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First report on Garmin 2730.


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For those of you that have been looking at the 2730 I powered it up and got the XM subscription Through the headphones the XM sounds very good. The navigation voice cuts in on the music when it needs to tell you something as well. The head phone jack is also a line out to plug in to your stereo if you wish. It will also transmit wirelessly to an FM frequency. The most interesting thing that I found on the menu so far is that it gives you the option with headphones for "Speed adjusted volume". The toggles are "off" "high" "medium" and "low". I wonder if this means that the unit will increase or decrease the volume of your XM radio as you speed up or slow down. I dont have the unit on the bike right now but I cant wait to see what this feature really does. I need to wait for the farkle bar to arrive first though. BTW the 2730 is very easy to use. I found my way around it in no time and have never owned a GPS before. Well, Just wanted to give everyone a first impression of the XM capabilities. Scott

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THANK YOU SCOTT!!! That is just the kind of feedback I have been looking for to help me decide between the 2730 and 376. The 'muting question' has been answered!! Another vote for the 2730.

 

Another question, How do you plan to get the sound into your helmet?

 

Jim

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thanks! now if we can figure out whether this unit fits in the bmw navigator cradle, and if the buttons on the cradle will work with it........

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figure out whether this unit fits in the bmw navigator cradle, and if the buttons on the cradle will work with it

One thing's for sure. If it does happen to work, Garmin will quickly issue a firmware update rendering it inoperative -- as was/is the case with the 2610.

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My impression exactly, Scott. My wife ordered mine for my birthday (she's a keeper, ain't she!) from GPSDiscount.com and it came today. Have only used it in the cage as she didn't know what kind of mount I'd want. Can't wait to try it on the scoot. I'll report anything significant or interesting after the 2-wheel test. grin.gif

 

Ken

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I am suppesed to get my 2730 today ($910). Bought the handlebar clamp and cradle for my Harley ($101), from Cyclegadgets.com. They were very helpful and knowledgable. Once I test it out....I'll offer more feedback. I love the 2610 on my 1150RT ... looking for big things with this new one.

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I picked mine up a week ago. So far I have not been able to get lost grin.gif It works well though I haev yet to get it on the bike. I too am awaiting the frakle bar. Hopfully this weekend will be working on it. I have found it easy to throw it into the car and play. I have also yet to turn up the XM as I still have mine on the bike. More later..

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XM traffic is only available in certain cities. San Antonio is not one of them. I thought about the XM weather but it is only audio unless you want to pay 99.00 a month to see it on the screen. Too rich for my blood. I guess I will just have to look up "see dark clouds." I would rather listen to music than weather or traffic. Besides, I am never in a hurry when I go riding. I do not commute on the bike. In my town thats kind of a death wish.

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GearedForACure

$1000 seems kind of expensive for a unit to go on a $4500 bike. It sounds like some of you are replacing older models, whay makes you take the step up...more importantly, is anyone getting rid of an older GPS for a reasonable price. I might be interested.

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$899.00 at GPSNow.com. I really bought the GPS because I can get lost in the texas hill country and the unit will give me directions home. We have alot of FM (farm to market) roads around here. They are numbers and have no names. It is easy to get lost if you dont have the number s memorized. The XM radio is an added plus. I really dont like taking a bunch of CD's or messing with an MP3 player. The unit is pretty portable and you can turn the GPS off for indoor XM radio play. To each his own. I would love to know where to pick up an r1200rt for $4500.00. I'll buy another one for spare parts thumbsup.gif Scott

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GearedForACure

sorry, not privelaged enough to ride an r1200rt...i ride a well used r1100rtp. You can pick them up all day long on ebay between $4-6k. I am also not privelaged enough to spend $900 (not $1000) on a gps...

 

...I have been looking and it seems there is a lot of stuff out there for GPS starting at around $100 for the GARMIN GPS V to things like this around and above $1000...just wondering what the differences are.

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Traffic works well, like Sigalert on steroids. I originally had the 376C, but upgraded to the 2730 for the XM Traffic feature. Won't leave home without it..or I might not find my way back!

 

Larry

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The XM radio is an added plus. I really dont like taking a bunch of CD's or messing with an MP3 player. The unit is pretty portable and you can turn the GPS off for indoor XM radio play. Scott

 

Scott,

Thanks for the report. If I'm not mistaken, you have approx 700MB of flash memory to add your MP3's to the 2730. No messing with another device. Now if they would add an FRS radio, Escort 8500 x50, and small coffee maker we would all be set. thumbsup.gif

 

Dave

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