Originally Posted by ecb
I've read mixed reviews on the Garmin 2720, but have read good reviews on the 2620 in the past. Which one is the best for car and motorcycle? Whats the best way to mount a Garmin on an RS?
I'm pretty sure the 2620 is one of the few models that has an installed hard-drive which is susceptible to vibration and shock. Most motorcyclist avoid the 2620 for that reason. A 2610 is basically the same unit and with a 2 GIG flash memory card installed, you can load the entire US maps into the unit. My biggest complaint with the 2610 is that the screen is a little hard to read in direct sunlight.
I don't know much about 2720 other than what I've read. From what I hear they've changed the format a bit on the 2720 which has kind of dumbed down the interface.
I currently use the 60CS which I think is a fantastic unit. Only real shortfalls are the memory is limited to 56MB and the screen although very useable, crisp and clear in all conditions, is a little smaller than I'd prefer.
The 60CS really does everything I need in a GPS and in fact is more useable for more situations than the 26XX series (i.e. it does everything from bike to car to hiking, cycling, and marine use. In addition to all the normal GPS functions it has a barometric altimeter and true compass. It's easy to mount anywhere, it can run for hours on 2 AA batteries or from an external power source, it's highly water and weather resistant and even floats if dropped in water). However, I do like the larger "touch" screen of the 26XX series and the 2GIG of flash memory available. Despite it's very few shortcomings, my next GPS will most likely be a 2610 as the price comes down in the wake of so many new models coming out.