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For quick reference......

GPS accuracy: 15 meters or less in normal GPS mode, 3 meters or less when WAAS-enabled
Internal memory: 115 megabyte internal memory (U.S. only) for loading MapSource detail including marine BlueChart and topographic cartography
Antenna: integrated flip-up GPS patch antenna
Voice prompts for navigation instructions and warnings using 12-volt speaker (included)
Unit dimensions: 4.5"W x 2.2"H x .9"D
Display: 2.2"W x 1.5"H, 256-color, high resolution, transflective TFT (160 x 240 pixels) with backlighting
Weight: 5.5 ounces
Battery: Internal Li-ion battery, 1050mAh
Battery life: up to 20 hours (typical use)
Basemap: includes a built-in Americas or Atlantic autoroute basemap with automatic routing capabilities
MapSource compatibility: Compatible with most MapSource products. See the product compatibility table (top, right) for a list of products that Garmin recommends with this software.
Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 mins.)
Waypoints: 500 user waypoints with name, category, comment, and graphic symbol
Track log: 10,000 point automatic track log lets you retrace your path
Additional navigation features:
Route Planner lets you save 50 routes, specify via points, and preview turns
Auto sort multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for deliveries and sales calls
Customizable road segment and area avoidance
Fast automatic off-route and detour recalculation
"One-Button Home" feature quickly routes you home no matter where you are
 
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TGZ13 said:
Check out the new toy from Garmin Quest

Has same basic features as the V but with some more updated features
And for those in the Euro area, the European version has 254 meg of memory (basemap needs a lot more space).
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Its not that bad of a price.. after just a quick search I found it for $500 with the full unlock for Mapsource city select :idunno:
 
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SomeStrangeGuy said:
huh :)

Whats the best places for picking up one of them thar units?
Actually in another thread I discussed this unit. Garmin says available in August, I have been looking at getting one very hard myself. The only thing that scares me is only 128MB of non removable memory. Of course my alternative was the StreetPilot III but it gets poor reviews.
 
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sheepofblue said:
Actually in another thread I discussed this unit. Garmin says available in August, I have been looking at getting one very hard myself. The only thing that scares me is only 128MB of non removable memory. Of course my alternative was the StreetPilot III but it gets poor reviews.
The memory should not be an issue b/c from what I have read around here and ND4SPD can agree (hopefully) that the V has alot less memory and still held enough for a nice length trip
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I think the memory is probably ok but still makes me nervous since if I am wrong no upgrade And of course there is always differing definitions of a nice ride :) (mine 4-500 miles) Also I would like to do a week trip :thumbd: and that would be harder on memory requirements.
 

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IIRC, the V only has about 20mb of memory. It held enough data for a trip from Cleveland to Lynchburg and surrounding areas with a little room to spare. That's ~500 miles, just to get there. And if you'd like to buy my V, I'd be happy to sell it to ya :smilebig:
 
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ND4SPD said:
IIRC, the V only has about 20mb of memory. It held enough data for a trip from Cleveland to Lynchburg and surrounding areas with a little room to spare. That's ~500 miles, just to get there. And if you'd like to buy my V, I'd be happy to sell it to ya :smilebig:
Why would you want to sell your V I thought you loved it :smilebig: :p
 

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TGZ13 said:
Why would you want to sell your V I thought you loved it :smilebig: :p
I do, but I think I could love this Quest much more :deal:

Not sure how much they're going for...I paid ~$500 for it last summer with some other accessories(some RAM mount stuff, hardwire kit, etc) but make me an offer and we can talk about it...
 
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ND4SPD said:
I do, but I think I could love this Quest much more :deal:

Not sure how much they're going for...I paid ~$500 for it last summer with some other accessories(some RAM mount stuff, hardwire kit, etc) but make me an offer and we can talk about it...
I dont want you OLD GPS :D

I think the quest is coming my way in the near future since I liked the V and just wanted a little more from it. I am sure you can still get a decent return on the V if you put it up on ebay especially with all the extra goodies :thumb:

If you seriously want to sell it send me a PM with what you have and what you want for it b/c I know my ridding buddy is looking at the V also so I am sure he wouldn't mind picking it up especially with all the goddies already.
 
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sheepofblue said:
Actually in another thread I discussed this unit. Garmin says available in August, I have been looking at getting one very hard myself. The only thing that scares me is only 128MB of non removable memory. Of course my alternative was the StreetPilot III but it gets poor reviews.
The Euro version of the Quest has 254 meg or memory (243 for user and 13 dedicated for the basemap).

128 meg might be enough. It really depends on what version of Mapsource you are using. For example, with Mapsource Roads & Recreation, all of California takes just under 24 meg. With Mapsource Metroguide (which has more data like restaurants, etc) all of California is over 50 meg. I have an email in with Garmin's tech support asking just this question, how much memory all of California takes up using the software that comes with the Quest.
 
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Just FYI....I heard back from Garmin. With North American City Select software (which is what comes with the Quest), just California would take up 109mb of memory. That's almost double the space Metroguide takes and 5 times what Roads & Rec takes. They need to put removable cartridge on that thing or at least give it the Euro amount of memory. The Quest is compatible with the other software I mentioned so if you didn't need all the other data I supose you could just upload mapsets from one of their other map products.
 
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When you consider how huge Cali is that really isnt to bad. I mean most of the time if you are taking a road trip you load the path you are taking and that usually includes some of the surrounding areas.
 
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TGZ13 said:
When you consider how huge Cali is that really isnt to bad. I mean most of the time if you are taking a road trip you load the path you are taking and that usually includes some of the surrounding areas.
Exactly. Or just load a mapset from one of the lower space taking products (Metroguide or Roads & Rec). So long as you really didn't need the additional data the more complex one has.
 
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EatnAsphalt said:
Exactly. Or just load a mapset from one of the lower space taking products (Metroguide or Roads & Rec). So long as you really didn't need the additional data the more complex one has.
Sounds like you are familiar with the Roads and Rec. Do you save space by not mapping restuarants and such or by less road coverage? I don't really need anything but the road coverage 90% of the time.

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OK no reason for that I just thought it looked cool
 
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Roads and Rec has no hotels, restaurants, gas stations, etc. Only the roads. The version I have is a few years old so the latest roads aren't on it. I don't know how it compares to City Select though, or if you can use an auto-routing GPS with it. City Select probably has more addresses too. Roads & Rec has none.
 
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