I just purchased myself an early Christmas present - the Garmin 2720. This is my third generation of GPS. I bought my first a long time ago, a Lowrance GM100. This was the first GPS which had downloadable moving maps. It was great and I used it a lot for several years.
Next, I upgraded to the Magellan Meridiam Gold. This one had a lot more memory, an SD card slot, easier on batteries, larger screen. And I used it a lot. In fact, I still use it a lot and plan to continue to do so for hiking.
But, 2 weeks ago, I purchased the Garmin 2720 which is strictly for automotive usage. Wonderful unit - voice instructions, larger screen, color - which works well at night and day, automatic route calculation. This unit is a real joy so far. Some of the routes are not the ones I would pick, but, if I was in a place I was not familar with, they would certainly get me where I wanted to go with no trouble at all.
Miss poi uses a 2610, which is very similar. It's not our newest GPS, but it's the one that gets used the most.
I like it because it's easy to hide and move between cars (uses a bean bag mount).
ha ha the bean bag mount lol
The bean bag mount is great - it wasn't clear how it would work from it's description, but once I tried it, I think it is great.
It's "moldable" and it's bottom side is such that it creates a lot of friction preventing it from sliding around. Easy to port to other vehicles.
Been using mine since Oct. '06 and have had no problems with the unit or uploading new software as it has become available. I use the bean bag mount in the car, and the Ram ball mount on my motorcycle. I also subscribed to the traffic info. which helps me avoid jams, about 80% accurate in my estimate.
Garmin StreetPilot 2720 & Garmin 12
I've been playing with my new 2720 around my home town of Houston for the past couple of weeks. It's great - looking forward to using it out of town, where I don't already know where to go!
I have it configured to avoid u-turns, but the other, I ignored it's advice to force it to automatically recalculate and it wanted me to make a u-turn when there we several good other choices instead. I continued to ignore it's u-turn advice, and, after several minutes, it finally gave me a recalculated route without the u-turn. The new route that I had forced on the unit was nearly identically effecient as it's original route.
Other than that minor routing difference of opinion - I think the unit is great. Custom POIs - started using those to load extra gas stations (I like Exxon and Mobil) because the trip I'm going on in a couple of weeks seemed to be short gas stations in places, so I found some and loaded them as custom - that is working great during a simulation.
Hello JM My friend has a 2620 and he is wondering if he can down load pois with the poi loader to his unit is it compatible like the 2720 GPS model Thanks
2620 does not work with poi loader. It supports waypoints but not custom poi's.
OK Thanks Miss POI
I bought the Garmin 2720 last July to replace my GPS 5. I ahve ridden around 15,000 miles with it so far and really like its features. I also have the FMC traffic and it has come in handy in my trips through Washington DC.
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