Garmin GPS

Garmin GPS

Joined: December 20th, 2004, 4:43 am

August 16th, 2012, 11:58 am #1

I have a Lowrance i-way 500 that is obsolete BUT the brightness of the screen on high is bright enough to see clearly on my motorcycle in the bright sun.

I bought a Gamine nu-vi 775t and used it through the winter in the car in Phoenix and did not have trouble seeing it.
I came back to Indiana and put it on my MC and it is not bright enough to see in the sunlight. I have it on 100% brightness. I even purchased a sunshade that velcros around the perimeter and it still is hard to see in the bright day.

I noticed some of my friends with the Garmin Zomo that is designed for motorcycles and a couple of them have sun shades on their Zumo's. Most of my biking crowd ride the newer Gold Wings with the built in GPS from Honda and there is a molded sun shield built into the dash of these bike's.

DO ANY OF YOU RIDE MOTOR CYCLES, THAT DOESN'T HAVE A BUILT IN GPS, THAT YOU CAN RECCOMEND A GARMIN WITH A BRIGHT ENOUGH DISPLAY TO COMBAT THE SUNLIGHT? I would still use my old Lowrance if I could get up dates for it.
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Mike
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Joined: February 15th, 2007, 2:07 am

August 16th, 2012, 5:01 pm #2

I can't help you with the new stuff but my old Garmin Etrex works fine with no shade.
Gary
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Joined: May 31st, 2002, 8:52 am

August 17th, 2012, 2:50 am #3

It supposed to be pretty bright.
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