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  1. #11

    me too

    Originally posted by dyno
    I like the 182....whats the big attraction to that one?
    The 172c:
    has a slightly smaller display: 3.2 x 3.2 but with more pixels:320 x 320 and 256 Color CSTN

    The 182c:
    is 4.02 x 2.94 and has 320 x 234 pixels on
    a 16 Color LCD

    The 172c seems to have a few more advantages:
    It boasts a 200mHz processor that might be faster than the 182c ... as it's more recent, but Garmins webpage does not say anything about the processor of the 182c so I don't really know.
    The 172c also sends, receives, and displays positioning data with DSC-equipped VHF radios which I don't think the 182c does.
    It also has 10000 trackpoints compared to the 2500 of the 182c.

    Ah well,
    I am trying to pick one of these units too and would appreciate any feedback as well.
    Has anyone compared them side by side?

    best regards
    ..and thanx for a great forum!
    Last edited by houser; 04-04-2004 at 01:13 AM.

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    Registered BAD-HABIT's Avatar
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    I too see the 172 in the overtons catalog...Are they out/not in stock? I have had my 162 for 3 years now and love it. Garmin makes solid units. Just my .02cents.....


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    Garmin's have a great name, great quality and service to go with it all. In the end though, I went with the NavMan 5500 and C-Map NT+ chip, was less expensive and better screen display for me. The LCD doesn't wash out in the sun.

    Had it for 2 years now and no problems, issues or complaints.



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