Not necessarily. It still can be a bit cheaper.
The nuvi 203 is not recommended for motorcycle use. Although I know some people use them on bikes. But then you have to spend some $ on bike mount and cover as the nuvi is not waterproof.
In case of the 276C the problem is the memory cartridge which is very unusual (not available in TH at the moment) and expensive. Similar thing to SONY: interface cables, batteries or memory cards
I am glad that Garmin changed this policy in other models.
So, in your case you would have to spend about 6.000 THB on the memory + map update. Or .... 7.900,- for not motorcycle friendly nuvi 203 + mount + case + time to make it work together . Or ... time to change the unit.
I just got the zumo 660
can you give specific info on what the ESRI thailand map update actually updates, changes/ improves? Ought to be substantial, if the update alone is some 10.000 b
For how much does the Zumo 660 go (not listed on your web site) and what do I get compared to the 276c? THe new ESRImap PLUS ???
In the new version you will find more POI ( around 500.000), addresses and telephone numbers (over 10.000 more). There were road adjustments and additional data for about 10.000 km all around Thailand. Some LOGOs of important companies are displayed.
The ZUMO 660 is not placed on our website as it is for special orders only. For the price I will send you an e-mail if you don’t mind.
ZUMO 660: What's in the Box:
* zūmo 660
* Preloaded City Navigator® Europe (full coverage)
* MapSource® City Navigator Europe NT DVD (full unlock)
* Motorcycle mount with integrated power cable and mounting hardware
* Carrying case
* Battery pack
* Automotive suction cup mount
* Automotive power cable
* USB cable
* Dashboard disk
* Quick start manual
Got some pictures (not on the bike though) - would you like me to post them?
The information I posted above is about the latest ESRI map - v.9.
The ZUMO 660 is not sold by ESRI, so no Thai map preloaded
But it comes with preloaded map for Europe or USA.
The Thai map can be ordered from ESRI (usually 3-5 days) - in English only, and the map updates will be free during 1 year.
There is no problem to use the Thai map on the micro card, so the preloaded map won't be overwritten.
to not mix two subjects, I will post the information about ZUMO 660 with the new subject
guess I need to ride another 100 years before I have exhausted the limits of my present map. I like surprises , even on the form of wrong turns. However, up to now next to zero.
Will happily squander the money with Joe. better ROI
Hope I don't insult eaglegps, am really appreciative of good product info.
But the 276c seems to be a strange animal. My memory slipped the update is 1200 not 12.000b.
EagleGPS went out of their way to help=
In case you bought the map (or the unit with the map) less than a year ago,
the update will be free.
Otherwise, the cost of the update is app. 1.200,- THB (may have to add some
shipping charges - I will confirm the price before your purchase).
ESRI confirmed that the map for 276C
is about 140 MB - more than for nuvi series. So actually 256 MB would be
enough. ESRI does not have this memory in stock. I am afraid the cartridge is quite expensive . I will confirm the prices as soon as I have some
I am really sorry for all the troubles you have pass trough. We will try to
work it out.
In the meantime ESRI is sending your GPS back.