July 7, 2006

Review: Garmin Quest 2 GPS Review

Garmin announced the launch of the Garmin Quest 2 GPS receiver for North America last summer and a new review of this GPS is up talking over the pros and cons of this navigation device. It's portable and versatile enough to go in your automobile, on foot and into wet locations due to its water resistant design (i.e. on your Motorcycle or on a hike). The Quest 2 is an upgrade from the older Garmin Quest, and is priced in the mid-tier of GPS navigation units. The Garmin Quest 2 has voice based directions that are routed through the 12V power adapter presumably due to the water resistance requirements on the unit, but the unit also runs on its internal battery when not connected to power.

The Quest 2 lacks a touch screen, but instead relies on its large rubberized buttons to navigate the typical Garmin interface. CNet thinks that the unit is nicely compact and a good solid design, but thinks that some menus aren’t intuitive, and that the voice directions through the power adapter is a clunky set-up. Overall though, they say, “Those looking for a dedicated GPS device in the car and on foot will find the Garmin Quest 2 delivers in portability and performance.” I would add that this could be a decent choice for a GPS on a motorcycle, but you may also consider the new Garmin StreetPilot 2820 GPS which is also waterproof, but adds touch screen capability as well as Bluetooth which can then route voice commands to a Bluetooth headset in your helmet.

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Posted by Scott Martin at July 7, 2006 10:02 AM

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