GPS Side by side comparison

 

I found this test this guy did the other day and thought I would share it here. It's a test of day and night views of several brand/models of GPS units. Thought it would make for a good discussion for those thinking of purchasing a different GPS unit

http://gpsinformation.info/gpscompare/gpscarnavscreencompare...

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Comparison

It's interesting how everyone looks for different features. I was talking to a friend the other day and what he liked best about his gps is the fact that he can stick it in his pocket. I am the exact opposite. I found with the smaller units, I was always hitting the wrong thing on the screen; especially when typing names. The 7500 has large buttons so I rarely get an error and the Qwerty keyboard dramatically speeds up the typing process. The other nice thing is that with a larger screen you can see the display with your peripheral vision. Most of the time I don't even look at it.
The online comparison of the displays was good. Having only had Garmin units I did not realize that some units suffer from poor contrast. That would be awful if you were driving into a sunset.

Here's another good site

GPS Magazine

fletch really gets into the details of each brand/unit.

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Garmin nüvi® 660, iPhone 8gb (Technology is not the solution. It's only a tool to help you achieve it.)

Sunset

angry-1-one wrote:

That would be awful if you were driving into a sunset.

We're all "driving into the sunset" in one way or another.

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theTraveler wrote:

GPS Magazine

fletch really gets into the details of each brand/unit.

The site seems like an infomercial for Garmin. smile

The Garmin reviews are almost identical, just replace the model number. Wish they would review other brands.

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Ein wrote:

The site seems like an infomercial for Garmin. :-)

The Garmin reviews are almost identical, just replace the model number. Wish they would review other brands.

Didn't you see the reviews of Magellan, Tom Toms, LG, Novogo & Pocket LOOX? or the comparison chart? or you just looked at the main page only?

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Garmin nüvi® 660, iPhone 8gb (Technology is not the solution. It's only a tool to help you achieve it.)