Garmin GPSMAP 64 Another simple oversight

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Garmin GPSMAP 64 Another simple oversight

Post by adventureagent » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:56 pm

The new replacement gps unit has had a good amount of time on the water.

I bought a "screen protector" for it, as I scratched the screen of the first one on a waterfall visit in the Saguenay region of Quebec (Look it up, and come to Canada). That made it hard to see the maps, etc. I therefore put the unit on its brightest setting. Of course, this will use up the juice, as does the WAAS setting, and the dual satellite system.

Today, trying to resolve that problem of island/shore/road jumble of lines on my screen. It's a hot, very bright sunlit day today.

I just happened to look at the screen, trying to imagine a place and method to set it on my deck and read it while enroute to who-knows-where.

Low and behold, the menus were visible if I looked at a low angle. So I set the backlight to the lowest setting. At the low angle it was readable. Straight up, it was not.


THAT''s what Garmin means when they say the screen is "sunlight readable". They weren't misleading, I just didn't get it. (More applause is heard.)

I hope this is as enlightening for more paddlers as it is for me.

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