Garmin Nuvi for onroad

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by go2cnavy, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    I have an etrex that has suited me well offroad, but is terrible for the highway (no touch screen, small screen, etc.). Are the Nuvi series decent for onroad navigation? I don't really care about the left hand optimized features of the Zumo, but I am concerned with the visibility during daylight hours. I was thinking about picking up a Nuvi 1490.
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  2. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Nuvi 550 is an awesome on road GPS. Don't know about the one you mention.
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