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Difference between Garmin 2610 - 2620

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What is the difference between the two Garmins?

I could get a cheap 2620. Would it be good on a bike?

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No!

check the garmin web site but I think the 2620 was NOT designed for bike use where the good old 2610 was.

Buyer beware............

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The 2620's used a minuture hard drive which was prone to vibration induced failure. Get a 2610 and stick a big memory card in it instead.
They're a good unit, especially for the money they're available for 2nd hand.
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Thanks for the infos. I just bought the 2620, I was looking for a 2nd hand 2610 for quite a while now but no luck.
I found out on another forum that it is possible to replace the microdrive harddisk with a regular cf-memory-card.

Apparently for some devices the drive is easily accessible. Hopefully I have one of these.
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Garmin 2620

I have the same problem- anyone out there using a 2620 - results? I have not got mine yet so maybe I can replace the drive? - let me know
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Hi Shacks,

What I found out is that the old model of the 2620 has an accessible door for the microdrive, similar to the 2610.
You can easily exchange the microdrive with a 2GB CF-card.

Unfortunately the new models don't have this door anymore. I've got a new one

I would like to know if it's possible just to open the unit (unscrew it) still can swap the drive with a CF-card.
I'm just concerned as the device is waterproof.

Maybe someone has done it?

Please let me know if you find anything out.

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