After looking at the new units on the market. I bought the Oregon 400c. It has the marine BlueCharts preloaded. I will need to install the topo and road maps. It was cheaper than buying the marine charts separate, they are $400 alone. I used up 3 gift cards from REI to help take the sting out of the price, $599.
To register the unit at Garmin you have to download the updates. Mine would not accept the updates and thus I could not register. After many emails and a few phone calls to Garmin I finally found help. This gal actually took over my computer and did the download from Kansas. (They had a good year for pheasant hunting)
It is a cool unit and I hope it lasts as long as my GPSIII+. The screen seems readable in bright sunlight, the batteries last a lot longer and the features are amazing. The touch screen scrolling allows for faster screen changes. It acquires satellites a lot faster than the old one.
There are a few things that I hope they fix, like resetting the trip odometer without resetting everything.
I will know more after I purchase the additional maps. I want to see how the 3-D image looks using the topo maps.
Anybody else have this unit? Any tips? I did find 2 different diagnostic screens for trouble shooting that are not mentioned in the manual.