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Check out the new Garmin Colorado 400!
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CB-GPSERS
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Check out the new Garmin Colorado 400! Reply with quote

Exclamation http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/10/the-garmin-colorado-400-bluechart-gps-unit/ Exclamation

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unique ''Rock 'N' Roller'' input device


That explains that Garmin Commercial a while back. Laughing
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the image is right then they finally made the right choice and put the input device on the top instead of the bottom.

Woot!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure would be nice if you could actually get a temperature reading from the alleged temp sensor and if they allowed you to store your waypoints on the memory card rather than the fixed memory. My only complain about the 60CSx.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
If the image is right then they finally made the right choice and put the input device on the top instead of the bottom.


Why do you like the buttons on top? The reason I like the buttons on the bottom is because you don't have to cover the screen with your hand when you are using the controls.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sir_zman wrote:
Why do you like the buttons on top? The reason I like the buttons on the bottom is because you don't have to cover the screen with your hand when you are using the controls.

Because with the controls on the bottom the device is top heavy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me controls on the top is so that I can do everything one handed. I can grip the GPSR and use my thumb for input. With the controls on the bottom I find I have to hold it with one hand and use the other for the data inputs.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
With the controls on the bottom I find I have to hold it with one hand and use the other for the data inputs.

Thus why I said it's top heavy.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more info http://www.motorcycle-navigation.net/forum/garmin-colorado/140-garmin-colorado-400t-coming-soon.html
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zuma!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Garmin Colorodo has been released!!!! Looks awesome

http://www8.garmin.com/ces/colorado/index.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't mention aerial photos?? Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: new review Reply with quote

http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2008/01/garmin_colorado_400t_review.php?page=1
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just visited the Garmin booth at the SHOT Show in Vegas.

The Colorado is sweet. Saw it with a cache page etc. Only thing with the wheel and buttons on to is you partially obscure the screen.

The 300 is the base model. The 400t is the topo model meaning the topo software comes with it.

Might be buying one of these.
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joboo
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree that the colorado does look very, very sweet!!!
i'm a true garmin diehard, i own two, the map 60, and that map 60cs.
my first garmin i owned for 3 or 4 years before i found out about geocaching. i've mapped every single trail i've ever mountain biked, and then some.
then i found geocaching, and the rest they say is history!! Laughing
my map 60cs is just for geocaching, or so i'd like to think Rolling Eyes .
anyway, with that being said, i will wait for the 3dr or 4th generation of the colorado til i purchase one.
just way too many bugs garmin needs to work out before i drop that kind of cach on a new unit.
just my 2 cents...

Peace,
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I talked with a cacher out of MI who bought this unit. He said that it was a nice unit for general outdoors stuff, but he found several geocaching limitations and couldn't recommend it to cachers. One basic flaw he was was they removed the "Found it" option when you are out caching, he also it said it was very difficult to populate caches by hand, (if you have to, I guess for multis). He said that perhaps with an upgrade down the road it would be a better unit, but he returned his.
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