StreetPilot GPS

Submitted: Monday, May 08, 2006 at 12:44
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G'Day all,
I'm in the market to buy a StreetPilot GPS (or similar ) to use on the bike and Prado. I've heard that the Garmin 2610 is a good unit. Is anyone using this model, and can they recommend it, or another similar brand? The only thing it must have is voice.
Any advise wecome.
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Reply By: S&N - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 13:53

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 13:53
we have the 2610, awesome for street navigation, finding places to eat/sleep/shop etc. if you put in a nme such as "hungry jacks" find the one you are looking for, it even has the phone number of the place! in the bush, its ok! canopy cover can make it lose satalites (dont know what its like for other units, guess it would be the same). one thing it cant do is load bush maps!!! like buying a HP ipaq second hand and get the gps thing for it and then you can buy the roof top maps, and they are awesome offroad
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Follow Up By: Capt. Wrongway - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 16:07

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 16:07
Thanks S&N,
I only want one for street navigation as I have maps & a standard GPS for off road stuff. I'm getting another Prado GLX at the end of the year and was going to option it with Toyota's "in dash" navigator, but I've heard that they are not that accurate.
I'm just exploring all available options, but I thought that it might be handy to be able to swap the unit between my Prado and Valkyrie. Thanks for your input.
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Reply By: peterjs - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 16:20

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 16:20
Hi, yes I bought one last year, have to agree real good, never used one before and have found this easy to use, even has a nice Lady telling me where to go, wow ah, it does not cover all minor roads but even then it does show where you are and what direction you are going in, can keep a log of trips, eg speed travelled etc, all in all, very pleased with it.
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Reply By: Member - Duke (TAS) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 20:28

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 20:28
Hi Capt. Wrongway,
I have had a Garmin Street Pilot 2610 for the last two years.The best $1700-00 i have spent.Would advise using an external arial as you can lose the signal without it in amongst high rise buildings or canopy cover in the scrub.
I have the progam downloaded in my lap-top and it is exellent for working out Routes and way points at your leisure on the Computer then download them in a few seconds to the 2610. I tow a 24foot van and drive with complete confidence in any of the Capital Cities, something i would not have attempted with out it. Exellent Unit!!
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 20:35

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 20:35
Capt. Wrongway
I reackon the 2610 is the Before you buy you should check out the Garmin Quest for quite a few reasons, 1 smaller and compact, 2 has trackbac, 3 has a 20hr internal recharchable battery , best you read the info at this link A few of the truckies I work with say they won't stay where they put them on a Kenworth Dash ,also the Quest would be better on a bike also read this post No 33470


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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:36

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:36
Capt Wrongway
Garmin 2610 top unit, need city nav 6 covers all highways and byways, had mine for 3 years. City nav 5 does not cover byways. Metro guide does not auto route.
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Reply By: Steve & Mish - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:52

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:52
Hi Bazza

You may recall our earlier contact regarding buying/selling a 120.

We'll be driving Melbourne to Sydney on the 8th June. (and back again on the 12th)
Just wondering if there's a chance we could take a quick squiz at your Prado 120 on the way through?
We might be interested in buying it at the end of the year.

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