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General Discussion / Not finding the ideal GPS for cycling
« on: January 05, 2006, 11:31:15 pm »
I have a Garmin 76CS, and I like it a lot.  

It's a fair amount larger than the Forerunner, but anything with a built-in altimeter is going to be way larger than the Forerunner.

It does have mapping, an altimeter that captures both current elevation as well as a climb/descent profile and # of feet climbed, and a built-in compass so it displays the correct direction even when stopped.  It does have mapping and gives turn-by-turn directions.  I've used it in several countries outside the US plus here.  There is an available bike mount for it, and it uses 2 AA cells.  Battery life is in the 20 hour or so range for a pair of batteries.  Nice big easy to read screen, even in bright light.  

I'm hard-pressed to think of any negatives right now.

Note:  don't confuse this with the Garmin 76 or 76C.  Neither of those has the altimeter.

They're in the $350 range (last time I checked).

Good luck!


General Discussion / A bicycle built for seeing America
« on: January 05, 2006, 11:45:23 pm »
Cool article.  Thanks for posting!


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