I read that the Nuvi screens are not touch sensitive enough requiring a lot of effort to select options, touch the required button, and are finger-print magnets. In time, will that make the screen uneven, collapse or develop craters due to applying so much finger pressure? Will the Nuvis last not as long as the older model Garmins of years ago? Like laptops and PDAs, will the new generation Nuvis become unuseable due to the screen and not due to the battery or other hardware issues?
I read that the Nuvi screens are not touch sensitive enough requiring a lot of effort to select options, touch the required button, and are finger-print magnets.
You might want to check the date of that message wherever you read it. It could be a very old issue, perhaps only with certain models or possibly one user. Both my Nuvi 660 and 760 are very sensitive, even with a protective cover on them. No worries about forming a "crater" or breaking the screen at all.
As for fingerprints, any touch screen device collects them. Just don't eat french fries before use.
I use the back of my finger, and touch with the nail, it is sensitive and more accurate, specially when typing numbers, letters or precise locations on the map.
some of commented that the 765 screen is less sensitive than some older model ... I would agree that my old 360 screen was more sensitive.
however, I would not say that my 765 is not sensitive enough ... in fact, I find I get less "mis-touches" due to the 765 screen being slightly less sensitive!
the new screen is certainly nothing to complain about ... people simply have a tendency to point out every slight difference when they get/see new models - that does not allows equate to it being a problem.
I had my 760 for a year and a half, and never had a problem with my touch screen. functionality, and fingerprints, i never had to go out of my way to clean the screen, responsiveness is perfect, very natural...only very occasionally i would get a miss click on a letter, due to too much sensitivity.
I wouldnt worry about it. (for 760)
I find that the touch screen on my 760 is very sensitive while the one my parents have (same model) is noticeably less so.
I do the same as it seems the larger the area that you press the more pressure you must use, ie, finger vs finger nail.
On the Streetpilot c340 I use to have it was super sensitive.The Nuvi 265 seems to cause less accidential selections.
I have to push a bit with mine, but its fine.
Use a stylus pen!
I have used my 760 since x-mass and find it very finger friendly to use / I like the stylus pen idea
I have the 260W and sometimes I have to hit the button twice for it to accept my choice.
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