Best solution to read the GPS if you need Reading Glasses

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by goodspark, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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    Let's see or hear your solution to the need for some cheaters while viewing the GPS screen. I'm thinking someone has come up with a magnifying glass on a mount, or a quick draw holster for the 1.5's...
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  2. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
  3. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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    Looks great as long as it's stiff enough not to bang the screen, and doesn't burn a hole when the sun comes out ;-)
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  4. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    My eyesight is not good and I wear 3+ reading glasses but I don’t really have a problem reading my GPS while riding.
    I have my Zumo mounted close to me though. It’s on a RAM mount, mounted just below the clutch perch on my handlebars.
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  5. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    How about bifocals?
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  6. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    I'm good as long as I have my gps mounted at arms length away for my eyeballs to focus in on it..... :deal
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  7. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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    I don't want to wear them riding, as I really don't need them to see distance. Bifocal goggles???

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  8. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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  9. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Waze on a iPhone (free app) with an ear bud. Garmin routed through speakers. Either works for me, even though I could still see the GPS, if I wanted. I just prefer not to. Too busy looking at the scenery.:lol3
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  10. Mudcat

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    I think the OP is following tracks and probably looking at topos. If so, he should get a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Montana</st1:place></st1:State>.
    I have a Zumo and all I care about really is the countdown to Next Turn, I can see it at a glance. My eyes are on the road
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  11. RandyM

    RandyM Less talk, More ride

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    I use bifocals when riding that are custom ground to have the reading lens on the lower 1/3 instead of the lower half. I don't need it for the gps; I use it for maps. Having a smaller percentage of the lens ground for reading works well for riding. Your doctor should be able to figure out the prescription for reading the GPS based on the distance to it and your regular reading prescription.
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  12. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Politicians suck

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    Cheaters-Sunglasses with a reading lens built in, yes they come in clear too, Z-rated.
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  13. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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    I don't even try to read it while moving, but stop and consult. I ride aggressively and prefer to avoid wearing glasses under goggles. I may spring for a Touratech glove box and keep some cheaters in there. A larger screen GPS may be in my future.
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  14. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    I'm a big fan of these too I started using them when hiking 10 years ago.

    I keep a set stuck in my sun glasses

    This is after I had lasik so my distance is good just reading is were I need them.

    I never thought about putting set on my visor but you got me thinking!!!!!!!!!

    tom
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    meatwitheyes Bon Vivant

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  16. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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    I keep glasses in my pack(s) but was really seeking a convenient way to access them, for a quick gps check. I don't normally have a tankbag or similar.
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    markdrums Better late than...?

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  18. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    I have used cheater safety glasses worked really good.
    I now wear bifocal contact lenses and they work great.
    I hate wearing glasses.

    Fred
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  19. goodspark

    goodspark Baja Rider

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    Considering one of these to keep things like glasses handy...
    Touratech glovebox
    [​IMG]
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  20. leesoars

    leesoars Adventurer

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    Check in flying magazines. I bought a pair of titanium, tinted flying glasses with the bottom 1/3 magnafide for reading flight guides and maps. I keep them in my car for reading maps and phone. I'll try to find ad and brand and post it.
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