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Old 03-24-08, 06:56 PM   #1
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Garmin 705

who has one and what are yer thoughts? there is a thread in the gadgets forum but i wanna hear from people i know. i am waaaay too close to pulling the trigger on one of these(mostly based on the battery life) and the fact that the street level mapping seems to work well when being used in a car as well(for those of us who are prevehicle GPS...). ive spoken briefly with awiner abou his, but more opinions are always appreciated!!!!
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yes....and????
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plus i havent bought any cool expensive(or un-needed)toys lately.......it calls to me
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plus i havent bought any cool expensive(or un-needed)toys lately.......it calls to me
It's calling but it's saying "Sucka!"
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i know this......im one click away but i need to justify it a bit more..........in the end i know im gonna wuss out and not get it anyhow.....unless someone can tell me its just full of awesomeness!
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I'm waiting. Therefore, you should get one to give us all a glowing / panning review.
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plus i havent bought any cool expensive(or un-needed)toys lately.......it calls to me
I have.
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???????????????????????????????what??????????????????????
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I'm waiting. Therefore, you should get one to give us all a glowing / panning review.
i cant be the test rabbit this time......i just cant.......
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i cant be the test rabbit this time......i just cant.......
Someone has to be, sounds like your closest. Just a click away.
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1st generation firmware, loaded with features of dubious utility, expensive - what could be the downside?

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i got the 305 right after it came out and have had zero issues.........



why get something new then, right???????? ive no idea.......perhaps im trying to save the economy, perhaps im envious of everyone who got a new bike(or three...) last year.....perhaps im bored
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It and its 16 hour battery life are calling your name. You'll never get lost again.
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It and its unverified 16 hour battery life are calling your name. You'll never get lost again.
Fixed it

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im always exactly where i intend to be sir! but man how cool would it be to look down and see EXACTLY where you are??!?!?!?!?? all the iphone guys are shaking their heads right now as they can already do that............stupid iphones.....
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why get something new then, right???????? ive no idea.......perhaps im trying to save the economy, perhaps im envious of everyone who got a new bike(or three...) last year.....perhaps im bored
...perhaps you're just flush with cash from working a lot?
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not yet.........pre-flush! havent worked in three weeks! it all starts thursday!!! tax man gave me alot back though
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im always exactly where i intend to be sir! but man how cool would it be to look down and see EXACTLY where you are??!?!?!?!?? all the iphone guys are shaking their heads right now as they can already do that............stupid iphones.....
Downside with the iphone is that it still doesn't really function as a GPS. If there's no phone signal, you're SOL. Doesn't tell you much up in the Angeles Forest.
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Scoot,, get the 705 and let us all borrow if for hmmm 4-6 weeks at a time. Then you don't have to go through the pain of writing the review.
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How many times have you gotten lost on a ride?

AmI the only one trying to help this poor man with his tech-envy sickness?

You're all shameless enablers
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How many times have you gotten lost on a ride?

AmI the only one trying to help this poor man with his tech-envy sickness?

You're all shameless enablers
I got lost in Griffith Park this morning. I mistakenly ended up in the cage at the zoo where they keep the Liger.
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How many times have you gotten lost on a ride?

AmI the only one trying to help this poor man with his tech-envy sickness?

You're all shameless enablers
Listen luddite, you ride a carbon bike and you love it. Without new technology, where would we be?

Caves, that's where.
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Ever website says July release but I saw a couple on ebay last week that sold for over retail (looks like they're trickling in). There are still a few Garmin egde 605's on there for sale.
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