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The streetpilot has the same waterproofing as the 276c. The major differences are the streetpilot can take more memory ( a 2 GB module would cover all of Europe) while the 276c is at present time restricted to max 500 Mb of Garmins exclusive and expensive memory modules, if you want more you have to buy an extra module. In real life the 500 Mb are enough for any tour you will ever make and has the advantage of being considerably faster than a say 2610 with a full cf card. The other major advantage to the 276c is the screen is bigger (about 4 times the number of pixels) making it easier to read.
 

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The streetpilot has the same waterproofing as the 276c.
I don't understand why Garmin wouldn't advertise that fact on their website. Where did you get that info?
 

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Go to the Garmin website, pick the unit that interests you, download the manual and go to the technical specifications and ye shall see the light. :coffee
 

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Quest |Waterproof or what !

My 2yr old Quest spent 8hrs exposed in torrential storm rain back through France last summer . It was mounted in the powered Garmin bike mount up on my then 1150rs bars . Didnt miss a beat no water ingress and talked me all the way back to Bolougne faultlessly. Good enough test for me. Works a treat on the K1200GT. Its the 243mb euro version. I would go for the Quest 2 model if I was buying now.

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The Lowrance iWay 500C is also waterproof and can be submerged. It comes from a long family of marine units and exceeds all standards for "waterproofness" (is that a word?).

The Garmin 2730, which may be my next GPS, is also waterproof.

The Garmin "Quest" series is waterproof.

The Garmin 176 is waterproof.

The Garmin 276C is waterproof.

The Tom Tom Rider is waterproof.

There are many others out there that are waterproof, but this should get you started.

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The Lowrance units are waterproof. I have a Lowrance 500 mounted on my K1200S and it works great. It comes with a motorcycle mount for round handlebars. I used the base and a metal bacj=king plate to mount it on the front of my battery cover. Work great and a side benefit of the Lowrance is that it does not wash out in bright sunlight. Lowrances pervious specialty was Marine/Boat use so they really buils a tough unit.

Hope this helps.
 

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Old-Codger said:
Its the 243mb euro version. I would go for the Quest 2 model if I was buying now.

Frank :ricky
I too have the 243 version,and it have been "under water" many times without any faults.
The Quest 2 have the same waterproof, but the prosessor in it is terrible slow.In fact the Norwegian Garmin head dealer had it withdrawn from the market,and are selling the "old" Quest 1 instead.
 

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Garmin 60CS

Is waterproof and infact is waterproof to a submersion depth of 4-5'. A more useful fact for my canoeing adventures than my bike trips - but you never know.
 

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The 2610 in heavy rain on a humid day would cause fogging on the inside of the screen. Took several days to go completely away, but it still works fine. 2730 hasn't seen rain yet, but i'm guessing it'll be the same
 

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Garmin site does say clearly that they are waterproof

milkman said:
I don't understand why Garmin wouldn't advertise that fact on their website. Where did you get that info?
It is on their website. Click on any of the Garmin models advertised for motorcycles and in the features list it will state, clearly

Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 mins.)

Plus it has a hyperlink on the IPX7 text - it says:

"!Most newer Garmin® GPS units are waterproof in accordance with IEC 60529 IPX7. IEC 60529 is a European system of test specification standards for classifying the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment. An IPX7 designation means the GPS case can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. An IPX8 designation is for continuous underwater use."

Here's a link to the 2820 model (all other bike models have similar descriptions).

http://www.garmin.com/products/sp2820/
 

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Garmins have NO problem with ANY weather issues
it's been that way for more than a decade
 
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