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    Re: Garmin 62 on sale

    Here's another great deal - the Garmin 62s is $199 at GPS City and GPS Central.

    It's about the same as the 62sc above, except there's no camera in the 62s, which is essentially a Montana-guts but with buttons rather than the touch-screen =D> , and a much smaller display size just like the 60CSx.

    This deal on the 62s has to be my "current-best-value-motorcycle-GPS" recommendation :D

    Both are limited time Black Friday sales.

    Bob
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    62s is on for $199 at Sail as well
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    The review I read said the camera wasn't very good either, so the 62s at $199 seems the best way to go.

    A camera on a hiking GPS makes sense, but it would be a pain to keep the uncovered lens clean when using is as a motorcycle GPS.

    I've ordered a 62s as a backup.

    Bob
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    I agree. I'm going to get the 62S at Sail
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    Re: Garmin 62 on sale

    I just received the 62s and realize I should have waited until I'd tried one before making that comment.

    There's no 12v input plug like on the 60CSx - only a miniUSB port that needs a special voltage regulator cable to provide 5V input.

    Sorry, but that's a deal-breaker for me on a motorcycle-GPS.

    Hope I can return it :(

    Bob
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    Is that regulator something Garmin sells? I don't think it's that much different then before, when you bedded a specialized connector , that would rattle off if wasn't duct taped or zip tied, and the pins would bend if you didn't pay attention ( or try and replug it while riding ...)
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    Garmin has a "12V to 5V Mini-USB" cable so you definietly can get a reliable power supply to the 62s. The issue is the USB port - it's not rugged enough to support a USB cable on a motorcycle.

    The round plug on the 60CSx seemed to be weatherproof and secure on my 2 units (I had a 60Cx and a 60CSx) and Garmin has fitted it to the 76s (the marine version of the 62s).

    GPS City gave me a RMA when I explained the issue, so mine's on its way back now.

    BTW, the other thing that influenced me was the "map coverage per screen" comparison. Each of these pics shows the GPS with the same settings (Detail=Most, CN NA 2008, 1.2 Km zoom level) taken at the same place and time. The 62s has a much smaller field of view than the old 60CSx, even though they are the same screen size and pixel count. The Montana coverage is huge even though is less than double the screen area (45 sq cm versus 20 sq cm).

    Screen comparison at 1.2Km zoom:
    ......... 60CSx ............. .............. 62s .................. ...................... Montana 600 .......................... ........................................Montana 600 Landscape ..................
    276Cx (Fixed Landscape)

    [​IMG] .. [​IMG].. [​IMG] .. [​IMG]

    276Cx - added May 2018

    276CX-Screen.jpg

    NOTE: The actual GPS screen size is NOT in the same proportions as these screen shots imply, due the the pixel density varying widely between models, and all obviously display at your PC screen pixel density.
    60CSx - 11.6K pixels/sq in
    64s - 12.5K px/sq in
    Montana - 18.6K px/sq in
    276Cx - 35.7K px/sq in

    Bob
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
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    You convinced me. I was on my way to get one, but now I think I like my 60csx better :)
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    You can see what I like about my Montana
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    It does look impressive in those screen shots, but the pixel density (px/sq cm) must be higher in the Montana, as it appears larger than it really is - but it is still B I G :D

    If only they would add actual buttons it would be perfect ...

    Bob
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    Yup.. For me the best feature of the Garmin Montana is the high sensitivity antenna (it won't loose signal at the Ganny).. The worst feature of the Garmin Montana is the touch screen.. You have to look (therefore slow down too much) when using the touch screen and you still get many mistaken screen changes zooms etc..

    When riding on the road only (don't have to worry about signal loss).. I will always use my Garmin 276c (it's one amazing GPS).. The buttons are awesome.. :D
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    i wonder...

    could someone replicate the function of the buttons that BMW has for their branded garmins to interface to the Montana... I envision remote mounted 4 buttons would be awesome, all it would need is a basic processor and a serial connection to the montanna! some clever guy should be able to figure this out:)

    who has access to embedded control programmers?
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    Re: Garmin 62 on sale

    The 78S has that rugged 12 volt connection.

    It is $279 though, at GPSCity.

    http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-gpsmap-78s.html