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Old 10-13-2009
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ok- I need some clarifications:

1) On the 640, are all the US Charts unlocked or is it by sub-region?

2) Can you load the charts onto a laptop and plan out routes and then download the routes back into the unit?

3) How does one update the charts? By sub-region or do you update the entire chart base?
OK--I received an e-mail from Garmin with the following responses:

1) All the US Charts are unlocked;

2) The new planning software uses the charts and can be used for planning both for G2 and G2 vision charts;

3) Charts are updated once per year at a current cost of $75 for all of the US G2 charts NOT the G2 Vision.

G2 Vision Charts are purchased by sub-region and updates are purchased by sub-region. If you do not use the G2 Vision charts, I think it is a pretty nice GPS and the Cost/Benefit seems somewhat reasonable.
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