Zumo brightness- has it improved?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by tedder, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Comparing my 60-series GPS to a Zumo 450, the 450 really washes out in the sun. Has it gotten better?
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  2. Oldun

    Oldun Older and slightly slower

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    FWIW - I have an older 450 and a newer 550 (on 2 different bikes). Allowing for the fact that I do not / have not lined the screens up side by side in the same light, in my opinion there is an improvement. That said the 450 is still more than good enough... as long as I have it running max brightness off the 12V power supply. On battery power it quickly runs down, slightly more than an hour with satnav and audio both on, riding lots of turns in the big smoke of LA...
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