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Tx Rider
07-14-2005, 03:36 PM
I waited for years and finally bought the 276c, and now they go and build both XM radio and SATTELITE WEATHER RADAR!! into the darned thing. :dude:

Ahh well I wouldn't pay 2k+ for it anyway I guess.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87343

But boy is that just the coolest techno gadget or what. If it gets down close to a 276 price in a couple of years I think I'll grab one.

dower
07-14-2005, 03:39 PM
Weren't we just talking about how nice it would be to have a built in weather radar and the GPS?

Doesn't matter it is effective priced out of my range. :-(

Tx Rider
07-14-2005, 03:48 PM
Yeah out of my range too, but it'll get cheaper, just matter of how soon and how much cheaper. Hopefully my 267 will last that long.

wabbit
07-16-2005, 09:26 AM
Would you use the weather radar to avoid or find the rain?

Sometimes I like riding in the rain.

Hotboot
07-16-2005, 11:35 AM
That is an awesome piece of gear, I want one.
How long before they are 600 bucks or so ???

Texas T
07-16-2005, 01:01 PM
I'm pretty sure that it does NOT include XM radio; just the XM satellite radar imagery.

Hood Ornament
07-17-2005, 12:10 PM
What's really interesting is the new Quest 2 and the 2720. They both have the full City Navigator mapsets loaded into them and they use memory, not hard drives in them so they will work on bikes. Wonder if the next version of the 276 will come with the maps fully loaded? I'd sell my 2610 to get one of those in a heart beat if they do. I figure since it's more of a marine GPS though they might not do it.

nevlec
07-17-2005, 10:55 PM
I'm pretty sure that it does NOT include XM radio; just the XM satellite radar imagery.

From the Garmin site:

The GPSMAP 396 is also capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio’s 130-plus channels of music, sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming through a subscription.

bluedogok
07-17-2005, 10:56 PM
From the Garmin GPSMAP 396 (http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap396/) website.

The GPSMAP 396 is also capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio’s 130-plus channels of music, sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming through a subscription

I would like one with Sirius built-in please :-D
One less thing to wire up.

Edit - Oops....beat me to it.

kocook
07-21-2005, 07:43 AM
Check out the new Garmin 376C (August release).
http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap376c/

It has all the bells and whistles you would likely want at the estimated $1,000 price point. The XM service needed is much cheaper also.

Dyna-Sport and Dower, I can hear the change jingling in your pockets. ;-)

The 396C is an aviation version. Anything aviation has a huge insurance premium (liability) built into the price.

Hood Ornament
07-23-2005, 11:50 PM
Sigh..... still uses the stupid Garmin memory cards. :roll:

Tx Rider
07-25-2005, 01:53 AM
Oohhh $999 estimated retail? I didn't need to see that.

Tourmeister
07-25-2005, 01:05 PM
Does it come with a roll cage? :roll:

dower
07-25-2005, 01:50 PM
Oohhh $999 estimated retail? I didn't need to see that.

Where did you see that!!! :evil:

Texas T
07-29-2005, 02:11 AM
Check out the new Garmin 376C (August release).
http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap376c/ .
User report from the COG site...
376c (http://www.concours.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13974)

Tourmeister
07-29-2005, 09:58 AM
Geez... for that much I would want to be extra sure it would be covered on my insurance if anything were to happen to the bike... But man that would be cool!!

Tx Rider
07-29-2005, 07:03 PM
$999 is a lot better than $2600, I don't think I'd like having to pay monthly for weather and radio though unless it was real cheap.

For that price it may fall to 600 or so in a year.

Texas T
07-29-2005, 07:26 PM
$999 is a lot better than $2600, I don't think I'd like having to pay monthly for weather and radio though unless it was real cheap.
Yeah, it's too bad they can't charge on a "per use" or "per day" basis for services such as that.

buck000
08-02-2005, 12:26 PM
Check out the new Garmin 376C (August release).
http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap376c/

It has all the bells and whistles you would likely want at the estimated $1,000 price point. The XM service needed is much cheaper also.


Oh, DING, that's the one for me... Now, to save... will probably buy from here (http://www.tvnav.com/376c.htm), had a good experience buying from them before (click the Buy icon to see their price; nice).


Some day, it will be mine. Oh, yes...


