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Old 04-12-2007, 11:33 AM
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Garmin has posted the manual for the 4212 on their web site. I am sure they have posted some of their other new models as well. here is the link

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=162&pID=8114

I spoke to soon. They indicate at that link that the manual is available, but all it is, is the flush mount template. Bastards
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Shin ... that's just the mounting template. They have 545/440 manuals posted.
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bluewaterpirate - 4/13/2007 9:50 AM

Shin ... that's just the mounting template. They have 545/440 manuals posted.
Yea, I spoke to soon. There must be a bunch of women running the web page
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Yea .... great wake ... would rather be there.
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Did anyone happen to compare some of the data point specs of the new 4000/5000 series with the older 3200/2200 series? I just did and was shocked to see a signification reduction in the number of waypoints the new units can store.

New units: Waypoints - 1500; Routes - 20; Track log - 10,000 points (20 saved tracks)

Old unit (3206): Waypoints - 4000; Routes - 50; Track Log - 10,000.
Old unit (2206): Waypoints - 3000; Routes - 50; Track Log - 5,000.

1500 waypoints is something over a 60% reduction from the 3200 series. Why would Garmin so significantly reduce the number of waypoints and routes that the units can store? I don't think I ever came close to the number, but I could see a real traveler or power user hitting the limit over time. I seem to recall that some folks here had thousands of points they wanted to transfer to a new unit.
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The G2 Vision, G2 embedded charts, graphics, and functionality must take up a lot of space.
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Wow that seems to be a big reduction in points saved. The track log is where you might run into trouble depending on how you set it up. 10,000 points are not very many espeicially if you are saving tracks. I have over 600 waypoints on my new Simrad chartplotter and its not even 3 months. Shoot I mark everything that looks good when I am out!! Mark

This is one reason I went with the The Simrad CX44e. This is what it stores.
35,000 marks/waypoints
10,000 waypoints with name (25 characters)
50,000 trackpoints
50,000 line sections
1,000 routes
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bluewaterpirate - 4/12/2007 11:33 AM



The G2 Vision, G2 embedded charts, graphics, and functionality must take up a lot of space.
Maybe, but how much does some additional non-volatile RAM cost these day? Not much, especially when purchased in volume. Sheesh, they even made the case bigger. They couldn't shoe horn in some extra memory?

The only thing I can think of is that Garmin assumes there will be less need for waypoints and routes because of the auto guidance routing feature. People will use that instead of plotting their own routes.
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