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Old 06-30-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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How bright is bright?

Oh no not not another which GPS question? My question is about brightness in the mid day sun. I trying to decide between a Zumo or TT Rider. My current GPS just washes out in bright daylight.

Before I spend any more money on a new GPS. I would like to know from other users. Can you read the screen while riding along on in bright sun light?
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:46 AM   #2
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My eyesight is not good.
I have my Zumo mounted on the bars just below the clutch perch. It is close to me and tilted up.
In bright sun I can not read it unless I bend forward to shade it. I am 6’3”, so, it is not much of a problem for me.
On my GS I could mount the unit on the windscreen support and shade it. But I think the unit would be so far from me I could not read it. Guys do mount their GPS’s there and it looks like a very good place to do it.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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My advice is to try before you buy.

A couple of sweeping generalisations :

The LCD screens look sensational in the shop but wash out badly in sunlight.

The TFT screens are superior in this regard. They still wash out a little, but not like the LCD's do.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:48 AM   #5
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My advice is to try before you buy.

A couple of sweeping generalisations :

The LCD screens look sensational in the shop but wash out badly in sunlight.

The TFT screens are superior in this regard. They still wash out a little, but not like the LCD's do.
You understand that TFT is a type of LCD don't you ?
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #6
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You understand that TFT is a type of LCD don't you ?
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Yup. TFT is just a better class of LCD. Better contrast ratios and stuff. But for the average punter it's likely to be confusing, so like most vendors I just use the terms to differentiate. Cheers.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:04 PM   #7
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sunlight

If your wearing sunglasses or have a tinted visor it will always be an issue. That said some are definitely better than others!
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:52 AM   #8
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Hi,

if you want to have a GPS with a realy bright display, that is readable in sunlight get the Garmin 60CSX. Have it mounted on my Tenere and it reads good in bright sunlight, because it has a transrefelctive Display (the more light it gets , the brighter it is). 60CSX can Autoroute as well. For me the perfect GPS on an enduro.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:30 AM   #9
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Hi,

if you want to have a GPS with a realy bright display, that is readable in sunlight get the Garmin 60CSX. Have it mounted on my Tenere and it reads good in bright sunlight, because it has a transrefelctive Display (the more light it gets , the brighter it is). 60CSX can Autoroute as well. For me the perfect GPS on an enduro.
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