no dirt, tollways/no tollways, etc, etc.

The 2610 lets you enter a list of destinations and then works out the quickest way to get to them all, eg, we want to go to Melbourne to visit the zoo, the railway station, the market, the town hall. The 2610 will work out the least amount of travelling and in which order they should be visited.

With the price drop of the c320 to around $800 and the 2610 still up around $1400 it depends on whether you are willing to spend the extra or are happy to imput each destination.

As an aside, you can pre-load all the destinations before you leave home, just need to select where to next when you get in the car.

Hope this helps

Rolande
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