:chug:

bluedogok
08-02-2005, 01:31 PM
The satellite radio runs $12.95 a month (for Sirius, XM may be $1.00 cheaper), a "per use" couldn't be much cheaper than that and could add up to be much more for a month than the monthly fee would be. Just like cell phones have become, I would rather pay an extra $5.00 a month for a bunch of minutes that will rollover than be nailed with a nasty overage charge. That way I know how much it is going to be month to month.

I have also found that I do not listen to the "stuff" that is called radio anymore since I have gone to satellite. http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum/images/smiles/siriusdog.gif (http://www.sirius.com/)

Texas T
08-02-2005, 02:43 PM
The satellite radio runs $12.95 a month (for Sirius, XM may be $1.00 cheaper), a "per use" couldn't be much cheaper than that and could add up to be much more for a month than the monthly fee would be.

I didn't make myself clear. I'd want a per use on the WX part as it's $100 for the setup and $100 per month after that. While that sort of data would be great to have on a trip to Marble Falls I don't need it Mon-Fri if I'm just commuting in town.

And just FYI for everyone, even at those prices they still don't throw in the radio subscription for free; it's another $7 a month if you're already subscribing to the WX.
:-D

bluedogok
08-02-2005, 02:53 PM
I didn't realize the weather component was that expensive :eek:

I figured it would be a small additional fee but that is just absurd. I thought the aviation package would be more, but it is actually less, $30.00 or $50.00 a month with a $75.00 setup depending upon the package and $30.00 or $50.00 for the marine package. Even at those prices it is stupid expensive. I really wonder how many they will sell.

buck000
08-02-2005, 03:22 PM
Ugh, that's expen$ive new$ on the weather sat stuff. :-(

Tourmeister
08-02-2005, 05:04 PM
:tab I predict there will be no shortage of people lining up to buy them, even at stupid prices... Americans have a long and proud history of not letting stupid pricing get in the way of our desires ;-) :lol:

bluedogok
08-02-2005, 05:12 PM
Well, maybe I should phrase it "how many people that I know will buy it"

Texas T
08-02-2005, 08:25 PM
Ugh, that's expen$ive new$ on the weather sat stuff. :-( Thus my suggestion for a per use fee. If you have problems with reception with your XM radio you can go a certain part of their site and create a "refresh" signal for your unit that will transmit for 24 hours (or 36, I forget the exact amount of time) so why couldn't you do the same thing for the WX portion?

Go to the site, initiate a signal reception that's good for 24 hours and pay $5 - $10 for it. Or perhaps enter a certain code that would be good for 7 days and cost $50 if you were going on a X-country trip on the bike, or the full $100 if you were going to be using the service for more than the one week period.

It seems to me that they would get more users to use the product than if they just stick with the required $100/month payment plan.

And to throw another thought in the pot, if you're riding with 10 other folks, what's the chances of them NOT wanting to chip in $1 a day to have current, accurate, live WX info and radar?

buck000
08-03-2005, 08:53 AM
Americans have a long and proud history of not letting stupid pricing get in the way of our desires ;-) :lol:

True, that.

http://images.safeform.com/stock/300/cadillac/escalade%20ext/2005/4pu-4-c.jpg

:roll: :-P

mnapuran
08-03-2005, 05:43 PM
hehe.. nice, but more then I need ;-)

I have the GPSMAP60C.... use it mostly on my street bike (pedal), but also use it in the car and on the motorcycle.

Cruzintexas
08-08-2005, 07:16 PM
$999 is a lot better than $2600, I don't think I'd like having to pay monthly for weather and radio though unless it was real cheap.

For that price it may fall to 600 or so in a year.
I will buy your 276C for the right price so you can take the plung!!!!????? I was admireing it in AR. Go ahead you can do it....
Steve

EricJRW
09-14-2005, 08:17 AM
The new Garmin 2720 now also does traffic reports too - in select areas...

Apparently the information is brodcast in certain parts of the US and the GPS can pick it up, display it on the map, and route around it...

The opening scene of Wim Wenders "Until the End of the World" just came to mind...

Eric

Tx Rider
09-14-2005, 11:30 AM
I would love the weather stuff, but not at $100 a month. I thought I saw something somewhere about an aviation package that was only $29 a month though.