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  1. I share that sentiment. I'd like to see a direction with Nokia and a strategy with Garmin. I see Garmin stock creeping back up, with analyst recommendations to "hold". I also see Nokia as a "strong buy". But..... I don't see a clear direction with either one. I think we have to next year to see where this is going.
  2. Very interesting. I studied this comet in detail. It's called the Lizard comet. Don't worry, when it comes back around it will grow a new tail.
  3. I skipped mapping updates for my Garmin StreetPilot for a third year now. Why??????? The mapping updates just didn't cut it for me. Garmin's Topo 2008, shows that Garmin just can't do the mapping. Ok, may be the big plan is to piggy back onto Nokia. The new mobile phone is Garmin's ace in the hold. Ya, right.
  4. The Triton is now available for pre-order at most dealers. REI is currently selling the 2000 for $499.95
  5. I wrote to Garmin several years ago about how the routing profile didn't work as advertised for DEM maps on my 60cs. I never got a response. That was when I first realized that Garmin doesn't think things through. They were riding on a wave of tremendous sales. I was just an ant to be swept out the door. I happily have no sympathies for Garmin.
  6. The best way to delete is to go to Start - Settings -Add or Remove Programs . Find the version to get rid of and click on delete button. If you just remove the folder, you might not delete the registry path and you will be repeatedly getting cannot find .dll error message, and you won't be able to get rid of that.
  7. You can manage with a handheld, but if you plan to use it frequently for navigation, I would not go with a handheld. Here is the major consideration. The screen is small, and you need to take your eye off the road. A navigation unit uses a voice announcement at the most appropriate moment. If you have a waypoint with a proximity alarm on a handheld, you can get confused with a beep. And when it beeps you need to look at the small screen. In daylight, the problem is compounded with glare on the screen or lack of light. My recommendation, frequent navigation, using the unit mostly for navigation, go with a vehicle unit.
  8. This seems like a welcome addition to GPS navigation. Things are starting to heat up again. http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=96823
  9. Have fun with your 60csx. Fading technology with an obsolete mapping system. The Triton will leave the x in the dust.
  10. For beggining geocachers OK. I find the need for better maps than what Garmin has and continues to offer. Seems like Magellan is solving this problem.
  11. I have no quams with Magellan. I've dealt with the pea brained Garmin Customer service (its a sad day when I have to teach Garmin techie support how a unit works). I believe the perceived problem with Magellan cust support is the namby bambies who seek instant gratification with things that happen because they can't tell a button from a plug.
  12. The Triton has to be better than the half-baked Garmin technology. Garmin hasn't come out with anything new, just adding numbers and letters to old products with marginal improvements.
  13. No, that was a lousy deal. Garmin 60csx are now going on sale, with a $50 rebate to boot. The reason for the sale and rebates - Garmin nows that the Magellan Triton is a winner, but doesn't have anything new to offer. You bought lousy Garmin technology that works like a broken lawnmower.
  14. I've had farily good success with my 60cs. It does take a few minutes to lock into a satellite under normal conditions, but more than 10 minutes would be under heavy tree cover or densely overcast sky. Also, there may be unusually solar activity on certain days which make it difficult to lock in. There was gps disruption on April 10. You can get daily activity here: http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html
  15. The Triton series won't be out until sometime in September, and I imagine sales will be explosive. At this point, all is speculation. I waiting for the reviews ......................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  16. Good for Roger. It's good to see that someone is creating commercial maps for Garmin, but no credit to Garmin. As far as 24K topo, the only advantage is that it is routable vs USTopo. But don't get too excited by that because the trails and mapping is still way out of date and the routable routes are totally unreliable. You can do what Roger has done, and create your own maps. This is the best route today for Garmin handhelds. Magellan is busting Garmins proprietary choke with the new units coming out in the fall. This is good news!
  17. Save yourself the dissapointment of a Garmin unit. Garmin has choosen to constrict the flexibility of its units and go in a reverse direction. Wait a few weeks for the Magellan Triton when it comes out.
  18. If your talking about actually making a gpsr map your trails. then you can do this. If you have current gpsr topo maps like Garmin USTopo, you can do this without too much effort. Is this what you want to do?
  19. No, you need a seperate unlock code. This means you'll have to buy it.
  20. Don't get a Garmin. Garmin is slowly closing the functionality of their navigators. The c320, which I think is a gem, was discontinued. That made no sense, it was the most flexible of all the units. When the c320, c330 first came out, the biggest SD card was 512 mgb. That could hold alot of maps, but not all of US. Then came the 1 gb card, retailing for over $100. This could get most of the US. Now a 2 gb card is easily gotten anywhere for less than $20, which easily holds all of North America. Get the Magellan Maestro. Compare the features with the Garmin units, and this will come up a winner.
  21. I think I am going to get the Triton 400, I have a 4MP and a 6.1MP camera, I have no need for 2MP I do not need an electronic compass, I carry a real one. No need for a voice recorder. So I will get off cheaper than Marky I will the money saved for some good sox. I think I am going to get the Triton 500. I agree with the features of the 400. don't need that other stuff, but I like getting 3 dimensional positioning, and a compas that actually works.
  22. You've must have lost your disk drivers or you have the wrong drive letter. Check your registry KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Garmin > Families > 24K. If Sourcedir is not pointing to the current drive, that may be the problem. You can always get new drivers, check system information, components.
  23. Finally, looks like Magellan may actually best Garmin as Garmin continues to take their market for granted. I need something to replace my 60cs, but no way on the x series.
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