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post #9 of Old 11-05-2009
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I have the older Garmin GPS MAP76CS, I believe the x designation refers to removeable or expandable memory. Mine just has the 115 MB interrnal memory and I only use about 25 mb for the two regions in the PNW. Garmin really rips you off dividing regions like the PNW into two regions, USA & Canada at $150.00 per region for bluecharts. I bought it because I wanted something portable but now I am looking for something with a bigger 7" screen. The tiny color screen on those handhelds is not all that convenient, I find myself always refering to a paper chart to see the big picture, in hindsight I wish I got a bigger screen unit, so now I am shopping again. I will probably get a Standard Horizon combo unit with a 7" screen. I cannot recommend a handheld after using one for 5 years and regretting it. Get a proper unit and forget those stupid little things.
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