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GPS advice

How much better are the displays on the bike specific units, e.g. Zumo and Rider?
Have been playing around with car GPS units, but just struggle to see them in bright sun/daylight. Even gone so far as making a shade for them, but that does not seem to help too much.
So, question is, are the bike GPS units any more usable in bright conditions?
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So, question is, are the bike GPS units any more usable in bright conditions?
Never seen a TomTom screen that you can see in sunlight. My Garmin works perfectly in sunlight.

There will be others along that will tell you what the TT Rider is like... I have never used one.

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in car units are not waterproof so that might be a consideration. sara
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I'm using a Garmin Nuvi 510, that is specific for motorcycle, and works fine on sunlight too.

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Garmin Montana

Hi,

Can I also recommend the garmin montana series, it is waterproof and designed for outdoor use.

They do a bike mount.

It has had some early issues with the touch screen but that appears to be sorted.

You have various profiles for each use, so for road navigation select the correct profile and it acts like a nuvi.

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Looks like the Garmins are the fave so far then. Dan, think I saw some older posts on the montana. Looks good, also the cheaper Oregon may be an idea. Only problem I can see is that you have to pay extra for road maps. swings and roundabouts I suppose.
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I just completed 12,000 km in bright sunlight from Qatar to the Uk, I had the choice of either or both of a Garmin 276 and a 62s, I took the 62s only, very simple handle bar mount, good display, and a 'real' GPS, tells you stuff you need to know like heading and bearing, not cartoons of what might lay ahead, vital if you go to parts of the world not covered by detailed GPS maps.
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Looks like the Garmins are the fave so far then. Dan, think I saw some older posts on the montana. Looks good, also the cheaper Oregon may be an idea. Only problem I can see is that you have to pay extra for road maps. swings and roundabouts I suppose.
The advantage of the montana would be screen size over the oregon, worth bearing in mind.
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